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Laughing Dog Rocket Dog Rye IPA - Laughing Dog Brewing

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Laughing Dog Rocket Dog Rye IPALaughing Dog Rocket Dog Rye IPA

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BA SCORE
82
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230 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Laughing Dog Brewing visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-22-2010)
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CharDoza

Maryland

5/5  rDev +38.5%

04-10-2013 19:56:35 | More by CharDoza
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Lakes

Idaho

4.75/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bright deep golden with ample lasting head. Thick lacing.

Nose is big. Very hop forward with big pine resin and citrus. Simcoe dominates. Malt backbone is apparent but definitely knows it role and walks head bowed and subordinate.

Hop flavor is very complete and strong. Bold but not harsh. The uniqueness of the Simcoe remains throughout. Rich & piney with citrus notes bursting throughout. The malt balance is spot on and backs up the hops very nicely. The Rye is present but not overwhelming. It sits on the edges adding but not dominating. More would engulf, less would be pointless. Warm alcohol comes through but is in no way distracting. Rich and full with lingering bitterness and wisps of rye.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2010 20:50:19 | More by Lakes
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dragonWhale

New York

4.65/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First off, disclaimer, I'm a sucker for Rye IPAs. It was one of my first concoctions as a brewer, and I thought I was a genius. Little did I know how many other geniuses there are out there.
Secondly, this is an outstanding beer. A beautiful pour, cloudy orange, the sweetness is perfect, the hops blend together effortlessly. This is easily one of my favorite IPAs. The beer is a touch on the sweet side, but for some reason, Simcoe hops tend to balance a little sweetness and turn a beer into a thing of beauty. The rye is right on, and I like the choice of Munich malt as well.
The hop combo punch of Simcoe, Columbus, and Cascade are divine. Well crafted, thank you..

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2010 04:44:22 | More by dragonWhale
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Auraan

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

10-03-2012 22:57:33 | More by Auraan
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jdougherty

California

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

04-19-2012 03:57:56 | More by jdougherty
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GrizDave

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

06-03-2014 17:33:50 | More by GrizDave
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange-yellow color. (Around 8 SRM) Fluffy white head. Relatively clear. Lacing is great (if you care about that sort of thing.)

Excellent hop aroma. I'm thinking maybe... Simcoe? (As the beer warms I definately smell Cascade.)

Awesome hop flavor. Somewhat subtle, sweet, maltiness while exhaling through the nose. The malt profile is more "rounded" and interesting than your everyday IPA. But, hops are the primary flavor here. Must be what people describe as "floral." Bitterness coats the tongue, and sticks around.

This beer has a pretty thick mouthfeel, and it fizzes as it enters your mouth. (Relative to temperature, I'm assuming.) The fizz lingers for a few seconds after you swallow.

I love this beer. After drinking it only twice, it's one of my favorites. The rye malt adds a little extra to a great IPA. But, also stays true to the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 23:02:03 | More by UnderPressure
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.47/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up in Kansas, (Goebbels)

Pours golden/honey colored with 2+ fingers of ivory colored head. Stellar head retention & average lacing

S: Peppery spice, slight breadyness, a touch of honey & lemons & hay

T: Follows the nose, some grassy & lemony hops well up front, some grainy/astrigent flavors lurking as well. Grapefruit asserts itself as this warms, along with peppery notes & mineral & piney hop notes. Finishes with grapefruit & piney bitterness, only a bit of astringency keeps me from giving this a 5.0

MF: Creamy, medium bodied, good balance & a nice warming sensation

Great drinkability, this one really suprised me. Maybe the best beer I've had from this brewery...

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 05:33:51 | More by russpowell
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CampusCrew

Florida

4.47/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a summer special release with Simcoe, Columbus, and Cascade hops. rye malt

appearance: lovely amber glow with nice white fulffy head rentention

smell: sublte citrus/piney hops aromas

taste: lots of pine and spicy rye on back. a hop bomb but not ridiculous. amazing finish

mouthfeel: medium bodied, perfect amount of carbonation

drinkability: a solid IPA, and use of the rye is perfection!

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2011 22:40:58 | More by CampusCrew
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Seanibus

California

4.47/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, does this beer make a good first impression - tangy, musky, piny, and rich. The flavor made me search for the right comparison. It took a while but then I found it - ice cream. Chocolate chip ice cream. I know this sounds weird, but it is kind of good.

Pours hazy golden with a nice fluffy head. The aroma is hoppy, with pine and citrus. The flavor has a riot of hops - pine, earth, citrus, apricot, flowers. Behind it is a creamy and pleasant malt backbone. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2010 21:46:54 | More by Seanibus
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a yellow orange color with a ton of head - difficult to fit in a glass initially. Chunky lacing from the ample head.

S: Rye, lemon, citrus.

T: Rye present up front then leads to citrus with a very nice bitter taste toward the end. Bready.

M: Medium bodied. Head is thick on tongue.

O: Really nice brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 21:29:25 | More by Oakenator
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DeanMoriarty

California

4.35/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 22oz bomber in a trade with Dawson's Liquor in Severna Park, MD and poured it into a stemmed tulip glass - thanks fellas!

A: Pours a hazy apricot, slightly golden hue, with a fat off-white head that lasts for about half the beer leaving decent lace in its tracks.

S: Smell is nice - ton of yeast, sweet carmel, slightly boozy with a decent amount of hop, but not as much as some of the higher rated IPA's.

T: Nice earthy hops, grapefruit, slightly peppery with that classic rye flavor and nice bready yeast as well.

M: Light/medium bodied, with perfect carbonation - overall extremely creamy and smooth.

D: I could drink a 6'r of these no problem.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 03:37:52 | More by DeanMoriarty
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eclaycamp

Kansas

4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rocket Dog. Interesting name. Pours a bright golden straw, with a nice amount of clarity. It's lighter and more yellow than I was expecting, as I typically expect beers brewed with rye to be more red in color. Nice fizzy half inch head crowns the glass. Prodigious amount of hop aroma hits the nose first, with waves of grassy and spicy notes piercing the nostrils. First taste hints at the nice carbonation and a smooth bitterness that coats the palate. Taste is very hop forward, with a freshly mown grass character hitting the palate first. Grapefruit is up next, with some honey sweetness in the middle rounding things out there's also a nice and sweet, almost like bell pepper, spiciness that finishes the beer. The rye takes a back seat in this beer, as it offers a solid pillar in the background. This beer is all about hops, and I can appreciate that in an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2010 05:44:27 | More by eclaycamp
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chadlebald

California

4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at capital ale house in Richmond. Poured a fairly pale golden - on sight alone, I would have thought pilsner--save for that it was a bit cloudy.

Delicate lacing.

Aroma is wonderful - tropical fruit (especially pineapple) and evergreen.

Taste is hop forward - also fruits and evergreen. Not a lot of malt to balance, but that doesn't bother me with this beer for some reason. I would, however, like the rye to shine a bit more than it is.

Finishes dry - might be the rye doing its thing.

I want to keep drinking to quench but it is like a dog chasing its tail. And that, my friends, can be fun rather than futile.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2011 02:51:23 | More by chadlebald
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elNopalero

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to XicanoBeerRun for sharing.

This pours a clear golden straw-yellow color with some foam lace atop it. There’s a big, grassy hop aroma and a citrusy hop bitterness flavor. I get a lot of zestiness with each sip, possibly from the rye bill? This tastes clear, real clean and crisp, with a well-defined hoppiness. Almost refreshing. Real tasty. An easy, approachable drinker that’s simply put a lot of fun. I like it.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 22:19:22 | More by elNopalero
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woemad

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber purchased at Huckleberry's in Spokane.

Pours a mostly clear golden amber color, with lots of bubbles racing skyward within my glass. Big, off-white head with lots of sticky lace.

Big, piney hops are what jump out at ones nose at first, and they continue to dominate as the beer warms up, though they become pretty evenly matched with a citrusy hop scent as well. Not sure where the rye malt is, but this smells like a great IPA so why should I care?

Big hop smack to the palate with this one. I was expecting to detect something from the rye malt, but the hops just aren't letting it play. The hops are big and fresh, and a hophead would be quite happy with them.

Medium bodied, with a very oily, slick mouthfeel.

Didn't get much rye out of this "Rye IPA," but I don't care because it was an extremely tasty IPA. Far more hop character than anything brewed by anyone else local, so I'll probably be buying this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 02:16:53 | More by woemad
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Fatehunter

Oregon

4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Into a seidel. Big three fingers of head that never goes away. Cloudy, dark straw colored body.
Smells of pine, lemon and rye. Lots of rye.
Strong lemon bitter taste, rye with a great spiciness to it. Amazing.
Crisp texture, medium body, lots of fizz.
One of the top rye IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 00:59:22 | More by Fatehunter
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RocketChimp

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

02-01-2014 20:54:39 | More by RocketChimp
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LJC3

California

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

04-01-2013 21:42:21 | More by LJC3
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

03-07-2013 04:44:09 | More by grahamboudreaux
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leedorham

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

01-21-2013 16:28:02 | More by leedorham
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

06-08-2013 15:26:00 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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drinkAK

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

04-18-2013 22:12:58 | More by drinkAK
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BJasny

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

10-13-2012 03:29:07 | More by BJasny
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Amp

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

06-08-2012 22:02:31 | More by Amp
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Laughing Dog Rocket Dog Rye IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.