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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
good

229 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 229
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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Ratings: 229 | Reviews: 113 | Display Reviews Only:
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-17-2012 14:46:07 | More by kjkinsey
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jsh420

Illinois

2/5  rDev -44.6%

02-12-2012 06:06:10 | More by jsh420
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EinWeizenbitte

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-08-2012 04:33:37 | More by EinWeizenbitte
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-06-2012 04:26:21 | More by hilgart1
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-03-2012 19:22:46 | More by chrispoint
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Kornoms

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a smallish head, okay lacing and a very clear amber color.

S: Very bright, floral, fresh hoppy notes. A good invigorating whiff, but not much sweet/malt.

T: Started off a bit empty tasting - devoid of any maltyness or the rye for which it is named. Just some bitter floral overtones. Got better balanced throughout the drink, but I wasn't left terribly satisfied.

M: The mouthfeel made up for the average taste of the beer - the carbonation and feel was excellent.

O: It definitely didn't taste much like a rye beer - just an better-than-average american IPA. Would have preferred a better balanced, fuller taste.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 03:18:49 | More by Kornoms
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Mappies

Arizona

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-24-2012 21:27:31 | More by Mappies
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-23-2011 06:24:59 | More by JAHMUR
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-15-2011 21:52:47 | More by jak
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bluetrevian

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-06-2011 22:49:35 | More by bluetrevian
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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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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-30-2011 07:03:39 | More by twelveinches
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.9%

11-27-2011 03:51:42 | More by jenray
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-20-2011 03:09:04 | More by DoctorB2B
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong aroma is very hoppy, somewhat evergreen, and has a sweet fruity undertone. It pours a slightly hazy solar yellow with a thick, if not persistent, white head that leaves some decent lacing. Strongly hoppy flavor is scarcely bitter and has woody, pear and banana notes as well as a hint of butterscotch. Smooth texture has slightly above-average body and a fair amount of fizziness. Gotta love the label! Decent overall, it not earth-shaking.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 22:51:31 | More by Cyberkedi
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jmfc8237

Delaware

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-17-2011 21:01:30 | More by jmfc8237
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Travisnin

Idaho

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-14-2011 08:19:05 | More by Travisnin
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soughtbygod

California

3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a pale orange hue that is cloudy, and is far too carbonated. I had to calm it down quite a bit between 2 or 3 glasses to get it to not drink like a sprite.

the smell is not that impressive subtle hints of hops, and a little bit of a spicy aroma due to the rye

The taste is actually pretty decent once a lot of the carbonation was removed, this was very hop forward, with a balance or rye and malt the made it very drinkable and approachable for an ipa

The mouthfeel was bad, thats all im gonna say carbonation.

overall not a bad beer, but not my favorite

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 04:05:10 | More by soughtbygod
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GRG1313

California

3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber with a fluffy, big, thick and full and firm white head. Nice to look at and head is long lasting.

Nose is full of esters and cooked pear; appealing fruity nose with undertones of cooked stone fruit.

Mouthfeel is rich and lightly creamy; nice carbonation and nice balance.

Flavors are assertive with a front palate of unripe fruit and hints of pepper that quickly goes to a pine/rye bitter mid and back palate that leads into a very bitter rye finish.

Finish is very long and "very rye."

A complex beer that is perhaps a bit too short in the front and mid palate for me but long on the bitter pine/rye finish. Decent.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 05:21:28 | More by GRG1313
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plaid75

New York

4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On draft at Rattle n Hum, NYC.

Poured a light copper hue with a One finger foamy white cap. There was good retention and bery good lacing.

The smell featured a full piney hop with a nostril tingling rye spice.

The taste consisted of a moderate resinous hop exuding elements if pine and grapefruit. A lingering hop spice completed the experience. A touch of sweetness at the finish.

The mouthfeel was surprisingly thin.

Overall a spicy and very quaffable ale.

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2011 15:55:56 | More by plaid75
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a hazy amber-gold with a finger of white head that fades pretty quick and leaves just a little lace behind.

Smell. Light grains and some citrusy hops. A little honey maybe...

Taste. Again, light grains and citrusy hops. A little pine and nice citrus-rind bitterness in the end. Pretty dry and slightly acidic.

Mouthfeel. Just below medium in body with medium carbonation.

Overall. Nice IPA. Good grainy taste with enough hop punch to satisfy.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 02:36:18 | More by Rutager
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gopens44

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Big creamy head with super lacing atop a clear amber body

S - This hits the nose perfectly with a great balance of roasted barley, rye and aggressive hops.

T - Rye bite is nearly muted by the hop punch, but very tasty regardless

M - Begins creamy but digresses to a bit watery with a thick bitter aftertaste.

O - it is just a hair away from being truly epic. A little less watery is all I would ask to make this over the top great

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2011 20:32:08 | More by gopens44
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Halcyondays

California

3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle, cue 'Life is a Highway,' the name reminds me of that classic SNL sketch,

A: Pours a translucent gold to light amber with a huge pillowy fluffy ice cream cone like head, with great retention.

S: The clearest pineapple nose I've probably had in a beer. Light secondary notes of melon and pink grapefruit.

T: Hop-oriented with a lot of grapefruit and lemon. Nowhere near as tropical as the nose would hint. Light malt, hint of spice, a nice IPA.

M: Medium-bodied, thin at times, some chalky carbonation.

O: A nice IPA, the nose is real good and expressive, but the flavour of the beer is a bit of a letdown from that high. Not a bad beer, but not making me go crazy.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 05:13:21 | More by Halcyondays
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Al's of Hampden.

A: The rye IPA is a very bright, very light golden yellow color. While obscured by haziness, the ale can't shake that lighter hue. A half a finger of white head lasts for half of the glass.

S: The nose is hoppy, citrus in particular, with a leafy aroma lingering. Caramel and biscuit, along with a bit of rye spiciness are the key indicators of the malty side. Plenty of balance, enough to soften up the IPA.

T: Hops? Yes, plenty of spicy citrus flavors lingering in the glass. Rye? Yes, to a degree. There is some spicy breadiness that matches up against the hops. Overall, the package has a mild bite that straddles the line between APA and IPA. Pushing it over the top is a boozy heat that packs more punch that is good for you. A good IPA.

M: The mouthfeel is resiny and boozy, bitter and hot. The rye is a good diversion, livening up the malt side.

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2011 19:14:55 | More by akorsak
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chickenflea

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber. Pours light amber with a tall white rocky head. Smells like an IPA! And rye. Definitely. Medium body with snappy carbonation. The flavor is very rye. But it is well balanced. Great flavor. Hops are citrusy but not overly bitter: IBUs 60+. A very nice beer. Nice variation on the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 23:25:19 | More by chickenflea
Laughing Dog Rocket Dog Rye IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.