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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

248 Ratings
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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.07%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-22-2010

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3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22 oz into stein. Cloudy & light in color. Rye dominant on the aroma. Taste - surprisingly strong malt in the front - dissipates quickly into a more conventional IPA bitter, but I was surprised at the malt. Excellent carbonation - just right.

Overall - a solid IPA, not top echelon, but very drinkable.

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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1/5  rDev -72.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - see through, bright orange with a short cap of off white head that leaves a nice lacing

S - faint bread, some sweetness, huge citrus aromas, orange, grapefruit

T - bread, semi-sweet, mildly peppery, faint pine, citrus, mildly bitter finish

M - medium bodied though a bit thin at times, crisp, well carbonated

This is a nice rye IPA. There is a huge citrusy hop presence that goes well with the balancing malt backbone. The rye is present and its peppery notes mesh well with the piney hop bitterness in the finish. The bitterness isn't palate crushing making this beer easy to knock back. I definitely recommend it.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-medium amber color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-malt, citrus, rye, hint of caramel

T-bready malt, citrus, rye, little pine, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-straightforward, nothing overly notable or distinguishing

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3.22/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Label says Bottled 1/28/13

A- Pours a light amber color with a towering four inch off-white head that's probably due to the bottle conditioning. The head eventually subsides and is fluffy and bumpy on its way down. Sudsy clumps of lacing stick to the glass.

S- Uh-oh. Nevermind the bottle conditioning; this beer's infected for sure. All I smell is green olive from what seems to be a Brettanomyces yeast infection. No hops, no rye. Luckily, I like Brett.

T- Taste is much of the same but with a bit of hop bitterness. It's not unpleasant, it's actually kind of enjoyable but definitely not the way a Rye IPA is supposed to taste like since there's zero rye malt detected or any kind of malt for that matter.

M- A bit dry and bitey from the hops. Medium-high carbonation and a lightish body.

O- I wonder if this is a common occurrence for this beer since, a year and a half ago, I actually had a bottle literally explode on me and I never got a chance to try it. Now, once I finally decided to revisit it, I realize why the previous bottle exploded. Buyer beware.

Laughing Dog Rocket Dog Rye IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.