Laughing Dog Rocket Dog Rye IPA - Laughing Dog Brewing
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3.75/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
08-08-2013 21:28:00 | More by tdm168
3.54/5 rDev -2.2%
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
06-30-2013 18:18:14 | More by MDDMD
3.23/5 rDev -10.8%
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.
06-17-2013 00:26:49 | More by Immortale25
2.99/5 rDev -17.4%
Hazy, golden in appearance with a tight bubbled white head. Pour reveals over-carbonation. Big four finger head that takes a few minutes to die down. Murky, not clear and was expecting more color to this one.
Lemongrass, earthy spice, mild citrus hop profile in the aroma. Smells a bit yeasty though, phenolic. Tart, green, citrus, and a touch floral.
Palate follows the aroma pretty well. Citrus and earthy spice up front lend way to a building lemongrass flavor that builds and meets a mild pine character and drying bitterness in the finish.
Over-carbonated. Dry finish, medium body. Not worth revisiting.
06-11-2013 02:40:41 | More by hoptualBrew
4.39/5 rDev +21.3%
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.
06-08-2013 21:29:25 | More by Oakenator
4.06/5 rDev +12.2%
Appearance - Pours a warm amber with two fingers of fluffy white head.
Smell - Tropical fruits, piney hops, little bit of caramel, rye malts.
Taste - Piney hops, tropical and citrus fruits, little bit of the rye malts. Moderate bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall - Hop presence is definitely spot on for this Rye IPA. Personally would prefer a bit more flavour from the rye malts, but otherwise very well crafted Rye PA with good bitterness.
06-08-2013 03:45:17 | More by leaddog
2.05/5 rDev -43.4%
Always like a Rye IPA but this definitely missed the mark. Like one previous reviewer, the yeast overpowers any hint of rye, or hop for that matter. The head is out of control. If anything, I'd let it go flat before I drank it again. Disappointment all around.
05-27-2013 18:28:55 | More by SBXLII
Laughing Dog Rocket Dog Rye IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
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