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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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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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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-16-2013 03:36:45 | More by Kunstman
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

07-08-2013 05:38:56 | More by Zbeetleman
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

07-07-2013 02:30:34 | More by speak72
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3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
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

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2013 18:18:14 | More by MDDMD
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-26-2013 02:13:11 | More by petermethot
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-25-2013 00:06:57 | More by jaxon53
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North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 00:26:49 | More by Immortale25
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West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-12-2013 23:01:56 | More by andholio
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2.99/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 02:40:41 | More by hoptualBrew
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-09-2013 22:52:40 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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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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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

06-08-2013 15:26:00 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Alberta (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 03:45:17 | More by leaddog
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-05-2013 15:37:18 | More by JohnK17
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-30-2013 17:21:01 | More by craftbeerasian
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New York

2.05/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 18:28:55 | More by SBXLII
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

05-26-2013 01:05:29 | More by sd123
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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-25-2013 22:11:56 | More by tadmuchowski
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-18-2013 17:58:34 | More by grubefresh
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1.5/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Took a gamble on this one when I saw it at the local shop....and the gamble didn't pay off. Not a great nose to begin with, and the flavor is not appetizing to say the least. I've tried quite a few Rye IPAs this year, and this one is hands down the worst of the bunch. It has some similar characteristics of a belgian IPA (I'm guessing a belgian yeast is used) so if that's your thing, perhaps you'll like it. Unfortunately, the bottle only advertises the hop and malt bill. Sorry, but can't recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 01:29:34 | More by bigunit
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-19-2013 19:27:11 | More by dokupe
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

04-18-2013 22:12:58 | More by drinkAK
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5/5  rDev +38.5%

04-10-2013 19:56:35 | More by CharDoza
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

04-01-2013 21:42:21 | More by LJC3
Laughing Dog Rocket Dog Rye IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
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