Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA - Laughing Dog Brewing
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Reviews by Bighuge:
4.25/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Murky looking beautiful mess of glowing scarlet red/orange appearance. Thin creamy off white head. Lacing is quite full. Aroma is thick with caramel, hop resin and cannabis. Hop flavor in this beer is really oily and resiny. Actually, this one is very unique with its blend of hop goodness and heavy presence of caramel/nougat as well. Bitterness is very clean for a DIPA. To me, this is very reminiscient of a very well done homebrewed DIPA. Little bit of an alcoholic presence, but not as much as you'd expect from a 10% beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-04-2011 04:16:04 | More by Bighuge
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3.74/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours orange-amber, with just a hint of haze. Head was a solid finger of off-white with a touch of orange; it lingered fairly well, and left a decent lace clinging tp the walls of the glass.
S: Hops aromas dominate, with citrus oils, flowers, pineapple, and pine resin notes.
T: An explosion of cloyingly sweet malt, which is joined by fruity flavors of clementine and pear (but no diminution of sweetness). After a moment, tart and bitter grapefruit rind comes to the forefront, but even that fades to reveal the sugary sweetness again.
M: Crisp and perfectly carbonated. Slightly chewy, with the high ABV well hidden.
O: The hops were just about right, but the malt (and, I wouldn't doubt, adjunct sugars) just overpowered it. I've seen some reviewers mention that it's balanced, but they must have a serious sweet tooth to think so. That's not to say I didn't enjoy it, or even that I was surprised that a beer with the "imperial" name would have a lot of added sugar. I just think that turning it down a notch would have allowed the hops to really shine.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2014 01:11:08 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.