Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA - Laughing Dog Brewing
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Reviews by silverking:
4.14/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A- It pours a clear Crimson with some "floaties". It has a light tan head with excellent retention. There are thick sheets of lacing down the sides of my glass with each sip.
S- Lots of piney and citrusy hops, backed by a healthy caramel malt backbone.
T- Caramel, grapefruit, citrus rind, papaya. The finish is dominated by grapefruit, with a moderate hop bitterness. It comes across sweeter than I had expected.
M- Medium bodied, Carbonation is light. Velvety. A bit sticky as well.
O- Another winner from Laughing Dog brewery.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2013 21:50:31 | More by silverking
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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 504 ratings.