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Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA - Laughing Dog Brewing

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Sneaky Pete Imperial IPASneaky Pete Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

597 Ratings
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Ratings: 597
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.96%
Wants: 7
Gots: 42 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Laughing Dog Brewing visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CampusCrew on 03-28-2011)
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2.3/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: It poured a hazy deep amber...1/2 finger head

S: Boozy, butterscotch, weak hops - uninteresting - and oddly day-old lawn-mower bag?

T: Just not doing it. Bitterness yes, but very direct and one-dimensional. Unbalanced, really lacks finesse of any kind. In your face, but not in a good way here.

M: Medium. Little heavy for my liking - gets cloying with the sweetness.

O: Disappointed. Won't be returning to this one.

AleWynch, May 21, 2011
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2.4/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottled two days ago.

Cherry red ale with a finger of fleeting off-white foam. Smells astringent and sharp with an acetone, boozy, sweet and chemical nose. Not getting the hops I expect from Laughing Dog.

Taste is sweet and fruity/estery. Has a slight flavor similar to the nasty flavor I get from DFH hi gravity beers - sour artificial grape and paint thinner. Although more subtle and more tolerable in this beer than in the DFH. Thin with moderate carb.

I'm not satisfied with this one. Glad most of it gets shipped out of the area.

harrymel, Jan 08, 2012
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2.45/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Bottle shared by Bobby.

A: The beer pours a dark amber color with a finger of off-white head.

S: Horrible, horrible nose. Butter and booze are prominent and there is a ton of sweetness in the form of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Some piney hops and a bit of an herbal note to it as well.

T: The flavor starts off with a moderate bitterness from the piney hops and some citrus peel. But, there is a lot of butter and sweet caramel and toffee.

M: Medium to full in body with a medium carbonation.

O: Just too buttery and sweet...blech.

womencantsail, May 21, 2011
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2.6/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz longneck.
A) Pours with a two finger thick head that has great retention. The body is mostly clear with amber and ruby hues.
S) Piney. Grapefruit. Subtle caramel / brown sugar aroma.
T) Citrus rind. Earthy and pungent. Lots of bitterness not much balance, although as the palate accustoms to the bitterness it does mellow some.
M) Creamy carbonation up front. Medium to full body. Dry with a gritty aftertaste.
O) A double IPA is supposed to have extra helpings of malt and hops to up the body, taste and ABV, but this sacrifices taste / flavor profile for the other two.

u2carew, Oct 16, 2011
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Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 597 ratings.