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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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566 Ratings
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Ratings: 566
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.65%
Wants: 6
Gots: 33 | 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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Ontario (Canada)

1/5  rDev -73.5%

11-06-2012 19:03:52 | More by cfalovo97
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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

04-21-2012 18:15:36 | More by auro0006
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1.25/5  rDev -66.8%

07-22-2014 18:23:04 | More by Jknapp72
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1.5/5  rDev -60.2%

01-08-2012 23:39:00 | More by leinie13
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1.5/5  rDev -60.2%

07-19-2014 05:25:52 | More by Jbrooks99
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1.75/5  rDev -53.6%

10-28-2012 21:44:54 | More by TheBigBoy
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2/5  rDev -46.9%

05-25-2014 21:00:11 | More by blastoderm55
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North Carolina

2/5  rDev -46.9%

07-21-2013 15:23:37 | More by mwbrady12
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2/5  rDev -46.9%

03-31-2012 02:47:02 | More by DonFrap
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2/5  rDev -46.9%

03-08-2014 22:02:49 | More by J-dub
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North Carolina

2/5  rDev -46.9%

03-10-2012 01:17:35 | More by Tackle42
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2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

11-12-2012 16:00:17 | More by GMan
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2.3/5  rDev -39%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 04:35:51 | More by AleWynch
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2.4/5  rDev -36.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 08:06:46 | More by harrymel
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2.45/5  rDev -35%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 03:43:52 | More by womencantsail
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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.6/5  rDev -31%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 00:40:31 | More by u2carew
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New Jersey

2.63/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

$3.25 single from Abe's.

A red/amber color, surprisingly dark and crystal clear. Creamy four-finger off-white micro bubble head. Good stretchy lacing.

A quick whiff of pine and a hint of citrus, but a rather disappointing aroma that leaves almost no impression.

Enjoyable semi-sweet foundation coats tongue. Juicy fruit. Hop nip at the swallow that increases in the aftertaste. Mid-level alcohol burn in the aftertaste, approaching high. Not enough hop and too much alcohol.

Medium mouthfeel is acceptable for style.

Overall, a disappointment. Hop sensations are only at a middling IPA level, and the alcohol the only imperial aspect.

Stay with Laughing Dog's IIPA bombers.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2011 01:39:20 | More by RonfromJersey
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2.7/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a dark, but clear ruby red color. A one finger white head forms with little retention or lace.
S: Hop resin overpowers everything at first. Some burnt sugars, caramelized malt with a sweetness that builds. Really sweet and really bitter at the same time.
T: Hop resin, bitterness, pine. Blah. Like someone just added a bottle labeled "bitter hops." After that faint caramelized malts at first. The sweetness builds again and the lingering after taste is a mess of cloying sweetness and really bitter hops. Just over barring.
M/D: A full body with decent carbonation. Sticky and syrupy. Not pleasant at all. Way to much bitterness and alcohol to be enjoyable.

Over barring. Not something I enjoyed, and not something I am coming back to.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2012 23:42:48 | More by champ103
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Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
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