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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

565 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 565
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.92%
Wants: 6
Gots: 32 | 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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jonaspb

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-14-2014 03:21:29 | More by jonaspb
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-11-2014 02:16:49 | More by DrunkinYogi
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wvbrewcrew

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-11-2014 02:05:49 | More by wvbrewcrew
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drewtys

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-07-2014 20:55:37 | More by drewtys
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Ryan_Graham

Iowa

4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber read with minimal head. Decent lacing. Starts creamy, turns full-bodied. This is a solid beer. It goes down smooth and sweet. The maltiness serves to cover up the boziness well. This is a really decent beer. I'd give it a try if I were you.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 05:42:19 | More by Ryan_Graham
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gatorlove

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-06-2014 04:40:40 | More by gatorlove
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GNH3

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-05-2014 21:18:00 | More by GNH3
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kushon1212

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-04-2014 14:06:19 | More by kushon1212
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thampel09

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-03-2014 21:31:13 | More by thampel09
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GrizDave

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

06-03-2014 17:36:55 | More by GrizDave
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xJMFCx

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-02-2014 21:21:37 | More by xJMFCx
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Walshwi

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

06-01-2014 20:00:47 | More by Walshwi
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ejmvet

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-01-2014 19:46:11 | More by ejmvet
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Broanoke

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-31-2014 02:29:38 | More by Broanoke
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-29-2014 00:22:12 | More by Latarnik
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.51/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

(bottled on 10 Mar 2014 - poured into a balloon)

NOTE: despite the label stating this is an "Imperial IPA", I believe they are mistaken, and this beer is more in the style of American Barleywine, with this being most similar to a SA Bigfoot

A: crystal clear liquid, surprisingly dark copper in color... dull, recycled paper white foam that just sits there for awhile... chunky, 3-D, crystalline lace... way too dark for an IPA - perfect color for a barleywine though

S: pine, custard-y fruit... the Centennial seems to poke out in the mix... a flash of dried berries and perhaps ginger snap that soon morph into a distinct raspberry sorbet scent... potent, inviting, smoothie-like... beautiful composition, but nothing too unique - textbook West Coast IPA hop aromas

T: noticeable dark crystal malt (80? 90? apparently, none)... mildly toasty... rich fruit syrup (Simcoe?)... large perception of sweetish, melanoidin-rich caramel in the aftertaste - hop-embellished... huge malts, potent hopping yet with a soft edge to the bitterness... smooth-ass booze with a hint of fusel

M: lusciously viscous up front, the alcohol draws it away quietly... the bitterness seems to enhance the dryness in the finish... heaven for malt-o-philes

O: summing up - definitely comes across most like an American Barleywine akin to (fresh) Bigfoot - it's gotta be a clone of it, or maybe they got their recipes or labels mixed up - either way, they oughta straighten that out and re-label the style... this is a very tasty beer, wonderfully dry, and exactly what I needed at the end of the day

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 16:47:15 | More by Bouleboubier
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.4%

05-26-2014 05:21:08 | More by ohiobeer29
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crewfan1952

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

05-25-2014 23:32:54 | More by crewfan1952
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blastoderm55

Texas

2/5  rDev -46.9%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-23-2014 22:38:03 | More by ttylicki
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The_Craft_Deviant_Rob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-22-2014 00:30:01 | More by The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
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mpenning13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-21-2014 02:38:48 | More by mpenning13
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

05-19-2014 13:00:55 | More by bigfnjoe
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dreichus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-18-2014 17:16:24 | More by dreichus
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Flooz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-12-2014 17:05:52 | More by Flooz
Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 565 ratings.