Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA - Laughing Dog Brewing
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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
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
Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 565 ratings.