Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA - Laughing Dog Brewing

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Sneaky Pete Imperial IPASneaky Pete Imperial IPA

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85
very good

632 Ratings
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Ratings: 632
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 16.27%
Wants: 9
Gots: 53 | FT: 1
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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4.14/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass
Brassy gold in color, with an Impressive 2-inch cap of off-white foam.
Aroma-Toasted malt, piney hops
Taste-Faintly sweet toasted malt, caramel note, sweeped up in onrush of big, piney hops that balance everything out. Overall nice flavor and balance.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Deep amber color with an orange-yellow hue. Very beautiful. One-finger tan colored head that's pretty carbonated. Excellent retention. Coats entire side of glass as I sip.

S-Fantastic, complex nose. Piney-citrus hops hit you in the face at first sniff, but then it fades to a caramel-malt sweetness. The bitter esters fade into sweet carmel very nicely

T-Not as complex as the nose. Semi-abrasive and bitter finish. The caramel sweetness does not transfer well here, but it still tastes good.

MF-Very rich for an imperial IPA. Carbonated at first, but very smooth in the finish. Fantastic.

O-A superb IPA. If you ever see this, buy it. Complex, but very satisfying.

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4.28/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very high quality DIPA. Juicy. Malty. Hoppy. All of those in multiple dimensions. Find it. Buy it. Drink it. Drink more. This is up there with the best of them: Heady, Panzer Wolf, 90 Minute. All contenders. You will love this beer is monster unfiltered DIPA's are your thing.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

date of tasting: 3/15/2013
place of tasting: Barley Vine
beer: Sneaky Pete
type: Ale
style: Imperial IPA
brewery: Laughing Dog Brewery
glass: mug
temperature of beer: 55

Appearance: light caramel, think hennessy or urine at a fair

Smell: cream, peaches, peaches and cream, caramel, mango

Taste: like someone blended peaches and cream together with a whole lotta hops, no that’s not a bad thing. A little blueberry comes out as it warms up

Mouthfeel: creamy, damn i cant get off this peaches and cream thing

Overall Impression: i’m never crazy about sweetness in much of anything except dessert. It’s not my favorite in that aspect. It would be unfair to give it a poor review on that basis because it really is a good beer. Absolutely well made and would be great for someone looking for a hoppy beer that had perfect balance of malty sweetness.

Peaches and cream
I need it cause you know that I'm a fiend
Gettin' freaky in my Bentley limousine
It's even better when it's with ice cream
Know what I mean

Food Pairing: i want this with chocolate cake. Or a grilled cheese with havarti and sourdough topped with coarse sea salt

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Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 632 ratings.