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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

566 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

10-20-2012 03:43:38 | More by NCbeerpirate
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t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

10-20-2012 03:13:50 | More by t0rin0
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-18-2012 17:40:03 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium to dark red amber with a one finger ivory head that dissipated slowly leaving thick lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus hops and pineapple, with hints of dark fruit. Flavor dominated by caramel and grassy and citrus hop with light tropical fruit and citrus elements. Depth of flavor borders on barleywine territory. Interesting caramel and complex hop finish. Not intensely hopped, but nice hop flavors with no distinct varieties. Medium bodied with a good mouth feel. Definitely sneaky, I had to pace my sipping. I really enjoyed this and will get it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 03:29:03 | More by LiquidAmber
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SFC21

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-15-2012 02:42:16 | More by SFC21
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy deep copper color with thick tan head and incredible sheets of lace. Smell is piney with an underlying sweetness. The is pretty moderate considering the high ABV, with a smack of hops followed by a ton of caramel. Like a more balanced 120 Minute when it's fresh. The feel is awfully thick, though, and along with that intense sweetness it can be a little cloying. But for every now and then, I think this is a pretty good beer. It tastes good and gets you nice and warm.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 22:07:20 | More by TheRealBigC
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-09-2012 16:41:19 | More by wdarcy77
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JacobMutberg

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-09-2012 16:38:14 | More by JacobMutberg
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sgoro

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-07-2012 20:18:16 | More by sgoro
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alva7172

Utah

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

09-24-2012 00:09:19 | More by alva7172
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A random single procured in the States...

A - Pours a hazy ruby red, thumb of head with solid retention and some nice sheeting lacing.

S - Scent is quite strong with pine and gin notes dominating alongside some musty caramel and toffee.

T - The flavour is surprisingly moderated, nice earthy pine, resiny notes, hits of buttered bread and sweet lemon iced tea. The caramel lingers on the finish with some bitter citrus and marshmallows.

M - Lighter bodied ale that goes down smooth and finishes wet. Could use a carbonation boost.

O - Overall a tasty DIPA that offers up a solid dose of earthy hops and citrus bitterness, but is nicely balanced with a solid caramel malt backbone. The ABV is incredibly well hidden making this dangerously drinkable. Well worth a try indeed.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 01:42:26 | More by andrenaline
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-17-2012 06:06:52 | More by strongaf
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tree777

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

09-16-2012 23:18:51 | More by tree777
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-16-2012 14:24:21 | More by AdamP
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-13-2012 01:34:22 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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Futsey


3/5  rDev -20.4%

09-11-2012 15:38:41 | More by Futsey
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WynnO

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-08-2012 06:02:31 | More by WynnO
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

09-03-2012 21:11:24 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Quite a bit more coin that I am usually willing to pay for a DIPA; which is saying something for me. Oily on the flavor profile. Kind of a chalky thing going on. Mild detractor. Very mature pine tone is very evident. This isn't a typical dipa, which is fine by me. It's still a nice drinker. Just not blowing me away so much.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 04:50:43 | More by RblWthACoz
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JoelMD

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-29-2012 23:44:42 | More by JoelMD
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gueuzegossage

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

08-22-2012 19:26:43 | More by gueuzegossage
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Ranz

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

08-22-2012 02:37:06 | More by Ranz
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-18-2012 00:37:08 | More by rolltide8425
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HalfFull

California

2.95/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a pint glass. Sneaky Pete pours a fairly clear light amber in color. A half inch of foam offers decent retention and light lace.

Aroma is heavy on the caramel/rancid citic notes of the great Northwest and thier 'IPA's'. Yes, I said that out loud. Hop notes are typically muted behind the caramel malts. Not a fan.

Taste is malty as well of course and a bit thick, way too ballistic on the caramel malts. I wish I had the beer the cute dog is holding court over. Sneaky indeed as this is a borderline Amber Ale in my view. Offers a decent piney hop aroma but again cut too deep by the malts.

Overall thie beer does drink fairly well for its heft as the malty underbody is more of an impedence than the alcohol, which is well hidden. But then it is a rather large and dark cloak of malt that this beer offers up, so that isn't a surprise.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 06:29:47 | More by HalfFull
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Total Wine in West Orange last week, having never tried this before. Even though lots of beers of this style are available, this came across as quite strong and "sneaky". Indeed, this did sneak up on me even though I dd not chug it down. The alcohol is quite strong but hidden nicely and there's enough here to savor to hide the fact that this will indeed sneak up on you!

This had a nice almond hue to the pour with a good amount of accompanying head. Lots of grapefruit and rye in the nose, leading me to believe that this was a Barleywine or a Strong Ale. The taste reinforced this as the mouthfeel was balanced and notes of earthy hoppiness, leather, and tropical/mango-like wetness all vied for my attention. The burn only lingered a bit in the back,giving way to the more wet notes that lasted for a while.

Because the alochol was so strong in this, it did sneak up on me. It had a nice warming effect but I couldn't taste the booze at all and it was only when I was nearly done that I could feel how strong this was and how subdued the booziness was relative to the other aspects of this beer. Nothing that's an Imperial IPA is quite close to this and even though there are better examples of this, fans of this style would be well rewarded for seeking this out.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 07:34:05 | More by JerzDevl2000
Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
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