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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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very good

592 Ratings
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Ratings: 592
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 16.22%
Wants: 7
Gots: 42 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

bambam2517, Dec 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

grahamboudreaux, Dec 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

slavall, Dec 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Omer4176, Dec 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

dav2080, Dec 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

bigd03, Dec 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

aztraz, Dec 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

WilbroMarshall, Dec 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +33%

Travcofarms, Dec 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

JimmyFlatRock, Dec 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Pours a dark orangey amber in the tall tulip. Modest foam with a pleasantly spritzy mouthfeel. Aromas of pine and herbal tea.

Strong flavors of malt as well as hops. Something like sugar cookie dough with a big dose of hops. Fruity and aromatic at first sip. Tasted like candied hop cones after a while. Rich and quite sweet. The hops are on the dank side with sharp and spicy flavors. On the whole quite strong, very hot, tasting of alcohol.

The murky and herbaceous type of big DIPA, though even sweeter than many. From the 12 o bottle purchased at Total Wine in Huntington Beach. Label says it was bottled 4/27/12.

mactrail, Dec 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

SortaAmbivalent, Nov 25, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +5.1%

Bottled 4/23/12. I have had this on occasion since it was fresh, but reviewing 11/23/12.

A: A beautiful copper-gold with a small white head that dissipates pretty quickly but leaves decent lacing
S: At this point almost smells more like a barleywine than an IIPA, good malt stickiness with some hop bitter backbone, but more than anything I get vanilla and toffee from the scent: things I would not expect for this style at all
T: Opens again with a very barleywine like taste to it, with some nice toffey flavors in the middle and some hop bitterness on the aftertaste. I really am surpised how much, after 9 months, this has aged into a near-barleywine like product, and I think tonight has inspired me to go buy a few bottles for aging, EVEN THOUGH it's an IIPA!
M: Smooth, a little creamy, with very mild carbonation
D: Pretty easily quaffable for a 10% ABV beer and something that is as hop-heavy as this (used to be/) is.

DRyan, Nov 24, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

GMan, Nov 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ejane, Nov 12, 2012
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Bob402, Nov 11, 2012
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1/5  rDev -73.4%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

IPAfreak01, Nov 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

jameyp, Nov 02, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev -1.6%

12 oz bottle purchased in Las Vegas, but bottled 4/23/12 :( Poured into my perfect pint.

Appearance: A nice burnt orange and a little hazy. One finger egg shell head that stayed for a while and left lacing all the way down.

Smell: Malts, caramel sweetness, pine, citrus hops. Nothing unusual jumps out at me.

Taste: A nice fusion of hops bitterness, especially toward the end, mixed with a weighty malt backbone. I can pick out a bit of orange or tangerine in the citrus mix. Nothing ground breaking.

Mouthfeel: Thick and sticky. The flavors cling all over my mouth. Carbonation is just fine. The texture is actually kind of creamy.

Overall: I would love to taste this one fresh. A decent IIPA.

kagent777, Oct 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Kevlee722, Oct 29, 2012
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TheBigBoy, Oct 28, 2012
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bobojuice, Oct 26, 2012
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nikbullet, Oct 23, 2012
Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 592 ratings.