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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

620 Ratings
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Ratings: 620
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 16.22%
Wants: 8
Gots: 47 | 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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1.75/5  rDev -53.5%

TheBigBoy, Oct 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

bobojuice, Oct 26, 2012
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nikbullet, Oct 23, 2012
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let8it8grow, Oct 21, 2012
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NCbeerpirate, Oct 20, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

t0rin0, Oct 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

DarthGuitarHero, Oct 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

LiquidAmber, Oct 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

SFC21, Oct 15, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

TheRealBigC, Oct 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

wdarcy77, Oct 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

JacobMutberg, Oct 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

sgoro, Oct 07, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

alva7172, Sep 24, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

andrenaline, Sep 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

strongaf, Sep 17, 2012
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tree777, Sep 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

AdamP, Sep 16, 2012
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ObiWanKushnobi, Sep 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Futsey, Sep 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

WynnO, Sep 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

4Socialanxiety, Sep 03, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

RblWthACoz, Aug 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

JoelMD, Aug 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

gueuzegossage, Aug 22, 2012
Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 620 ratings.