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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

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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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Brentley3, Jun 17, 2014
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3.61/5  rDev -4%

A: deep orange/amber - darker than I would expect from a DIPA; 1 finger head that receded quickly to a thin film; nice lacing;

S: floral and tropical fruit - pineapple and grapefruit;

T: not what I expected from the nose - earthy; not a lot of bitterness, but more than what I would expect from 10% ABV; the alcohol is there, but muted;

M: on the heavy side of medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: enjoyable, but a little too boozy for my taste;

HamdenHector, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

jonaspb, Jun 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

wvbrewcrew, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

drewtys, Jun 07, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +6.6%

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.

Ryan_Graham, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

gatorlove, Jun 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

GNH3, Jun 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

kushon1212, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

thampel09, Jun 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

GrizDave, Jun 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

xJMFCx, Jun 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Walshwi, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

ejmvet, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Broanoke, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Latarnik, May 29, 2014
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4.51/5  rDev +19.9%

(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

Bouleboubier, May 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

ohiobeer29, May 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

crewfan1952, May 25, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

blastoderm55, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

ttylicki, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

mpenning13, May 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

bigfnjoe, May 19, 2014
Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 592 ratings.