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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

642 Ratings
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Ratings: 642
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 16%
Wants: 9
Gots: 63 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: CampusCrew on 03-28-2011

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3.03/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle with no date, but I just picked this up today and my guy at the store said it just came in this week so it should be nice and fresh.

A-Pours a hazy deep amber with a small off white head that receded quickly but leaves a ring of lace as you drink.

S-Sweet was the first thing that came to mind. Hmmm, a DIPA and my initial impression is "sweet?" Sweet, bready malt hits first, backed by citrus hops and a hint of pine. It doesn't have the prominent hop nose normally found in the style. Its definitely more of a balanced nose than many DIPAs, but the hops are taking a back seat here-and thats not a good thing as far as I'm concerned.

T-Sweet hits once more, its syrupy, a bit of boozy heat coming in, big malt backbone, citrus hops, slightly resinous, initial blast of sweet gives way to a slightly bitter finish.

M-Medium body, syrupy, slick.

O-Not really overly impressed or disappointed with this one. Its a decent beer, it just didn't wow me.

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3.08/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had a bottle for $8 at the Trapp Door (formerly Tap & Table). The beer was a bit disappointing. It might just need a little time to mellow, but there was a sharp alcohol note with resiny oil without enough hops flavor. There was some nice, floral fruit punch, but the good stuff was too light.

My score might look harsh for a beer that isn't too bad, but there are so many great examples of the style, it'd be a shame to get stuck on this one.

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3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright ruby amber/light red with a finger width, white froathy head.
Smells of simcoe, citrus hops, pine and heavy caramel malt and toasted biscuits.
Taste of thick caramel and medium roasted malt. It has a biscuity character as well as a slight caramel corn underlay. There's some heavy citrus, pine and grassy hops lingering throughout but not in the typical IPA or DIPA manner, the malt plays out more than expected. A dry and apple peel like character hits at the finish.
Fairly sweet then dry in mouthfeel.
Pretty drinkable considering the 10% ABV

Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 642 ratings.