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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

599 Ratings
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Ratings: 599
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.96%
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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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Beerlover, Apr 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Btr73, Jun 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

tastymug, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Lerxst
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
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.

Lerxst, May 14, 2011
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3.15/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

tempest, May 25, 2011
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3.15/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beers pours a cloudy amber with a finger of white head. The smell is of malts and I don't get much else.

This beer doesn't taste like most IPA's. The hops in this beer are masked heavily by malts and this just gives it too sweet of a taste for my liking. The alcohol is definitely hidden so I get the sneaky part.

The mouthful is not bad; kinda of heavy.

Overall just not a big fan of this one and won't drink it again.

Popp24, Dec 30, 2011
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3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
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

chaz410, Apr 05, 2011
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3.21/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly hazy orange-gold color with less than a half-inch of light khaki head that had low retention and lacing.

The aroma mostly had some sweet malts as a base, with a light pine hop scent on top. There was a bit of citrus hops in the background. On the tongue, there were the same sweet malts and piney hops. The citrus hop taste was a bi bitter on the finish.

The body was on the full side of medium, which was OK for me, but the bitter finish lingered too long. Drinkability was decent enough, for a 10% brew, and my 12oz was gone quickly enough. Overall, a pretty take on the style, worth a shot if you see it.

beertunes, Aug 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

standardcherry, May 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

ChadA83, Jul 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Interesting soy notes.

DoctorsOrders, Saturday at 02:29 AM
Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.