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Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA - Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

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Sneaky Pete Imperial IPASneaky Pete Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

149 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd. visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Contract brewed by Laughing Dog Brewing.

(Beer added by: Jason on 02-27-2011)
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KYBrewgrass

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4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- 4.5 Nice looking brew. Transparent light burnt orange color. There's a finger of smooth beige head that settles to a quarter inch throughout. Ultra smooth bubbly lacing with active carbonation. Somewhat slippery, somewhat sticky as well.

S- 4 There's a citrus/hop punch to the nose at first smell. Grapefruit and hops, that's pretty much it. Nice, although I don't get much else.

T- 4 Like its scent suggested, the Sneaky Pete tastes of citrus and hop oil. There's a hint of malt sweetness inside, perhaps a touch of honey, but the others dominate. Good but straightforward. Slightly bitter finish.

M- 4.5 A hair under medium in body. Crisp going down, and a great carbonation level that coats the mouth well and then finishes smooth and almost creamy even. Just a bit dry on the finish, but not too bad.

D- 4 This is a solid IIPA and is quite enjoyable. I could enjoy a few, and the 'Sneaky' is fitting as it sits at a decent 10% ABV and I didn't feel all that much heat considering. It has good flavor and feels very nice overall despite a slight dryness that is fairly common to the style. I'd recommend this one to fans of the style with no hesitation... Provided that it is fresh.

I'm surprised to not see a little better feedback after seeing its ratings now, and I wonder if freshness could be an issue potentially. I picked mine up as soon as it hit the shelf, for what it's worth.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 02:21:01 | More by KYBrewgrass
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S: Lots of caramel malt along with grapefruit and pine hops. It's not super complex but inviting.

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Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA from Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.
87 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.