Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA - Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.
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Reviews by SouthFLBeerLover:
5/5 rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A: This beer has a deep amber color with a nice white head.
S: Some citrus, and some pine mixed in with very nice hops. Truly a remarkable Imperial IPA.
T: There are quite a bit of hops present, which is a good thing, and expected from an Imperial IPA. One can also taste the citrus and a hint of pineapple. The alcohol is very well hidden despite ABV of 10%, making this a truly a remarkable beer in its class.
M: The finish is somewhat dry and leaves the mouth coated with a layer of caramel, pine and a hint of citrus. A very nice full body that leaves you with an exceptional mouthfeel.
O: An employee at Total Wine recommended this beer to me, so I decided to try it out. An excellent recommendation! This is "The" Imperial / Double IPA that I will continue to buy in the future. As a side note: I had two of my friends over, who have somewhat limited exposure to the microbrews, and they absolutely loved it, and went on to buy couple of 4-packs of their own. In closing, this is a truly great Imperial / Double IPA that I would recommend to anyone that likes a great well-balanced IPA.
Serving type: bottle
05-28-2011 23:40:25 | More by SouthFLBeerLover
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3.44/5 rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
P: 12oz bottle into a perfect pint glass.
A: A cloudy amber color with a two finger creamy tan head. The lacing is awesome, forming rings after each sip all the way down the glass.
S: Lots of caramel malt along with grapefruit and pine hops. It's not super complex but inviting.
T: Wow, the alcohol in this beer isn't shy. You taste it on your tongue as well as in your throat, it's not super intense but I like the alcohol flavors to be more subdued in my beer. Alcohol up front, followed by the caramel malt and citrus rind like hop flavors. A decent balance of all three but the best Imperial beers can hide the alcohol with even higher ABV's than Sneaky Pete.
M: Somewhat heavy, coats your mouth, creamy in texture. Nice.
O: A solid Imperial IPA but not in the top tier of the style. They didn't do a good enough job of hiding the alcohol to make it one of the best. Otherwise it's fairly well balanced and has the malt and hop flavors you'd expect.
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2013 19:03:07 | More by MikeB20
Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA from Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.
87 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.