Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA - Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.73/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #50 (March 2011):
Killer suds—you’d think this beer has legs with the amount of action on the glass. Cloudy tawny hue suggests hop haze. Fresh evergreen sap, spearmint, grapefruit rind and tobacco fill the nostrils with a sting of warm peppery alcohol—very aromatic. Smooth, creamy first sip quickly unfolds into a battle of hops against alcohol and malt, but all seems to be a stalemate, which shows balance. Hint of catty or soapy flavor from the hops quickly leans toward citric before getting out of hand. Alcohol is very warming, but not hot, and the malt comes in with some biscuity undertones. Running a step or two ahead of the middle of the pack; enjoyable and certainly gave us our hop fix.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2011 13:34:30 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
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.