Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA - Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.
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Reviews by rajendra82:
4.13/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The burnt amber colored body was clear, and the carbonation was modest and gentle, forming a one finger thick foamy head. The head was very durable, and formed a solid sheet of lacing. The aroma was somewhat timid for the style, with the hops coming across more earthy and herbal, than piney or citric. The taste was much more aggressive than the smell suggested. The hops provided a massively bitter and spicy assault on the tongue upon first sip, and the prickly spiciness just lingered on and on. The hop oils in the taste were enamel removing bitter, and I loved them for that. There was a burnt sugar sweetness, and a hint of nuts as well, but they were soon forgotten under the hops that steamrolled over them. The mouthfeel was sticky and creamy, and the alcohol was very warming. The aftertaste was everlasting. This was a very different kind of IPA than most, and yet still firmly within the realm of drinkability.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2012 03:20:20 | More by rajendra82
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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.