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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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rpjordan

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-04-2013 00:30:53 | More by rpjordan
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powpig2002

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-02-2013 00:40:21 | More by powpig2002
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Gregafree

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-29-2013 17:11:26 | More by Gregafree
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Daktah

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-27-2013 18:12:34 | More by Daktah
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BRLockwood

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-27-2013 11:58:12 | More by BRLockwood
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Bnoise11

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-27-2013 02:00:14 | More by Bnoise11
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ChefHopMeister

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-25-2013 20:26:19 | More by ChefHopMeister
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-ronin-

Florida

3/5  rDev -22.5%

05-19-2013 02:48:03 | More by -ronin-
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dvmky

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -16%

05-05-2013 17:47:41 | More by dvmky
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KHanz

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-04-2013 01:45:49 | More by KHanz
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Trena

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-25-2013 14:22:49 | More by Trena
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JayWhiteNM

New Mexico

4.9/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Suffered some initial chill haze, but cleared to a beautiful amber color.

S: Wonderful aroma coming off this from the Simcoe. Piney and fresh. Really dig the smell.

T: Big taste. Lots of malt character and a good hop punch. No where near bitter, though. Finishes with a malty/earthy note.

M: Very thick and rich. Quite nice. Does not feel weak or watery.

O: I'd drink this again, although I do prefer their Alpha Dog for the higher IBUs. I will be recommending this one to friends / family.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 22:46:02 | More by JayWhiteNM
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-12-2013 04:26:31 | More by Kahlerbock
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dbert21

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-11-2013 03:35:42 | More by dbert21
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-01-2013 22:58:50 | More by AngusOg
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-25-2013 15:27:27 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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estlinska

Arkansas

2.59/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured from the bottle (bottled on 3/5/13) on 3/18/13 into a standard shaker. Poured a very muddy reddish-brown with frothy 2 fingers of head. This beer is just super murky, like the color of a lowland bog and it just does not look quite appealing. Leaves good lacing though throughout the glass. The smell is very much off to me. It's super boozy, way more than I would ever expect even given it's ABV. It smells of peaches, tons of malt like fresh bread dough, but it's also abrasively sweet: it smells like fruit that's going towards over-ripe. The taste is just the same too. It's too sweet and it's too boozy. Your whole esophagus is burning while you drink this, and the taste is just so cloying it's hard to get good tastes out of it. It still tastes very peachy, but very muddled. The trend of over-ripe continues. The mouthfeel is just all booze and fruit juice; just not a good combination. Maybe I got a bad batch, but I really don't think I'll try another. It wasn't a drain pour, but it was tough to finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 03:08:59 | More by estlinska
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dpianka

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

date of tasting: 3/15/2013
place of tasting: Barley Vine
beer: Sneaky Pete
type: Ale
style: Imperial IPA
brewery: Laughing Dog Brewery
glass: mug
temperature of beer: 55

Appearance: light caramel, think hennessy or urine at a fair

Smell: cream, peaches, peaches and cream, caramel, mango

Taste: like someone blended peaches and cream together with a whole lotta hops, no that’s not a bad thing. A little blueberry comes out as it warms up

Mouthfeel: creamy, damn i cant get off this peaches and cream thing

Overall Impression: i’m never crazy about sweetness in much of anything except dessert. It’s not my favorite in that aspect. It would be unfair to give it a poor review on that basis because it really is a good beer. Absolutely well made and would be great for someone looking for a hoppy beer that had perfect balance of malty sweetness.

Peaches and cream
I need it cause you know that I'm a fiend
Gettin' freaky in my Bentley limousine
It's even better when it's with ice cream
Know what I mean

Food Pairing: i want this with chocolate cake. Or a grilled cheese with havarti and sourdough topped with coarse sea salt

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2013 04:22:42 | More by dpianka
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-10-2013 12:38:52 | More by williamjbauer
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argock

Virginia

2.93/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date. Purchased as 4-pack at World Market (Charlottesville, VA) for $10.49.

A: Crystal clear amber with nice almost 2 finger head with good retention and nice lacing.

S: Aroma is heavy with sweet caramel malt and hot, solventy alcohol. The hops are piney and herbal and not a lot else. There is a BO type of sweaty sock aroma in the background.

T: The flavor is heavy caramel and hot, solventy alcohol. The hops are piney and don't play well with the solventy, jet fuel alcohol character at all.

M: Very slick and and somewhat astringent due to the big booze factor.

O: Not very good, but I have a feeling this is going to be a lot better with 3-4 years on it with all the caramel sweetness and the heat. Definitely not going to have another fresh (?) one.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 03:12:54 | More by argock
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pquijal

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-19-2013 21:28:03 | More by pquijal
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

01-25-2013 23:38:25 | More by AlaskanYoung
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Three finger thick head on a cloudy amber copper body. Aroma is fairly malty with musty caramel malts, red wine, candied citrus and earthy hops. Flavors are bitter, floral and earthy hops, caramel malts. Definitely malt forward and verging on barleywine realm with candied citrus and pine as well. Medium body, oily palate and light to moderate carbonation. Too malty for me and not well balanced enough.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 14:29:00 | More by kylehay2004
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jsandberg

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-28-2012 21:00:46 | More by jsandberg
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-17-2012 22:30:19 | More by stereosforgeeks
Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA from Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.
87 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.