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Imperial Hyper Dog - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 7.58%
Wants: 43
Gots: 29 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: atomic on 10-15-2013

The Hyper Dog has gone supernova, in the milkiest way! We've sent the classic Hyper Dog over the moon with more malt, chocolate, vanilla, and coffee in this imperialized spacecraft beer. Just liftoff the cap, and enjoy this universally delicious, far-out brew.
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Photo of BeerBucks
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duff27
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch #614, bottled 1-15-15

A- Fairly quickly receding mocha head turns into a small collar. Body is dark brown.

S- Evocative cacao notes mixed in with some roasty coffee. Vanilla beans are not apparent quite yet.

T- Mouthwatering coffee tones. Despite the use of cacao nibs and vanilla beans, Imperial Hyper Dog does not come off as even close to being over-sweet. Drinks right at it's stated 10.5%abv. Lactose becomes relevant in the taste as she warms. Coffee dominates for the most part.

M- Really digging the mouthfeel here, lush and thick. Soft carbonation.

D/O- I really enjoyed how this one was put together overall. Throwing three adjuncts at a milk stout and having it come off as (relatively) well balanced isn't the easiest. Would recommend to coffee stout fans.

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4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eric_Edwardson
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark chocolate color. Brown khaki head. Aroma is what this beer is all about with bitter coffee, malts, and chocolate and vanilla notes. Flavor is similar to a bitter iced mocha with some notes of creme brûléed vanilla. But doesn't finish too sweet. In fact it finishes with a nice dry and bitter taste. Would reccomend this beer to someone with a bigger budget!

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of themaj
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stezz420
4.96/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.24/5  rDev +0.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of brentk56
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Batch# 225-226

Appearance: Somewhat of a foamer and, as is often the case with such beers, the initial head is impressive but as the carbonation dies down, subsequent pours are not; so, the fudge brown liquid winds up without much of a head though there are some splashes of lacing

Smell: Sugary coffee tones, with prominent lactose, vanilla and chocolate fudge; some piney undertones

Taste: The sweetness takes over, from the outset, along with fruity coffee tones and an underpinning of vanilla and fudge; some acrid pine tones build, after the swallow, and offset the sweetness of the malt bill

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low to moderate carbonation (after the initial froth died down)

Overall: There are a number of countervailing elements in this beer and, ultimately, they clash rather than complement one another

Photo of ChicagoMikeS
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%

The color is a very deep brown with a tan head. There's moderate retention and minimal lacing.

It smells strongly of chocolate, but with a nice dose of coffee as well.

The flavor is very similar to the nose, strong chocolate and coffee notes. It's a little bit bitter on the finish, but not terribly bitter overall.

The carb is low and it's pretty smooth, makes for fairly easy drinking.

Overall I'd say it was pretty good but didn't really offer anything new. I enjoyed it while I had it but it wasn't really memorable.

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Imperial Hyper Dog from Pipeworks Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.