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Imperial Hyper Dog - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Imperial Hyper DogImperial Hyper Dog

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 7.58%
Wants: 35
Gots: 25 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: atomic on 10-15-2013)
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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%

YalovaIA, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

SCZ, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

CTJman, Sep 27, 2014
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

brentk56, Sep 27, 2014
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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.

ChicagoMikeS, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

SocalKicks, Sep 10, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +1.9%

Brams17, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

alexm1309, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Herky21, Sep 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

VerticalLiturgical, Sep 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

CRJMellor, Sep 03, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +2.4%

capnamerica, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

tjdemon, Aug 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

robotiks, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

DrGonzoDDS, Aug 20, 2014
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4.02/5  rDev -4.7%

poured 22oz into chalice.

A - Cola black with a tan 2 finger head. Slowly fades and leaves a collar and nice lacing.

S - Notes of roasted malt, malted milt, sugar, chocolate, cocoa, and also subtle notes of vanilla and coffee.

T - This is on the sweeter side, but some of the roasted malts and coffee help break it up. Plenty of chocolate and cocoa along with hints of vanilla. It's a sipper and pretty good if you prefer sweeter stouts.

M - Smooth, creamy, and full bodied along with very nice carbonation.

O - Pretty good milk stout and it is almost akin to a milkshake loaded with flavors. A bit sweet so you it is better off shared with a friend.

Ri0, Aug 17, 2014
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4.96/5  rDev +17.5%

Danny_k, Aug 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

ChrisKayler, Aug 14, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +12.8%

csustar001, Aug 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

krome, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

jgunther71, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of oldmankoch
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Agressive Pour yields a nice mocha-khaki head with great lacing.

Smells of sweet lactose, vanilla bean, milk chocolate, biscuity malt, coffee backer.

Taste follows the nose well. Coffee comes more forward as the beer warms. Great balance amongst all the flavors. Reminds me of a Tiramisu (which is awesome)

Mouthfeel is luscious medium bodied with just enough carb to keep it interesting

Overall one of the best Milk Stouts I've had to date. Really glad I was able to find this and have it sent home. Between this and Ninja vs Unicorn I'm thoroughly impressed with Pipeworks

oldmankoch, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

TheCuriograph, Aug 09, 2014
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Imperial Hyper Dog from Pipeworks Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.