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Imperial Hyper Dog - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Imperial Hyper DogImperial Hyper Dog

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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 7.58%
Wants: 30
Gots: 23 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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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Reviews by atomic:
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4.44/5  rDev +5.2%

Serving type, Pipeworks snifter

A: All beer is beautiful, this one is pitch black with almost no head.

S: Mostly coffee, with some chocolate sneaking in there.

T: At first, it was all coffee. So much coffee I thought I should reach for some creamer. As it warmed up, I tasted some dark fruit flavors; black currants, raisins, plums. Moderately sweet, but not cloying. The extra dose of coffee might be a hit with those who thought the Hyper Dog was too sweet. Don't feel like I taste as much vanilla as I did with the original, might be because the coffee overpowers the vanilla, or maybe there's just less of it. No sign of this being north of 10% either.

M: Not as thick as I expected. I was expecting this to pour like Ten-Fidy (motor oi) but this pours more like actual coffee. Makes this beer dangerously drinkable. Slight bite from the carbonation on your tongue, and a lingering warmth from the alochol on the back of the throat.

O: Great brew, might need some more vanilla to balance the coffee and really make this a show stopper. For a coffee lover, this is an absolute must try. I'd avoid it if you don't like coffee.

10-15-2013 06:24:31 | More by atomic
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.76/5  rDev +12.8%

A: Pitch black. Dark tan head that dissipates somewhat quickly.

S: Coffee and chocolate. Basically a mocha.

T: Coffee and more coffee. Bittersweet chocolate and some sweetness to finish up. Vanilla was harder to find. No taste from the alcohol. Very drinkable beer, and deceptively so.

M: Perfectly smooth and creamy. Not overly thick, but enough body to remind you it's a stout.

O: Coffee. This is pretty much coffee with hidden alcohol. I love it, and if you like coffee stouts, this is right up your alley.

10-19-2013 15:38:18 | More by awakeavast
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-15-2013 22:12:53 | More by markcp
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4.26/5  rDev +0.9%

Dark brown color with mahogany around the edges. Light tan surface carbonation. But little head.

Sweet cocoa and vanilla aromas. Light roast coffee. The lactose sweetness is evident.

It tastes like tiramisu. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, caramel. Finishes as a root beer float.

It's super soft and smooth. Heavy body and the 10.5% abv is extremely well masked. High drinkability for such a big beer.

It's a beefed up yet still drinkable sweet stout. It's heavy and rich but I had no problem knocking back a bomber.

11-13-2013 02:41:26 | More by Vonerichs
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.54/5  rDev +7.6%

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a: none more black. very small tan head that recedes to an even smaller head and only around the glass at that

s: dark chocolate and coffee primarily.

t: Coffee and then some coffee followed by some coffee. No but seriously coffee dominates here. It's good coffee flavor, not charred starbux™. But as it warms the coffee dominance recedes ever so slightly to waves of chocolate which surround a dinghy of vanilla. One can catch an occasional glimpse of the dinghy from shore but eventually the chocolate ocean envelopes it to nothingness.

m: Creamy and smooth. Carbonation is spot on. Body is suitable.

o: Highly drinkable for the abv. Definite recommendation for coffee flavored stout fans. The best of the dog/jones dog milk stout series thus far imo. Well done Pipeworks.

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4.21/5  rDev -0.2%

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T-Rather chocolately, good deal of coffee as well. Nice vanilla rounds out the beer.

M-Lighter but very smooth.

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Imperial Hyper Dog from Pipeworks Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.