Laughing Dog India Pale Ale | Laughing Dog Brewing

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Laughing Dog India Pale AleLaughing Dog India Pale Ale
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Laughing Dog India Pale AleLaughing Dog India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Laughing Dog Brewing
Idaho, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A profound love of hops and big brews led to our IPA. A little over the top it is a hophead’s dream come true. An Intense hop aroma and Malty body are followed by a smooth clean finish.

Generous amounts of Pacific Northwest malted barley along with some of the best hops from the fields of Yakima have come together to create an IPA that is very hoppy but very balanced with complex malt flavors.

Served Cool not ice cold so as not to subdue the hop aroma this is the beer that says don't mess with me I’m a BAD DOG.

Added by woemad on 01-23-2006

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Ratings: 211 |  Reviews: 85
Photo of RonfromJersey
1.96/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Slightly hazy yellow orange body, topped by three fingers plus of white foam.

Light hay aroma, followed by hints of sour citrus.

An extra sweet pixie dust beginning. Sour lemon twang at the swallow. Way short in fruit and bitternes for an ipa.

Medium mouthfeel. No drinkability.

Blends together with the pale ale. Avoid both, and the cream.

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

Photo of duvel1979
2/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of gibby
2.19/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured bottle into a nice tulip glass, 1 finger head which quickly disappeared. The beer looked great but it had an odd smell to it. I am a huge IPA fan so I was hoping to smell some massive hops when I cracked the top but it just was not there. The taste was ok, nothing special, little thin on the mouth feel. I was disappointed with this brew b/c I read some good reviews on here. Picked this six pack up at TJ's in paoli, I need to stop by there more often, great selection of bottles and drafts. I will give a plug to the laughing dog devil dog IIPA, great brew. Hopefully some bombers head this way soon.

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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of olmatty
2.45/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance- Pours an amber orange beer with a slight chill haze and thin yet persistent white head.

Smell-Mild citrus aroma with a hint of malts in the background.

Taste-Citrus hop and malts come early and pungent, but are followed up by a rough bitter ending that leaves an enpleasant flavor.

Mouthfeel-Thin and watery

Drinkability-Nearly a drain pour. So, needless to say drinkability is low. Other than bad flavor I have o reason to believe this is not representative of the typical beer, but in fairness I'll try this again and see if the review matches this outcome.

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2.48/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of teromous
2.65/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From the bottom of the can: "061716"

Appearance: Murky amber body with a massive head that takes up nearly half the glass. The head is white with a bumpy textured surface. Lots of visible carbonation

Aroma: I am getting a flowery scent along with an herbal aroma similar to bay leaf. I am also getting a catty ureic aroma but it is behind the other scents.

Taste: Both the flower and urea aromas come though here and linger into the aftertaste. There is a bit of a lime flavor in there too. While there is flavor to the beer none of the components complement each other.

Mouthfeel: Heavy carbonation with a harsh finish that is not attributable to bitterness. Moderate bitterness and a bit of a soapy textured finish.

Overall: Not a particularly pleasant beer to drink. It is just a mismatch of flavors and textures thrown together that don't satisfy the palate. It's not one I would really recommend or drink again.

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of DogFood11
2.84/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a shiney copper, frothy, loose head that leaves plenty of lacing. Medium carbonation.

Fairly raw in the nose, malt backer settles it a bit.

Lemon zest comes through bigtime. Hops are verry bitter and unforgiving. Leafy and green. Maybe this is the trend. Alcohol is not very well disguised and was desired in this offering.

Notes: Boring.

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Photo of Murrhey
2.95/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Purchased a sixer at a gas station in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Reviewed live.

A- Three finger white head with large bubbles. Heavy carbonation in general. Fluffy head that leaves equally fluffy lacing. Caramel in color with high clarity. Moderately appealing beer.

S- Bold pine and citrus hops. Strong on the nose with a caramel malt body. Not super complex, but those hops are just reeking with hop oil. Take that as you will.

T- Strong hops with some pineapple, brown sugar, pine and citrus. Bold flavors, but again, hop-oil heavy. Almost drowns out the other flavors with the heavy hops. Not tremendously well balanced, but it does a serviceable job. Bitter linger.

M- Enough creaminess to help balance the hops on the tongue, but the acrid carbonation is not helping matters much. Surprisingly wet feel. Overcarbonated.

O- Not stand-out in anyway that is readily apparent to me. For a $7 six-pack, one could do worse. Too strong with the hop oil.

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2.98/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Lothore
2.98/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a deep orange with a 1 finger eggshell head which leaves quite a bit of lacing as it dissapates.

S- Smell is supersweet and floral. Already I am starting to get a little apprehensive about this one.

T- Taste is definitely hoppy but also has what I can only describe as a soapy sweetness. This one definitely did not hit me the right way.

M- Semi viscous, a good amount of carbonation.

D- I found this one very hard to drink. The soapiness in the taste really threw me off.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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Laughing Dog India Pale Ale from Laughing Dog Brewing
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 211 ratings
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