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Devil Dog Imperial IPA | Laughing Dog Brewing

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Devil Dog Imperial IPADevil Dog Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
3.8/5
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240 Ratings
Devil Dog Imperial IPADevil Dog Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Laughing Dog Brewing
Idaho, United States
laughingdogbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Devil Dog will chew you up and leave you whimpering for more.

At 98 IBU’s and 5.6 pounds of hops to the barrel it is an all out assault on the senses. Devil Dog Started as a labor of love but quickly took on a life of its own, leaving us drooling like Pavlov’s dogs at the mere mention of its name. Triple dry hopped and at 10% ABV, more than one of these bad boys will cause you to howl at passing strangers and chew up your toys, or anything else you can get your sharp little teeth on.

98 IBU

Added by johnbonham1980 on 03-18-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,305
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
240
pDev:
11.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 240 |  Reviews: 126
Photo of gopens44
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May piss off a few diehard 120 minute lovers here, but...........this inexpensive 22 ounce beer($8) from Laughing Dog reminds me so much of DFH 120 minute IPA. Although the abv is lower, the huge hop presence and great balance with the malt backbone produce a very nice beer. Color is a golden amber with light head and spotty lacing. Lots of IBUs and like I said, great malts, bring this beer to the next level. Balance is a big player and finish is fairly clean, cleaner than I would have expected....

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Photo of John_Beeryman
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Seanecy
3.08/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Substantial yellow color, 1/2" white head that isn't much for retention. Aroma was good, triple dry hopping isn't super aggressive, seemed like they triple dry hopped with bittering C hops instead of proprietary aroma hops.

Taste had all of the 10% abv there, around 100 ibu bitterness levels, loads of crystal malt. Lots of grapefruit and an earthen agricultural feel to the backend mouthfeel wise.

Decent.

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Photo of woodchipper
2.91/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OB1
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheRougeBastard
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Maybe it's me, but many of the "Imperial" IPA's I've tried have been more barley-wine's than an IPA! I suppose age could be an issue...as many breweries fail to date their bottles or if they do, they rub off or smear so you're unable to read it. All that being said, this bottle of Devil Dog is as described above. Looked like an IPA, but the smell, taste, and feel were all barley-wine, and a fairly high .abv one at that. Very drinkable, however but you can feel a tad bit of the alcohol burn on the way down! Not that that is a bad thing though! Overall, I'd recommend giving it a try.

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Photo of delta490
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy reddish amber with a creamier off-white head. The head has a small amount of retention and leaves small amounts of tight, mostly small and soapy lacing. The aroma has a nice blend of caramel malts and pine hops. The taste isn't bad but it doesn't quite achieve the symbiosis and the parts are distinct more than complimentary. The body has a nice thicker feel to it, mostly smooth with just a little tingle from the alcohol and a little bitter bite.

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Photo of jtaylord
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of melza
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jvodom
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KomodoDragon
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

This big breed IPA looks the part, sunset orange, large head, lacing, lots of activity but clear. Nice looking beer.

Maybe my nose is broke, but do not pick up much in the smell. Maybe some faint fruit, but no noticeable hopiness.

Creamy smooth from start to wonderful lingering finish. Orange rinds, peppery spice, butterscotch and caramel malts. little heat of the alcohol. Full bodied for a smooth beer. Little bit of sweetness - like a sweet white wine. Tremendous feel.

Great brew. Big hops presence, but not a big bitter bite and lingering is subtle. But full flavor with lots of character

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Photo of Elsuperjefe
3.09/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nose is sweet... Musky and grassy. Hop bomb for sure. Hops overwhelms pretty much everything else but sweet caramel and fruits come out after sitting for a while. 10.85 feels more like a 12... Crump style if it were a dance. Overall hops is a little sloppy but otherwise ok. Will probably not buy again.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sporklift87
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsonta
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hop_God
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.46/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours brilliant amber producing a rootbeer float quality stiff rocky cream colored foam cap that persists and grips the side of the glass.
S: malt aromas with some roast
T: The hops are big but so are the malt and the alcohol so the various elements achieve a détente. As the beer warms more fruit flavors come out – plum to peach and traces of melon and citrus.
F: Very creamy medium full body and medium carbonation.
O: Has a bitter tonic quality with barleywine levels of alcohol that evokes a mixed drink, and a very good one.

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Photo of TheMaharaja
4.49/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

If you appreciate imperial IPAs this is one of the best. Great balance for the strength

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Photo of craftbeersweden
4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour from a 22 Oz bottle I got from Total Wine & More Boynton Beach.

Hazy, dark orange with a one finger high creamy white head. A lot of lacing stays on the glass when the head dissapears.

Nose: A lot of hops! Orange, grapefruit, sugar, malt, apricot and peach.
Taste: Nuts, pine resin, apricot, citrus, brown sugar and biscuits.
Body: Full, complex body with light carbonation. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel. A very soft beer! The alcohol is very well hidden. A great balanced beer between the bitterness and the sweetness.

If I had the chance I would go back to this beer often!

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Photo of JoelClark
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Devil Dog Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 240 ratings
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