Devil Dog Imperial IPA | Laughing Dog Brewing

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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
Ratings:
239
Reviews:
126
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.87%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 239 |  Reviews: 126
Photo of melza
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jvodom
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KomodoDragon
4.26/5  rDev +12.4%
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 -18.5%
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 -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sporklift87
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsonta
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hop_God
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.46/5  rDev +17.7%
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 +18.5%
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 +13.2%
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 +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Akravatz
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of Dutyfreechamp
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of harryhops
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of TrojanRB
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of inspektor
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of stevoj
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Hop assault right from the beginning. Hazy orange/amber body with small soapy head. Aroma is strong pine cleaner, taste is sharp and bitter, hops and citrus. Tang hides the high ABV which lurks in the background, but does provide some warmth in the throat. Medium lingering bitter finish.

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Photo of wrightst
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of malfunxion
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of PickwickHopz
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Devil Dog Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
3.79 out of 5 based on 239 ratings.
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