Devil Dog Imperial IPA | Laughing Dog Brewing

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239 Ratings
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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:
16
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 239 |  Reviews: 126
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%

Photo of GClarkage
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of sammyg832
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of quietmau5
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of alotofcoffee
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of bismarksays
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of megamass
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of justinm4bama
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of clayrock81
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clearish auburn tinted golden body with two finger head and a descending lace ring. Typical strong, overpowering citric, piney, sharp hop aroma that is typical in these beers. This wasn't a bad beer but for some reason it just didn't click with me and became a chore to finish as I got down to the last quarter of bomber. Citric hop bitterness is plenty here (might I say tenfold) and the ABV isn't a nuisance until beer warms near finish. However, outside of the hops there wasn't too much going on in this simplistic beer b/c I found the malts (sweet caramel, bread) that could add balance and complexity to this beer to be minimal at best. A decent "DIPA" but not my first choice.

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Photo of ThreeFishes
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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