Alpha Dog Imperial IPA | Laughing Dog Brewing

BA SCORE
85
very good
672 Ratings
Alpha Dog Imperial IPAAlpha Dog Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A true hop bomb brewed plenty of Columbus and Mt Hood hops for a piney hop character. Premium Pale, Honey and Munich malt make this beer a little less malty but packing plenty of hop punch.

127 IBU

Added by bitterthebetter on 02-14-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
672
Reviews:
310
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
13.76%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
52
For Trade:
0
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3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.48/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This was an old malt bomb. I do not usually rate old obviously over the hill beer, but in this case no bottled on dates. So this is what you get.

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3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Wow! Can't believe I slept on this great brew. Glad I tried it finally. The hops explode in my mouth. Juicy,hoppy, and smooth. Everything you expect in a great IPA. Will buy again.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a bomber. Reviewed 7/7/14.

Color is amber with a nice white head. Good retention and lacing. Smells is generic citrus with a sweet malty backing Fruity and juicy. Flavor is strong hop blast on the palate which gives way to some sweet caramel before finishing with a crisp bitter taste. Pretty nice. Body is medium, moderate carbonation with some hop resins.

Overall, a tasty DIPA that I would be happy to drink again.

S- Pine and earthy notes, some dry citrus. Malt notes are a bit sweet, and fruity.

T- Strong hop profile of citrus peel, with just a bit of a malt background. The hop character tips the scale on this one.

M- Fairly full in body. Thick and sticky. Long dry finish.

O- There's no denying this is imperial. Bitterness is way up there, with not a lot else to help balance it out.

BWED, Jul 02, 2014

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Alpha Dog Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
3.78 out of 5 based on 672 ratings.
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