Alpha Dog Imperial IPA | Laughing Dog Brewing

very good
669 Ratings
Alpha Dog Imperial IPAAlpha Dog Imperial IPA

Brewed by:
Laughing Dog Brewing
Idaho, United States

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

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Photo of misternebbie
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of xtonytx
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluehende
2.48/5  rDev -34.6%
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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Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Zigg1919
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BeerGreg
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of SonOfKyuss
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of LouZ
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Big_V
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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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Photo of harryhops
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Erik-P
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Donkster46
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of mr-jj
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
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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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.96/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.63/5  rDev -4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.98/5  rDev +5%

Photo of hophugger
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy deepish-gold color with a one finger head which leaves pretty rapidly leaving gorgeous lacing all around. Aroma is pf pine, hops, resin, grapefruit. Taste is balanced well between hops, grapefruit, citrus, bitterness and malt sweetness. Wow, that was a mouthful. Feels great going down though would like a little more carbonation, seems a little flat. I cannot read what I think is some type of bottling date/code?. It is minute and blends into colors of the label. Overall, a good balanced beer lacking a little bubbles. Also, now as I am about half way through, I am getting just a little touch of alcohol taste.

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Alpha Dog Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
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