Laughing Dog Rocket Dog Rye IPA | Laughing Dog Brewing

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Laughing Dog Rocket Dog Rye IPALaughing Dog Rocket Dog Rye IPA
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3.64/5
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Laughing Dog Rocket Dog Rye IPALaughing Dog Rocket Dog Rye IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by John_M on 11-08-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,817
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
279
pDev:
15.38%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
23
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Ratings: 279 |  Reviews: 126
Photo of billstyler
4.67/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I'm unable to enjoy wheat and barley brews, so rye and rice are the ones I can enjoy. I didn't know what to expect w/ Rocketdog Rye IPA, but living near their brewery, I've had most of what they brew. Rocketdog Rye IPA was a pleasant surprise. Although I may be a little biased since I am wedged into a narrow field of brews, this one doesn't fall into any of my lower-class review categories. It will be one of my common refreshments this summer. The ratings are on a relative scale. Since rye and rice brews are not like barley, or wheat, to my palate, the ratings only pertain to rye brew comparisons.

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Photo of dueserdo
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's very good. Thought the 22 oz. bottle was a lot for a 1st time taste, but I was wrong. Really enjoyed this one. Would not hesitate to buy this again. The ABV of 6.9 is perfect for me. Do not know the IBU, but it seeks perfect.

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Photo of ChuckTom
4.37/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gandres
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle from Costco poured to glass
Sight: light amber, very hazy, big of white foam that slowly goes away
Smell: good, fragrant, hoppy, some grains
Taste: very good, bitter
Feel: very good, lively carbonation, long finish, bitter aftertaste
Overall: very good beer, ok to repeat

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a burnt yellow/orange color, slightly glossy/golden with a nice transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace to fill a one finger white foamy sustaining head. Subtle bubbles roam here and there inside of the head. Messy roaming lacing sticks and then slides into the beer. The aroma starts sticky sweet to lightly spiced rye. Low citric pulpiness and subtle resin helps to balance. Super subtle caramel malt comes out after a bit of warming. The flavor takes is basically the same with stoked by the rye sweetness. Semi-dry sweet to lightly spiced aftertaste with the same finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation rides light, feels good. Overall, good rye IPA that I could come back to.

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Photo of MJ64
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noelito76
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Impetuous
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bright copper with billowing head. Good lacing.

Taste is bright. As others have noted the rye comes through as the beer warms. The result is malt breads with rye spiciness punctuated by vague sweet hops coalescing into rather light bitterness. Despite the complexity the heavy carbonation makes the beer feel quite smooth.

Overall quite good.

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Photo of elglueckert
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerBobber
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with an off white tan leaning soapy head. The carbonation was crazy! Splitting a bomber between glasses when poured even at a slow rate the head just powered up like crazy.

Smell was a lot of citrus and tropical fruits, think pineapple and mangoes. As it warmed there was a bit of dankness coming off the hops and some pine.

Taste is bitter tropical fruits with some bready malts balancing the bitterness of the hops. And with an ABV of 6.9 you get no alcohol warming.

Mouth feel is clean with a crisp almost dry finish.

This was a pretty solid IPA that we picked up in a fairly inexpensive bomber. If this was offered in a six pack I would like to pick some up now and then. With lots of IPA's out there this one does a good job of representing itself.

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Photo of drned
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

You get one of those dullard gold colors out of it, ample clarity for a rye beer. Lace was consistent, a nice feature for a beer with hops. Comes off equal parts forest and citrus, smells like Simcoe.

Taste again drops substantial Simcoe flavors. Rye an afterthought. Stayed away from heavier crystal malt. Very little rye here I would guess. Its a good Simcoe hopped beer that is dry and relatively light. Good price on the bombers, but for a repeat purchase, I'm gonna need a 4/6 pack bro. . .

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Photo of Irrationalist
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful slightly hazy amber-gold with a generous creamy head. Spicy floral aroma and a slight taste of hop bitterness. I'm not able to detect the rye taste that some have noted, but that could just be me. Overall, a very enjoyable IPA.

Edited: As this beer warms, the smell and taste of rye becomes very noticeable.

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mthomp081
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coronaeus
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22fl.oz. bottle

Clear gold with a moderate bubbly head. Pine and spice on the nose. Spicy rye comes through in the taste with nice strong bitter notes. Medium carbonation. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is dandy Rye IPA. I love Sandpoint and the Laughing Dog is always on the itinerary when we pass through. This is a nice, well balanced IPA that allows the rye to shine through. If you are passing through, I highly recommend you stop by.

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Photo of Briken
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shigg85
4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is one of the rye-est beers I've ever had -- think pumpernickel bread in liquid form! Wow, is this good Rye IPA! All of the hoppy bitterness you want but with a rye aftertaste that just begs for a pastrami sandwich to go with it!

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Photo of petewheeler
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aussiebeer
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Laughing Dog Rocket Dog Rye IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 279 ratings