Laughing Dog Rocket Dog Rye IPA | Laughing Dog Brewing

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by John_M on 11-08-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
273
Reviews:
122
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
15.3%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 273 |  Reviews: 122
Photo of MJ64
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noelito76
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrsqc7
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerBobber
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
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 +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.1/5  rDev +12%
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 +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mthomp081
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coronaeus
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
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 +3.6%
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 -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shigg85
4.16/5  rDev +13.7%
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 +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
4.21/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aussiebeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.27/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A couple of years ago Prima had 22 oz bottles of this for $8.95. We had several and went back a few days later for more.
L: Pours gold to amber with a slight haze under a vigorous cream colored foam cap.
S: Hoppy, spicy floral nose, spice from the rye, slight fruit but hard to pin down T: Richly flavored with spicy rye flavors, rich malt, fruit, some citrus.
F: Medium body and carbonation. Starts smooth but finishes with a little acid bite from the carbonation
O: The bottle was fresh, the flavors vibrant and well balanced and the beer went gloriously well with Italian food

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Photo of TheBeard89
2.96/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MjBrewhouse
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steve78
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Laughing Dog Rocket Dog Rye IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
3.66 out of 5 based on 273 ratings.
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