Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA | Laughing Dog Brewing

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Sneaky Pete Imperial IPASneaky Pete Imperial IPA

Brewed by:
Laughing Dog Brewing
Idaho, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by CampusCrew on 03-28-2011

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Single 12oz purchased from Wine and Beer Westpark in Glen Allen VA - poured into DFH snifter

After over 100 reviews this is my first perfect score. I questioned myselft a lot before deciding to make it perfect.. but I honestly can find nothing wrong with this beer in every category.

Pours a perfect complex amber with a sparkling fluffy head that stays around and leaves beautiful lacing. Head is easily brought back with agitation to get more out of the nose. Smells of citrusy, minty hops in the most enjoyable way I've ever experienced. Tastes like the smoothest 10% beer I've ever had. This is a perfectly balanced IPA (which for me means a little to the bitter side) but it maintains this subtle tartness in the background. The beer feels so smooth, it's ridiculous. Most DIPAs get boozy for me as they warm, but this did not at all.

Overall - this is the best IPA or DIPA I have ever had. Knocks Hopslam down as well as 90, racer 5, ruinition.. I can't believe I said that but it is true in my opinion.

Please buy one if you can

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA is an American Double/Imperial brew. The color of the beer is a sort of deep auburn. The froth is of a light amount on a light medium thick scale. The body is in between medium and thick on a similar scale. The smell is of a very fresh nature and is quite unique.

Sneaky Pete is a great American Double/Imperial in my opinion. It is a sort of unique and good balance of flavor and lightness. The lightness of this beer sort of exists in a bubble of medium and hoppy flavor. The hoppyness is sort of balanced out by this lightness, and it provides for a nice hearty and not too spiced but very satisfyingly hopped flavor.

This beer is one of those great savoring beers, there is a sort of pocket of medium flavor if one will refreshingly packed in between the hoppy for and after taste, and hence it almost allows one to savor the hoppyness in an even more satisfying way.

Sneaky Pete is a really great beer to satisfy one's hop hankering, and in general.

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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4.89/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The DIPA pours a deep amber-red to near ruby in color, transparent except for the chill haze, an off white 4 finger head rises atop, but recedes quickly leaving light lacing.

A wonderful aroma of ripe citrus and incredibly floral hops rises from my tulip. There is also a light mustiness, but it only seems to add more character.

Tastes of sweet roast malt, perfectly ripe grapefruit, floral hops that hint at pineapple, alcohol, and more hops expressed in the bitter finish, make this one well-rounded brew.

Medium bodied, but it seems light for such a flavorful beer. Hops lend an oily feel and a bit of heartburn in the throat, and the alcohol is warming.

A very easy drinking beer for a 10% ABV. The well-balanced taste and aroma make it spectacular.

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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

my girlfriend gave me a 4 pack and it made me very happy. what can i say, it's from idaho. what else comes from Idaho that you would drive 30 minutes to get? it's strong enough to let you know it, but no unpleasant over-alcohol flavor.
great color, great head, great first gulp. fills the nose, fills the whole head.
for Imperials, this beer stands up with Lagunitas Sucks..
definitely try it. you will like it. especially if your girlfriend gives you a 4 pack.

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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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4.65/5  rDev +24%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.58/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance = very dark copper with minimal head but some decent lacing. Not the best looking beer in my glass.

Smell - One of the most fruity hopped beers I've ever smelled. Strong apricot pressence. Wonderful and perfect smell.

Taste - For 10% ABV this beer is fabulous. Incredible flavors that match the smell, with a nice balance of hop and malt complexity. Very smooth and easy to drink for such a strong beer.

Mouthfeel - Very buttery and pleasant on the tongue.

Overall - For a beer I've never heard any buzz about at all, this one is great if you like fruity hopped strong IPAs. I highly recommend this one.

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4.56/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is currently my favorite ipa. It has such a great smell and body to it that I look forward to a Friday evening to pour myself a glass. Luckily my local beer shop carries 4 packs.

It really packs a punch so I'm one and done.

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4.51/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

(bottled on 10 Mar 2014 - poured into a balloon)

NOTE: despite the label stating this is an "Imperial IPA", I believe they are mistaken, and this beer is more in the style of American Barleywine, with this being most similar to a SA Bigfoot

A: crystal clear liquid, surprisingly dark copper in color... dull, recycled paper white foam that just sits there for awhile... chunky, 3-D, crystalline lace... way too dark for an IPA - perfect color for a barleywine though

S: pine, custard-y fruit... the Centennial seems to poke out in the mix... a flash of dried berries and perhaps ginger snap that soon morph into a distinct raspberry sorbet scent... potent, inviting, smoothie-like... beautiful composition, but nothing too unique - textbook West Coast IPA hop aromas

T: noticeable dark crystal malt (80? 90? apparently, none)... mildly toasty... rich fruit syrup (Simcoe?)... large perception of sweetish, melanoidin-rich caramel in the aftertaste - hop-embellished... huge malts, potent hopping yet with a soft edge to the bitterness... smooth-ass booze with a hint of fusel

M: lusciously viscous up front, the alcohol draws it away quietly... the bitterness seems to enhance the dryness in the finish... heaven for malt-o-philes

O: summing up - definitely comes across most like an American Barleywine akin to (fresh) Bigfoot - it's gotta be a clone of it, or maybe they got their recipes or labels mixed up - either way, they oughta straighten that out and re-label the style... this is a very tasty beer, wonderfully dry, and exactly what I needed at the end of the day

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Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
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