Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA | Laughing Dog Brewing

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726 Ratings
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Sneaky Pete Imperial IPASneaky Pete Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by CampusCrew on 03-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
726
Reviews:
187
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
15.71%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
101
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a slim finger’s worth of white foaminess that quickly dissipated leaving some stringy lacing roaming here and there. The smell had a decent sweet grapefruit with a slight grassiness and a decent caramel malt backbone. The taste copied the smell and brought in a slight extra citrus to give off a slight bittersweet appeal. A bitter citrus aftertaste leads to a quick dry caramel/citrus finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a more sipping quality about it. The carbonation seemed fairly rounded out, slightly smooth and didn’t have the expected punch that I wanted in a DIPA. Overall, at 10% and lack of harshness, I’m wondering if this was old. I didn’t see any date on the bottle, probably only have again if I knew it was fresh.

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Photo of Akyeras
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beejay
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: A deep brown color, hazy. With a decent sized tan head.

S: Grapefruit orange peel, and some nice sweet caramel.

T: Orange peel, grapefruit, a touch of pine, with a caramel and honey finish. Decently bitter with a definite booze finish.

M: Medium in body with fairly active carbonation.

O: Overall a pretty tasty brew. Not the greatest of the style, but a very passable IIPA

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Photo of Redscot
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JPadilla
4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobert84
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcel371
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NonicPanic
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsalz21
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chicagoish
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the duke of drunkenness, and chief of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, pine. Taste is resin, pine, malts, alcohol is making it's presence felt, fairly bitter. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of jhlosito75
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teromous
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottled 12/04/15

Appearance: Right off the bat I notice a ton of carbonation. Be careful when pouring this thing. The head is massive and has a creamy texture with an eggshell white color. The body is very murky. I can't see anything through it. The body of the beer is a deep orange brown color.

Aroma: It has a big malty nose with a fairly strong pine resin aroma. It smells a lot like a Barleywine.

Taste: The flavor mimics the aroma. It has a lot of malt flavor that is mixed with this strong pine flavor.

Mouthfeel: It is a very smooth and thick beer. It has a fairly heavy and dextrinous mouthfeel. The finish is extremely slick.

Overall: It drinks like an under-attenuated Barleywine but it has a very characteristic "East Coast" flavor. The flavors are good but the texture of the beer is way off. It is just too thick and syrupy. It is still drinkable and I can sit here and finish the beer but it just isn't a solid enough beer as a whole for me to want to drink it again. I don't really recommend it either.

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Photo of shreead
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AD17
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burkbom23
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Irrationalist
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andrebeavers
3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Workingquad
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Surprise brew for me only bought because I liked the name. Really smooth tasting with a sneaky kick hence 10% abv.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Super unfiltered,lots of haze here bordering on hefeweizen territory. Aroma was grassy, simcoe sharpness on top of that, almost a darker chocolate malt vibe in the smallest degree.

Tasted drops more of the grassiness. Plenty bitter but not boozy, covered the alcohol, a little woodsiness to it. A good beer, doesn't do anything bad or excellent.

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Photo of Lukebell15
4.36/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SierraStonePoint
2.65/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
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