Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA | Laughing Dog Brewing

Sneaky Pete Imperial IPASneaky Pete Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
3.75/5
730 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by CampusCrew on 03-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,299
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
730
pDev:
15.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
101
Trade:
0
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4.65/5  rDev +24%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Photo of beertunes
3.21/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly hazy orange-gold color with less than a half-inch of light khaki head that had low retention and lacing.

The aroma mostly had some sweet malts as a base, with a light pine hop scent on top. There was a bit of citrus hops in the background. On the tongue, there were the same sweet malts and piney hops. The citrus hop taste was a bi bitter on the finish.

The body was on the full side of medium, which was OK for me, but the bitter finish lingered too long. Drinkability was decent enough, for a 10% brew, and my 12oz was gone quickly enough. Overall, a pretty take on the style, worth a shot if you see it.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of bunkyzzz
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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3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

poured from 12oz bottle into standard pint glass. Bottled on 2/10/13, so a bit older than would be preferred.

Knew I was in trouble upon cracking open the cap and the beer foamed over. Not a lot. but you wouldn't expect that from a beer that's been upright in the fridge for 2 weeks.

Appearance was ok, deep amber, quite hazy, slightly off white head which retained. Most lacing was around the original head. Faint but persistent stream of bubbles.

Smell was soapy with a few floral tones.

Taste & mouth was not what I expected, or perhaps I should have. Zero hop taste, but loads of malt. Alcohol taste toward the end, then bitter on the middle back of the tongue. Semi thick cloying syrupy feel on the tongue. Sweet, but not in an appealing way. Later, the 10.0 alcohol kicked in. No, I am not liking this one bit.

Overall, not something I enjoyed. Perhaps it would be more pleasing in the winter months. Upon reading the label, this beer was "bottled and brewed for" their Virginia distributor. I am in PA, and Shangy's distributes out here, but I can't think of any reason that should matter in the taste. Guessing their beers get redistributed out east as needed.

Hopefully I have an opportunity to taste a fresher one in the future. Otherwise, it's adios to Sneaky Pete.

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3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: The liquid pours a clear amber and is topped by an impressive head that does its job on the lacing front

Smell: Big, biscuity caramel malts with spearmint and pine sap

Taste: Up front, the taste buds are overwhelmed by the malt - caramel, biscuit and some spicy rye; in the middle, the hops come on strong, bringing an aggressive bitterness that verges on piney but is generally just bitter; in the finish, the malts dominate though the hops don't give up

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: As others have noticed, this beer comes off more like a Barleywine than a DIPA; I don't really care for the hop profile and I prefer my DIPAs to be a bit more one-sided in favor of the hops

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Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 730 ratings
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