Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA | Laughing Dog Brewing

Sneaky Pete Imperial IPASneaky Pete Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
65.5%
Liked This Beer
3.75 w/ 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:
#20,721
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
730
Liked:
478
Avg:
3.75/5
pDev:
15.73%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
101
Trade:
0
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Photo of mvanaskie13
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner style glass, color is darker amber, opaque, with copper edges; head is light tan, very dense and thick, presenting about 1" thick then lingering with feint lacing.

Smell is lightly boozy, with very balanced amounts of malt and piney bitterness, touch of grapefruit; malt scents are light toast, caramel and biscuit.

Taste is surprising for this strength, pretty well balanced, very bitter but not overdone. Malt sweetness is present and flavors are similar to the nose, toast and caramel hints of biscuit.

Mouthfeel is lightly cloying and strong on the tongue, but expected at this strength and with this color, maybe a touch too much for my preference.

Overall, very well done dipa, surprising balance for its strength; presents with a hint that it might be to sweet, but the great bitter and hop flavors clean it up well.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: amber blood orange body with a one finger, if that, bone white head and little to no lacing

Aroma: citrus and grassy hops, little fruity – mango like, very aromatic, lightly toasted grains,

Flavors: rich caramel malts; toasted sweet grains; a solid combination of grapefruit, little pine, and sweet pink peppercorn;

Mouthfeel: fine fizzy carbonation feel, almost creamy, sticky hops, nice bitterness, balanced with an earthy sweetness, nice alcohol warmth, pink peppercorn and red grapefruit on the finish, full-medium body,

To the Point: this is a very nice Imperial IPA; it gets better as it warms up; this is a must try; and I am personally feeling the 10%

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4.26/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

eyes...
a nit over one finger of foam, a deep ruby red tone with a mere smattering of bubbles rising up, lacing is a really nice drape of microbubbles of equal proportion, some legs are apparent from the ABV, pretty good looking, the hue is definitely different from many DIPAs passing through these parts

nose...
some big pine and citrus (grapefruit), definite malt lurking underneath that melds with the alcohol, you can sense the alcohol but it is like smelling a barleywine, you kind of expect the scent and enjoy it rather than it being a distraction from a brew that is to hot alcohol wise, the hop aroma is by no means a bomb destroying you with hop-dom, I would guess this is not dry hopped but that is fine, I like the balance here, I suppose it reminds me of Bigfoot but yet without that barleywine twang if you know what I mean

taste etc...
thick and juicy booty, very subtle carbonation.. it almost lulls you into thinking it has none but it has just enough to carry the weight, the massive amounts of malt really carry the water here, loads of body and backbone support the medium strong hop punch, this is not a mouth destroying hop experience, the balance of the hop varities is really nice with the malts chosen, for the ABV this is remarkably smooth, it has a sweet finish which masks the alcohol hit but you do get the nice bittering at the same time, this really hits on all points
body
feel
bitterness
hop punch
malt sweetness

it is in balance which is not always the case with beers in this ABV range/style.

verdict?
I had tried various things from this brewery in the past and was actually unimpressed, well, paint me silly and call me hoohah, this is one damn awesome brew, a definite sleeper this thing just seems so easy going that it will tank you without you noticing, but the main point is how well rounded/crafted this is. is it a pure DIPA ? eh... who cares, it is a damn fine beer. and as far as I know dogs can not laugh... but I have seen them smile.

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4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an amber brown leaning more towards amber with a full head. Head retains well. Chunky lacing on the glass.

S: Piney hops, sweet caramel aroma.

T: Full flavor - starts sweet - nice malting. Caramel, grapefruit, pine. Bitter hop aftertaste and really nicely balanced.

M: Good, but falls somewhat short of other ratings. Not as full as expected but still nice.

O: Great brew.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sneaky Pete's is very comparable to Hopslam but runs about 60% the cost and is available late spring and all summer. It is a great imperial IPA with an abundance of hops and a smooth finish. At 10% it is strong but by no means shows its high alcohol % in its taste. A great starter to any evening of drinking.

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Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
Beer rating: 65.5% out of 100 with 730 ratings
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