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:
#21,139
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
730
pDev:
15.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
101
Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 2/10/2012: Pours a very cloudy orange amber color with a 1 finger creamy light tan head that was full of tiny bubbles and faded slowly to average, leaving good spotty lacing.

Smells of sweet malt, caramel, mango, pineapple, orange, guava, citrus hops, pine hops, brown sugar, dark fruit, light herbs, floral hops, syrup and graham cracker; the sweetness and citrus are aggressive and like a barleywine and yet so sweet and hoppy like fresh wet hops were added. No trace of the 10% ABV in the nose, just lots of strong sweet notes.

Tastes very sweet and boozy up front, with of caramel, toffee, mango, pineapple, orange, guava, citrus hops, biscuit, sweet malt, butter, piney hops, brown sugar, dark fruit, light herbs, floral hops, syrup, light cinnamon, graham cracker, and blueberry pancake; it is a very sweet beer, with strong piney and citrus hops almost dominating, but allowing some malt and booze (almost like rum) to add some balance. It leans well towards the sweet side, but this is still OK to drink for a DIPA. It’s close to being too sweet and offensive, but has enough juicy hop flavors to make this drinkable.

Mouthfeel is thick and smooth, buttery, with a chewy, heavy body, very basic carbonation and a bitter citrus aftertaste (complete with a pucker like sucking a grapefruit).

Overall I liked it, but it was a tad bit too sweet and the alcohol made it hard to put down easy, so this is not something I would seek out again. There are a lot better DIPA’s out there, but I’m glad I was able to try this sweet juicy brew.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.27/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark orangey amber in the tall tulip. Modest foam with a pleasantly spritzy mouthfeel. Aromas of pine and herbal tea.

Strong flavors of malt as well as hops. Something like sugar cookie dough with a big dose of hops. Fruity and aromatic at first sip. Tasted like candied hop cones after a while. Rich and quite sweet. The hops are on the dank side with sharp and spicy flavors. On the whole quite strong, very hot, tasting of alcohol.

The murky and herbaceous type of big DIPA, though even sweeter than many. From the 12 o bottle purchased at Total Wine in Huntington Beach. Label says it was bottled 4/27/12.

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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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