Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA | Laughing Dog Brewing

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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:
728
Reviews:
188
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
15.71%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
101
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0
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Ratings: 728 |  Reviews: 188
Photo of Odysseyalien
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On cask at Churchkey beer bar, D.C. It.looks great, smell is super west coast dipa piney, mouthfeel is smooth almost oily. Taste is a good balance between hops and malt. I've liked what I've had by Laughing Dog in the past and this is no exception. Would buy this again.

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Photo of Bruce0920
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dvmin98
2.32/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of gmcsierra91
4.65/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Herze
3.44/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ssippisam
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aratcliffe
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jw4free
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TShasta
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not the greatest imperial. Little on the creamy side. Not very complex.

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

Photo of Colin32
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ordybill
4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- A thick smelling blend of strong hops and a touch of malt, very good.
Appearance- Pours a golden brown with a slight amount of haze. Has a medium off-white head.
Taste- A big hop and yeast flavor that hides the high ABV. Really enjoyable.
Palate- A heavy bodied beer with moderate carbonation, has a very creamy texture.
Overall- A very good American DIPA, It is hard to find in Georgia but I would buy it again.

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

Nothing overly exiting or inventive about this IPA. Still a decent beer, but not a standout.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this in a tulip.
The appearance was a hazy bronzed orange color with a one finger white foamy head that died off within less than a minute. Lingering lacing moderates itself around the glass.
The smell blended warm tropical bittersweet citrus and light caramel malts.
The taste was fully bittersweet taking the bittersweet to roll into the aftertaste and leave a semi-drying finish.
The mouthfeel sat about a light to medium in body with a decent sipping quality about it. Alcohol seems to hide itself, but I don't see any dates anywhere so I don't know how old this is, either.
Overall, still with the aroma and taste, I like it and would have it again.

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Photo of PhilHeinricke
2.53/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Not My Fav

I love IPAs. I'd walk a mile in high heels to get some IPA. But this is probably one of the worst IPAs I've ever had. IPAs are known for their bitterness, but his takes the bitterness to a whole nother level. It was so bad that I ended up pouring the last few ounces down the drain, something that I have only done one other time.

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

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

Photo of pat61
4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: The slight haze as the rich garnet tinged amber liquid fills the glass portends a major dose of hops. The pour produces a rocky 3” cream colored foam cap that grips the sides of the glass leaving ledges of lace.
S: Hops dominate the nose over a background of hefty malt and alcohol.
T: A malty sweet yeasty starts inches back before a big dose of hops and when their flavors blend with the rich malts spices such as cardamom or cola come forward mixed with light red fruits. Everything is big and bold but balanced.
F: This has a creamy, luscious chewy body that sits very softly in the mouth.
O: This is a beer that does a fine job replacing biter, mixed drinks.

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Photo of Pens1967
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gopens44
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one is almost always on the shelf. Perhaps it lacks the sexiness of a brand new DIPA to the market or it gets lost in all the seasonal and limited DIPA releases, but it certainly fits the bill for a go to DIPA. Hints of honey in an otherwise piney bitter brew with very good balance and equally satisfying body. Aftertaste lingers for just a bit with a bitterness that isn't overly cloying in sweetness yet isn't' thin. Good all around DIAP for taking care of that DIPA Jones you may get during the off-season for DIPAs

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Photo of toothirsty
3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aronvln
3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
3.82 out of 5 based on 728 ratings.
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