Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA | Laughing Dog Brewing

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Sneaky Pete Imperial IPASneaky Pete Imperial IPA
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Sneaky Pete Imperial IPASneaky Pete Imperial IPA

Brewed by:
Laughing Dog Brewing
Idaho, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by CampusCrew on 03-28-2011

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of jjanega08
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 4/05/12

A= Pours a deep amber color with a nice off white finger of head on it that holds nice retention and lacing.

S= The smell is actually unique for an IIPA. Floral is what comes to mind first. There's sort of a parsley smell to it as well as some straight green vegies.

T= The taste again brings flowers to mind. I wouldn't be surprized if this beer was brewed with flowers. Parsley and green vegetation some to mind as well as a bit of a malty backbone. I can say with certainty this is the only IIPA that I've had that tastes like this.

M= Nice low carbonation and nice weight

O= This is a unique IIPA. You don't see that enough these days I would say. It steps aside from the hop mouth punch and moves onto something a little different. Flowers and a vegetative character that I've never found before. This one is worth checking out just because it's different.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from 22 oz bomber bottled on 030512

A- pours a clear dark copper color with a tan 1 finger head and some good lacing, a dark looking 2ips
S- was tropical fruit hops bouquet and sweet malts
T- was tropical hops front and center very little bitterness followed by sweet malts and some citrus/pine hops
M- was smooth,creamy and sweet with pungent tropical hops
10% ABV well hidden
O- a sweeter 2ipa than i like leaned towards the malty side at time was very drinkable and floral in the hop profile at $9 a bomber i wont be buying very often, def worth a try

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle date of 3/15/12; Poured into Founders snifter on 4/22

Pours pretty dark for the class: copper colored with an off-white head. Looks quite appetizing in a snifter, as the cream-colored head rises about an inch. Head sticks for a few minutes, then dissipates into some pleasant lacing. Lacing looks like Ireland in the middle of the ocean. I' getting a few things in the smell: apricot/mango type fuit, with some malty grain. This one has a bit of lingering bitterness, but definitely not like many contemporaries of the class. Some of the dark fruit flavors come through: dried apricot or prune. There is a touch of an onion-like taste. It's not entirely off putting, but seems to be a bit of an off note. Very little booziness here: hidden by the fruit/malt profile.

Overall: pleasant, drinkable. Glad to have met it! A few notes away from being a giant. Could use a bit more bittering, but the flavor profile works for me.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Globe glass.

A. Poured 1 finger head. Good retention. Moderate lacing. Color is a dark amber orange. Color is darker than a lot of other DIPAs.

S. Can smell hops as soon as you crack open the bottle. Resiny piney hop aroma. Has some sweet caramel malt base. Has a bit of a different earthy aroma.

T. Taste is pretty mellow. Not a whole lot of hop flavor. Has a semi sweet biscuity malt flavor. Lingering sweetness in the mouth. No discernable bitterness. Has a bit of honey sweetness on the finish.

M. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Finishes sweet.

O. A decent DIPA. Pretty sweet. Not a lot of hop flavor or bitterness. Easy drinking. Overall, I like the flavor of the majority of other DIPAs better than this one.

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to my brother for this beer, which has a bottled on date of 2/29/12.

A moderate pour reveals a finger and a half of banana cream colored head. Holding this beer up to the light reveals a translucent orange/amber color with an army of bubbles rushing to the top of the glass. The head retention is nice, and lacing really clings to the glass during consumption.

The aroma is mainly hops. I'm getting a mix of pineapple, grapefruit and pine. After a couple of sniffs, your malt backbone comes through.

The flavor profile does not live up to the promise on the nose. Mild citrus character mixes with a candy sugar sweetness. Bready malt comes in for a second or two, then passes the mic to the piney finish.

The sip starts off easy going, then turns real creamy halfway over the tongue. Carbonation is practically a no-show here. Dry finish.

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3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy dark reddish copper in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high beige head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a ring of bubbles around the edge and a web of lacing on the sides of the glass.
S: The smell has interesting aromas of grapefruit, orange and passion fruit from the variety of hops.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has lots of fruity flavors from the hops along with hints of caramel malts and spicy rye. Only a subtle amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation; it coats your mouth but isn’t crisp or sticky.
O: This beer has a great balance between malts and hops and hides its alcohol remarkably well. It would make a great pairing with food.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: rust orange body, trace tan head,
very nice lacing

S: big candy sugar, smooth malt, mild pine

T: sweet candy sugar, malt, caramel, long bitter slow finish

M: med body, smooth/oily mouth

O: Love the style, but this is just not my thing.
Too sweet and seems to lack my hops i love.


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Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 740 ratings