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Imperial Hyper Dog | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.2/5
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213 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
pdubs.net

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Hyper Dog has gone supernova, in the milkiest way! We've sent the classic Hyper Dog over the moon with more malt, chocolate, vanilla, and coffee in this imperialized spacecraft beer. Just liftoff the cap, and enjoy this universally delicious, far-out brew.

Added by atomic on 10-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,708
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
213
pDev:
7.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
39
Trade:
1
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Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdFed
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.69/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A dark dark looking stout with no head but mocha pencil thin crown of lace. The cocoa and fresh coffee aroma waft from the glass but definitely leaning more on the chocolaty side. A deep rich, thick, and gooey smell. A chocolate fiasco on the taste buds, chocolate syrup like, with a twinge of the coffee, and a fantastic vanilla note to finish it off. Great feel with a smooth, slick body but nice carbonation. A near perfect beer for me. By far the best milk stout I've tried. This beer does not disappoint and is definitely worth seeking!!

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Photo of stortore
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 1/24/17, had 2/18/17.

Pours a dark brown, opaque and oily looking, with a short head and some soapy, oily lacing. Smells of lightly roasted malts, cocoa, coffee, chocolate, toffee, and vanilla, which is stronger as it warms. The flavor is more coffee forward, lighter malts than the nose- but still vibrant, chocolate, some vanilla, cocoa- this pops out more as it warms, caramel, light lactose, a light spicy taste that runs underneath. Some sweetness, but it's not cloying. Very smooth, creamy, a great medium to full body, well- carbonated.

A fun one to drink, lots of flavor- really great coffee, and a terrific feel. Had the first batch, too, and this is about as good. A Pipeworks gem that's worth a purchase each time it comes around.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a collar of light tan bubbles around the edge of the glass and some wisps of lacing on the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of chocolate are present in the nose.
T: This taste follow the smell an has hints of cocoa nibs and vanilla, with bits of coffee also noticeable.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a good balance between the flavors of cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and chocolate. Only faint bits of alcohol are noticeable.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of smithj4
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of themegamancave
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out a pitch-black color with a small, brown head of foam. It smelled of vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Nice roasty flavor with strong vanilla notes. A touch of dark chocolate.

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Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of leefx
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveTheBrit
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L- horse of very deep dark brown. With a large, frothy MoCA head that dissipates very quickly.
S- coffee beans, vanilla, a lactose Malts.
T- taste follows the nose. Knows. A nice Imperial bite to a sweet milk stout with coffee and vanilla beans and cocoa nibs.
F- Smoother than a babies but with a nice imperial bite.
O- Awesome mulk stout.

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Photo of Dankacheese
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mschrei
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Pipeworks NvU snifter. Seems lighter colored than a lot of stouts, with thinning edges and lacing that didn't quite go away. Scents of chocolate, vanilla, and coffee are very prevalent, and all blend together nicely on the taste. A sweet beer throughout, but it's not overpowering, and there's a slight alcohol burn underneath. Delivers exactly what is advertised, and yet another damn fine beer from PDub.

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Photo of DubiousGopher
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryarms847
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep dark brown but sits midnight black in the glass with a bubbly layer of light tan foam that dissipates to a thin ring.

Pungently sweet aroma of cacao nibs, vanilla, and lactose accompanies wonderful notes of freshly roasted coffee.

Aroma translates directly to flavor, all aspects including the vanilla, cacao nibs, sweet lactose, and roasty coffee compliment each other tremendously.

Full-bodied, low-medium carbonation, semi-chewy, sweet, roasty.

Overall, this is a damn good brew. A great after dinner sipper.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pstam87
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Imperial Hyper Dog from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 213 ratings
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