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Laughing Dog "AlphaDog"
Laughing Dog Brewing - Ponderay, Idaho USA
Imperial IPA (ABV 8.5%) (IBU 127)

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Aroma: 6/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 15/20

The pour was a cloudy medium orange with a large (2-3 finger) white cottony head that receded slowly, down to a few fluffy puddles and a medium collar with good sticky spotty lacing.

The aroma was on the mild side with a light grain malt, pine hops and an earthy yeast and had notes of caramel, honey and citrus (grapefruit and orange).

The taste was a malty bitter-sweet with hints of honey and caramel from the onset, but quickly became intensely hoppy with a strong citrus peel taste and a nice grapefruit presence at the end. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow, with a bold hoppy citrus taste left lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a decent moderate to strong carbonation.

Overall not as bitter as I expected. Although it was nice and hoppy with a mild caramel sweetness mixed in, to put it simply it is a great Imperial IPA...

Sampled: 9/18/2012
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