Tuesday, March 12, 2013
I like Laughing Dog's Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA. It pours pale red/marble brown with a huge head that became a problem while pouring. I had to work around it. The aroma has a lot of malt and hops, and a background quality that reminded me a little bit of the smell of crayons, and I don't mean that as a bad thing at all. The flavor is so smoothly malty that this is, to me, kinda like a heavily hopped red ale. The malt is just very rich, and there are notes of ginger and a little rye, but the big, bitter grapefruit citrus at the end just screams IPA. Once I got past all that foam I liked this beer a lot.