Thursday, October 21, 2010
Devil Dog Imperial IPA
Today's beer is Devil Dog Imperial IPA brewed by Laughing Dog Brewing in Ponderay, Idaho. Not quite sure how this one is different than its sister Alpha Dog Imperial IPA which I bought the same day. But I guess we'll see. Apparently Devil Dog has a Latin name: Diabolus Canis Imperiosus IPA. At 98 IBUs (1225 Maries), it is right at the border of believable. The label says this beer was triple dry hopped and that more than one might make me chew up my toys. Watch out children! Daddy's coming downstairs!
Pine and hoppy aroma with some caramel malt behind that. Quite the bitter little bitch start! Bitter and black pepper spiciness work together to attack your tongue right from the beginning. Immediately, however, there is this underlying sweet caramel along with a touch of bread that keeps this from being over-the-top. Along the way you will meet an unwelcome examination-room flavor, but you can probably get past that like I did. Lemon and orange citrus show up in the background. Alcohol starts to show up toward the end of big 22 as well, warming and drying all the way. Nice prickly carbonation works well with the alcohol and bitterness. Re-reading my Alpha Dog experience, I am going to have to give that one the edge, but this beer was pretty good as well. Drink up!
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