Today’s review is on…
Laughing Dog Brewing IPA
- 6.4% ABV
- 5.3 SRM
- 66.5 IBU
It has a transparent, light golden-brown color with an airy white head that sticks to the sides of the glass. Lots of tiny bubbles float up to the top.
Spicy hops mixed with some citrus. It’s quite potent, in a good way.
For the aroma it gives off, the taste is quite mild and a little bland. It starts off with a fair kick of hops but quickly dissipates to a flat, underwhelming flavor of grain. After a few mouthfuls I get some more of that spicy, citrus aroma coming through.
It sticks around kind of like the foam on the glass (see picture). The bubbles continue to work once drank and poke around for a few more moments after drinking.
– FOOD PAIRING
A Chicago style sausage with onions, peppers and spicy mustard. Windy City Red Hots anyone?
– OVERALL THOUGHTS
I want more and less at the same time. I want more of that good hops aroma but less of that bland hop taste. Any beer with a dog on the label will always get an extra point in my book though. I’m sure a wonderful brewer worked tirelessly on this beer but I’ve had better IPAs.
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