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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 89   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Sneaky Pete is a blend of five hop types: Simcoe, Glacier, Centennial, Vanguard and Hallertuaer, with Simcoe playing the dominate role at 30%. In addition, three separate malts were used: Honey Malt, Rye Malt, and Munich Malt. The brew has a copious aroma of white grapefruit, citrus overtones, a complex rich middle and long flavors in the finish; a real beauty. Finished with wild clover honey.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrooHa (120) - New York, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Much thanks to Chris K. for this bottle! Pours a murky, deep copper. Bubblegum in the nose? More resin hop smell rather than sharp, brighter citrus notes. Weighty mouthfeel. Kinda "dark" and sugary/sweetish. More resin and pine, grassier hop character. Something weirdly cool in the aftertaste is a dryness that reminds me very slightly of brett funk. Smooth and maybe more barleywine like to me? Deamnds attention. Not one to quaff with pizza, wings or the game. Something to savor. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2197) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Rich amber/copper color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of rich caramel malt, pine hops, & some floral; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel/toffee, pine hops, citrus (notably grapefruit), and spice; Finish is bitter with some alcohol; Nicely balanced; Solid DIPA overall.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dexter2 (3) - Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2011 does not count
Sneaky Pete pours a cloudy rust color, with a two-finger tan head that lightly laces throughout. The brew smells of strong hops, banana, and clove. The beer, being an imperial IPA, is bitter with a strong hop character. This is a medium bodies brew with a sticky head has a soft tongue feel and a lingering bitterness. This is a beer that is worth purchasing and carries high abv (10%). Itís a nice sipping brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
high_on_hops (768) - Burlingame, California, USA - OCT 21, 2011
A nice caramel color with a off-white head. A hoppy aroma with some caramel.The taste has lots of hops and malt that give flavors of some pine, grass, and citrus flavors with a long finish. A great, sweet IIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Sudsy chestnut with a creamy tan topper. Aroma is rich and malty with alcohol, toffee, fruit, caramel and citrus. Nice, but no DIPA. Taste of alcohol, deep toffee, fruit, caramel and mild citrus and grains. Light bitterness on the back end, this one seems more imperial red than imperial IPA. That being said, itís not all that bad.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Laughing Dog Sneaky Pete Pours murky brown orange with no head and an oily appearance. Aroma is resinous with a heavy pine and citrus boost. Caramel malts. Bitter mouth with oil slick pine resin and a mouthcoating boozy bitter finish. Palate wrecking awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4531) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 4, 2011
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours deep brown with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma strong of the malts, caramel, nuts, a hint of rye plus some citrusy hops. For an imperial IPA, the hops are an undertone rather than the most prominent part of the flavor. Thicker texture. A really good beer, and unique for its style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (2019) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Botle to snifter. Pours dark copper with a big frothy soapy kahki head that dissipates to a foamy film with some lacing. Aroma is caramel chocolate (tootsie roll) and resinous sprucy hops. Taste is mixed bitter resinous hops and sweet caramel chocolate roasted malt with a warm alcohol finish. Palate is full and sticky, creamy and finishes chaulky and dry. I do enjoy this, but this comes off as more of a meal than a refreshing treat.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2011
22 oz bomber. Pours deep copper in color with minimal head. Aroma smells like old hops. I think my bottle is old, although I donít see a date on the bottle. In my opinion, itís too sweet for a DIPA (almost cloying). However, it could be related to the lack of hops if itís old. Anyway, I wasnít much of a fan. If I get the chance to try a fresh bottle, maybe my opinion would change.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TURDFERGUSON (4010) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Shared by emacgee. Pours deep amber with little to no head. Nose is quite sweet with honey and rye being the dominating aromas. Flavor of banana, rye, honey. Bitter finish. Would have never known this was supposed to a double ipa or ipa of any kind.


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