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Snake Pro Double IPA - Figure 8 Brewing

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Snake Pro Double IPASnake Pro Double IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

52 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 17.75%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Figure 8 Brewing visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cnally on 09-06-2010)
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Reviews by nhindian:
Photo of nhindian
2.53/5  rDev -28.7%

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottle generously provided as an extra by Billakowski, thanks!

A- Pours an exceptionally murky, sunburst orange with flecks of red and brown within. A 2-fingered head builds without much fanfare, but slowly rises from the middle. Retention is pretty good, and the lacing is very nice as well.

S - The nose is the first thing that takes me by surprise... although it is a DIPA, it smells very sweet, with a ton of caramel. Only near the finish do I get much hops, which are citrusy and spicy, but also quite soapy as well.

T - It's hard to describe the taste as anything more than interesting, but Ii can't say that's all-together a good thing. Again, the sticky sweetness leads the way, almost like a caramel toffee candy. The hops as well continue to being some tropical citrus, but for the most part they are soapy and astringent. There's like a weird, almost cotton candy-like flavor here, a bit strange.

M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with decent carbonation. Definitely a sweet finish that lingers on the palate and combined with the hops, makes the palate a bit messy.

D/O - Drinkability is moderately low. This may be one of the sweetest IPAs I've had and that's not a compliment. This one is all over the place and doesn't feel well-composed at all. Even the hops that are present are a disappointment. Pretty hard to get through the whole bomber of this and I had to drain pour the last quarter or so of it.

nhindian, Nov 16, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #50 (March 2011):

Banter about 100 IBUs and a “venomous bite,” but the DIPA is a style that is getting harder and harder to master. Reddish brassy clarity, foamy topping stays for a while. First whiff is of vegetal hops with some spicy backing, ester alcohol with some vague fruitiness and a light sweetness of caramel. A smooth enough brew. 100 IBUs strong—yeah, they’re there, nearly hold- ing the palate hostage. Spice from the hops melds with the warmth from the alcohol. Malt character is a bit biscuity and very dry; yeasty tone resides in all of that. Walking the path of pushing the hops too far without much malt to back it up and the alcohol that fumes being too high. A middle-of-the-pack DIPA, worthy of a try for that hop fix you’ve been waiting for.

BeerAdvocate, Jun 09, 2011
Photo of 1Adam12
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%

Pours a murky burnt orange. Not too much head. Smell is unique to other DIPA's I've had. Alot of citrus, but there's something in there that I can't place (my wife thinks it smells like a dirty sock, i beg to differ). Tastes like....CANTALOPE! There's the smell I wasn't placing. I swear, this actually has a cantalope taste to it, remarkable! I also possibly get almost a clementine flavor as well. Definitely not an A beer, but still really good. Mouthfeel is nice. Pretty carbonated. Semi creamy. Medium bodied. Overall, I love this beer. I could drink it all the time. Different. Very impressed with my first experience from Figure 8 brewing.

1Adam12, Jul 31, 2011
Photo of thaghost
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

thaghost, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of acknight
4/5  rDev +12.7%

acknight, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of cubsfanjace
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

cubsfanjace, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer has a slightly hazy aged copper body with a thick creamy tan head and a gentle matrix of tiny bubbles working their way to the surface.

S- The fruity orange hops are juicy with a woody green hops finish.

T- The green cinnamon and sweet juicy orange flavor to the hops are full with a finish of pungent green hops and a soft dandelion bitterness hits the back of the throat after each sip.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a tight cleaning fizz in the finish.

O- The nice hop depth is overpowered by the larger bitterness and pungent finish that dominates and sticks in the back of the throat.

rhoadsrage, Jun 24, 2011
Photo of terrafirma
3/5  rDev -15.5%

terrafirma, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

PBRmeasap1980, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of alleykatking
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Had on tap...

A- Poured a amber color with a light coppery off tone. One and a half finger white head shows great retention. Lots of streaky and web style lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Caramel bready malts comes into play with a ton of earthy hops. Piney and light grassy hops in this one as well. There is a light citrus hop with clove like undertone as well.

T- There is a big citrus blast from the hops in the front end of this one. Some sweet caramel malts in the middle of the beer make this a little more balanced. Piney hops with a hint of spicey hops in the tail end of the beer. This gives the beer a ton of hop flavor which is amazing!

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Tons of hops destroy the palate and well as you guessed it long into the aftertaste. This beer is a hop forward beer which is expected. Clean flavors and most hop style can be tasted. Medium drying on the palate from the alcohol.

D- This beer was a wonderful surprise from a brewery who I am enjoying a lot. A nice hop bomb that I would gladly have a couple pints of. Figure 8 is going to be something big here in the next couple of years. This beer just goes to show that.

alleykatking, Oct 04, 2010
Photo of kirkse
4/5  rDev +12.7%

kirkse, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of bkonk10
4/5  rDev +12.7%

bkonk10, May 22, 2013
Photo of Another6Pack
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%

Deep, brownish copper in the pint glass. Minimal head even with an aggressive pour; carb bubbles are few and far between, suggesting this may be a big bodied double. Head receded to a small band around the perimeter of the glass and left some thin lacing.

Nose is heavy on the citrus and sweet malts. I always hope to find some pine in my doubles, but not in this one.

First taste proves out the body is not as big as I thought it may be. Well balanced hop and malt presence in this one with an unusually dry finish for a 9% DIPA. Very drinkable, but overall pretty uninteresting. This one is much more like an above average APA than a DIPA.

Another6Pack, Jul 25, 2011
Photo of Malty_Matty
3.94/5  rDev +11%

A- somewhat clear amber color with a white quickly dissipating head.

S- caramel and grassy, spicy, hop aromas.

T- intense grassy flavors with a healthy malt backbone to support this unusual flavor profile.

Mf- medium bodied with a slightly sticky residual presence.

Pretty good beer overall.

Malty_Matty, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of injuredreserve
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%

A: Nice amber hue with thin head and bubbles throughout.

S: Caramel malts, fresh bread and booze.

T: Unbalanced harshness at first, then mellows a little. Malty. Old? quite possible. Linger is mostly booze.

M: Nice creamy mouthfeel that leaves a little stickiness.

O: Ok at best, happy to try but will not seek out.

injuredreserve, May 17, 2011
Photo of cadizkyguy
3.05/5  rDev -14.1%

At 7.99 per 22 ounce bottle I went in with high expectations. What I got was an amped up, one dimensional IPA. Reminded me of a Bells Two Hearted (one of my favs) but with way too many hops and an alcohol kick that left me one and done for the nite. I want to see Figure 8 succeed but they missed the boat with this one.

cadizkyguy, Jul 12, 2011
Photo of ifixufly
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

ifixufly, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of estevan1024
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

estevan1024, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of aasher
1.5/5  rDev -57.7%

This bottle is fresh, some six days old or so. This one pours an orange, red, brownish color with an off white lacing. This beer smells like salt, sweaty gym socks, some sweet malt, and dust/must. This beer tastes even worse. It tastes like a sweaty, mouth open jaunt through my grandparents abandoned basement. The sweaty salt aspect is GROSS. The flavors are so, so awful that contemplating another taste is tough. What does that say about this product? A brewery sold this to be today, and they should be ashamed. It drinks like an IPA should, maybe, if you struggle to imagine it. What the fuck is this. This beer is deathly bad. This is an IPA, let alone an imperial? They should start back at zero, and press the reset button.

aasher, Jul 31, 2011
Photo of csustar001
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

csustar001, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of lilsmizzul1225
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

lilsmizzul1225, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of mtstatebeer
2.68/5  rDev -24.5%

22 oz. bottle served in a tulip glass. Pours a hazy reddish-orange color with a small, foamy off-white head, fair lacing. Aroma is pale malts, bread, vinous fruits, peppery, pine and resiny. Flavor is dominated by various hop notes, pepper, citrus, resin, a little bit of bread flavor but doesn't even come close to putting this one in balance. Mouthfeel is medium, harshly astringent, bitterness lays on the tongue for a good while. Not a bad beer, but a little too harsh. There is a way to do 100 IBUs and not be this harsh.

mtstatebeer, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of BMoney575
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%

Sampled on 5-10-11

Pours a cloudy red/orange color, with almost no head. The thin white film on top gives way to a single ring of white lacing.

Smell is very sweet and sugary, with lots of watermelon hops. The sweetness is heavy, and builds as time goes on. A little one-dimensional, but not bad.

Taste is all strong bitterness, not much of the sweet smell is there to back it up. It mellows after awhile, leaving behind more earthy flavors and an enjoyable burnt sugar quality.

Mouthfeel is good, maybe a little too thin, but with a nice thickness to complement the hop flavors.

Drinkability is very good, the bitterness grows on you, and also helps to cover the alcohol.

Overall, a simple, but very tasty beer, and worth picking up.

BMoney575, May 10, 2011
Photo of Deuane
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%

Another Indiana brew muled back by ChrisD....thanks brother!

A-Bright copper with a large off-white head that slowly reduced to a thin cap and left a fair amount of lacing.

S-Bright pop of hop fruitiness with notes of mango and papaya. Backing caramel malt sweetness and a flourish of floralness in the background.

T-A nicely balanced DIPA with sweet caramel malt evenly matched up with fruity overtones. Malt component doesn't become too rich and the hops never overwhelm, nicely done.

M-Medium bodied and almost creamy. Nice lingering hop fruitiness.

D-Solid, interesting and different but good. I liked this one. Well balanced and easy to drink. A nice effort with this brew.

Deuane, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of WoodburyMN
4/5  rDev +12.7%

WoodburyMN, Dec 01, 2012
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Snake Pro Double IPA from Figure 8 Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.