Snake Pro Double IPA - Figure 8 Brewing
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Reviews by nhindian:
2.53/5 rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
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.
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2011 02:55:54 | More by nhindian
More User Reviews:
3.84/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Another good looking beer from Figure Eight - pours a clear copper with a magnificent head; excellent retention leaving a few strands of lace behind
Smell: Sugary caramel tones joined by piney hops
Taste: A lot of sugary caramel flavors, up front, but the hops don't give an inch and join with a blast of piney bitterness; after the swallow, the malt and hops reach a crescendo and are joined by a bit of boozy alcohol; both the sweet and bitter flavors linger into the finish
Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with moderate carbonation and some warmth in the gullet
Overall: As I typically don't like really malty DIPAs, I wasn't expecting to like this very much but there was something about the hops they used that put me in the camp of the fans
Thanks, jonallen, for the opportunity
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2013 18:43:32 | More by brentk56
3.94/5 rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: on-tap
01-18-2013 01:28:21 | More by Malty_Matty
Snake Pro Double IPA from Figure 8 Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.