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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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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

csustar001, Aug 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

SuperNova777, Feb 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

MCMASTERSANCHEZ, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of ModemMisuser
4.47/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had from a firkin @ Black Sparrow in Lafayette.

Wow. Not usually an IPA fan, and especially not usually doubles, but this one... yeah, wow.

As other reviewers have said - lots of very lush, fruity hops in this one. Good complexity, good balance, just a good beer all around.

ModemMisuser, Jul 06, 2011
Photo of ElizabethCraig
4.4/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had from a firkin at The Black Sparrow in Lafayette, IN.

Appearance: medium cloudy amber

Scent: Bitter grain, pleasant - very earthy smelling

Taste: Bitter musky malt, goes from grainy to lemon citrus to a dry taste, to a medium grainy finish.

Excellent with steak frites... ;)

ElizabethCraig, Jul 07, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 CCalvert
4.22/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I had this brew at the Great Taste Of The Midwest in Madison....that being said this was one of my favorites of the day, the color was a nice amber/red. The taste and mouth feel were , at least to me very good, and I didn't notice the alcohol kick very much. Overall ,to me , at least a very desireable DIPA. I really enjoyed this one!

CCalvert, Sep 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

acknight, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

kirkse, Apr 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

bkonk10, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

WoodburyMN, Dec 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

mjmadsen21, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

JonathanSuarez, Sep 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

JABarber, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of Deuane
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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3.94/5  rDev +11%
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.

Malty_Matty, Jan 18, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(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
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3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Snake Pro, filled on 8-3-11 and consumed on 8-11-11

Served in New Belgium globe glass. 

A: Pours clear amber with a modest white head that caves in quickly. Some lacing sticks to glass. Nice effervescence for a relatively big beer.

S: A blend of citrusy hops, pitted fruits like peach or nectarine and strong herbs. Additional aromas include subtle pear, caramel and spices. 

T: A little malty sweetness up front. Taste is a significantly more intense realization of the pleasant but subdued characteristics of smell. More citrus, fruit and spice. In addition, some pine.  Medium-high bitterness and long herbal and bitter finish. 

M: Medium-heavy body and medium-light carbonation. Mouthfeel is oily and relatively heavy. 

O: Snake Pro is an above-average DIPA that has benefitted significantly from Lahti's tweaking of the recipe. It is a big, tasty take on the style, third in Indiana to FFF Dreadnaught and Arctic Panzer Wolf. Other Hoosier BAs who rate this beer an F would be wise to go out of their way to acquire a bottle that is not obviously old. 

Wadsey, Aug 12, 2011
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3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
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

brentk56, Jul 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

estevan1024, Oct 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Rust haze appearance with a tall froth after pour-- Snake pro is an even 9.0% ABV DIPA (not 8% as seen above) and it tastes every bit of it! Deliciously complex caramel flavor is rudely interrupted by a dry bitter aftertaste. Overall not a bad beer... different.

jones140, Jun 11, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

MSandahl23, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Localdrinklax, Jul 02, 2014
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Snake Pro Double IPA from Figure 8 Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.