Snake Pro Double IPA - Figure 8 Brewing
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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.
07-31-2011 04:31:23 | More by aasher
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.
11-16-2011 02:55:54 | More by nhindian
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.
01-25-2012 04:17:45 | More by mtstatebeer
2.83/5 rDev -20.3%
Really enjoy some of Figure8's beers. They are getting better and better.
This one was too big for me. Poured ok, looked ok, smelled good.
Was ready for a double IPA and then I was walloped with this overpowering taste of hops and alcohol.
I had it a few months ago, so my review may not be as detailed as I'd like.
But overall, this one had too much alcohol taste and wasn't what I enjoy or hoped for.
I prefer the citrus, smoothly hopped IPA. 10% 12% it's all good. I just dont like having it overpower the taste.
I'll stick with figure 8, but will not return to this one anytime soon.
02-19-2012 00:17:45 | More by Casedogg43
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.
07-12-2011 08:56:34 | More by cadizkyguy
3.05/5 rDev -14.1%
Aroma:There's lots of sweet malt in the aroma, and just a hint of citrus.
Appearance:Deep amber in color, low head and poor retention.
Taste:On first sip, I get a some copper flavors. After a few sips, that goes away, but it was still a little unpleasant. Next, on the foretaste there is a decent amount of bitter hops, along with some sweet caramelized malt flavor. The hops are kind of leathery and spicy, and fade slowly through the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel:The body is medium thickness. Good carbonation.
Drinkability:It's an interesting beer, but I'm not sure I can really get behind the hop flavors. By reading the bottle, I can tell that they simply doubled the recipe for their "Where Lizards Dare" IPA. It's possible that I got an old bottle, but without any date stamps it's tough to tell. I would suggest they experiment with different hop flavors for their next DIPA.
03-06-2011 04:52:39 | More by fear025
3.1/5 rDev -12.7%
A= Kind of Hazy in color like a cooper color. Nice foamy head that sticks around for a little bit. Some decent lacing on this one.
S= Some hops but what I really pick up on is caramel malts and alcohol.
T= Taste for me was more of the caramel, a little bit more hops really wish there was more hop activity I just think that the backbone is a little bit to strong.
M= Medium bodied and kind of syrupy.
O= Overall, It kind of grows on you but I think the bomber prices are kind of high on this one. I just don't think this would be one I would seek out for the price.
10-29-2011 19:58:19 | More by LiquidBread219
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.
05-17-2011 23:53:47 | More by injuredreserve
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.
07-25-2011 01:17:00 | More by Another6Pack
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.
06-09-2011 13:31:49 | More by BeerAdvocate
Snake Pro Double IPA from Figure 8 Brewing
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