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Snake Dog IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

Snake Dog IPASnake Dog IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

2,405 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 2405
Reviews: 1137
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%


Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2001)
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Jparker37

Wisconsin

2.95/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into an Imperial pint glass.

A - Pours an off-white, medium sized head. The beer is a light shade of amber, a slight haze to it. Left a little bit of lacing.

S - A blend of lemon and piney hops. A touch of some spicy/powdery yeast. Some very mild crystal malts.

T - The malt stikes a little bit of balance to the herbal and piney hop flavors. Has quite a bit of bitterness hitting halfway through the taste. Finishes pretty dry with a lingering hop bitterness.

M - Medium-light body, medium-light carbonation. Good dryness.

O - Pros: Has a good deep color to it. Bright lemony hop smell was pleasurable. Light malt smell was nice. Good flavor balance. Dry.

Cons: Slight haziness. Saison-esque yeast smell was out of place to be classified as an American IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 22:53:51 | More by Jparker37
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Good looking beer pours clear and gold with a huge frothy three finger high head. The retention is excellent. The head is a bit sticky and leaves minimal foam on the glass.

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I first had Flying Dog out in Colorado.Liked it then.Like it now....I quit drinkin' it for awhile...Started back into it a couple years ago about the time that i was still drinking Guinness almost exclusively...flying dog got me back in the beer world again and not remaining stagnant with my tastes...but now that the beer culture has exploded,i see they are not the best (still one of the best,though) & i will remain loyal because they are consistent & this beer in particular is one main reason for this...i also dig their innovation/artwork and good deeds w/beer like the "pearl necklace"A Great beer for a great charity...Of course,Ralph Steadman & the Hunter S.Thompson connection will always be a BIG gonzo factor here as well...cheers!

Appearance: clear orange/golden /off white head that dissipates a little on the quick side.

Smell: citrusy/earthy hops aroma .

Taste: Hops no doubt. Fruity taste,Grasy flavors,big citrus. Excellent.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light . Carbonation high though.

Drinkability: One of the best I've had in this style. Original taste/drinkability is Flying dog!
I still do think this is one of the better IPA's out there.

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Snake Dog IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 2,405 ratings.