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Snake Dog IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

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Snake Dog IPASnake Dog IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

2,603 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 2,603
Reviews: 1,143
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 19
Gots: 122 | FT: 0
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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Kitt

Delaware

2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep cider color with a weak ivory-colored head that dissipates rapidly. Some lace.

Aroma is pleasant - malt with a butterscotch background.

Taste too recalls a combination of butterscotch, malt, and hops. Hops are vivid at first but not particularly bitter....fading rapidly. Carbonation is a bit stark. There is a lingering taste I can't quite place - kinda like plastic. For an IPA, this beer is a bit simple. The bare ingredients of malt and hops are pleasant on the palatte but they aren't complemented by any eclectic background enhancement. I'm simply not impressed with the taste of this IPA.

Mouthfeel is good - on the thin side but not too watered down. About right for the taste.

Drinkability is adequate but this is not a brand I'd want to throw down several of at a single sitting.

The best thing this beer has going for it is the 7.1% alcohol volume. With all the terrific American IPAs out there I doubt I'll be anxious for another Snake Dog anytime soon. I'm simply not impressed.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2009 02:55:17 | More by Kitt
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Snake Dog IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 2,603 ratings.