Snake Dog IPA - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by Neorebel:
3.34/5 rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
This IPA looks great, with its toasted orange color and frothy, cream colored head initially standing tall at over an inch. As it recedes, the head remains at about 1/2" with copious amounts of lacing left on the glass. There's much carbonation and good clarity as well.
The aroma is sweet, with sugary malts, grains, citrus esters, and maple syrup. Unfortunately there's a bit of an oxidized/metallic scent throwing things off a bit.
After a taste, there's an odd overwhelming herbal aspect to this, and the bitter hops are very rough. The two aspects are not easily defined and they don't mesh well together. The body and feel are very heavy, especially in the finish. I find it too boozy for only 7.1% alcohol.
Overall this is a disappointment, after the wonderful appearance and decent aroma. It has no identity with the hop flavor. It's easy to take for granted the ability to have a great IPA since there's so much fantastic work out there by our local microbreweries... which is precisely why I will not choose to but a Snake Dog IPA again.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2013 13:54:02 | More by Neorebel
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3.21/5 rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
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.
Husky and grainy, sweet bread with a bit of syrup sweetness. Fruity esters of red berry and plum. Hops are rather light, a bit of pine, citrus and medicinal herbs.
Raw and husky grain with white bread and caramel sweetness, some cream and buttery muddling in there. Hops are also light pine and red berries and under ripe citrus. Finishes with yeast and watery grains, a bit of medicinal herbs and citrus.
Medium bodied with average carbonation. Easy drinking but watery in flavor, raw grainy to finish, Alcohol is muted.
Not the greatest IPA, malts need to be tightened up and the hops are equivalent to a pale ale at best. Still not overly off putting just...lacking.
Serving type: can
04-13-2014 03:19:53 | More by rawfish
3.99/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2014 23:24:58 | More by Bis4beer70
Snake Dog IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 2,407 ratings.