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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3.65/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Amber color with a thick off-white head with medium retention and leaving laces.
Relatively light aroma of bread malt, subdue lemon citrusy.
Flavor is much more interesting. Notes of tea bags, orange peel, pine, lime, grapefruit, one notch more intense American yeast, some grass and flowers and a bit of papaya. Very dry aftertaste with a long lasting bitterness.
Light to medium body with perfect carbonation of tiny bubbles. I would never guess this is 7.1% abv.
Interesting that this IPA increases its bitterness throughout the degustation as opposed to otherwise. Felt to me as underrated, probably this is fresher than average and people get very picky in the US with so many good IPAs.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2014 02:11:12 | More by FLima
Snake Dog IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 2,346 ratings.