Snake Dog IPA - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by Risser09:
4.05/5 rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner - fridge - brewed 1/10/10
Appearance: Pours a transparent copper orange color with tons of carbonation. The head is off white and tops 2.5" with lots of great retention. Tons and tons of coating, spongy lace cling to the glass. A real beauty of an IPA. A ramp of foam stays on the surface of the beer and then attaches itself to the side of the glass.
Smell: Pine, grapefruit and vegetal hops create a melange that is probably piney in dominance. Subtle malt aroma underneath.
Taste: A great balance of malt flavor and hop bitterness. This beer packs a flavor punch of base malt and caramel malt than brings in the vegetal hop flavor. Grass, veggies, grapefruit and pine substantiate themselves nicely.
Mouthfeel: A little bit more than medium body with plenty of residual sugar and some booze in the finish. Plenty of hop bitterness.
Drinkability: A good IPA that has plenty of flavor, aroma, bitterness and even alcohol content. This one is worth having multiples of and also would stand up well to most dishes. Worth revisiting.
Serving type: bottle
08-08-2010 01:01:56 | More by Risser09
More User Reviews:
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 2,412 ratings.