Snake Dog IPA - Flying Dog Brewery
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3.85/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck with a funky dog theme artsy label. No freshness date.
Appearance: Rich golded amber in colour with a cream coloured frothy rocky lace.
Smell: A bit of fruitiness, biscuity malt and faint leafy hop aromas.
Taste: A back and forth fight between a bicuity(mild husk) malt flavour and an assertive hop bitterness that has some coasre leafy flavours. A touch of malt sweetness is comes through after the fight with some fruit and esters, then this brew finishes with faint notes of grain and hop flavour. Alcohol warms the belly a little also.
Notes: The flavour is like a wave ... quick to come crashing in then slowly fading back out. Nice head retention. This is a great American IPA ... good doses of bicuity malt and hops with an sufficing alcoholic punch.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2002 12:38:32 | More by Jason
2.68/5 rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
At first, this looks like it's going to be good. Healthy looking patchy white creamy head atop a solid amber coloured beer. Aroma was light, with faint grain and a touch of floral citrus hop smell. Get to the taste, and I'm sort of lost. The body is almost too weak, thin. A rawness hints to its level of hopping. There's little malt sweetness (dextrin, faint buttery maple), but there's a dominant hodgepodge of hop flavours that can't decide what it is; very herbal, hoppy and slightly bitter with a watery lemon flavour. No balance to this brew at all. The hops really try, but its bark is worse than its bite. Finish is leafy in feel with an odd floral/herbal leftover.
Great label, not so great beer. I expected something a bit more agressive, proving that looks are deceiving.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2002 17:36:42 | More by Todd
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Snake Dog IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
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