Snake Dog IPA - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by cypressbob:
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
3.78/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
355ml bottle, Poured into a standard nonic pint glass
Pours with a rich amber body with a few copper highlights. Tight yellow tainted head with good retention. Some snake like lacing up and down the glass
Smell, gorgeous aroma of fresh sticky American hops, cascade noticeably floating around in there. Fresh grassy and floral aroma, little bit of sweet malt on the nose too. Some almost perfume like aromas, a faint aroma of candy floss and purple violets.
Taste, sweet hops, not an overwhelming amount of bitterness the hops seem to be there for flavour primarily and not for bitterness. Quite a thin mouthfeel, some smooth malt on the finish with a tiny amount of dry hop bitterness
The aroma of this beer is pretty impressive however the rest is a little disappointing. A solid beer none the less. Beer review #600... woo hoo
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2007 11:13:14 | More by cypressbob
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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 2,409 ratings.