Snake Dog IPA - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by troysoy2:
4.38/5 rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Out of the Flying Dog sampler case, dated 4/12/12.
Poured into a pint glass, this is a pretty dark IPA. An intriguing red-gold. Half finger of eggshell head, decent retention, and a fair amount of lacing.
The smell is pretty deep and leans towards the piney side. Other than that, it's hard to say, but there is a faraway malt background, and just a tinge of citrus.
I'm guessing this is a pretty fresh case, because the taste is just awesomely hoppy. Resiny bitterness on the front, with a sweet to citric, dry aftertaste. The mouthfeel works really well with the taste. Prickly carbonation, dry on the finish. Not too thin, and it doesn't turn into a mouthful of foam either.
If it has anything working against it, Snake Dog is not the most complex IPA. But hey, it's remarkably drinkable, given its ABV, it's nice and bitter. I will thoroughly enjoy the other 3 in my case. Wish I had more.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2012 07:02:09 | More by troysoy2
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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 2,345 ratings.