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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4/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at BWI airport
Served into a pint glass
A: copper with one fingers width of white colored head; head has decent retention and leaves lots of lacing
S: citrus rind, floral hops, faint tropical fruits
T: big bitterness with piney hops, citrus and subtle tropical fruits, malts to balance it out; nice hop profile
M/D: full bodied, appropriate carbonation, drinkability is good
O: well done IPA
Serving type: on-tap
07-06-2014 18:29:07 | More by zac16125
Snake Dog IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 2,573 ratings.