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Snake Dog IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

Snake Dog IPASnake Dog IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

2,409 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2409
Reviews: 1137
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%


Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2001)
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tviz33

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle and served in a pint glass.

A- Pours a moderately hazy amber body topped with a full two finger, fluffy, off-white head that settles to about a half finger. Tons of sticky lacing.

S- Mostly citrus with some pine notes, balance by a malt presence.

T- Balanced quite well, but on the water side of things. Not much citrus as the nose indicated, but more pine up front. This is a far from in your face brew, but one that certainly goes down easy.

M- Medium carbonation, but the mouthfeel is really quite thin. Finishes very quick but a hoppy bitterness sticks around.

O- Initially I wasn't impressed by this one, but as I continued to drink it, it grew on me. I'd even go so far as to say it's an almost sessionable IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 05:43:50 | More by tviz33
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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.

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Snake Dog IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
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