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Snake Dog IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

Not Rated.
Snake Dog IPASnake Dog IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

2,697 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 2,697
Reviews: 1,146
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 20
Gots: 168 | FT: 0
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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neonbrown82

Nebraska

4.53/5  rDev +27.2%

I can't seem to understand why this IPA is rated so low... I wasn't expecting much not only because of the ratings, but because the majority of Flying Dog beers I've had have been mediocre, but this was very tasty (and even on sale at Baker's, a regional chain grocery store in Omaha).

The beer poured to a very clean and clear golden amber color with a thick and fluffy, dimpled white head. Leaves a nice sheet of lacing. Carbonation is quite active.

The smell is like a very ripe grapefruit mixed with other citrus hop flavors. Judging by the juiciness of the bouqet, I'd guess that this beer is hopped with amarillo. Smells like bubblegum almost (Gumballhead springs to mind).

The taste is also ripe with juicy amarillo flavors. Has a sweet malty backbone that matches the slight bitter mouthfeel quite nicely. The finish has a great residual hop bitter along with the juicy hop flavor.

The mouthfeel is a bit syrupy and sweet with a subtle and lasting bitter. Quite good. Quite drinkable. I'm almost glad that the liquor store I originally wanted to go to was closed leaving this beer as a shining choice in the more limited selection.

edit: after reading some of the reviews previous to mine, I'm almost wondering if we were drinking the same beer. I don't have a single complaint against this beer, even regardless of the fact I have had better IPAs.

08-03-2005 05:05:12 | More by neonbrown82
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gdfan47

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +27.2%

A- pours a really nice amber/ brown color with a big white head and ALOT of nice lacing
S- like pot, and not bad pot ... the really really good stuff ( im a deadhead/phish head...) ive smelled it before.... , wow , really refreshing and fresh
T- tastes like pot, hops, flowers, as refreshing as a DIPA
M- Smooth, the ingrediants really come through nice, not the least bit synthetic, very fresh
D- very nice, I could drink this all night.. for many many reasons

12-19-2008 08:53:15 | More by gdfan47
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stephenlee

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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eliz108

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Color:
Nice amber color with good God almighty head retention! !!!

Nose: All I can smell is hops, some morehops, .. & then some malts///

Taste: Tastes of hops malts & vallhalA

moithfeel & drinkinesesss....tHE LAST 2 COLUMNS ARE SUMMED UP AS.... yum& then some yummmm...

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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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Frosty80

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Color: sits a nice clear, golden brown with a slight amber hue

Smell: very strong piny hoppiness. minute amount of maltiness

Taste: pretty much same as aroma. great, strong hop presence. only a slight amount of malt - just enough keep the hops from being really course

Mouthfeel: full-light body. moderate carbonation.

Notes: the more styles i drink from flying dog the more i fall in love with this brewery. this is one of the best straight-up, no frills IPAs ive had. its litter-mate, Double Dog, is also one of my favorites with the difference only being a more aromatic, floral and sweeter structure

02-18-2009 06:59:59 | More by Frosty80
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Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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Montana

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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Germany

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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Snake Dog IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 2,697 ratings.