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Snake Dog IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

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Snake Dog IPASnake Dog IPA

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2,929 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,929
Reviews: 1,165
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 25
Gots: 324 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2001

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1/5  rDev -71.9%

Photo of Tee76
1.45/5  rDev -59.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I must admit i bought this because the label looked "cool" and i've had quite a few good IPA's before.

Appearance: Looked like an your average beer, with a very small head

Smell: decent hops but an overpowering smell of citrus/pine

Taste: This is where the beer went downhill.It has a real bitter taste and the citrus/pine is way to overpowering.I almost felt like i was drinking Gin (which i love), however Gin is not the taste i want for a beer.Couldn't even finish the whole beer, the taste was that bad.

Mouth feel: medium to thick.

Drinkability: Really can't comment on this to much because i poured the beer out without even finishing one.

This is all strictly my opinion but in regards to an IPA this beer failed miserably. It was not a good beer and i can't even recommend it to anyone, i still 5 of these in my fridge sitting there because i can't stomach them or bring myself to try another one.

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1.5/5  rDev -57.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -57.9%

Photo of RushLimbmalt
1.56/5  rDev -56.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Pours a dark golden color and has a huge white head. The aroma is very malty, lot's of caramel and a definite butter note hidden in there with the hops. Nothing great and for some reason not too appealing. The taste is heavy on the malt and has a decent hoppiness, but it has a nasty butter flavor that overpowers everything else. And the burps I get from this beer almost make me gag. It does have a decent body for an IPA, but I have had way better IPAs than this and they don't make me want to vomit.

Photo of ColoradoBobs
1.58/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A: Dark-pink-amber and clear, with very little head (despite a vigorous pour) and hardly any bubbles in a pint glass.

S: Pine, grass, hops, floral. I think there must be some malt back in there somewhere. Not too awful, actually.

T: Hops, dry hops, bittering hops, acrid metallic bitterness, with not a hint of malt in the background. Makes me want to pour some Mackeson Triple XXX into the glass to add some balance to this brew. This is a hop-bomb. Very unbalanced. Long, long, long bitter, metallic bitter, pine bitter finish. I can't get the horrific taste out of my mouth, and I want to.

M: Decent enough mouthfeel, but I can't keep it in my mouth for long, because it's so bitterly, one-dimensionally bitter.

D: Too bitter for me to have more than one, or even all of one: I dumped this out.

I know the website indicates this has (only) 48 IBU's, which is not extreme, but the hops are completely unbalanced by any malt presence whatsoever. If you like bitter beer, you should like this. I do not like it.

My son, who loves stouts, just had a drink and said -- this is a direct, unedited quote -- "Augh! Ugh. Oh, that's vile. Who would subject themselves to that? That's awful!" My overall assessment is not quite so harsh or crass, but as a malt-lover, I am totally non-plussed by this one. The other bottle I have is going down the drain. Also, it is one of the first American IPA's I've had, so somebody please tell me they're not all this horrifyingly unbalanced.

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1.7/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A - clear, but not impressed

S - smells very similar to the In Heat Wheat, but smells of wheat

T - I personally think this tasted disgusting, its incredibly bitter and its a chore to continue to finish it.

M - Its bitter so it isnt a great mouthfeel,

D - it just doesnt sit well, you have to drink it fast to avoid the bitter taste which will destroy tastebuds.

In my overall opinion of this particular beer, I wasnt impressed and I wouldnt buy it again. Not a big fan of IPA and this isnt an IPA to buy even if you like that type of beer. Im currently suffering through it and I wish it had some type of flavor other than death....

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1.74/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Amber. Nose is entirely too subtle with just a touch of fruit and an infinitesimal and insufficient amount of floral and spicy hops. This is just entirely too feeble in both aroma and flavor and its feel on the palate is far from remarkable. I’m forced to wonder if their Doggie Style Pale is hoppier. It sure seems like it to me.

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1.75/5  rDev -50.8%

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1.85/5  rDev -48%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A- murky in color, golden brown, just cloudy

S- awful, smells like a swamp, or like a dead rotting fish

T- tastes like raw fish, just terrible for an IPA

M- mouthfeel wasn't bad though, little carbonation

D- if you can get it down, it isnt a bad drinkable beer, but i poured it out, my taste buds don't need to be insulted

overall, Flying Dog is terrible...i will never buy their beer again

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Snake Dog IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
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