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Snake Dog IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

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Snake Dog IPASnake Dog IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

2,610 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 2,610
Reviews: 1,143
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 19
Gots: 125 | 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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sendbeer

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

11-01-2012 15:13:49 | More by sendbeer
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Gtg642

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-31-2012 23:11:52 | More by Gtg642
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mckenziac


3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear, pale golden color. Has a small, frothy head that dissipates quickly and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: Smells strongly of floral, herbal, and earthy hops.

Taste: Aggressively hoppy up front. Finishes with strong fruity and earthy hop flavors backed by strong toasty, grainy malitness.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and medium-bodied.

Overall: A fairly decent IPA. In the past, I've found Flying Dog's offering to be hit-and-miss. This is definitely a modest hit.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 16:12:51 | More by mckenziac
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twillingthenoz

New York

4/5  rDev +12.4%

10-30-2012 00:05:39 | More by twillingthenoz
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sysean


3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-29-2012 00:45:43 | More by sysean
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Peternmi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

10-27-2012 01:44:42 | More by Peternmi
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bobojuice

Florida

3/5  rDev -15.7%

10-26-2012 22:40:51 | More by bobojuice
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BertLoveIII

Virginia

5/5  rDev +40.4%

10-26-2012 13:33:16 | More by BertLoveIII
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ILiveOffHops

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +12.4%

10-26-2012 03:24:59 | More by ILiveOffHops
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yankhawk

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-26-2012 00:11:01 | More by yankhawk
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Iztok

Slovenia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

10-25-2012 23:22:08 | More by Iztok
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GringoKid

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-25-2012 05:26:39 | More by GringoKid
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anewlanguage

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.7%

10-25-2012 01:28:46 | More by anewlanguage
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Sturmthis

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

10-24-2012 18:28:29 | More by Sturmthis
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours light amber with patchy white foam. Very sticky on the side. Foam persists. Very faint, almost nonexitsent light hoppy smell. Taste opens bitter and builds quickly. Beer fades and bitter remains. Well blended but more bitter than not. Its a good IPA for sure, but not remarkable.

*** Updated tasting 4/22/13 ***
Pours hazy bronzed copper with fluffy white foam. Floats atop. Strong pine nose. Stream of malt underneath. Amped up bitter taste that fades into caramel sweetness. Bitter holds up. Flavorful. Quite smooth. Really good.

I think I like IPAs more and more, and the upgraded review reflects that.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 23:07:38 | More by KTCamm
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nukem5

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a "Shock and Awe" 12 pack and this was the first out of the fridge :-)

A: Pours a great light copper color with a nice bit of foam on top.

S: Aroma is a punch in the face of nice earthy hops with a bit of citrus zest.

T: Taste is sadly a little bit of a let down with a slight wanting of a more balanced malt to hop ratio... not bad but could be better.

M: Mouthfeel is a medium body with no lacing and slight carbonation.

O: Overall a nice beer Mine went great with the grilled chicken salad .

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 00:35:02 | More by nukem5
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username

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

10-21-2012 18:36:20 | More by username
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Polasiuss

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-21-2012 04:10:56 | More by Polasiuss
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EigenBeer

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-20-2012 00:50:47 | More by EigenBeer
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a medium golden color with a decent sized white head that shows moderate retention and spotty lace. Smells of pine resin and grapefruit with a hint of bread and caramel malt backbone. The flavor is a bit sweeter than I thought based on the nose. Sweet caramel and light sugar and honey malt with a solid hit of grapefruit, earth, and pine. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation, and a sweet resinous mouthfeel. Decent ipa, very clean and tasty if not just a bit plain.

Serving type: can

10-19-2012 02:01:26 | More by johnnnniee
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tubeyes

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-18-2012 23:43:44 | More by tubeyes
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Damburger

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-18-2012 10:01:19 | More by Damburger
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-16-2012 23:58:13 | More by Brewsed
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This is one of those rare beers which I have the opportunity to review in multiple serving types, all of which actually exist. I knew that Flying Dog had begun CANning their beers, but I did not realize that this was one of them until my recent visit to a bottle shop in Ardmore. The CANQuest (TM) always benefits from these finds!

From the CAN: "He slithers through the city in search of his face. No place too seedy, no place too fake - they're all on the menu tonight. And of course she'll find him irresistible, for it's the forked tongue she prefers."; "'It snakes down the throat like a faithful friend' - Anna Steadman"; "'Good people drink good beer' - Hunter S. Thompson" Rest assured that the spent CAN with its Steadman art will go into my Collection of Cool Stuff.

The Crack revealed a puppy that was eager to come out and play. The Glug netted me two fingers of foamy, fizzy, tawny head that fell more quickly than I could type. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy orangish-amber. Nose smelled of winter snow in an evergreen forest - cool, minty and man, was my hops jones starting to act up. I had a Victory Hop Devil on the way home tonight and to follow it up with this was to invite trouble. I live for trouble, however, and dove in like the world was about to end. Mouthfeel was medium and the minty hops went to work scrubbing all of those weak, hanger-on taste buds off of my tongue. Phew! My mouth was alive like not in a long time and that snake was slithering around like he knew exactly where he was headed. Yeah, down my throat like a faithful friend. My eyes watered and I gasped for breath as it coiled around my neck with its intense dryness. Jeez-O, man, I've used antiperspirants that were less dry. I was ready for another hit, I mean, swallow and so I lifted the glass back up to my swollen lips ... This is NOT a beer for the faint of heart, but given my habit(s), I CAN shoot the works whenever the opportunity arises. Man and boy, this is a definite CANdidate for Hula in the Coola Day (01 Feb, annually) as it is sure to take the chill off.

Serving type: can

10-16-2012 22:50:24 | More by woodychandler
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bzach

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-16-2012 04:38:57 | More by bzach
Snake Dog IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
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