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Snake Dog IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

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Snake Dog IPASnake Dog IPA

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2,676 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,676
Reviews: 1,145
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.52%
Wants: 20
Gots: 156 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-26-2012 00:11:01 | More by yankhawk
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

10-25-2012 23:22:08 | More by Iztok
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-25-2012 05:26:39 | More by GringoKid
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

10-25-2012 01:28:46 | More by anewlanguage
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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

4.13/5  rDev +16.3%

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.

10-23-2012 23:07:38 | More by KTCamm
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3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

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 .

10-23-2012 00:35:02 | More by nukem5
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

10-21-2012 18:36:20 | More by username
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-21-2012 04:10:56 | More by Polasiuss
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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

3.73/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

10-19-2012 02:01:26 | More by johnnnniee
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-18-2012 23:43:44 | More by tubeyes
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-18-2012 10:01:19 | More by Damburger
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-16-2012 23:58:13 | More by Brewsed
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4.58/5  rDev +29%

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.

10-16-2012 22:50:24 | More by woodychandler
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-16-2012 04:38:57 | More by bzach
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-15-2012 22:39:37 | More by alesaram
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

10-15-2012 19:57:58 | More by OMG
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

10-14-2012 23:25:53 | More by brandonati
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

10-13-2012 22:12:18 | More by TaylorK
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-13-2012 22:03:01 | More by jlenik
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3.3/5  rDev -7%

Pours a nice amber. The head is not that big, some mild carbonation visible in the glass.

Smell is hoppy, lightly malty, typical IPA smell. I poured this quite cold, the smell only comes forward after it's warmed up a little.

Bitter taste. Some citrus peel, hops, thin malt taste with a tiny hint of sweetness. Almost burnt bread. Maybe even some lime here. Aftertase is long with a lot more hoppy bitterness.

Mouth is a bit thin, but I get some nice carbonation which I enjoy.

Not a bad beer, but I find it slightly one-dimensional and unbalanced. If there was more to it than just hops I'd enjoy it more.

10-13-2012 18:00:33 | More by Maakun
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

009A13, so best by January 9th, 2013

A: Pours a clear copper color with a fingers worth of sticky head

S: A very pleasant citrusy hop aroma, complete with notes of malts and caramel

T: Hops come on with a rush of grapefruit and citrus notes, along with a solid malt backbone that provides some sweet caramel. Not really any lingering bitterness in the finish

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very smooth and creamy for an IPA

O: A solid IPA complete with great grapefruit and citrus character. Very well balanced and easy to drink at just over 7%. Could get lost in the myriad of IPAs, but it definitely falls in the good/great category. Looks like it's pretty hit or miss though, depending on the freshness (although that's the case with most IPAs). It certainly helps that the one I'm drinking is at most 50 days old (49, if I'm counting correctly and they do the BB for 140 days after bottling)

10-10-2012 22:52:17 | More by BEERMILER12
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-10-2012 16:21:27 | More by csurowiec
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-10-2012 00:37:30 | More by kbrown
Snake Dog IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
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