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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

2,725 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 2,725
Reviews: 1,147
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 21
Gots: 183 | 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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1.75/5  rDev -50.8%

mwar, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of tectactoe
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours golden-amber in color with a fairly thin, white head that wisps away into nothing pretty quickly. Very modest lacing left along the glass, not much to speak of. Handfuls of hops on the nose - mostly the floral type; roses, leafy, slight citrus notes. I'm also getting heavy white pepper in the aroma. First sip leads to pungent hop oils and deep resin, very oily tasting with more of that leafy-peppery combination from the nose. Slightly woody in character with charred wood notes here and there. Bitterness engulfs the palate pretty well; the beer is yeasty and hearty with some dark earth tones in the very, very back, playing a role in trying to balance out the hops. Aftertaste leaves the mouth slightly bitter and a bit hot and spicy - that white pepper lingers longer than anything. Medium-thick body, high carbonation.

This IPA wasn't bad, but it's not something I'd be likely to revisit. Very pepper-like in both aroma and taste, pungent hops aren't balanced as well as one would hope. Good try, but there is so much better out there.

tectactoe, Nov 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

rob99er, Nov 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +40.4%

dji43466, Nov 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

lupercmda, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of nUgZ
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on-tap in a pint glass.

A: Pours a medium amber color with a 2 finger head and nice lacing.

S: Just as much malt present as there are hops. I wish it was a little more hop heavy.

T: I guess you could call this balanced, but I prefer my IPA's to be a little more on the hoppy side and less balanced. Not bad, but not great.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.

O: This is a good beer and easy to drink. It's not my ideal IPA, but would be a good option for someone who doesn't crave hops.

nUgZ, Nov 22, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

falconxman, Nov 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Cyberhoptic, Nov 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

TheBigBoy, Nov 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Chris_Cali_2o9, Nov 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Deanstreat, Nov 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

t0rin0, Nov 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

fatboy91, Nov 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

pooogy, Nov 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

One_Man_Gang, Nov 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

DarthTremens, Nov 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

inspektor, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of tviz33
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.

tviz33, Nov 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

sneaks2210, Nov 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

BigRedEye, Nov 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

dmheinz57, Nov 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

BabiGrand, Nov 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

KatieTee24, Nov 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

leprechaunandfatman, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Bellonc, Nov 11, 2012
Snake Dog IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 2,725 ratings.