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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

2,763 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 2,763
Reviews: 1,151
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 22
Gots: 203 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

IdrinkGas, Jan 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

AWS2111, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

dabeers1013, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

cowineaux, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Stoffel, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of blackcompg
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - Poured 2 fingers of lite amber colored bumpy cumulus clouds, color of the ale is a beautiful transparent orange copper color. Nice lacing after the session.

Smell - Ripe sweet grapefruit and candied pine.

Taste - Starts semi-sweet citrus flavors, orange peel and white grapefruit, this quickly begins to bitter and pucker and ends with piney hops. There is a malt backbone way in the background that provides some balance, but I don't get any sweet or carmel flavors here at all, this is a citrussy hop-forward IPA. Alcohol well hidden.

Mouthfeel - Almost medium mouthfeel comes from plentiful and somewhat potent citrussy and grassy hops. Then a medium, nearly foaming carb cleans the tongue and any slight citrus sweetness is replaced with the more bitter nuances of the hops. Finishes a touch dry and bitter.

Overall - This is a pretty solid IPA. Nothing spectacular here, but a nice and pretty well balanced IPA. A solid offering from Flying Dog.

blackcompg, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

AndrewMichael, Jan 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

r3o, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

VaterRoss, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

christopheraknox, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

buckyp, Dec 30, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

JAHMUR, Dec 29, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a semi-hazy copper color into a Pint glass. Foamy 2 inch head, fades into a nice inch lacing that lasts.
Citrus hops on the nose, some sweetness too. Very refreshing scent of pine.
Almost the same on the palate, some malt sweetness kicking in behind the hops. Very drinkable, even with the 7.1%ABV.
Nice American IPA, but I was expecting an even bigger Hop kick in the chin!
Recommended!

leokbelo, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Rostie, Dec 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

MyTBeerDrinker, Dec 29, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -57.9%

TinaC, Dec 29, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

MikeH210, Dec 29, 2011
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

Rhen19, Dec 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

obrike, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

justinm4bama, Dec 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Shilt, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

verdict603, Dec 27, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Golden tan/yellow, nice foamy 2 inch head, tons of lacing.

Smell - Piney hops, grapefruit, orange, lemon, citrus hop resin. Some minor yeast spices.

Taste - Hoppy citrus bite mixed with a mild malty flavor. More Malty and actually closer flavor to a pale ale then a ipa. Malts are roasty, caramel and nutty. Hops are rather mild, not as strong as the smell lead me to believe.

Mouthfeel - Its thin, not all that harsh on mouth. Tounge gets hops, malts and a little alcohol. Palette gets remaining malts and a little hop kick. Aftertaste is slight hoppy, and a little tingle from alcohol.

Overall - Decent but not great. Little to weak in the hop area for me. More malty and pale ale like flavor. Needs more flavor, the malts overpower this brew and hide the hops and any additional spices. Ok drink, not something id want to try again.

wvsabbath, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

forummember, Dec 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Bdel34, Dec 24, 2011
Snake Dog IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 2,763 ratings.