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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

2,925 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 2,925
Reviews: 1,165
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 24
Gots: 321 | 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

No notes at this time.
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Photo of ravisingh
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: As far as color, it's a definite pale amber with a 9 on the SRM chart IMO. Not very cloudy. Head started off at about off white to ivory on color and about half an inch of thickish foam. It did not last long though. I didn't notice much lacing at all in the beginning or later.

S: Fruity aroma with definite orange notes. The orange definitely is the strongest notes as far as the fruity scent. Floral notes no doubt, light but definitely there, I would say like the floral aroma in a grassy wild field on a summer day as opposed to something indoors like the cooler in the shop when you're buying flowers for your girlfriend. No sulfery aroma - a tiny tiny bit at the way end of the after taste maybe, but that's it. Not much caramel or toastiness, but I didn't really find that to be a problem.

T: Definite hop bitterness which was surprising a little because there was no burnt or bitterish type aroma. Definitely grassy flavor with orange notes and a mild floral flavor just sitting in the middle of that balance, but a little too mild for me. There is a breadiness, wheat-like, no caramel and even though the bitterness of the hops is there I wouldn't say it's toasty or burnt much. Not much as far as sulfur. Fairly high ABV for an IPA but not much alcohol in the taste.

F: There is a definite medium body I'd say and some astringency to it- not too much, and decent carbonation leaning towards the low end of high. It is a stronger version with 7.1 ABV and there is definitely a warmth, not huge but there.

O: I'm not experienced enough to tell how it compares to English or American Pale Ales, but it is definitely hoppy and there is definitely the fruitiness from the yeast. It's stronger and that was definitely noticeable for me, anyway. Good beer, I'd drink it again.

Photo of jco3
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harvest06
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EvoRich
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of morrowd3
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChipChaight
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaulsBrew
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kmahle1985
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.01/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(poured into a Chouffe tulip)

L: crystal-clear, brownish light orange liquid... tight, cottony, off-white foam - retention fairly long, slow fade

S: honey graham underneath (minus the cinnamon)... fragrant sweetish orange peel... mild toasted notes complimented by spicy (vaguely coriander) hop aromas... is that new shoe smell??... smell mellow overall, while the fruit notes shine brighest

T: not quite as bitter in the middle as expected - concentrated on the sides of the palate... herbal spice in the aftertaste... bitterness does build with a touch of alcohol lingering... nice balance - hops are quite fruity but matches well against the clean malt backbone

F: not much of a fizzy bite... hop oils in the foam seem to enhance the marshmallowy cushioning effect in the flow... medium-bodied, but light in weight... mildly silky smooth

O: pretty well made... clean, soft, fairly balanced... hops are bitter enough and the bitter is bright, clean, un-obscured... English-leaning subtleties...

Photo of Tdenham
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerfootfreak
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bisco42
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very average, lacking in any burst of flavor. This beer was fresh too, but didn't have any standout qualities worth mentioning.

Photo of interistacanadese
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whiskyecho
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of billyanania
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GregStoner
3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of qcghost
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Herby1011
4.14/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tyyoung83
3.32/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BobMessina
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rick_Ryan
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BklynTerp
2.99/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Antg8989
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Snake Dog IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 2,925 ratings.