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Snake Dog IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

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Snake Dog IPASnake Dog IPA

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2,765 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,765
Reviews: 1,151
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 22
Gots: 205 | 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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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Freelover20, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of PeterIngemi
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle Ito a duvel glass

A: pours a clean golden amber, with a little less then a finger of off white head, some nice spots of lacing.

S: skunky and citrusy hop aromas, resiny.. Sweet malt backbone .

T: deffinatly a sturdy malt backbone on this one. Sweet citrus and caramel, a bit of a graininess to it as well. Pleanty of hops.

M:light medium body with a bit of a viscousness to it, dry and bitter in the finish. Low carbonation

O: not a bad ipa, not a bad ipa at all.

PeterIngemi, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of Pensfan0782
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Pensfan0782, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of gmcsierra91
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

gmcsierra91, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of cliff1066
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

cliff1066, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of HomerS
4/5  rDev +12.4%

HomerS, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of ummswimmin
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured this beer into my Dogfish, chalice glass. The coloring and foam is spot on. I got about two fingers of foam on top of the orange brew.

I smell a decent amount of citrus hops coming off this beer. This bottle is pretty fresh, which helps in the retention of the hop smell.

The flavor is pretty good. You definitely get the hop presence, but there isn't enough malt in there to create a very good balance.

Overall this is a pretty good beer. I recommend picking this up when it is fresh, but I would leave it alone after a little aging.

ummswimmin, Dec 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

dna1964dna, Dec 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

bsallre, Dec 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

dgp207, Dec 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

mdterps, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of ColdWaffles
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: An amber IPA. Keeps its pretty standard white head for a white and then sticks with a solid lacing.

Smell: Smells like hops, grass, and most other moderate IPAs, to be honest. Maybe a little more malt than 'normal.'

Taste: Enjoyed this IPA. It's not super hoppy, but it's got some nice bitterness going. Pretty well balanced, but not the best Flying Dog or IPA in general.

Mouthfeel: Not super heavy for an IPA. A little sticky, but not too much. Honestly, I could kill a feel of these with the right food.

Probably the worst Flying Dog beer I've ever had, but that's not bad. Like everything I've had from them pretty well, this included.

ColdWaffles, Dec 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

JustinMatthew, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: Clear amber with two-finger, white, foamy head that lasted several minutes and left a nice film. Great lacing.

S: Grass and funk.

T: Light sweetness and solid bitterness. Lacking in hop flavor but full of bitterness.

M: Light to medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Dry and crisp.

O: Overall, too bitter and not enough hop flavor. Otherwise, good.

SolipsismalCat, Dec 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Mississippi, Dec 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +40.4%

Singlespeedmtb, Dec 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

koes0024, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of Jetulio
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

355 ml bottle poured into a Pint glass
Appearance... orange-amber colour with a nice lasting white head of almost 2 fingers
Aroma... a lot of malty smell with a touch of tangerine, strong smell
Taste--- citrus and orange flavour starting that evolves to bitterness of hops, a little bit of caramel in the middle
Mouthfeel--- medium body & carbonation, long lasting aftertaste
Overall... nice in mouth, well balance , because you pass from malty sweetness to bitterness in a pleasant way . to repeat

Jetulio, Dec 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

adamcthomp, Dec 15, 2012
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3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up in an assorted six pack at a liquor store in Yukon, Oklahoma.

A: Dark yellow to light amber in color. 1 finger of short lived head with light lacing.

S: I found the malt and hops smell to be quite eqal, and neither being very strong or overpowering. I usually prefer a heavier hops aroma in the IPAs that I drink.

T: Bitter up front with a smooth finish.Very mild citris notes as well as pine. Still prefer more hopiness in an IPA.

M:Light bodied with the zing of medium carbonation.

O:In my opinion I prefer an IPA to be a little more hop heavy. But overall this was a very pleasant drink, and I could find myself drinking it again.

Tadloco, Dec 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

BeerBum, Dec 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

jtd335, Dec 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Stevie_Janowski, Dec 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Joel12, Dec 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Stwinchy, Dec 11, 2012
Snake Dog IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 2,765 ratings.