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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

2,610 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 2,610
Reviews: 1,143
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 19
Gots: 125 | 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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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-05-2012 00:36:47 | More by thinwhiteduke
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mixed_master7

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-04-2012 18:20:57 | More by mixed_master7
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Bitter_Echo

Michigan

3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours like'em all; an IPA like color. Nose is malty, sweet, caramel, and some pine and balsam like presence, but not as assertive and complex like some IPA's...seems a bit ordinary. Taste is sweet up front, maybe just a bit too; bitter follows but does not assert. Hop-ness is fine, but I want more. Malt seems a little strong at first, and lingering along with hops, and in a way, interfering with them. Mouthfeel is fine, and carbonation is moderate. Nothing really out of place, just not distinctive in any way.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 21:34:47 | More by Bitter_Echo
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

09-02-2012 03:29:18 | More by milkbone_underwear
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netshark

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-02-2012 03:09:37 | More by netshark
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Softestdog

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-01-2012 23:17:59 | More by Softestdog
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MrTana

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-01-2012 22:10:03 | More by MrTana
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Jeffani

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-01-2012 20:06:12 | More by Jeffani
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William123


3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

09-01-2012 08:31:44 | More by William123
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TheTinDoor

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

09-01-2012 03:44:34 | More by TheTinDoor
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Scott1970

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

09-01-2012 01:22:15 | More by Scott1970
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-31-2012 23:22:33 | More by Falcone
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amstokesdb9

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-30-2012 02:39:29 | More by amstokesdb9
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

2.78/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer pours an orange color with a nice fluffy white head.

Some citrus aroma but mostly pretty underwhelming. I am unable to detect much depth in the aroma of this beer. I looked for a best buy date but was unable to tell if this is just how this beer smells or if it was past its prime.

Beer is fairly bitter straight through. There is some malt background but it does not hold up well to the massive hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium and is fairly well done.

There are so many excellent IPAs on the market, in my opinion this beer is not one of them. It lacks a hops bursted nose and finish which really just makes it a bitter beer, not an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 00:39:19 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

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

Copper to reddish amber colour with a slightly off-white head about a fingers width tall and of bubbly texture. The head eventually settles to a thin lacing

Sweet and sugary with some good toffee notes following this up, I can also detect a touch of caramel which seems to go hand in hand with toffee in a lot of beers. There is a nice fruity aroma to it and a touch of hops and a biscuit malt aroma.

A malty taste to begin with quickly followed by some toffee and biscuit flavours and a touch of caramel. There is a tiny amount of malty hops and a sweet, earthy flavour.

Medium in body and with a lot of sweetness. The carbonation is lively and the finish is a wet one with a lingering malty feel.

A great beer although not what I was expecting when I read that it was an IPA, it was a lot more malty and earthy than that but very enjoyable and a good variation of the usual style.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 12:41:17 | More by flyingpig
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xdtfx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-27-2012 04:07:06 | More by xdtfx
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Tpitty23

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-27-2012 01:59:43 | More by Tpitty23
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scottiethebody

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-26-2012 05:54:54 | More by scottiethebody
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hardcor33

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-26-2012 03:07:10 | More by hardcor33
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beerpadawan

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-25-2012 20:40:24 | More by beerpadawan
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can into a pint glass. I love the art on this can by the way. Very cool.

Pours a clear copper, with a couple fingers of rich white head that maybe has a bit of an off-white look to it. This maintains a robust ½ finger, just drenching the sides of the glass with rich sticky lacing. The aroma smells herbal, zesty, and little spicy, backed in the nose by mellow tropical fruit and grainy sweetness. That ripe herbal feel really picks up as this warms.

The taste is bitter grapefruit and pine, which intertwines with a herbal feel and is tempered on the sides by notes of ripe fruit, sweet grains, and a touch of stickier caramel. Resins, bitterness and spice all hang with some strength in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a slick mellow crispness to the carbonation that glides along fairly easily in the mouth. This could maybe use just a tad more crispness to it. The alcohol here had a bit of an underlying warm bite to it that brings out the strong finish on this.

This was OK but just really isn’t my style of American IPA. It’s just got too much herbal character and sweetness to it, with each sip leading into an assertive finish of resins, spice and bitterness. It’s great to see Flying Dog putting another style in cans though. Let’s hope they keep adding to it.

Serving type: can

08-23-2012 17:10:50 | More by Kegatron
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Cjalbers


2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

08-23-2012 00:41:59 | More by Cjalbers
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Health


3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

08-20-2012 22:00:21 | More by Health
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-19-2012 21:50:38 | More by GiantMidget
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slowdaddy

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-19-2012 16:46:35 | More by slowdaddy
Snake Dog IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
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