Snake Pro Double IPA | Figure 8 Brewing

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81
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69 Ratings
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Snake Pro Double IPASnake Pro Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Figure 8 Brewing
Indiana, United States
figure8brewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cnally on 09-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
69
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
20.4%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of spycow
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.86/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Another good looking beer from Figure Eight - pours a clear copper with a magnificent head; excellent retention leaving a few strands of lace behind

Smell: Sugary caramel tones joined by piney hops

Taste: A lot of sugary caramel flavors, up front, but the hops don't give an inch and join with a blast of piney bitterness; after the swallow, the malt and hops reach a crescendo and are joined by a bit of boozy alcohol; both the sweet and bitter flavors linger into the finish

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with moderate carbonation and some warmth in the gullet

Overall: As I typically don't like really malty DIPAs, I wasn't expecting to like this very much but there was something about the hops they used that put me in the camp of the fans

Thanks, jonallen, for the opportunity

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Photo of BeerOps
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aasher
1.56/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This bottle is fresh, some six days old or so. This one pours an orange, red, brownish color with an off white lacing. This beer smells like salt, sweaty gym socks, some sweet malt, and dust/must. This beer tastes even worse. It tastes like a sweaty, mouth open jaunt through my grandparents abandoned basement. The sweaty salt aspect is GROSS. The flavors are so, so awful that contemplating another taste is tough. What does that say about this product? A brewery sold this to be today, and they should be ashamed. It drinks like an IPA should, maybe, if you struggle to imagine it. What the fuck is this. This beer is deathly bad. This is an IPA, let alone an imperial? They should start back at zero, and press the reset button.

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Photo of enelson
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer has a slightly hazy aged copper body with a thick creamy tan head and a gentle matrix of tiny bubbles working their way to the surface.

S- The fruity orange hops are juicy with a woody green hops finish.

T- The green cinnamon and sweet juicy orange flavor to the hops are full with a finish of pungent green hops and a soft dandelion bitterness hits the back of the throat after each sip.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a tight cleaning fizz in the finish.

O- The nice hop depth is overpowered by the larger bitterness and pungent finish that dominates and sticks in the back of the throat.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Zuidman
2.6/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #50 (March 2011):

Banter about 100 IBUs and a “venomous bite,” but the DIPA is a style that is getting harder and harder to master. Reddish brassy clarity, foamy topping stays for a while. First whiff is of vegetal hops with some spicy backing, ester alcohol with some vague fruitiness and a light sweetness of caramel. A smooth enough brew. 100 IBUs strong—yeah, they’re there, nearly hold- ing the palate hostage. Spice from the hops melds with the warmth from the alcohol. Malt character is a bit biscuity and very dry; yeasty tone resides in all of that. Walking the path of pushing the hops too far without much malt to back it up and the alcohol that fumes being too high. A middle-of-the-pack DIPA, worthy of a try for that hop fix you’ve been waiting for.

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Photo of ffejherb
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to dpuia for sharing a growler at a recent tasting on 12/28/10.

A - Poured a hazy dark reddish bronze liquid with a thin off-white head that reduced to a thin ring and deposited some lace around the glass.

S - Initial aroma is kind of heavy on the malt with a grainy profile suggesting toasted oats and cereal grains. Hop character is perfumy with a hint of fresh herbs and mint. Sweet caramel rounds out the aroma profile.

T - DIPA...really?! Overall, this is quite a malty, grainy ale. Yeah, there are hops in there, but the dominant attribute of this DIPA is a toasted grainy malt presence and slight burnt caramel. I've had hoppier IPAs than this. Flavor is pretty solid, but it just doesn't seem to fit the DIPA bill.

M - Medium bodied and kind of syrupy with a hint of oily hop residue and moderate carbonation. Finishes with a muted hop bitterness and faint alcohol warmth on the palate.

D - Snake Pro would make for a fine hopped up pale ale, or even an IPA... but a DIPA? Hmmmm... Still, this one wasn't too bad, though. Kick up the hops a few notches and this could be a solid DIPA.

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Photo of Deuane
3.97/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another Indiana brew muled back by ChrisD....thanks brother!

A-Bright copper with a large off-white head that slowly reduced to a thin cap and left a fair amount of lacing.

S-Bright pop of hop fruitiness with notes of mango and papaya. Backing caramel malt sweetness and a flourish of floralness in the background.

T-A nicely balanced DIPA with sweet caramel malt evenly matched up with fruity overtones. Malt component doesn't become too rich and the hops never overwhelm, nicely done.

M-Medium bodied and almost creamy. Nice lingering hop fruitiness.

D-Solid, interesting and different but good. I liked this one. Well balanced and easy to drink. A nice effort with this brew.

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Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.04/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of alleykatking
4.23/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap...

A- Poured a amber color with a light coppery off tone. One and a half finger white head shows great retention. Lots of streaky and web style lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Caramel bready malts comes into play with a ton of earthy hops. Piney and light grassy hops in this one as well. There is a light citrus hop with clove like undertone as well.

T- There is a big citrus blast from the hops in the front end of this one. Some sweet caramel malts in the middle of the beer make this a little more balanced. Piney hops with a hint of spicey hops in the tail end of the beer. This gives the beer a ton of hop flavor which is amazing!

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Tons of hops destroy the palate and well as you guessed it long into the aftertaste. This beer is a hop forward beer which is expected. Clean flavors and most hop style can be tasted. Medium drying on the palate from the alcohol.

D- This beer was a wonderful surprise from a brewery who I am enjoying a lot. A nice hop bomb that I would gladly have a couple pints of. Figure 8 is going to be something big here in the next couple of years. This beer just goes to show that.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Localdrinklax
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of neckbracesub
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of antoines15
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of csustar001
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of ackeeper
3.76/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redleg411
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lilsmizzul1225
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of BMoney575
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on 5-10-11

Pours a cloudy red/orange color, with almost no head. The thin white film on top gives way to a single ring of white lacing.

Smell is very sweet and sugary, with lots of watermelon hops. The sweetness is heavy, and builds as time goes on. A little one-dimensional, but not bad.

Taste is all strong bitterness, not much of the sweet smell is there to back it up. It mellows after awhile, leaving behind more earthy flavors and an enjoyable burnt sugar quality.

Mouthfeel is good, maybe a little too thin, but with a nice thickness to complement the hop flavors.

Drinkability is very good, the bitterness grows on you, and also helps to cover the alcohol.

Overall, a simple, but very tasty beer, and worth picking up.

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Snake Pro Double IPA from Figure 8 Brewing
3.48 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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