Snake Pro Double IPA | Figure 8 Brewing

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81
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68 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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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:
68
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
20.4%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 24
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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Malty_Matty
3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- somewhat clear amber color with a white quickly dissipating head.

S- caramel and grassy, spicy, hop aromas.

T- intense grassy flavors with a healthy malt backbone to support this unusual flavor profile.

Mf- medium bodied with a slightly sticky residual presence.

Pretty good beer overall.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Casedogg43
2.86/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Really enjoy some of Figure8's beers. They are getting better and better.
This one was too big for me. Poured ok, looked ok, smelled good.
Was ready for a double IPA and then I was walloped with this overpowering taste of hops and alcohol.
I had it a few months ago, so my review may not be as detailed as I'd like.
But overall, this one had too much alcohol taste and wasn't what I enjoy or hoped for.
I prefer the citrus, smoothly hopped IPA. 10% 12% it's all good. I just dont like having it overpower the taste.
I'll stick with figure 8, but will not return to this one anytime soon.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of mtstatebeer
2.68/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz. bottle served in a tulip glass. Pours a hazy reddish-orange color with a small, foamy off-white head, fair lacing. Aroma is pale malts, bread, vinous fruits, peppery, pine and resiny. Flavor is dominated by various hop notes, pepper, citrus, resin, a little bit of bread flavor but doesn't even come close to putting this one in balance. Mouthfeel is medium, harshly astringent, bitterness lays on the tongue for a good while. Not a bad beer, but a little too harsh. There is a way to do 100 IBUs and not be this harsh.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of nhindian
2.54/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottle generously provided as an extra by Billakowski, thanks!

A- Pours an exceptionally murky, sunburst orange with flecks of red and brown within. A 2-fingered head builds without much fanfare, but slowly rises from the middle. Retention is pretty good, and the lacing is very nice as well.

S - The nose is the first thing that takes me by surprise... although it is a DIPA, it smells very sweet, with a ton of caramel. Only near the finish do I get much hops, which are citrusy and spicy, but also quite soapy as well.

T - It's hard to describe the taste as anything more than interesting, but Ii can't say that's all-together a good thing. Again, the sticky sweetness leads the way, almost like a caramel toffee candy. The hops as well continue to being some tropical citrus, but for the most part they are soapy and astringent. There's like a weird, almost cotton candy-like flavor here, a bit strange.

M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with decent carbonation. Definitely a sweet finish that lingers on the palate and combined with the hops, makes the palate a bit messy.

D/O - Drinkability is moderately low. This may be one of the sweetest IPAs I've had and that's not a compliment. This one is all over the place and doesn't feel well-composed at all. Even the hops that are present are a disappointment. Pretty hard to get through the whole bomber of this and I had to drain pour the last quarter or so of it.

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Photo of LiquidBread219
3.11/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A= Kind of Hazy in color like a cooper color. Nice foamy head that sticks around for a little bit. Some decent lacing on this one.
S= Some hops but what I really pick up on is caramel malts and alcohol.

T= Taste for me was more of the caramel, a little bit more hops really wish there was more hop activity I just think that the backbone is a little bit to strong.

M= Medium bodied and kind of syrupy.

O= Overall, It kind of grows on you but I think the bomber prices are kind of high on this one. I just don't think this would be one I would seek out for the price.

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Snake Pro Double IPA from Figure 8 Brewing
3.48 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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