Snake Oil | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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3.99/5
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143 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
4handsbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Snake Oil is a Red IPA brewed with a combination of American and Australian hops. It has a bright, complex aroma with notes of citrus, peach, and tropical fruit. A variety of caramel malts lend this beer a full-body and a big mouthfeel.

Added by Gonzoillini on 08-13-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,837
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
143
pDev:
8.52%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 143 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by BeerQuest36:
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4.52/5  rDev +13.3%

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reddish amber hue with a fingernail of khaki colored foam covering the majority of the top. Excellent clarity. Fantastic aroma of a blend of citrus smelling and tropical smelling hops is prevalent. The flavor is pungent tropical hops with notes of papaya,pineapple,and cantaloupe. The mouth is slightly chewy and sticky.

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Photo of DrKarl
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Schlafly33
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beezee
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My old neighbor from Oswego gave me a can of this. It poured a hazy amber with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had faint citrus hop lean. The taste had passion fruit base with some bitter hop flare. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer.

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Photo of PretzelCity
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of russpowell
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent amber with tons of cream colored head, should've poured more gently I guess. Very good head retention & lacing

S: Pine, grapefruit, pineapple

T: Follows the nose, some toasty notes, dryness up front. Pineyness, toastyness & dryness as this warms, a touch of pineapple as well. Finishes dry, toasty, with a little bit of caramel, plus woody & piney hops, juicy

MF: Fairly creamy carbonation, medium body, nice balance

Drinks very easy, very nice take on the style

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of morimech
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber with a finger of head. Heavy lacing is left down the glass. Smells terrific with juicy hops that give it notes of citrus and tropical fruit. But unfortunately the flavor does not follow. Too sweet with caramel malt which seems to be the case with a lot of IPAs that come from this region. Just not to my tastes.

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Photo of DaneBramage
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Smooth IPA, paired well with NY Strip and baked potato.

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Photo of KathyG
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kunstman
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of emerge077
3.61/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsh420
2.78/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CRJMellor
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of buzzy
3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KCBeerNerd
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jaydoc
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Faroveryonder
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of HopHunter19
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - nice copper amber color with a white head that sticks and leaves a nice lacing
S - piney, earthy hops. Bready malts.
T - piney, earthy hops. Undefined bitterness. Bready malts.
M - medium mouthfeel. Alc covered. Aftertaste is bitterness, earthy.
O - some of the previous reviews would have you think this was an up and coming new ipa. This is an ipa, but it doesn't impress by any means. TIPA still rains supreme for the STL area.

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Photo of firkingroovin
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Snake Oil from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 143 ratings