Snake Oil
4 Hands Brewing Co.

Snake OilSnake Oil
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,466
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #10,069
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 8.56%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
144
From:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
 
Missouri, United States
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Rotating
Wants
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Gots
  31
SCORE
88
Very Good
Snake OilSnake Oil
Notes: 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.
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Reviews by Blackop555:
Photo of Blackop555
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy amber. Foamy, medium, light tan head that fades shortly with lacing.

Smells pine, grapefruit, citrus peel, light tropical and bready malt.

Tastes toasted and bready malt, citrus peel, tropical and pine. Finish is dry with piney linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of annieh123
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ado73
4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of merock1402
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BobbyL
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of Bluenose0988
4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lemmy187
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Maestro0708
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stefantheviking
3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a little hazy amber. Would say 17 on the SRM scale. Nice slightly tan head that leaves lacing but not too quickly.

Notes of rye and citrus on the nose.

Starts with initial notes of earthy and piney hops, followed by a strong bready malt presence with a touch of sweetness. Not much of bitterness to speak of but not without. Not complex but a very clean and great drinking beer.

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Photo of bsmith23_88
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheHopsman
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HopHunter19
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
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 TH28
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz can. No apparent code dating. Appearance: Tea colored, light golden brown. Hazy, with a low lying off white head. Aroma: Fruity hop aroma is strong, more towards a tropical mango but has some underlying citrus. Has a typical caramel malt and hop resin note found in traditional American IPAs. Taste: Juicy caramel maltiness, with a fruity hop mango touch. Bitterness slowly builds to a strong crescendo on the swallow, with a traditional pine resin character. Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy bodied for the style, with carbonation on the lower side. Finish: Leaves a tropical fruit layer bitterness after the swallow, with some retronasal burnt caramel. Overall: Solid but not spectacular take on a red IPA. Delivers a nice "new school" tropical fruit aroma, but from there forward it’s a pretty stereotypical American IPA with a strong caramel and hop resin character. Low carbonation and relatively heavy body make this a sloooow drinker

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Photo of ROWDIE
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A great Red IPA. Good for ppl that don't necessarily like IPAs.

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Photo of firkingroovin
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a murky black cherry with a finger of khaki colored head. Head retention is solid, although thin to begin with. Lacing is left speckled about the glass after each sip. Aroma is hoppy, with sticky, fresh notes of resin, pine, and tropical. Flavor profile is hoppy, but a little less controlling. Notes of tropical and pine hops stick to the palette with plenty of resin notes as well. Mouth feel is a happy medium between thick and full, and thin. Overall, it's an enjoyable IPA with good hop qualities in both the aroma and taste. The look could be a bit better.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of FBarber
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange color - clear and crisp. Thin white head dissipates quickly leaving a slick white foam on tip of the beer.

Smell has notes of pine, sap, some mild citrus and a bit of grass with a biscuit malt coming through on the nose.

Taste is very piney with a nice balancing citrus flavor. Strong biscuit and caramel malt backbone keep the beer very balanced. There is nothing unique or exciting about this beer, but its so well done and just a great example of a traditional IPA. Finishes with a nice lingering piney bitterness.

Feel is a bit on the thick side for the beer. Medium carbonation. Smooth almost oily.

Overall a really well done classic IPA.

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Photo of Ronl12
3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of e-racer
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of raderfn74
4.95/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Suds
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy, golden-copper in color with a white head. The aroma is piney, earthy, peppery...a little ripe fruit underneath. The taste is slightly dry, with a flavorful underlying malt flavor. Moderate bitterness from the mid-taste through the finish. Full in body. Nice.

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Snake Oil from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 144 ratings