Snake Dog IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

BA SCORE
81
good
3,308 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay
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Snake Dog IPASnake Dog IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
flyingdogbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,308
Reviews:
1,209
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
12.89%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
626
For Trade:
0
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Photo of G_Shoe
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smutty33
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: medium gold with a moderate haze under a 2" off-white foam cap with good retention.

S: moderate aromas lead by hop aromas of melon and citrus supported by moderately low levels of biscuit.

T: Hops forward flavor with sweet fruit and melon up front and light levels of spice leading to a crisp and dry finish and a moderately high bitter accent.

F: Snake Dog has a medium body and carbonation.

O: This is a well-balanced, very flavorful beer.

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Photo of Dzu
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle.
L: turbid amber with a massive white foam head
S: strong citrus and hops.
T: rich and powerful, citrus.
F: medium body and carbonation.
O: very good beer after all

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Photo of hrtl
3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sweemzander
2/5  rDev -44%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BeerSexLove
2.84/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of monkist
4.49/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mpbuckley
4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SFC21
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atr2605
3.26/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A-pours a clear golden, very soft copper color with an off white sudsy head with excellent retention and lacing
S-pine, orange marmalade, sugary sweetness (like pixy sticks), lemon
T-mainly resiny pine with some fruitiness, but no distinct fruits, lots of malt sweetness
M-medium bodied with average carbonation
O-not the best that I have had from flying dog, would not seek out again

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Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this in a 12oz can - pours golden, carb is right, aroma is flowery with some hoppy herbal notes - not getting any fruitiness like some of the other reviewers have said. Taste is surprisingly light given the high ABV. Not overly malty - which is nice for an IPA. The bitterness is probably not a strong as it should be for the style but it makes for an easy drinking brew. Almost tastes like a session IPA or a straight pale ale. Not a bad brew - others feel differently but I think it's a solid IPA

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Photo of colbster92
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Comes in a slightly hazy, transparent amber with a thin white head. Fairly good retention, and decent lacing.
The nose offers a big toasty, biscuity and caramel sweetness, orange marmalade, a bit of mango and papaya, green tobacco, and green onion/scallions.
The palate follows the aroma. A big candied grapefruit and orange marmalade sweetness, lots of toasted biscuit and caramel malt in the middle, hints of dried papaya, overripe mango, and apricot, and then a big stinky dankness on the finish like tobacco and green onion. Lingers moderately bitter, and slightly sweet.

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Photo of cochan
4.33/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BabaBeer
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PWestLA
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I liked it better than most here and better than some others from the same brewer

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

355 ml can, Tesco's, Bristol - Pours clear amber with a medium white foamy head. Nice lacing. Medium carbonation. Aroma - citrus forefront - grapefruit/mandarin. Taste - Sweet, malty front, light citrus - grapefruit/orange leading to a light bitter finish with a little alcoholic warmth. Citrus in aroma but more malty in mouthfeel. Good hybrid beer for English bitter drinkers to get into American hops.

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Photo of Dms844
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of k3ve
4.01/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thesidewayz01
4.31/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frykid
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from tap into a pint glass

amber, golden color....nice aroma of hops and malts

tastes was a little more bitter than I like, but still good....left a strong aftertaste

overall - a good IPA

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Photo of milwaukee512
4.55/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rdubbia
3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good beer, easy drinking, light citrus.

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Photo of Kinney1989
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Snake Dog IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
3.57 out of 5 based on 3,308 ratings.
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