Snake Dog
Flying Dog Brewery

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From:
Flying Dog Brewery
 
Maryland, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,759
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
81
Ranked #27,524
Avg:
3.57 | pDev: 12.89%
Reviews:
1,254
Ratings:
2,239
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 09, 2022
Added:
Dec 22, 2001
Wants:
  50
Gots:
  706
SCORE
81
Good
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Notes: A potent snakebite of Citra, Mosaic, Warrior, Simcoe, and Columbus hops (more than 2lbs per barrel) gives this beer its citrus-forward superpower. Orange and tropical fruit aromas temper slightly-piney crispness, turning Snake Dog into a more complex breed of West Coast IPA. You’ll find Snake Dog bites hardest when paired with peppery cheeses, curries, and mild Thai dishes whose names you can’t pronounce properly.

60 IBU
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Rated: 3.75 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Nov 09, 2022
 
Rated: 3.15 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Oct 11, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by Marvicsin from California

Sep 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.52 by BucBasil from Rwanda

Jun 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.67 by Cfitty from New York

Jun 08, 2022
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Rated by nblake5199 from North Carolina

3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Snake Dog IPA......Pours golden brown, smells fruity....smells better than it tastes....very mild IPA.....its beer so its still good!!!
May 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.52 by h4ger from Connecticut

May 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.37 by RPBeerdude from Colorado

Feb 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.93 by Danzifer from Ohio

Feb 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jan 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.16 by Bitburger from Vermont

Jan 06, 2022
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

3.36/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
I’ve had so many IPAs that unless it has a uniqueness about it, it just blends in with the rest of the noise. This one unfortunately just blends in with the rest. It’s not bad, it’s definitely serviceable, but not one of the best either…
Nov 21, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Oct 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.13 by Daneve76 from Australia

Sep 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.54 by lsudduth from Ohio

Aug 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by David19457 from New Jersey

Jun 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.6 by stucat from Illinois

May 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.05 by Biergerd from Germany

May 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.79 by paulytasker from New York

May 03, 2021
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Reviewed by Shelbs90 from Montana

3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
not a big ipa drinker. looks great. the smell was gross for me. i was surprised by how good it tasted. it tastes almost nutty and earthy. i really enjoy it. it also is very smooth. i would definitely buy again. i’m very impressed. the best ipa i’ve had
Mar 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Robertas from Lithuania

Feb 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Bluecrow from New York

3.96/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
-clear amber-orange can pour with a 1 cm foam cap that dissipates quickly.
The aroma is faintly resinous.
The flavor is pine-forward.
The finish is clean.
This is a pleasant brew, possibly my favorite from this brewery.
Feb 06, 2021
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Large tan head atop a clear amber body leaves very good lacing. Pungent citrus and resinous hops lead off the aroma with a wee bit of fruitiness if you inhale long enough. Citrus hops hold sway on the palate, but with sufficient sweetness to help balance things out. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel, with a bitter, lingering finish. Personally, a very satisfying offering; consistent quality, affordable, and something I can easily find on tap or in the bottle.
Jan 16, 2021
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Rated by Lampro from Virginia

3.29/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
This is an OK beer - the hops, both in the nose and on the tongue, have a bit too much of the coniferous, resinous tone (I prefer citrus tones).
Jan 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.68 by cauchysequence from Maryland

Dec 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.33 by tankg from Pennsylvania

Nov 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.42 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Oct 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.94 by rolltide from Pennsylvania

Oct 18, 2020
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.21/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
L- Dark gold, pours with a tiny hint of haze and zero sediment in the bottle. Pours with 2mm white head; holds pretty well and forms lacing.
S- Oh boy, prominent fruit cocktail going on here. I especially get citrus.
T- Quite dry on the front and right into citrus peel, somewhere over the grapefruit part of that spectrum. Then there is a perfumed note that is akin to lychee.
F- It's pretty dry but not a 'hop-bomb' as some contemporary/fashionable beer can be. It is greatly helped by having something of a solid ABV% that moves it towards balance.
O- It's hoppier than I would usually got for, so not one I'll be buying again. But it's interesting to try and I'm sure for many people, perhaps esp younger ones this should be something special.
330ml bottle. £2.89. Bought from BeersOfEurope/UK for home delivery. BB: 19/05/2021.

*Written before reading the bottle's lable or other reviews below. Ie my review is independent and now I have the fun of seeing 'how well I did' vs how others describe it :)
Oct 15, 2020
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Reviewed by Mugman8 from New York

3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours light copper with a one inch head, which dissipates quickly. Moderate lacing. Aroma is strong -- citrus, pine and floral hops. Taste is citrus at the start with piney, dry finish. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, with 7.1% ABV. I like this one -- another good IPA from Flying Dog.
Sep 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by jtnord from Colorado

Sep 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.27 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Sep 09, 2020
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Clear light amber, dense white head, good retention, rings of lace
Lots of grapefruit, pine, and slight dank in the nose, a bit of sweet malt underneath
Caramel malt flavor along with some grapefruit and pine hop flavor.
A little sticky, would like more carbonation.
Ehh
Aug 11, 2020
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Snake Dog has it's weaknesses, but taste is not among them. It pours a shallow copper without much head, although it's highly carbonated. The draining glass gives no witness that there was ever a beer there. That trait is more than compensated by a bitter hoppy aroma quite pronounced at the top of said glass. This one is hop forward, hop midstream and hop lingering. None of the stages are overly bitter, at least to a hop head. A bit of the 7.1 % ABV is noticable, but it wouldn't be fair to deduct points for that.
Aug 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 02, 2020
 
Rated: 3.78 by Dave1999 from North Carolina

Jul 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.42 by Jaasoares from Virginia

Jun 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia

Jun 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by T66tah from Pennsylvania

May 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by eldoctorador from Chile

May 06, 2020
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