Snake Dog
Flying Dog Brewery

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Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #3,839
Ranked #26,968
3.57 | pDev: 12.89%
Feb 17, 2022
Dec 22, 2001
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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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Ratings by Emporia:
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4.4/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Emporia from New York

Very good light IPA....think this is an underrated IPA...

Mar 16, 2015
More User Ratings:
3.37 by RPBeerdude from Colorado on Feb 17, 2022
3.93 by Danzifer from Ohio on Feb 04, 2022
3.5 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Jan 16, 2022
4.16 by Bitburger from Vermont on Jan 06, 2022
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3.36/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by jjamadorphd from Florida

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
5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Oct 08, 2021
4.13 by Daneve76 from Australia on Sep 27, 2021
3.54 by lsudduth from Ohio on Aug 19, 2021
3.75 by David19457 from New Jersey on Jun 20, 2021
3.6 by stucat from Illinois on May 16, 2021
4.05 by Biergerd from Germany on May 08, 2021
3.79 by paulytasker from New York on May 03, 2021
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3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Shelbs90 from Montana

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
4 by Robertas from Lithuania on Feb 13, 2021
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3.96/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Bluecrow from New York

-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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4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

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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3.29/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Lampro from Virginia

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
3.68 by cauchysequence from Maryland on Dec 26, 2020
3.33 by tankg from Pennsylvania on Nov 14, 2020
3.42 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Oct 23, 2020
3.94 by rolltide from Pennsylvania on Oct 18, 2020
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3.21/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by JonnoWillsteed from England

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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3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Mugman8 from New York

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
4 by jtnord from Colorado on Sep 12, 2020
3.27 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia on Sep 09, 2020
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3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by MrOH from Malta

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.

Aug 11, 2020
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4.09/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

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
3.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Aug 02, 2020
3.78 by Dave1999 from North Carolina on Jul 07, 2020
3.42 by Jaasoares from Virginia on Jun 28, 2020
3.5 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia on Jun 08, 2020
4.5 by T66tah from Pennsylvania on May 27, 2020
4 by eldoctorador from Chile on May 06, 2020
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3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Peach63 from New York

Pours light amber with a 1 inch white head, which dissipates. Moderate lacing to the end. Slight haze.

Strong aroma of orange and grapefruit zest, pine , grass.

Taste is very grassy, strong pine, citrus zest.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Dry, bitter finish.

Another good IPA from Flying Dog.

May 05, 2020
3.67 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Apr 26, 2020
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3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by beersampler6 from Michigan

Not so good, but admittedly that’s probably because I snagged this one online and when it arrived I noticed with horror that “Enjoy by 10/22/19” was printed on bottle. Too old! Oh well, had to try it. Haven’t had this brewery’s beers in years and wanted to start recording them. Pours an amber color that was rich and vibrant, great fluffy white head and small rings of lingering lacing. Very nice. Aromas of malt, caramel, vanilla, biscuit, some odd muddled fruity and piney hops. Tastes similarly, but unfortunately so much of the hoppiness has faded that it was just predominantly malty sweetness that persisted. Disappointing. Smooth mild, slightly thin mouthfeel which fell a little flat with carbonation as the beer warmed. Not bad, I’m just certain it would have been a whole lot better months ago.

Apr 07, 2020
3.61 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania on Mar 11, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by adab123 from Ohio

Not a bad beer. Slight citrus and floral notes. A rather sweet alcoholic taste dominates. Somewhat zesty aftertaste.

Feb 18, 2020
3.92 by FakeDoctor96 from New Jersey on Jan 25, 2020
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