Snake Dog IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

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Snake Dog IPASnake Dog IPA

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2001

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3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Cloudy pale amber body with a golden hue coming through. Big foamy head that leaves decent lacing.

S- Huge hop aroma comes through right away with sweet malt coming through as well. Nice aromas of pine, flowers, citrus and sweet bread.

T- Pretty balanced IPA with the piney hops coming through first, followed by a sweet toasted malt flavor. Pretty strong on flavor.

M- Medium-high carbonation, with some sting on the tongue. Full-bodied.

O- Solid, balanced IPA.

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Photo of mick303
3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

355 mL from Luvian's, St. Andrews. Pours a good head of soapy foam, an attractive medium copper brown colour. Head lingers for some time, leaving a generous lace and film.

Aroma is very restrained, hope it will improve with warming up. Light grassy hops, faint malts, lemon notes. Slightly sour note.

Taste has a full rounded hoppy bitterness, malts are a bit subdued. Light citrus and fruitiness, with a bit of a sour character. I'd say it falls into the typical IPA character, refreshing enough, if not earth-shaking. Hops are nicely incorporated and assertive, overall I quite like the flavour.

Mouthfeel is pretty full, and drinkability is average. Carbonation is a bit on the high side for my personal taste, feel like it takes away from the flavour of the beer. Aftertaste is slightly astringent, but overall dry.

Solid IPA, great flavour, a few points off here and there, but overall I'd say it's a quality IPA, probably a bit standard, but has a good bitterness and balanced character on the palate. Worth a try.

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Photo of dpadilla21
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of tsavatar
3.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a chilled mug. Orange- copper with a fluffy satisfying head. A tad of citrus and some pine on the nose amongst sweet malt notes. Medium bodied and with good carbonation, Snake Dog excells in the taste department. Citrusy and hoppy with caramel undertones, pleasant resinout notes come out with the bitter kick and crisp bitter finish.

A good evening IPA, above average for its style.

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Photo of Strix
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear apricot, moderate initial head, nice lacing.

Not getting much smell, faint pine.

Biscuity, mostly piney hops, crisp grassy note.

Mouthfeel a bit on the watery side.

This was middle of the road for me. Pleasant enough but not a stand out.

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Photo of StaveHooks
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes.

A - Pours a brilliantly clear with a 1 finger off-white that creates nice lacing on the top of the glass.

S - Citrus, leafy green, and spicy floral hops, bready caramel.

T - Follows the nose, with stingy citrus, and leafy green hops wrap around a sweet caramel and grainy pale malt, pine resin starts to seep out with a lemon and grapefruit bitterness. Finishes bright and bitter hops.

M - Creamy feel, full carbonation, medium body.

Above average IPA here. Good hop flavor and bitterness mixed with a balance malt bill. I will buy more!

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Bitter_Echo
3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours like'em all; an IPA like color. Nose is malty, sweet, caramel, and some pine and balsam like presence, but not as assertive and complex like some IPA's...seems a bit ordinary. Taste is sweet up front, maybe just a bit too; bitter follows but does not assert. Hop-ness is fine, but I want more. Malt seems a little strong at first, and lingering along with hops, and in a way, interfering with them. Mouthfeel is fine, and carbonation is moderate. Nothing really out of place, just not distinctive in any way.

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Snake Dog IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
3.57 out of 5 based on 3,326 ratings.
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