Snake Dog IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

Snake Dog IPASnake Dog IPA
3,339 Ratings
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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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of tdm168
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a moderate amber with a hint of orange; big, soft, foamy, dense, off white head; great retention

S - faint biscuity malt; floral; piny; earthy; petey

T - faint, biscuity malt; light malt character; piny, earthy hop character; strong, lingering bitterness; faint floral notes; faint grapefruit, citrusy character in the finish

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is an easy drinking IPA, but the intense bitterness will quickly lead to palate fatigue. The malt character is rather tame and the hops run all over it. A better sense of balance would be great for this beer, but as it stands it's worth trying.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of BurpingtonDC
3.36/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Beautiful deep, golden amber. Creamy off white head of about 1.5 fingers, not much lacing, head dissipated quickly all but for a bit which stayed until the bitter end.

S - Malt, pine, citrus, a touch of fruit, and a bit more than a bit of alcohol.

T - I'm a hophead so I enjoy the bitter bite this IPA has. Bit sticky and cloying on the tongue though, which I'm not crazy about. Starts out briefly with a touch of sweet malt, but quickly heads for hop highway. Just a hint of apricot and a slight bit of butterscotch. At 7.1 ABV the alcohol taste is well represented, but not overwhelming.

M - Medium bodied, sticky, carbonation fuzzy more than crisp.

O - Overall I think I could drink this most anytime without complaining, but not a session at 7.1%. I've had better IPA's, but not too many complaints about this one.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Murrhey
2.3/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Finger and a half off-white head, with quickly deteriorating retention and some foamy lacing. Dark golden color with nice clarity.

S- light fruits and citrus, sour mash, fruity hops and bitter malt backbone. Smooth and tart sort of smell.

T- Strange flavor that balances metallic bitterness with earthy hoppiness. Not digging this one. Watery in the background, too hop forward in the fore.

M- Slimy wetness, dry finish.

O- Unless you are a fan of the brewery or the style, avoid this one.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A strong pour yields a finger of parchment colored head on top of an orangey amber body. A few bubbles are noted rising from bottom to top of this murky brew. Head fades in a couple of minutes and doesn't leave much lacing to speak of.

Smell is pine and citrus hops mixed with a biscuit and caramel malt. These two definitely blend well.

When the sip is taken, a hint of sweetness kisses your tongue. This is gone with the wind quickly, and bitter takes over. Very piney bitter with a bit of grapefruit in for good measure. On the back end, its biscuits and spice.

This brew is firmly in the realm of medium bodied. It is dry to the max, and has a very firm bitterness to it. Carbonation is present enough to wash it through without bogging down.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of BierStein711
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On draught

Blood orange with quickly fading head

S: Grapefruit, apricot, hops, booze

T: Apricots, citrus, hop bitter finish

M: Good, but not great!

Overall, this is an average beer for a small meal. I wasn't too impressed, and I don't think I'll have this again. I have not tried too many beers from Flying Dog, but I probably should.

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3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 Oz poured into a duvel tulip

A- Pours a hazy orange with a two finger foamy/ rocky head.

S- Smells sweet and fruity. A bit of orange and apricots as well as grapefruit. A slightly breaddy maltiness but this is a super well balanced smelling ipa.

T- Tastes like it smells. Theres a little bitterness that compliments the tropical fruit flavors. There is a nice frothy breaddy malt backbone. The aftertaste is bitter and dry.

M- A perfect sized IPA, not too light or chewy. Mouthfeel is all around bitter and prickly.

O- A solid IPA, its probably not going to be anybody favorite beer but its a great offering.

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Snake Dog IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 3,339 ratings
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