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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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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

A - Orange / copper color that is slightly hazy from the hops. One finger white fluffy head. Nice lacing remains, no alcohol legs.

S - Citrus, pine, malt, caramel, and hemp.

T - Citrus greets you with sweet malt and caramel in the middle of the tongue. The hops hit at the back of tongue to impart a dry bitter finish of hemp and pine.

M - Standard carbonation and medium body.

O - Slightly above average IPA. Very easy drinking with balanced flavor. Nice IPA that is worth drinking.

Glass = Pint

Serving Temp = 48F

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Photo of madman45
3.25/5  rDev -9%

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

A: Bubbly golden head with a bold red amber color.
S: Very floral but in a more spring floral kind of way. Some more greenery wet undertones. Some spiciness as well.
T: Certainly one of the better IPAs I've ever had. It has a great spiciness and bitterness but it hits and then dissipates rather than lingering and turning into a gross aftermath.
M: Sits pretty well, almost a little light. Turns into a frothy mixture but with no lingering bitterness it's a winner.

An all around good beer. One of the better IPAs at bringing the bitterness in a good way. It hits but doesn't stay to get funky. A solid medium body, I recommend it for IPA fans. Probably not a good beer for the average bar goer though.

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Photo of Filosoof
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I tasted this one after a BrewDog. Appearant is the same smell when you open the bottle, but there the comparison ends alsmost.

L: amber coloured, good top;
S: grapefruit and hemp, wet garden;
T: this is original: a mixture between amber beer and IPA/hops. I haven't tasted something like this before: candy and coffee mixed with hard hops.
M: again this one is too dry/hard for me.
O: also a 4.0 for originality; but I won't pay € 1,80 for this bottle again.

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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%

Photo of SawDog505
3.91/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, best by the 179 day I figure a month in a half old tops. Pours a clear bright orange, with a sticky one inch white head, tons of lacing. Smell orange, pine, grass, and some garlic undertones. Taste is dominated by grass and garlic, with some citrus. Body is medium, nice carbonation, more lush than dry, and very drinkable. This is a nice IPA, especially for fans of a little garlic flavor in IPAs. Two years ago this was one of the better IPAs N.H. could get and it is still solid.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review from 7/2011 notes. Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a light medium copper orange amber. Half finger white head and light lacing. Faint aroma of hops and light malt, very muted. Taste of neutral malt and a moderate hop kick. Finishes with hoppy bitterness. Light to medium bodied. Hard to pick out anything noteable, but actually very nicely balanced and pleasant to drink. Would do quite nicely in a pinch.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of NoLeafClover44
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a nice copper color with a one inch white fluffy head. The head dies eventually and a nice lacing remains as I drink.

S - Very malty smell akin to an amber ale. Caramel, earthy, and some pine hops.

T - Starts somewhat sweet with caramel malt. The hops then kick in and make for a dry bitter finish of grass and pine.

M - Good carbonation and a nearly medium thickness.

O - Slightly above average IPA. It is pretty easy drinking and the flavors aren't unbalanced. Nothing spectacular, but not bad.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of emerge077
3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A beer i've somehow managed to avoid all my life until now.
Bottle printed with date code "272 11" on the bottom, making the bottle 3-4 months old at this point.

Glowing saturated candy orange tone, lasting white cap of foam that leaves behind a delicate halo of lacing. Lazy trails of rising carbonation.

Smooth and sweet with caramel and bready malt flavors. Hops come across as dried citrus fruit with minimal bitterness. Aroma is a dull sweet malt/vague fruity hop combo. Medium bodied, slightly watery, light and fairly easy to drink, though I wouldn't seek it out again.

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of tgorgz
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P: 12oz into pint glass.

A: Excellent carbonation, the head lingers throughout the drink. Dark orange to lighter amber.

S: Pine. Lots of pine- probably Cascade hops. A decent amount of spicy attempts to balance it out, but I think it's a little off-balance.

T: Definitely a lot of pine. Too much for my liking.

M: Pleasant, medium-full body.

O: I think they need to tone down the Cascades to let the other flavours shine through.

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Snake Dog IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
3.57 out of 5 based on 3,314 ratings.
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