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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2.69/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The colour is deep amber, the liquid clear. The two finger head is pale warm beige and compact. Some lacing occurs.

The smell is a bit chemical with alcohol and hints of solvents. Toffee and some buttery notes. Brown bread and a fruity bitterness that gives a somewhat tired impression.

The taste got a solid clean bitterness. Some roasted notes, some dried exotic fruits, and sour hints of banana peels. Alcohol and solvents plus a dense sweetness. The aftertaste is bitter with some overripe exotic fruits and hints of leather and wheat flour. The finish is bitter.

The carbonation is medium to strong, the smell bubbles fresh. The liquid is semi-smooth and a bit sticky.

Too much off-flavours and an air of tiredness; I didn’t really like this one.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: amber orange, nice color, small white head

S: Fresh pine and hop smell

T: There is some sweetness at first that transitions to bitter hoppiness and then kind of just fades out...

M: It is light and pretty carbonated

O: This is a pretty average IPA offering. Nothing special.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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2/5  rDev -44%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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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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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale amber color, fairly clear but a slight haze (from hops?). Pours a biggish white head, somewhat coarse but long lasting.

Somewhat biscuity malt aroma, and smells a bit like a DIPA. Some earthy/piney hop aromas, but fairly gentle.

Interesting malt flavor up front, somewhat sweet and a bit biscuity in keeping with the aroma. Hop bitterness lingers just beneath the surface, and grows to come out strong in the finish. Finish has a lingering but pleasant hop bitterness.

Medium body, a moderate carbonation. No astringency, and only the slightest hint of alcohol warming.

Front end is a little different than the typical American IPA, but the hop bitterness on the back end hits the mark perfectly. Decisively bitter without being a complete hop bomb.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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

12 oz bottle. Tulip.

A: Bright orange, half finger of head that dies quickly.

S: Citrusy hops, pine cones, and some caramel.

T: This starts sweet but bitters quickly with dry piney hoppiness.

M: It is juicy early but then dries out.

O: This has potential but doesn't quite live up to the standards of the top IPAs.

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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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