Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Snake Dog IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Snake Dog IPASnake Dog IPA
3,347 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2001

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,347 |  Reviews: 1,220
Photo of Finatic
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, into glass

clear, copper colored, white head. aroma is old school American IPA - pine, citrus. taste is fairly bitter, and balanced with some caramel malt. thin to medium bodied.

 196 characters

Photo of bluetrevian
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of captainbearcat
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Treebs
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Blind Pig in Champaign. Served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark amber with a very thin white head. Leaves a nice ring around the glass and some splotchy lace on the way down.

S: Fruity berries with a subtle malt back and a little pine. Wasn't very pungent and I really had to search for it.

T: Very malty with some random fruity notes popping up here and there. Finish is a bitter.

M: Medium bodied with a nice carbonation and bitter hops splashed around the palate.

O: A little too malty and bitter for me. The flavors were there, but not strong enough to really hold it down.

 601 characters

Photo of Microbrewtaster
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of blackened1339
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of boxofrane
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of vicsju1991
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of cfinch2
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ineva
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of jk3
4/5  rDev +12%

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

Off white head over an amber colored body. Decent clarity, so-so head retention and lacing. Smells like a blend of English yeast and American hops. Hops have a nice piney and citrus quality. What I assume is English yeast smells and tastes floral and fruity. Yeast left a mild sweetness which fits in well with the rest of the flavor. Bitterness is solid and suiting. Not lingering nor scorching. Medium body, with a resinous mouthfeel from hop content. I could go for some more flavoring hops, but this is very good beer. Also the respectable ABV is well hidden. Definitely my favorite Flying Dog brew I've had.

 612 characters

Photo of adamant1912
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of sobeleg
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of jeffthepony
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of virinow
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of rjvanston
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of nhindian
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head Signature glass.

A - Pours a sunburst orange with two fingers of light tan-colored head. Retention is great as it lasts for ages afterward. The lacing is nice as well with shimmering curtains of foam streaming down the glass.

S - The aroma has a bit of caramel malt backbone but for the most part it is all hops. Fresh pine and juicy citrus grapefruit flood the nose.

T - The taste has more malt than the nose exhibited, but it gives the beer a nice support. It has a lingering caramel flavor that lasts well into the finish. The hops come in shortly after the initial wave of flavor, and they are quite bitter. In fact, the bitterness tends to shroud the pine and citrus, which are somewhat muted as a result. Long, bitter finish with malty overtones.

M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with good carbonation. The hops are somewhat sticky and leave a distinct impression on the palate.

D/O - Drinkability is moderate. While the appearance and nose were highly enjoyable, the bitterness of the hops were a bit much for the taste. While still possible to get the hop flavor, the bitterness really took it down a notch.

 1,157 characters

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of bmur112
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +12%

Snake Dog IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 3,347 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.