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Snake Dog IPA by Flying Dog Brewery
American IPA
0.00 % ABV


 
Review by everetends on 01/31/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
42 2 7 4 3 5 2009
Old review
12 oz bottle out of a Flying Dog mixed 12. Poured into a pint tumbler.

A: Poured a clear, golden amber that produced a light fluffy head. Not bad looking.

S: Smelled of citrus hops and sweet malt.

T: Tastes like a metallic bag of ass. All that I am getting is the metallic flavor with a touch of sweetness before it. Once again I think this must be their hops but every Flying Dog beer I drink has this metallic flavor. This is by far the worst.

M: It is smooth, clean and crisp but that metallic aftertaste lingers on your tongue.

D: Not for me. Wish I could chalk it up to a bad bottle but I have had several of these out of my optimistic nature, and each has failed me.


Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Oxymoron on 12/25/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
54 2 7 11 2 5 2009
A barking snake? Flying Dogs Snake Dog pours an light amber color that is a little lighter then what I consider an IPA. Some orange hues and a filtered clear tinge. There is a white frothy head but quickly disappears. There is some limited lacing but also doesn’t last long.

The hop aroma is strong and defiantly barks Cascades. Some sweetness in the nose but really of one flavor and not much extra. Not much with malt backing but what you can determine is mostly basic malts with a hint a caramel.

The flavor is strong with a nice hop presence. Some light citrus taste that is more of a grapefruit then say grassy. Some taste of what I best describe as soapy that leaves an almost oily taste is noticeable. Not sure if from hops but it’s felt and more pronounced at the end of the taste. The malt is good and backs up some of the hop presence but is pretty basic in taste.

The carbonation is relatively high for style but noting extreme. Not bad, but a little pasty for me.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by SAP on 08/14/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 3 8 15 4 7 2008
Rating for the American IPA version from 2008

Bottle Code 303FX08; Sampled August 2008
A vigorous pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a four-finger thick, light tan colored head. The beer is a brilliantly clear red-stained, amber color that shows a rich copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma is definitely American in its focus with notes of sweet grapefruit, lychee, super ripe tangelo and bright orange zest. Some caramel grain notes and some biscuit-malt notes, especially towards the finish, provide just a touch of malt character to the nose.

Sweet malt has a touch of a caramelized edge to it, but really serves as support for fruity hop notes of lychee, bergamot and tangelo. There is also a biting, pine-needle edge to this beer that wraps up with a substantially bitter finish that really tempers the caramelized sweetness from the mouth found up front. My mouth feels scrubbed clean by the aggressive hop bite in the finish. The substantial pine flavors take a turn towards the herbal at times with notes of hemp seed and almost a rosemary like note. A touch of dry malt character in the finish contributes flavors of lightly browned, whole-grain crackers as well as a touch of bread crust Maillard browning flavors. This is nice and quaffable as a good IPA should be; it has enough heft to carry the ample hop character, but not so much as to take this beyond a light-medium fullness.

This is quite a characterful IPA, lots of hop flavors with a good balance between fruit and sharp herbal notes. I consider this an easily found alternate for when I need a decent hop fix.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

Served In: Tulip

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