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RATINGS: 1588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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More cunning than a snake in the bush...Snake Dog India Pale Ale is a Colorado-style IPA, power hopped with specialty hops from the Pacific Northwest. This is the brewery’s hop monster, and the citrus fruit aroma will hypnotize the senses of the most hardcore of craft drinkers. 15 Plato, 60 IBU, Crystal Malt, Warrior and Columbus hops, and dry hopped with Columbus.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Clear light amber color. Floral lightly citrus aroma, strong acidic hops dominate. First sip was like a punch in the face(maybe I’ve been drinking some weak IPAs lately?), very strong bitter hop flavor, pine dominant, was hoping for a bit more complexity but overall a strong IPA candidate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1305) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle from a - I kid you not - drive-through liquor store in Walsenburg, Colorado. Sharp, acerbic hops dominate - citrus and pine resin. Copper color, decent aroma... nice and bitter, far better than anything else I could have found in this town - still nothing to shout home about.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2009
Tasted in Keystone Colorado. Pours a nice copper color, with sustained white fluffy head. Palate is fairly diluted though, slight soapy feel in the mouth with cheese cake like elements.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (2000) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2009
Draught, Rigbys, Liverpool. Pleasantly surprised by this effort, which was much better than i remembered its previous incarnation to be. Good lookin’ amber colour with a slight haze and a medium off white head. Fragrant aroma with a lorra lorra hop action goin’ down. One big swig later and yes, this is an IPA straight outta the top drawer. A good amount of grassy resinous hop dances with just the right dose of malt to create a balanced and great tasting brew. All hail the snake dawg.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALCOHOLNIZM (164) - WARWICK, Alabama, USA - AUG 13, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2011 THIS BEER POURS BEAUTIFULLY GOLDEN ORANGE WITH A SOAPY LOOKING UN-IPA LIKE THICK HEAD. SMELLS OF SLIGHT TOASTED GRAPEFRUIT WITH A HINT OF RUBBING ALCOHOL TASTE IS MORE BITTER THAN SWEET NOT VERY IPA LIKE, CRISPY AND REFRESHING BEER THAT IS GOOD BUT NOT GREAT. IN THE AGE OF THE MICRO BREW WITH HUNDREDS OF BEERS TO SELECT FROM I CANNOT SAY IM VERY IMPRESSED WITH THIS COMPANY YET .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bonster (180) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2009 Nice amber color. Citrus aroma and flavor. Love the hop flavors on this one too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dalek123 (103) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Pours amber with a large, uneven offwhite head. Nose is hops and citris, as is the taste. Nice strong bitterness in the finish. A good IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2009
She shines like a golden sun which has fallen from the skies and landed in my glass. Bursting forth are flares of orange, amber, red, and gold while a faintly orange hued head clings stubbornly to the walls of her confines. As her sunny visage smiles up at mine, I am embraced by her warmth and her nose as ripe, juicy, pulpy oranges, lemon, and grapefruit are picked, sliced, and squeezed for my pleasure. Adding an earthy quality, grass both freshly mowed and dry from long days in the summer sun give her nose a crisp bite that leads into sticky sap resins. Joining her tropical fruit cornucopia are mangos which means I am officially on cloud nine. Even though I risk being burned, I dive into her golden-amber depths for the first of many quaffs. More acidic and bracing then her nose, lemon and grapefruit skin and dry grass greets me first, drying my palate despite her wet, mouthcoating nature. She finishes with a flourish of honey drizzled atop mango and juicy pineapple, even as more dry grass settles squarely on top of my tongue. She has a very clean finish which lingers only slightly in the back of my throat. A subtle breeze of blooming flowers whispers in my breath even as pine needles, sap, and green grass reminds me of the forest lurking beyond her horizons. An intriguing interplay of opposites; wet then dry, sweet then bitter with citric acidity and melba toast drizzled with honey sitting atop a bed of juicy tropical fruits, all working together in perfect harmony. For anyone who is still leery of IPAs, then Flying Dog’s Snake Dog IPA may be the magic moment of revelry where you catch the IPA bug.

A solidly performing American IPA. Not one aspect of her hoppy nature dominated and threatened to overwhelm each other, and myself. I enjoy a good, well balanced hop-bomb as much as I enjoy a delicate, well balanced IPA and Flying Dog is just that. An easy choice when I desire refreshing liquid sustenance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2009
bottle. Pours a clear amber with a nice, off-white head. Good lacing. Nose is citrus and pine with caramel malt. Taste has malt balancing the hops. Mouthfeel is medium-thin and not bitter enough, in my opinion. Still very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours an amber body with a white head. Hoppy grapefruit pine with a lighter citrus note. A bit chewy with some malt and fruit notes. Decent.


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