CanIHave4Beers (2768) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice copper color with a big fluffy white head with plenty of lace. Nice citrus aromas, with some pine sap, and some grainy malt. Flavor is lemony and citrusy, the bitterness is not terribly intense but is certainly present. Nice caramel flavors, along with some floral notes. Not too bad.
bburychka (55) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good IPA. Just a touch of bitterness, but otherwise one of the better ones that I’ve had so far.
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
trevor211 (1254) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
wyzzywyz22 (1750) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
ALCOHOLNIZM (163) - WARWICK, Alabama, USA - AUG 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 .
Bonster (180) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2009 Nice amber color. Citrus aroma and flavor. Love the hop flavors on this one too.
dalek123 (103) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.