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Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA (through 2007)

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RATINGS: 989   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
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Snake Dog is a traditional IPA, brewed with imported English Maris Otter pale malt and Golding Hops. Dry hopped with Chinook and Golding hops, contributes to the fruity-floral hop aroma characteristics of this IPA.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Flying Dog Brewing Company, L.L.C.--Snake Dog IPA India Pale Ale--2003 12 oz. Bottle. 5.60% ABV (4.0 / 5.0) Malt of the Earth Beer of the Month Club Selection. Clear thin bright light amber color. Light lacy head. Rich floral earthy hop front. Sweet crisp creamy dry grapefruit doughy caramel body. Dry rich hoppy earthy end. Buttery body with excess hops. Sampled 4/8/2003. Flying Dog Brewery, L.L.C.--Snake Dog India Pale Ale--2005 12 oz. Bottle. 5.80% ABV--45 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Beer of the Month Club Selection December, 2005. Rich lacy head. Clear bright dark gold color. Rich floral earthy hop front. Tangy rich creamy mild sweet caramel fruit tart grapefruit grassy body. Earthy rich hop spice clean end. Smooth balanced. Sampled 2/25/2006.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1281) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Reviewed March 2007... This IPA has a nice, appealing light orange color. Pretty clear, but still has that bit of slight haziness. Looks like Triaminic cough syrup. One finger of head takes its coat off and sticks around for a while. Appealing carbonation. Some specks of lace. Solid bitter hop smell with just a hint of citrus. Hops dominate, and esters come out as a secondary scent. Also woody "notes" after the fact. Bitter, woody hop flavor. Nice yeast base. Quite bitter indeed. Slight metallic/chemical taste that I have found to be common for this brewery; not in a bad way. Tastes like an Imperial IPA. Medium bodied and "wet" feeling. Slightly fizzy, with a bit. Thickens at the end. Quite buoyand on the tongue. Itís a very good drink. Maybe too thick for more than two in a row, but definitely good enough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2010
I drank this 12 oz bottle from a pint glass. The color was a nice light orange with a 1" white head. The appearance was very nice. The nose was strange with a little hops and something else I couldnít quite place. The taste was a little malty to me but I could also taste the hops. The beer was pretty sessionable and I ate some aged sharp cheddar with it which really seemed to complement the beer. For some reason I kept thinking "they should make a Double Snake Dog" and that would be good. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-28-2007 17:44:38

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Beautiful pour - candy amber hue in the beer with an above average meringue jiggly head that retains well. Nice bready and hoppy aroma. The NOSE is very balanced. On the palate this beer screams American IPA. Unbalanced, mostly hops, little malt, and slightly thin mouthfeel. Itís almost like... sucking on a dry tree leaf from the ground in October. The malt just doesnít compliment the hops very well. I feel teased because the nose is so inviting, but then on the palate it snaps at me with the hops. Yes, I know itís an IPA, but that doesnít mean balance canít be a part of the equation. Not very drinkable either. Takes some effort to finish the pint, and it just doesnít make me yearn for the next sip like other IPAís often do.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (5989) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Old record... I didnít even know they changed the recipe until I went to log this entry... Iíll have to try the new one. Not all that different from their classic pale ale, just a little bit more bitter, but lacks the balance and complexity of an awesome IPA.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
On Tap at the Flying Dog Brewery Tap, Denver 12/10/2007 (Hopped with Warrior & Columbus ABV 6.4%) Very hoppy and fruity aroma. Clear golden coloured and very hoppy with a citrus fruit flavour. Crisp and bitter malt finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VertBaconStrips (2069) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2009
***review from Nov 14, 2007***

Standard light amber - very clear with no hint of haze at all. Poured a large off off-white / tan, long lasting creamy head with good lacing. The aroma is of peppermint....no, more of a mint - a sharp fresh mint with a definete herbal touch. some candied grapefruit and thick malt. The taste is very herbal and needs more hop flavour (whereís the grapefruit?). Large mint. Some bready malts. Nice carbonation, soft and smooth. Just above medium bodied, long lasting bitterness. This is not a fair comparrision but I put this head to head against Stone Ruination and this stuff is no where near Stone...or no where near most other AIPAís Iíve had.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Poured yellow with fluffy white head. Aroma of pine. Good pine flavor with a nice balance of malt and some citrus in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cirrhosis (1200) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2009
This beer poured a dark honey brown with a hint of red thrown in; just a tiny skiff of head was produced and that disappeared very quickly. The aroma was all hops, grape fruity hops to be more specific, good hop smell strong but not overpowering. Just like the aroma the taste is all grape fruit hops but its not to bitter until it has left your mouth then thereís an intense bitterness left in your mouth. I like this IPA a lot more then most I would be able to drink more then a couple in an evening

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13851) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle. 5.6% ABV. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are hops, grass, flowers and malt. Nice bitter finish.


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