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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Snake Oil is a Red IPA brewed with a combination of American and Australian hops (Citra, Simcoe, Galaxy, and Amarillo). It has a bright, complex aroma with notes of citrus, peach, and tropical fruit. A variety of caramel malts lend this beer a full body and big mouthfeel.

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3.5
tezell (1) - - NOV 17, 2017 does not count
Overall satisfying with a nice hoppy finish. Great appearance. Nice accompaniment to a meal ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
jbruner (5401) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2017
Pours a deep copper red on tap with fluffy khaki head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of nice resinous citrus hop notes over a toasted malt backbone. Taste is more malty, but hops are still definitely there. A tad too bitter, but nicely done for a style not seen very often.

3.3
holland6138 (1) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2017 does not count
citrus, floral, peach, tropical fruitsamber, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation,

2.8
DuffMan (10723) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2017
On tap @ Radio Maria. Orange-gold, low white head. Sulphurous and skunky, not an appealing nose really. Earthy citrus with low sweetness and moderate bitterness.

3.3
Ahuth (665) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2017
Can. Pours a dark brown. The palate is thin. The taste is balanced. A nice floral and citrus hop. With a nice bold malt back bone.

4.2
Braudog (6852) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Can. Dark bronze and quite bubbly, with a firm head. Solid American IPA qualities, richly flavored with woodsy hops and a big malt backbone. My favorite find on this trip to St Louis. Happy 80th, Dad! (#6522, 2/24/2017)

4.1
wlajwl (7115) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Aroma is citrus/fruit and slightly earthy/biscuit malts. The flavor is citrus/fruit, earthy malts, a hint of peach and a slightly spicy/hoppy finish.

3.8
Finhead (1830) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Reddish gold with a white head. The aroma citrus and grassy hops. It has a medium body with oily texture and lively carbonation. The taste is bitter with a slightly dry finish.

3.3
fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2016
A nice looking pour. An overall fine brew just not my personal preference. The citrus forward is a bit too much for my taste.

3.5
TH28 (483) - - DEC 10, 2016
16oz can. No apparent code dating. Appearance: Tea colored, light golden brown. Hazy, with a low lying off white head.
Aroma: Fruity hop aroma is strong, more towards a tropical mango but has some underlying citrus. Has a typical caramel malt and hop resin note found in traditional American IPAs.
Taste: Juicy caramel maltiness, with a fruity hop mango touch. Bitterness slowly builds to a strong crescendo on the swallow, with a traditional pine resin character.
Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy bodied for the style, with carbonation on the lower side.
Finish: Leaves a tropical fruit layer bitterness after the swallow, with some retronasal burnt caramel.
Overall: Solid but not spectacular take on a red IPA. Delivers a nice "new school" tropical fruit aroma, but from there forward it’s a pretty stereotypical American IPA with a strong caramel and hop resin character. Low carbonation and relatively heavy body make this a sloooow drinker


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