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RATINGS: 1915   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.6
Kyleisraaddd (19) - Marble Falls, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Bottle, poured a nice darker yellow, nice head, aroma of citrus, overall a pretty nice IPA :)

3.6
malrubius (2895) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 6, 2009
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Golden with lasting flat head and lace. Grapefruity pine aroma. Mild clover honey peach with complex arrangement of perfumy citrus and pine hops in dry bitter finish. Medium body. A rare fresh craft beer from a Long Island Budverage garage. Very good.

3
ttutony (920) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Amber color in the glass. Citrusy hop aromas. Big, bold hoppiness on the palate. Very nice IPA.

3.8
GMCC2181 (1609) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Bottle... Nice orange color, decent head. Nice bitter aroma of hops with some bready notes. Taste has a nice intial resiney bitterness with some sweet bready malts. Light(er) texture. Nice beer...

3.3
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 28, 2009
Dark golden colour. Very citrusy and bitter hop on the nose. Flavour is all American hops: piny, citrus, bitter and resinous. The finish is slightly sweet and a little dissapointing (possibly a dodgy bottle/batch).

3.9
planky84 (3259) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2009
Bottle from Mr Lawrence wine merchants, Brockley. Pours amber with a good lasting white head. Aromas of grapefruit, pears, baked apple, summer fruits. Leaves great lacing on the glass.Flavours of bitter lemon, grapefruit, a tad herby. Nice bitter taste. Finishes fresh, bitter and very hoppy. Nice.

4
LordDrachen (116) - reggio emilia, ITALY - NOV 24, 2009
Made-in-Usa at the first smell. Citrus and malt flavor really interesting and intriguing. A bit of herbs too. Taste: Medium to heavy bitter, with some vague sour. Palate: Light body, medium astringency. For me a really nice meet. Well balanced beer.

3.4
obxdude10 (2324) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2009
I just sampled this on draft at Union Jack’s. It’s a lot better than the original. I recall not appreciating the original all that much. But like I said, this newer offering is much better. It pours a dark golden color with a slightly off-white head. The head leaves a sticky lace around the edges of the glass. The nose is quite balanced, with a good amount of floral hops and biscuity malt. The body is a little too carbonated, but still makes for a decent session beer. The flavors are well-rounded and balanced, with a great mix of grassy and citrusy hops and bready malts, with subtle hints of grass, hay, grapefruit and pine. The finish is quite dry, with again a nice mix of maltiness and spiciness.

4.3
RickKempen (19) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2009
I admit I am a huge lover of hoppy beer, but wouldn’t consider myself a hop-head. I admire balance, and that’s a word that’s not in the Concise Dictionary of Hop Heads. Snake Dog IPA is for me THE perfect example of what an American style India Pale Ale is all about - or can be all about. It jumps up and down on the tongue, and leaves an increasing desire for a next sip with every sip you take, and that’s an achievement... Okay: I admit it, I love this IPA. It’s such a great beer that I actually drink all night long and still feel perfectly good. Foam: lace like, long lasting. Color: a perfect golden sunshine. Palate: one of the best balanced, full bodied and hoppy ales I know. One of my top-five beers ever.

3
joechristenson (149) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Citrus dominates the aroma, but there is a toffee "warmth" to it, as well. Orange-amber in color, though it’s a bit transparent. Thin, ephemeral head. Grapefruit hops dominate, though a sweet and biscuity malt tries to battle it on the way down. Hops win. Rather yeasty, too. Crisp, perhaps a bit thin -- could use a more malt balance (i.e. could be sweeter). Out of bottle.


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