RATINGS: 1909   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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 brewerys 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radio_nowhere (1472) - Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2012 Bottle pours a dark amber color, nice white head. Aromas of citrus, pine and some sweetness. Taste is a nice bitterness with a little caramel. One of my favorite offerings from Flying Dog.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bshep (151) - - MAY 24, 2012
Flying dogs best brew. Smooth taste, great on the palate, and nice aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (6683) - FINLAND - MAY 23, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2015 [email protected]s, hietalahti. Orange. Malty, caramels, some earthy pines on nose. Feels a bit lacking, old even. Med bodied, quite bitter. Malty slight brady. Surprisingly old worldy (hop profile) for an american IPA. But feels a bit old, even though the BBE is fine.

Old rating: 3
Malty, with a decent hop backing. Im a bit dissapointed in this one. Feels like a well bittered scottish ale. Caramel, toffee. And the bitterness.

-- rated with lankku (N9)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CharmCityCrab (244) - Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Mostly bitter pine with some citrus. Decent price point. One of the few Flying Dog labels that manages to look cool and have a funny description, versus many of their labels that manage to just look creepy and vaguely off-putting, with descriptions that sometimes are the same. Also tastes better than many of their other efforts. Took me a while to warm up to it, but Im getting there. Some IPAs at this price point lower the bitterness and the alcohol to the point where they are getting close to just being pale ales, whereas Snake Dog is clearly on the IPA side of the ledger. Id generally prefer a Torpedo, but this is close. Generally would take this over the Sam Adams Latitude IPA or the Harpoon IPA at the same price (Though those beers have their place- especially when they go on sale, or when I am looking for something with more of a malt-hop balance).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beermack (725) - London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours deep amber, small white head, decent lacing. Aroma full of citrus, pine oil, and fairly sweet caramel malt. Taste is big on the grapefruit, zingy citrus, great caramel malt backbone. Full mouthfeel with a satisfying lasting bitterness. Solid IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
retinadoc (236) - - MAY 21, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 Draft. I tried this one again, and this must have been from a newer keg they had tapped. Much improved over my initial tasting. Medium amber color. Medium carbonation. Complex flavors: sweet honey, citrus and very strong hop aroma and flavor. Slightly sweet finish. Not as heavy or as high ABV as Flying Dog Raging Bitch, but still too heavy to drink more than 1 or 2 at a sitting. Much too heavy for post-game beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fsbw21086 (481) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Hop head. Looks great tastes great. More cunning than a snake in a bush. Good. Good. Yea that's good. Das gud ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dagimp (1001) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an IMPERIAL pint glass, cheerio! No date on bottle. Come on FD, WTF? Pours a light copper color with white frothy head and a good dose of lacing. Good, but not great hop aroma with flowers and pine up front. Mouthfeel is moderate, just about right for an IPA with a tad bit of extra carbonation. Taste is mainly floral and citrus hop flavor with some skunk, wood and grass. Id put this one as a solid, but not great IPA. I would drink it again but not buy it again. Just a lot of real good competition in this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (5082) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2012
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Økern Amber, ok foam Medium body & complexity Distinct hops, piny Medium viscosity- but some hop juice associations. Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
streve (105) - Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2012
12oz bottle in snifter. Pour is amber with minimal white head. Aroma is of citrus, grapefruit and light floral. Mouth is hoppy, with citrus and pineapple up front, some biscuit in the middle then ending with more citrus and a small pine note. Not much lacing going on in this one. Overall, a very strong IPA from this fantastic MD brewery.

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