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RATINGS: 1884   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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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3.7
60minuteman (1743) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Appearance is similar to the raging bitch IPA. Smell is faint; caramel, citrus and hops. Taste is bitter and sweet but not bittersweet. Good IPA.

3.5
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 29, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2012 Bottle: Medium dark amber pour with a thin off-white head and lace. Aromas of hops, malt, vanilla, hint of citrus, grass, aluminium. Bitter from the hops, sweet from the vanilla and citrus. It’s a reasonably mild IPA and the abv 7.1% is a little deceiving. Good though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Abio (1868) - BERMUDA - MAY 28, 2012
Amber coloured beer, the head should be a bit bigger, but it hold ok. good mixture of hops and malts. A nice amount of citrus, some caramel, slightly some spices gets trough, some pine also. Good mouthfeel, and a nice dryness at the end. Good mixture of hops, not bad.

4.1
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
Big citrus and hops. A dark orange colour with a frothy white head. Light sweet with a full hoppy bitter. Great beer.

3.5
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.

3.1
jookos (6874) - FINLAND - MAY 23, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2015 Bottle@hemingway’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. I’m a bit dissapointed in this one. Feels like a well bittered scottish ale. Caramel, toffee. And the bitterness.

-- rated with ’lankku’ (N9)

3.5
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 I’m 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. I’d 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).

3.8
Beermack (725) - London, Bedfordshire, 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.

4
retinadoc (237) - - 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.

2.8
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


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