madmitch76 (26440) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
24th November 2007 MmmcKay (1053) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Warning! Early amateur rating! This bottle 6.4% abv. Crisp refreshing US beer. Bitter citrus. Very drinkable!
Sampled many moons ago. Thank God they changed the recipe on this guy. Not that the old stuff was truly bad, but it certainly wasn’t that great. The new recipe is a vast improvement. Nice job from Flying Dog figuring this out. jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Very nice tawny color in the glass. Light citrus and floral nose. Taste is light sweet spruce, maple, caramels and resins. Rated 8/22/02 SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2010
A- clear amber body with thin white head. Good head retention.
S- fruity and hoppy. hints of malt too.
T- strong fruit and malt backing with solid coppery hop aftertaste. somewhat light
P- medium carbonation and fairly light body. Not very smooth.
O- this is an interesting IPA that is work a try. Fairly drinkable because of its lightness.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-09-2007 00:50:25 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 IBU’s. (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.
williamherbert (1544) - 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. It’s a very good drink. Maybe too thick for more than two in a row, but definitely good enough.
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 couldn’t 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 yemenmocha (659) - 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. It’s almost like... sucking on a dry tree leaf from the ground in October.
The malt just doesn’t 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 it’s an IPA, but that doesn’t mean balance can’t be a part of the equation.
Not very drinkable either. Takes some effort to finish the pint, and it just doesn’t make me yearn for the next sip like other IPA’s often do. drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Old record... I didn’t even know they changed the recipe until I went to log this entry... I’ll 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. DJMonarch (9179) - 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.