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Friday, January 1, 2010

Flying Dog - Snake Dog IPA

Dead Soldier
Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Snake Dog India Pale Ale
Flying Dog Brewery
Frederick, MD USA
Est. 1983

Brain Damage Quotient = 7.1 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Hazy and translucent amber color.
Some malt presence but more hops than anything else in the aroma.
Bright hops sting of the tongue with smooth malt and hops finish.
Off white, two finger head with lacing that coats the glass.
Medium bodied flavor and body.
Modest carbonation. 

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
60 IBU's makes this IPA bark nearly twice as loud as their Classic Pale Ale. You won't guess it on the nose, as the smell is of mild hops.  When you tip it back and it will assault every part of your taste buds like a chained up junkyard dog!  And beware this one as its bite is worse than its bark at 60 IBU's.  Reminds me of the old family pet; my old pal Cerberus.

Loud and snarly might not make for a great dog, but it sure makes for a great IPA.  This one should be right up there on your must try list.  The next time you are visiting your local beer shelter, see about adopting a 6-pack of these to take home.

Another great mutt from the Flying Dog pound.  Cute little fella after all.  Can I keep him Mommy?  Please?


  1. Hey Grim,

    I like the blog. I just bought this beer and I am looking forward to trying it.

  2. Thanks for stopping in. I have become a fan of Flying Dog and enjoy their hoppy IPA and pale ales.

    Hope you enjoy yours!