Snake Dog IPAMarch 1, 2006 Denver, Colorado
Flying Dog Brewing Co.
Available: All States (Except HI, ME, MI, MS, MT, ND, NH, SD, UT, WV)
Snake Dog IPA is a Colorado-style IPA, power-hopped with three specialty hops. The beer boasts a floral hop aroma and is dry-hopped during fermentation.
Alcohol (vol.): 5.8%
Original Gravity: 1.056
Malts used: 50-60L Crystal Malt
Hops used: Columbus, Warrior, Golding
In this age of double and even triple IPAs, one is always on the look-out for a fine example of a simple, single India pale ale, and Snake Dog certainly fits that bill. The nose of this deep-copper-colored brew is much more than your standard American hop citrus; there’s a cakey, perfumey, almost vanilla-ish character here, too, and some herbals. The body shows plentiful fruit up front, with apricots and yellow plum in evidence, and more spicy, herbaceous, bitter notes in the back end. Refreshing with complexity, I’d take this on its own or with a Thai curry.
- Stephen Beaumont
An aromatic blast from the now! You are there and one with this IPA, with its full complex and fun hop aroma that prances and dances with your senses. Snake Dog is proof that God wanted us to have fun! Great malt balance without being excessively full-bodied. My kind of IPA. Conjures deep and retrospective thought. Wonderful companion. Smooth aftertaste and thoughts. Welcome, my friend.
- Charlie Papazian
This beer has a deep gold color leaning towards amber. The aroma is a resiny juicy-fruit riot of tropical fruit and recent American hop varieties—rather reminiscent of the plant’s closest cousin. The palate starts off soft, round, fruity and almost silky, then gets a grip as the hops step into a dry, flinty finish that lingers. A distinctive interpretation that hop-heads will enjoy, a tutorial on American hop flavors. The perfect accompaniment to a full-rigged Vietnamese dinner.
- Garrett Oliver
Stephen Beaumont boarded his first plane at the age of 15 and hasn’t looked back since, obsessing about travel to the point that he gets nervous if he doesn’t have a ticket or two stacked on the corner of his desk. When he’s not running around in search of new taste experiences, he makes his home in Toronto, where a new cultural experience is only as far away as the next neighborhood.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and a Beer Examiner at www.examiner.com, Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.
Internationally recognized brewer and expert on traditional beer, Garrett Oliver is the brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery and the author of The Brewmaster's Table.
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