Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Flying Dog has been a hit or miss brewery with me. SnakeDog IPA is one of the hits. This IPA pours a clear, glossy burnt umber with a little bit of persistent, creamy head. The aroma is sweet; juicy and fruity, and mingled with strong floral/citrus hops. There is a little caramel and a lot of pineapple and something that reminds me of leather. I love those earthy notes in a beer aroma. The flavor is juicy, too. Lemon and maybe rye seem to be present mid-tongue, with buttery malt sneaking in at the finish. Twang of bitterness at the end is a nice punctuation. I had two IPAs tonight. This is better than the other one.