This beer from California, whose recipe was modified and improved in 2008, is brewed with a process which consists in hopping the beer with fresh flowers of hops directly in the beer vats. It provides the beer with herbaceous and hoppy notes, emphasizing the presence of Warrior and Colombus hops in this Snake Dog IPA by Flying Dog. The latter pours a mahogany colour topped by a thin and short-lasting head.
The aromas featured by this IPA are sweet with fine floral notes of aromatic hops along with light malty hints. The general taste is smoothly malty and fruity with notes of hops, herbs, grapes and grapefruit. The whole is sweet and sugary while the one must wait the finish to feel the sharp bitterness coming from fresh hopping.
Mahogany robe, thin white head
Sweet aromas of flowers of hops
Sweet and fruity flavours, sharp bitter aftertaste