Brew Review – Snook Season Session IPA by Crazy Dingo Brewing

I promise you, every beer from Crazy Dingo Brewing isn’t necessarily named after sport fish. It just so happens the first two beers of theirs I tried were.

The common Snook, FYI, is a fish that lives on waters around the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. It actually prefers brackish water, using estuaries as spawning grounds. Just like the Wahoo, it is a strong fish highly prized for it’s strength in battle. It’s just not as pretty, and needs to be scaled before cooking.

But, interestingly enough, there are some concerns about snook populations. For that reason, snook fishing has gone in and out of season since 2010.

With any luck, there won’t be any such supply issues with Crazy Dingo’s Snook Season Session IPA (India Pale Ale, 4.8% ABV, 45 IBU).

Snook Season Session IPA by Crazy Dingo Brewing

Snook Season Session IPA by Crazy Dingo Brewing

What’s remarkable about this beer is the almost candy-like quality to the hops, especially the aroma. There’s an intense citrus sweetness, more like Sunkist gems than fruit. I’ve never had that in an IPA before, and it’s incredibly good.

For a Session IPA, this is just a bit stronger than what I’m used to. It hits big and hard, and there would be no problem to put this up against other bigger and better known Florida IPAs.

As for now, until Stu and Dan get a big brewery of their own, Snook Season season is a little limited. But if you follow them, I’m sure you can find out where you can find them next.

They probably won’t put up much of a fight, either.

Drink Florida Craft,




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