It appears that Snoonet IRC does not accept connections from German VPN servers.
[13:07:19] * Searching for irc.snoonet.org [13:07:19] * Connecting to irc.snoonet.org (18.104.22.168:6697) [13:08:50] * Connection failed (SSL handshake timed out)
I may appear as an SSL error of some sort but the same does not apply to my real IP - connection gets established almost instantly.
I've set routes to three of the IP addresses eu-irc.snoonet.org resolved to in a timespan of 20 minutes temporarily. Connects instantly... PIA really is a shitty company.