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Snake Hollow IPA - Potosi Brewing Company

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Snake Hollow IPASnake Hollow IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

191 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Potosi Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KeefD on 12-22-2008)
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Reviews by AmberMan22:
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3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crisply clear golden wheat color. Blanched head retains nicely, good deal of lacing left all over.

Smell is frankly unimpressive. Way too citrusy and pine-based. Overwhelming to the point where it almost smells like someone washed grash with an orange-scented cleansing agent.

Taste is equally forgettable. Probably honestly one of the worst IPA's I've had so far, though the one's I have had were quite good.
The hops are certainly present, but again lost behind the citrus/pine blast that is unwarranted and overdone. The maltiness behind this salvages this into a drinkable beer.

AmberMan22, Apr 26, 2010
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #49 (Feb 2011):

Pale amber, clear with a sizable head. This one is dry hopped to the hilt, with big aromatics of citrus, peppercorn, pine and fruit. Smoothness is not shy and wraps tightly around the tongue. Hop flavor has a soft oily character that unleashes sugges- tions of pine, grapefruit, wild herbs and mild tobacco. Malt rings in with ample sweetness and a firm biscuity flavor within to build a great foundation. Spicy warm alcohol is a bit fruity. There's balance over the boisterous bitterness, yet the hops are still showcased. A good drink that we'd love to come back to.

BeerAdvocate, Apr 07, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

equinox1, Oct 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

NilocRellim, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of kgkraus
4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

This beer provides a very thick, rich, yellow/tan collored head when poured. Citrus/piney notes to the aroma. This beer has a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Not dry or crisp at all. The flavor lingers in the mouth for a while. The taste is low on hops for an IPA. It would be a good transition beer for people who haven't aquired a taste for a full blown IPA. As far as drinkability goes, I don't think I'd want more than 2 at any one time.

kgkraus, Dec 10, 2010
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

virinow, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

tyleeis, Jul 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

schoon, Mar 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

richkrull, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of joeseppy
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

joeseppy, May 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

ABokononist, Oct 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Jul 07, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden copper with a moderate stack of stained ivory suds.
The nose is fairly closed, grapefruit and pine squeak through, as does some toasted breadiness. It smells decent, but requires strong inhales...though it does open a bit over time.
Through the mouth, it brings a sturdy breadiness, backed with hints of toast and nuts. It turns a tad sweeter as it goes, approaching fry bread. Hops are boisterous, but lack a certain amount of clarity. Grapefruit and pine are here, as well as pineapple, hay, and metal, and some gin-centric botanicals.
The body is fleece like, with a medium carbonation. It doesn't distinguish itself uniquely in the IPA realm, but it has some session capacity.

cokes, May 20, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Vicsvapo, Apr 15, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber, $5ish at Star

appearance: served in tyranena pint, clean clear copper body, thin bubbly beige head with light retention

smell: fresh citrus hops, tangerine, lemon zest, lots of citrus

taste: nice IPA from a brewery i wouldnt normally have purchased...refined citrus hopping, moderate bitterness, oily citrus hops, light evergreen

mouthfeel: slick and oily, prickly hops

drinkability: good

dirtylou, Jan 24, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Cooper, Jan 01, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +13.8%

Geomendes, Aug 30, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass

Appearance: golden and clear

Aroma: this beer smells great. Strong grapefruit on the nose

Palate: medium body, little carbonation.

Taste: along with the pine and citrus this beer tastes very sweet. Honestly I think I taste some candy corn or some sort of candy

Overall: a very good brew and a nice ipa

mobius387, Nov 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice amber/orange with a touch of haze, a thick off white head with nice lacing.

The smell was dominated by juniper and grapefruit.

A decently balanced IPA, very green hops with a big bit of pine and a touch of grapefruity citrus with just a bit of bready malts making it through the hops.

The mouthfeel was a touch thick and oily with a bit of a dry finish.

Easy drinking and solid IPA, I liked this the best out of the 3 Potosi Beer's I had.

bashiba, Mar 28, 2010
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

FievelGoesWest, Nov 30, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

larryarms847, Aug 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

wmobley, Mar 15, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a lone bottle into a standard pint glass.

A=Brownish, greenish gold...very unappealing...very faint yellowish white head reached 1" and lasted a minute.

S=Grapefruit and lemon from the hops.

T=More malted creaminess than I expected, but the bitter/sour combination was present as well. A sweeter grapefruit flavor. Could taste the alcohol at the halfway point.

M=Slightly less than average body, and very low carbonation...enjoyable.

O=I'm not a fan of IPA's, but this one grew on me...if I had to drink an IPA, this would likely be my choice.

dhannes, Nov 22, 2013
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Snake Hollow IPA from Potosi Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.