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Snake Hollow IPA - Potosi Brewing Company

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Snake Hollow IPASnake Hollow IPA

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very good

187 Ratings

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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | 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 matjack85:
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3.33/5  rDev -11.2%

I bought this at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making it $1.67 for a single 12oz. bottle. No freshness date.

The beer poured a crystal clear champagne color but only produced a ½-finger of white head that dissipated quickly and left only a few spots of lacing.

The beer has a really nice citrus hop aroma with a little bit of pine in the background.

This is a really dry IPA. Heavy on the hops and low on maltiness. Pine and grapefruit flavors dominate with just a touch of bready malt for balance. 70 IBU's in this one and it leaves a mild bittering aftertaste.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

They went for a west coast style IPA with this one, but it didn't overwhelm me. Drinkable, but I'm not going to seek it out.

10-10-2013 03:31:38 | More by matjack85
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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.

04-07-2011 00:23:31 | More by BeerAdvocate
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

10-09-2013 00:04:33 | More by equinox1
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

09-29-2012 03:40:37 | More by NilocRellim
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4.45/5  rDev +18.7%

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.

12-10-2010 22:39:04 | More by kgkraus
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New York

3/5  rDev -20%

03-02-2014 03:15:29 | More by virinow
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

11-15-2011 17:41:27 | More by bpfrush
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

07-20-2013 00:40:48 | More by tyleeis
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-17-2013 02:03:26 | More by schoon
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-17-2012 22:25:11 | More by stereosforgeeks
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-01-2013 20:16:56 | More by richkrull
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-26-2014 03:26:02 | More by joeseppy
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

10-20-2012 15:15:35 | More by ABokononist
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

07-07-2013 21:23:09 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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3.68/5  rDev -1.9%

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.

05-20-2010 06:38:23 | More by cokes
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

04-15-2012 17:15:47 | More by Vicsvapo
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4.08/5  rDev +8.8%

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

01-24-2010 23:55:06 | More by dirtylou
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-01-2013 01:26:09 | More by Cooper
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4.28/5  rDev +14.1%

08-30-2014 18:45:13 | More by Geomendes
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3.88/5  rDev +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

11-06-2011 00:31:47 | More by mobius387
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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.

03-28-2010 23:42:24 | More by bashiba
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-30-2011 23:26:33 | More by FievelGoesWest
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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

08-09-2013 03:17:19 | More by larryarms847
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-15-2013 18:39:19 | More by wmobley
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3.6/5  rDev -4%

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.

11-22-2013 03:33:41 | More by dhannes
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Snake Hollow IPA from Potosi Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.