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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

186 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 186
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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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.63/5  rDev -29.9%

Thanks to BeerFMAndy for the bottle. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

Pours a transparent copper color with a single-finger white head that leaves behind quite a bit of lacing as it falls into a thin collar around the edges. The nose brings forward some bready caramel with a hint of toffee. Some mild citrus in the background, though not all that much. The flavor has a mild hop bitterness, though no real hop flavor. There's way too much caramel malt that adds too much sweetness and body. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Slightly-bitter finish. Not much going on here. Some hop bite, but certainly nowhere near what I would expect from an IPA.

02-02-2011 01:59:44 | More by Thorpe429
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +6.9%

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color capped by a fingers worth of foam; some shards of lacing are left behind

Smell: Very earthy aromatics; slightly fruity and slightly vegetal

Taste: A hint of the biscuit, up front, and then a bit of stone fruit but by mid-palate, the earthy/tobacco bitterness arrives only to be followed by an herbal/piney character after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: What an intriguing beer - builds up like an English IPA and, all of the sudden, pulls a switcheroo with an American hop profile; really enjoyed this one

07-10-2013 02:49:55 | More by brentk56
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.01/5  rDev -19.7%

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Frankly, I'd rather have a hollow snake, 'cause at leas then I'd know what I'm dealing with... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear copper-brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises candied orange peel, light grapefruit peel, pine resin, and sweet caramel. The taste holds notes of sharp grapefruit rind (and peel), sweet toffee, and sharp pine needle. Everything has an astringent quality to it, making for a not-so-enjoyable experience. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, not the best IPA by any stretch of the imagination, but not horrid. Just kinda sub-average.

05-18-2013 17:23:23 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%

12 oz. single from Family Liquor in East Dubuque, IL.
"All profits to charity" on the label, that's pretty damn cool.

Golden orange body, slim cap of foam, only a tiny amount of spotty lace. The foam fades to a wispy skim, with a crescent shaped break along the edge. Nice color, faint visible carbonation.

Toasted malt and grassy hops in the nose. Somewhat mild but pleasant. Earthy, slight citrus rind, and mildly catty.

Moderate bitterness, slightly buttery feel, clear notes of pine and more toasted malts in the middle. Lingering hop bitterness in the finish. Easygoing, a decent IPA. Probably the best from Potosi that i've tried.

08-02-2010 02:43:06 | More by emerge077
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zeff80

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-07-2013 12:24:23 | More by zeff80
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12-11-2013 02:20:50 | More by XmnwildX12
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

Pours a hazed light orange color, short lived white topping and minimal lace.
Aroma of mandarin orange, a bit of floral notes. In the taste, orange and grapefruit rind, jasmine and menthol. Pale malt with faint toffee. Mild bitterness to go with a honeyed malt character. Light refreshing body. There is a good level of carbonation. Overall this is a nice IPA.

08-31-2013 20:18:52 | More by Stinkypuss
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dirtylou

Washington

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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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.7%

22 oz bottle split and poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint. Serve at less than 45 degrees F, no date.

A - Poured a clear inactive golden amber with a massive off-white, bone-colored head. Decent retention with tons of rich, thick lace coating the glass.

S - Lightly hoppy aroma but fresh and crisp that's inviting. A mix between floral and herbal in the aroma. Light malt backing with a caramel drizzle. A solid IPA aroma.

T - A decent level of caramel malts balance well behind the bouquet of hops. Floral hints resemble pedals while the little bit of resin leans towards a pinch of citrus and pine.

M - Good malt and hop balance with a medium body and light dry finish with a low level of bitterness for an IPA.

D - Solid drinkability with good balance between the caramel backing malts and hoppy bitterness. A solid sessioning IPA.

04-18-2010 21:58:25 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-08-2013 22:25:11 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.13/5  rDev -16.5%

Nice workman like IPA. Not a ton of bitterness but the hop flavors are good....grassy hop feel with a touch of citrus. A little spritzy feeling and about medium bodied. Gives off a touch of a hoembrew flavor.

Nothing special about this but nothing terribly wrong with it either. Definitely a drinkable IPA.

12-17-2010 04:06:54 | More by ZAP
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Duff27

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

A- Pours a dark golden, one fingered head. Leaves medium lacing for the style.

S- Fresh citrus.

T- Grapefruit! The warm alcohol after taste is here, reminiscent of a DIPA...which makes sense at 7%

M- Mouthwatering.

D/O- Could definitely put down a few of these. One of the better IPAs I've had in awhile.

09-03-2010 03:58:49 | More by Duff27
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.7%

I like this beer! Got the bottle last week at the brewpub in Potosi. Poured with friends into sample glasses. Had a nice head and good lace. Color is a hazy medium amber. Aroma is slightly perfumey, hoppy, malty, and fresh. flavor's 'bout the same. Perfume is real evident up front. Body is good and so's the carbonation. Decent finish. Could be a session beer.

09-05-2009 00:47:21 | More by drpimento
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cokes

Wisconsin

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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enelson

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

06-09-2013 23:03:39 | More by enelson
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woosterbill

Kentucky

3.58/5  rDev -4.5%

12oz bottle.

A: Clear deep amber body beneath two inches of creamy off-white forth. Good retention, great lace. Lovely.

S: Good balance of hops and malt, with the former featuring both herbal and citrus notes. Lemon and caramel. A little sweeter than I like, but good.

T: Follows the nose - grapefruit, lemon, and herbal hops alongside substantial malt sweetness. Bitter, caramel-tinged finish. Pretty tasty, but nothing special.

M: Lively, frothy medium body. Bubbly enough to avoid stickiness.

O: Thoroughly respectable IPA, but not one I'll be seeking out in the future.

Cheers!

08-14-2013 02:05:05 | More by woosterbill
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blackie

California

4.1/5  rDev +9.3%

unknown IPAs from the dirtman

a: nice bone white head set on the lightly hazy, deep amber beer, retention is decent

s: nice tropical hop nose - not ridiculous but certainly well into ipa territory, malt influence is mild - just a little pale and caramel, somewhat tealike

m: medium carbonation, light-medium body, bit of a watery feel

t: tropical and citrus hops on a bare-bones structure of pale and caramel malt, an elusive skunky aroma in the back, sweetness level is low, allowing the grapefruit pith bitterness to really dry out the finish, totally digging this - probably my favorite part of the beer

d: easy - while the uncomplicated malt body may have kept scores down in other areas where a touch of complexity could easily pull in some 4.5s, this along with the crisp hopping make for high drinkability

02-28-2010 04:28:07 | More by blackie
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mynie

Indiana

3.35/5  rDev -10.7%

Pours hazy red with a small white head. Very much your average AIPA.

Smells faint. Light hops, light malt. Balanced, but light.

Tastes much more assertive, but a little off balance. Big toffee malt moves into a syrupy, aggressively alcoholic malt middle, with the west coast pine hops rushing in at the end.

All of Potosi's old school beers were delicious and expertly brewed. This--this seems like a poor attempt to buck the trend, like if your grandpa started wearing one of those douchebag hoodies with fake graffiti printed all over it. The hoodie might fit well, and there isn't necessarily anything wrong with him wearing it, but it just doesn't seem right.

04-27-2009 16:18:18 | More by mynie
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alexgash

Connecticut

3.45/5  rDev -8%

12 oz. bottle.

Crystal clear golden orange body. Tall, two fingers of thick, whipped, light beige head. Nice lacing too. Slightly subdued nose with notes of pine sap, lemon rind, and sugary malt.

Light toasted malt up front. Shortbread cookie and a little toffee malt in the background. Hop flavor and bitterness starts slow but builds toward the finish. Muted pineapple mixes with pine to provide moderate hop bitterness. Fruity malt before a drier, herbal-bitter finish. Moderate body with a slightly slick feel. Not bad, but I can't tell how fresh this is (nothing on bottle), so I don't know if it is supposed to be hoppier. Still, as it drinks now, it is a nicely balanced IPA.

10-12-2010 02:06:01 | More by alexgash
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-05-2014 23:55:16 | More by KarlHungus
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev 0%

11-15-2011 17:41:27 | More by bpfrush
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Florida9

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +10.1%

Served in a shaker pint with only a minimal white head. Slightly hazy amber in color. Light lacing. Aroma is a blend of toasty malts, pine, pine resin, and a mild skunkiness . Flavor is much better: a blend of clean, grainy malts, toast, and pine with some lighter citrus notes. Strong dry bitterness on the finish. Medium bodied, with good carbonation. Borderline astringency. This is an IPA that pushes the line with bitterness, but still seems able to deliver.

12-30-2011 03:17:12 | More by Florida9
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -4%

Crystal clear burnt orange color with a thinner tan head. A little lace, not much.

Very nice citrusy hop nose. Oranges and tangerine. A little malt sweetness.

The hops taste a little more earthy and piney. Not quite as enjoyable as the nose let on. The bitterness is not real strong. A good beginner tasting IPA. The malt is there and adds sweet balance. Kind of hard to describe this one.

The carbonation falls a bit short, could use a bump up. Otherwise this one is medium bodied and pretty smooth.

A decent run of the mill IPA. As mentioned before, this would be a good introductory IPA. I don't think it would scare off the masses because it's balanced. I got a six pack and will enjoy them, but I probably wouldn't pick this one up again.

08-15-2010 02:03:29 | More by jera1350
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-17-2012 22:25:11 | More by stereosforgeeks
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bigred89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

04-03-2012 15:29:07 | More by bigred89
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Snake Hollow IPA from Potosi Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.