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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

193 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 7
Gots: 11 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.7%

CWhite, Mar 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Wiscodrinker, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

apf, Mar 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

BeerDazed, Mar 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

virinow, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

scumation, Feb 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Shy5, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of cyclonece09
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours semi cloudy orange with a nice white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of citrus and floral hops, very inviting. Tastes of nice citrus hops, decent grain body. Beer is slightly heavily carbonated but still finishes nice for light body. Overall, a very good beer.

cyclonece09, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.51/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Snake hollow pours a dark cooper color with a small lacing head. There is a bold aroma that is similar to dirty hot dog water. The taste has a nice bold malty backbone with a good spicey hop kick. Good bold flavors. Overall strong flavors and very balanced.

vette2006c5r, Feb 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

ChicagoShakeAndBake26, Jan 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

mfl620ks, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

northcoastwolf, Jan 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

polishkaz, Jan 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

goatas4, Dec 31, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Graze after the never-fail-we've-just-run-out-of what-you-ordered that seems to follow me without care or concern for my well being.

I've had Snake Hollow numerous times and have even had remnants of six packs lie dormant in a fridge only to be rediscovered on beerilogical digs. That stressed, I've never been particularly fond of this beer nor have I felt compelled to review it. That changed last night.

Served in a pint at Graze, this incantation of Snake Hollow explodes with a ripe juicy orange on the nose and an understated yet welcomed prop of light and doughy caramel.

While admittedly disappointed that my first beer of choice was unavailable, and feeling a bit like a little bitch for feeling at all disappointed on a night out with the wife on a beautiful evening, Snake Hollow took me by surprise early a didn't let up. Lots of juicy pink grapefruit through, which is fat pitch in my discerning zone. Malt props and supports but doesn't mangle what the fresh hops seem bent on delivering. The finish is nice and pine driven with a lingering bitterness that slowly fades back to grapefruit and leaves me desirous of another sip.

I frequently lament on the fact that while Madison gets a very solid selection of beer, many of the frequently available IPA's are lacking....at least in what I seek out in a hoppy beer. And while I've had relatively ho-hum experiences with this beer, this version, on this night, was exactly what this guy needed. A very surprising and welcomed glass of beer.

BarrytheBear, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

T_Hass, Dec 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

skubas86, Dec 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

MooseBoose, Dec 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

XmnwildX12, Dec 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Kyrojack, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of dhannes
3.6/5  rDev -4%
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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4/5  rDev +6.7%

mic718, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

TPONY51, Nov 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

herr_fish, Oct 24, 2013
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3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

matjack85, Oct 10, 2013
Snake Hollow IPA from Potosi Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.