Snake Hollow IPA - Potosi Brewing Company
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3.88/5 rDev +3.5%
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.
02-13-2014 23:41:58 | More by cyclonece09
3.51/5 rDev -6.4%
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.
02-02-2014 04:03:07 | More by vette2006c5r
4.14/5 rDev +10.4%
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.
12-27-2013 18:34:10 | More by BarrytheBear
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
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
3.03/5 rDev -19.2%
Poured into a Bell's Tulip on 7/25/12
A) Straw-gold and faded amber. Rather clear. One and a half finger head drops evenly despite being fed by rising bubbles. Hit-or-miss collar retention and very little lace.
S) The aroma is tilted too far in favor of the malts for my liking. Notes of caramel, biscuits and bread mask pine and sporadically placed citric tones - grapefruit pith, lemon zest and some orange peel.
T) The palate is greeted by a better hop snap than the piddly nose would suggest. Piney with an herbal twist. Interwoven dry, prickly citrus. Moderate bitterness, mainly on the finish. Mild caramel and bready flavors. It is maltier as it warms.
M) Light side of medium, as far as the feel goes. Carbonation is ample but subservient to the hop fuss.
D) Tastes better than it smells but I definitely like it better while cold. All in all, I've had better.
10-08-2013 01:00:57 | More by Ryan011235
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
Snake Hollow IPA from Potosi Brewing Company
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