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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
84
good

183 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.3%
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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Ratings: 183 | Reviews: 72 | Display Reviews Only:
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

01-26-2014 18:18:33 | More by mfl620ks
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northcoastwolf

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-12-2014 05:29:01 | More by northcoastwolf
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polishkaz

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-01-2014 03:27:21 | More by polishkaz
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goatas4

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

12-31-2013 19:24:15 | More by goatas4
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2013 18:34:10 | More by BarrytheBear
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T_Hass

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-27-2013 04:54:42 | More by T_Hass
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skubas86

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

12-16-2013 01:08:24 | More by skubas86
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-12-2013 00:25:43 | More by MooseBoose
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7%

12-05-2013 02:07:04 | More by Kyrojack
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dhannes

Wisconsin

3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 03:33:41 | More by dhannes
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mic718

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

11-18-2013 21:54:56 | More by mic718
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TPONY51

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

11-15-2013 08:48:13 | More by TPONY51
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herr_fish

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

10-24-2013 02:26:49 | More by herr_fish
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matjack85

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -11%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 03:31:38 | More by matjack85
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equinox1

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-09-2013 00:04:33 | More by equinox1
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.03/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 01:00:57 | More by Ryan011235
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mkennedy119

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.8%

10-06-2013 03:35:07 | More by mkennedy119
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.8%

09-23-2013 23:25:37 | More by Beerlover
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Minn_Joe

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-07-2013 23:25:54 | More by Minn_Joe
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 20:18:52 | More by Stinkypuss
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7%

08-29-2013 15:06:36 | More by martyl1000
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 02:05:05 | More by woosterbill
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larryarms847

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +27%

08-09-2013 03:17:19 | More by larryarms847
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davemathews68

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-02-2013 01:18:04 | More by davemathews68
Snake Hollow IPA from Potosi Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.