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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

199 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 199
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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Photo of Kyrojack
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
Photo of mic718
4/5  rDev +6.7%

mic718, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of TPONY51
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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

herr_fish, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of matjack85
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
Photo of equinox1
3.75/5  rDev 0%

equinox1, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of Ryan011235
3.03/5  rDev -19.2%
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.

Ryan011235, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of mkennedy119
3/5  rDev -20%

mkennedy119, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Beerlover
3/5  rDev -20%

Beerlover, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of Minn_Joe
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Minn_Joe, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.75/5  rDev 0%
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.

Stinkypuss, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of martyl1000
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%

martyl1000, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of woosterbill
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
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!

woosterbill, Aug 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

larryarms847, Aug 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

davemathews68, Aug 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

tyleeis, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

brentk56, Jul 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Hopheadjeffery, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of BeerLover99
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: orange/amber, mild cloudy,
firm white finger head, nice lacing

S: citrus, pine, hint of floral

T: refreshing grapefruit, bready malt,
mild earthiness, long solid pine bitter finish

M: med body, solid oily mouth

O: This brew surprised me, haven't had this beer
company in years and this impressed me.
Willing to try it again and buy others from them.

QUITE GOOD; GIVE IT A GO!

BeerLover99, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

zeff80, Jul 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

tgraven, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

hilgart1, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

egrace84, Jun 24, 2013
Snake Hollow IPA from Potosi Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.