Apocalypse Cow - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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3.5/5 rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
This was lugged back from a trip to Chicagoland by my wife. Unfortunately when we shared the first bomber, it was far too hoppy for her. Second bottle was split with a very ill friend. Unfortunately on that one, he is also diabetic, and after 2 sips, the sugar was too much for him, so it would be more accurate to say I drank the bomber solo. Notes are as follows.
Apocalypse Cow has your standard beer commercial pour, light amber of color, and plenty of near-white head.
The smell is a pleasant mashup of sugar and spicy (not bitter) hops. 100 IBU though? Really? I'd buy half of that.
First gulp. Nice. Hoppy. Complex. Second gulp. Picking up on more of the sugar. The hops are starting to drown. Man, this is as sweet an IPA/DIPA as I've ever had, and I'm not sure it's a good thing. Seems like the Floyds were going for balance and tipped the scales the wrong way.
But oh, this drink has a great consistency. As thick and frothy as a mug of root beer. Really great.
I found the sugar somewhat overwhelming, and that's the takeway from this beer. We wound up paying about $10.99 for this bomber, which is comically overpriced for the modest level of enjoyment I had from it. At this price, hell no, not recommended, but at a saner price, sure. But I would be more interested in trying other FFF beers first.
Serving type: bottle
09-09-2012 14:25:54 | More by lurpy1
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