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Apocalypse Cow - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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1,361 Ratings
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Ratings: 1361
Reviews: 429
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%


Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
9.5-11.0% ABV, 100 IBUs - This complex double India pale ale has an intense citrus and floral hop aroma balanced by a velvety malt body which has been augmented with lactose milk sugar. With this different take on an IPA we have brewed an ale that is both pleasing to drink and, once again, “not normal.” Cheers! June release.

(Beer added by: mdm46410 on 11-23-2008)
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malcontent

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy orange body capped with only a thin layer of head. Lacing is well-represented, however.

I can smell this from a full two feet away. Yes, the hops are there with loads of juicy citrus, earth and leaves with a good spicy kick at the back end. What impresses me the most, though, is the major malt-presence in this nose. Sweet, bready and buiscuity all together, this shows a real balance that 3F's sometimes eschews in favor of beating you up.

Ha, ha! I forgot about the lactose while I was grading the first two components of the beer. Can anyone say "creamsicle"? Big, pine-y Northwest hops land on my tongue only to be supplanted by the hefty malt betraying a bit of cinnamon and a whole lot of bread. Tropical fruit comes up next. But what leaves the longest impression is the bitter citrus finish delivered with a throat-coating creaminess. It works waaay better than I could have imagined. Alcohol does make this a bit hot.

Sorry, but this isn't a double/imperial IPA because it is completely unique. The lactose demands a seperate category. You invent the style, you get the highest score! Alcohol limits the drinkability a bit but I love it. The best daIry PA I've ever had...

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2009 22:23:03 | More by malcontent
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Apocalypse Cow from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 1,361 ratings.