Apocalypse Cow - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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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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