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Apocalypse Cow - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,663
Reviews: 445
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 566
Gots: 190 | FT: 9
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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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coz

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

07-09-2012 03:40:01 | More by coz
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jonandhisflask

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-09-2012 01:54:50 | More by jonandhisflask
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-08-2012 09:25:24 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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mater

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-08-2012 04:06:05 | More by mater
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Jsmitty1967

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

07-08-2012 02:08:34 | More by Jsmitty1967
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InebriatedJoker

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-07-2012 21:26:48 | More by InebriatedJoker
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EdCooper


4.48/5  rDev +5.4%

It may not look like much, and although I consider myself a beer connoisseur I don't use flowery words/descriptions, this is a great beer. And that's coming from a guy that likes stouts. Unlike the mass produced wussy yellow beers, this has a unique flavor. I didn't notice the citrusy taste at first; but it's definitely there; in a good way. You have something in your mouth, and it isn't beer flavored water. I bought this as an evening beverage, but it could suffice as a heavy alternative to a hot afternoon drink, especially if super cold. Primarily because the flavor is so robust. Non-beer fanatics probably don't understand how a beer can be light and robust at the same time. Eating sour cream & habanero gourmet pretsels with it, so consider that. But I'd give it a 4.7-4.8 overall. I bought 3 beers tonight, and this is the one I looked forward to tasting. Tasty!

07-07-2012 04:17:45 | More by EdCooper
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smurfbeer

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-07-2012 04:14:23 | More by smurfbeer
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Steimie

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-07-2012 03:14:51 | More by Steimie
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jimelee108

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

07-06-2012 20:41:44 | More by jimelee108
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katiejo1962

Ohio

4.83/5  rDev +13.6%

The aroma hits you the minute you open the bottle. Rich tropical and citrus aromas.
Poured into a tulip glass and was impressed by the white, light airy foam. Sipped a bit of the foam and got an immediate taste of sweet, which was a real fooler, because the beer itself doesn't have the same upfront sweetness. Nice lacing on the sides of the glass.
First sip, WOW! Immediately, the senses are flooded with citrus, hints of peach and pineapple plus a slight resin flavor lingering on the tongue. Everything you hope to find in a DIPA. There are a couple of tastes I just can't quite identify but am sure I love them! A gentle sweetness with rich malt notes balances everything smoothly. Alcohol is not noticeable.
Rich orange color, I didn't think it was overly hazy.
Loved, loved, loved! So glad I have a case to ration out for the next few weeks!
Three Floyd's definitely knows and understands how to use and balance out the sweetness and hops to create their beers!

07-06-2012 11:27:18 | More by katiejo1962
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pirmannt1

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.6%

07-05-2012 22:08:54 | More by pirmannt1
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brbrocc

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-05-2012 21:50:27 | More by brbrocc
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danbush16

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-05-2012 21:49:06 | More by danbush16
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vitters03

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-05-2012 17:31:49 | More by vitters03
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Davit

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-04-2012 23:09:21 | More by Davit
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-04-2012 22:38:10 | More by jsurfs82
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%

Poured from a bomber into a New Belgium snifter. The pour is a hazy apricot color with a thin white head and a little lacing. The nose is spectacular. Like many FFF IPAs, you get a smorgasbord of ripe tropical fruits. I get peaches, oranges, grapefruit, and some lemon. I just love the way FFF IPAs smell.

The flavor is also wonderful here. I get fresh bread and marmalade up front, then a nearly perfectly balanced rush of hops that provide flavors of lemon, orange, and some pineapple. All the while, there's a nice caramel-like sweetness lingering in the background (must be the lactose). This is NOT a hop bomb, but the hops are certainly there. Mouthfeel is firm and a bit creamy. The finish is superb. Dry and just a little sweet. Despite the ABV, there isn't a trace of booziness.

In my opinion, nobody makes IPAs quite like Three Floyds. The bitterness levels are spot on and the hop blends provide aromas like nothing else. This one is like a slightly sweeter version of Dreadnaught. Fans of that beer, as well as Bells Hopslam (and who isn't a fan of that?) should feel at home here.

07-04-2012 17:47:42 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Listers

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-04-2012 16:48:51 | More by Listers
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.9%

22oz bottle, huge thanks to Vega406 for getting me this. Should be less then a week old from the brewery. Poured into Jackie O's snifter.

A- Pours a hazy translucent orange golden with about a half-quarter finger of white frothy head that dissipates to leave a thin layer of head. About average carbonation.

S- Smells of citrus (grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon, etc.) hops with a slightly floral profile and some malts in the background. Slightly above average aroma strength.

T- Grapefruit hops, tangerines, lemons, definitely maltier then your average DIPA, can taste the lactose malts but blends in well with the hop profile. A tiny bit bitter, but not too much. Finishes with a lightly sweet tangerine taste.

M- Medium bodied, abv very well hidden especially at 11%- can still tell it's there a little bit in the taste though, finishes very smooth and well balanced.

O- This was a quality DIPA, however I've been spoiled with very good DIPAs and I don't know if I'd consider this one of the best one's I've had. It was a little bit hot, the abv could have been turned down a little bit, the maltiness dominated the hops a little bit too much in the taste however it was fairly well balanced. I recommend DIPA fans trying this, but I wouldn't put it on my must try list. I just had the Stone Ruination 10th Anniversary last night, they were both very similar (abv, maltiness, etc.) and it's hard to say which one I liked better (maybe the Stone one a little bit more).

07-04-2012 03:15:25 | More by jaasen64
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outsider

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

07-04-2012 01:26:07 | More by outsider
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Durtdiggler

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +7.1%

Poured from 220z bomber into La Chouffe snifter glass. Purchased at brew pub 1 week ago.

Light orange and cloudy with 2 finger head. Retention is nice, sticks to glass.

Much more citrus rind overtones than pine and floral. Very complex orange, pineapple with some honey. Slightly sweet, soft. Big malt backbone and not too sweet.

This is the most balanced dipa I've tasted. The hops, the sweetness or bread character doesn't overwhelm each other.

Mouthfeel is by far the best I have noticed. So soft, creamy. Bitterness lingers just a bit on your tongue. It goes down fast for a beer of this profile. So drinkable. Despite the IBUs, don't notice it as much.

Overall, beer is brilliant. Different take then the Dreadnaught or Arctic Panzer Wolf. Not better/less but different. The lactic sugar balances the flavor more, softens it and provides more citrus overtones. I love 3Fs.

07-03-2012 23:57:52 | More by Durtdiggler
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ctrevino

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-03-2012 00:25:10 | More by ctrevino
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.48/5  rDev +5.4%

Bomber poured into a Duvel tulip
2012 June release

A- Pours hazy straw yellow/orange. Poured with a one finger white head with dense bubbles. Dissipated within a minute. Leaves some serious alcohol legs behind.

S- Extremely citrusy hops and floral hops. There is a ton of pineapple, lemon, lime, mango, There is a tiny bit of pine and a lot of flowery herbal notes. The nose is very sweet and sugary and obviously hop dominant.

T- A wave of sweetness hits up front. Followed by a ton of bitterness and a glorious hop profile. There is a ton of pineapple, lemon, grapefruit and a lot of really floral notes. The hop profile is sweetened by the lactose sugary body of this beer. The malts are light in this brew, very sweet and somewhat earthy. The 11% is well hidden here.

M- This beer is very very bitter and if you like bitter then you will find this to be a smooth and silky sipper. The alcohol taste is well hidden but its certainly warming. This beer is very flavorful and has a lot of feel to it. A lasting bitter aftertaste.

O- A pretty awesome IPA, not my favorite IPA from 3F but its pretty awesome. Its big, bitter and full of flavor. Its a sipper though. Also, best label art of all time.

07-02-2012 00:57:48 | More by TwelveOunces
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WesM63

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a bells tulip.

A: Pours a cloudy straw with a minimal 1finger head. Some lacing and retention are present.

S: Smells of pine/resin, a hint of malts and maybe some spice.

T: On the tongue you get hit by some pine/resiny hops followed by a light malt some sweetness and more bitter hops at the end.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: Not bad, but i don't get any major sweetness from the lactose sugar.

07-01-2012 22:31:02 | More by WesM63
Apocalypse Cow from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,663 ratings.