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Apocalypse Cow - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,532
Reviews: 441
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 557
Gots: 151 | FT: 5
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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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mattboyer182

Indiana

4.93/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a cloudy yellowish orange with a big two fingered white fluffy head.

S - Its smells insane! So much hops! Piney and citrus and bitter. Lots of grapefruit.

T - Awesome hoppy flavor. Great bitterness and citrus flavors and comes in sweet from the sugars! Such an amazing idea.

M - Medium bodied and medium to high carbonation.

O - Fantastic IPA. So much fun seeing what Three Floyds keeps doing with IPA's.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2011 21:26:57 | More by mattboyer182
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BrewerB

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A while back aasher mentioned that Apocalypse Cow was his favorite Three Floyds beer. So I added to my wants. A couple months later, it arrives in a box, courtesy of the same fine BA-er. Thanks Al for knocking off a much coveted Want!

Pours a mostly clear orange color with an off-white foam that's holding up well. Lemon and pine hit the nose first though that's quickly followed up with by some citrus, orange scents. Malt doesn't appear to be making much of an impact. While not as overly intense in the hop flavor department, it's the fruity flavors that come up first. Honeydew, cantaloupe? Hard to put a label on it but it's certainly not of the citrus variety. Bitterness is there but it doesn't strip the enamel off my teeth. Alcohol is clearly present as is a certain sweetness that doesn't seem normal for the style although isn't unpleasant, either. Slightly thick/chewy but medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation.

Overall an enjoyable beer that masks its strength well, presents some interesting textures and flavors for the style, but lacks a bit of the punch I like from a DIPA. I'd love to revisit the beer with a fresher bottle as I suspect this may have been on the shelves for a few months. I'll certainly be enjoying the rest of it and am glad to have gotten to try it. Thanks again, Al!

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 03:32:25 | More by BrewerB
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into tulip - thanks to drpdaddy

Pours a hazed golden orange with a thin layering of white head on top. Filmy cloudy retention with patches and splotches of lacing on the glass.

Stiff scents of pine and grapefruit hops with pithy citrus. Some residual sweetness from bready malts and burnt sugar, notes of crust and caramel.

Bitter up front with a nice dose of biting grapefruit with rind and peel. Orange and citrus, light pine resin as well. Larger malty backbone with caramel and bread crust. Hints of creamy burnt sugar create a decent sweet character, but rests underneath the hops. Finishes bitter and slightly warm.

Medium body, decent carbonation, a little creamy, fairly smooth on the tongue for the style. Another tasty DIPA from FFF, a nice little change from panzer wolf and dreadnaught with the addition of milk sugar.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 16:21:45 | More by xnicknj
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Nice, almost 2 finger head that has great retention. Body is a hazy orange thats a little darker amber in the center. Head is still there and some serious lacing is left around the glass. can we say pants tent?

S- Pine and bitter citrus, like white grapefruit. There's absolutely a malt presence in there as well as some earthiness. Smells more of a bitter citrus than fruity.

T- Much like the nose. Big wet taste upfront of bitter hops that has a very slight sweetness in there. The malt shows up toward the finish. Excellent taste in this one. The big bitterness I'm looking for with some light fruity taste.

M- Medium mouthfeel with a medium to higher amount of carbonation. Feels how it should.

O- This beer is serious. The appearance was almost a 5 and the flavor is insane. Another well made DIPA from FFF!

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 22:40:26 | More by Gushue3
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mdvatab

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into imperial pint glass.
No bottled-on date, which is disappointing for a beer in this style.

Aroma: Sweet light malty goodness. Grapefruit, the tropical fruit. Freshly-cut pineapple. A little bit of yeasty spice.

Appearance: Very hazy golden-tan body. Thick, foamy, 1/2 finger off-white head. Decent lacing. After drinking most of the pint, there is still 1/2 finger of foam. Excellent retention!

Flavor: Sugary sweet tea (but not syrupy or cloying). Pineapple, apple juice, some good bitterness for balance. Apricot, plus a bit of white pepper. Bitterness is much more dialed-back compared to other DIPAs I've had.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, with a slightly crisp bite. Medium-full mouthfeel. Alcohol is slightly warming.

Overall: One of the most drinkable Double IPAs I've had. Very well-balanced, with some delicious hop aromas and flavors. My only complaint is not knowing how fresh my bottle was. I'm going to try to get a hold of a freshly released bottle next time, as I'm sure it's even that much more delicious!

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 17:25:01 | More by mdvatab
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hopsbreath

Oregon

4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted on July 23. Review from notes. Thanks to Sweemzander for sending this bottle my way. According to him, it couldn't have been more than a week or two old when I got it. Split into a pair of Duvel tulips and shared with TulipSnifter.

A: Cloudy, opaque, cantaloupe body with a couple fingers of white head. A full cap is retained and very good lacing is observed. Clarity could be better for my personal preference so I'm docking half a point here. 4.5/5

S: All about the citrus and tropical hops. Tangerines, pineapple, and sweet mangoes bombard the olfactory. Big tropical IPA's get high marks from me. No exception here. 4.5/5

T: Well, the sugar cookie backbone is definitely big and strong in the Mid-West sense, but it's just there to support the massive amounts of sweet, sweet hops! Nice bitterness and that pineapple-orange kick offer great balance. 4/5

M: Low carbonation with a nice creaminess to the body. A little sticky on the finish but not more then I expect for an IPA this big. I dig. 4.5/5

O: Three Floyds seems to be on top of their game when using hops. This is proof. A great DIPA that exceeds expectations. 4.5/5

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 06:50:46 | More by hopsbreath
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YumYumGumGum

Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Three Floyds Brewing Co. is the bomb.

A: Great looking, dark yellow body with more lacing than you can imagine from a 22oz bottle into a bar glass. Two fingers on the first glass of pure white head.

S: Very smooth hop scent, not overwhelming with bitter notes, just smoother, like a cascade-kind of dry hopping effect might have. Lots of floral which I got just before smelling the hops.

T: Great IPA, very sweet, high recommend fresh. This beer didn't need a single day more of conditioning. Pretty different as far as DIPA's go. I haven't had one that I'd compare this to. This is a great one to include in a tasting for novices, because its very easy to breakdown and the taste is wonderful and sweet.

M: Sticky! This is a ultra heavy lacing sticky beer with a small amount of sediment. Very different but enjoyable!

O: Buy this for any occasion from high gravity tastings to summer day drinking. Kind of expensive, bout $13 plus shipping, but a great surprise! Worth the cash.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 15:38:55 | More by YumYumGumGum
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elginirishpunk

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle. Pours lightly cloudy, and golden in color. Definitly doesn't reasemble most Double IPAs I've had. Light sense of citrus, malt sugars and flouralness. Very light carbonation and very complex hoppy aromas escape while drinking. But finishes with a very palet cleansing that sets it apart from the rest.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 19:39:15 | More by elginirishpunk
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brstls4drmrs

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to CWBlues for this trade.

A - A cloudy, orange/gold color with an excellent froth and great lacing.

S - Pine, floral hops with some sugar malts as well. Very small citrus scents.

T - Really feel those malt sugars with a hint of pine. A little creamy as well which is different and sets it apart from other IPAs in my opinion. interestingly tasty!

M - Nice and sticky with good carbonation.

O - A great DIPA. highly recommend this one. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 01:44:58 | More by brstls4drmrs
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Monster looking IPA, tan and almost clear with a godzillian head and great lace.

Smell is super pungent oil hops. Malt bomb on the side, with a generous helping of pine.

Taste is super oily hops, dripping with piney goodness. The citrus is bitter and pretty dry.

Body is heavy and oily, with smooth carbonation and a sweet, slick oily bitter aftertaste.

Overall I like it a lot, and love the bottle and artwork tremendously!

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 00:17:29 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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tripelhops

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in a trade from BarryMFBurton-thanks!
poured into a tulip glass, color is a hazy copper gold, thick creamy off white head drops quickly leaving soem laving, but a swirl of the glass foams it up again. A combination of floral, pine and citrus notes rise out of the glass. The taste is sweet and bitter all at once, but the sweetness tast from seat. The lactose gives it a full, silky, creamy mouthfeel, sort of toning down the bitternes from the hops. Intersting brew, for sure, kind of like a light Dreadnaught, sweetened up.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 03:03:38 | More by tripelhops
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mikul93

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pours a nice clear amber with a 1 finger head that dissipated rather quickly. Some lacing.

S Grapefruit, Pineapple, sweet malt and figs.

T The malt hits the tongue coming out the gate followed by grapefruit and hops. A little boozy.

Medium body, nice carbonation.

O Excellent beer. Well balanced with the malt, the grapefruit and the hops. Alcohol is a bit strong, but no worries. I still enjoyed this beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 02:09:07 | More by mikul93
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Golden orange bodied beer that is both translucent and glowing; with a white head. Decent lacing noted on the side of the glass from this Double IPA.

Smell: Lots of pine and citris notes from the hops. Mild malty smell of bready biscuits.

Taste: Mild to moderate bitterness. Pine right away and it dominates the flavors imparted by the hops. Hints of grapefruit, grass, orange, lemon, and pineapple. Malts are more of a biscuity taste and the lactose really enhances the malts without being overly sweet. The hops remain the star of this beer with a mild yet lingering piney bitterness.

Mouthfeel: This is where the beer is different that the other fantastic DIPA's. The lactose really makes this DIPA really creamy and smooth. Medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation.

Overall: This is a solid offering from FFF. Not as good as Pliney or Hopslam, but it is chasing really close. Delicous beer!

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2011 03:17:19 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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PeprSprYoFace

California

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a shaker pint. Pours a nice semi clear honey orange with a nice thin white head that stays the whole time. Nice lacing too.

Aroma is very citrucy with a bit of honey. Kinda malty. Coule use more hop aroma compared to others.

Taste is nice. The lactose adds a bit of sweetness without being too malty. Nice citric hoppyness. Sweet then bitter in the finish.

Mouthfeel is very smooth because of the lactose. Kinda coats your tongue. A bit too malty for me.

Over all a very tasty beer. I would have this again for sure and I wish I had it by me to have more often.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 06:25:16 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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siradmiralnelson

Iowa

4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into Tulip.

A. Pours 3 finger head. Excellent retention. Thick lacing. Color is a beautiful glowing golden orange. Very nice looking DIPA.

S. Smell is about the hops. Tropical fruit smelling hops. Pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine. Nice floral and oily hop smell. has a little bit of sweet malt smell that manages to make its way out from all the hop aroma. A little bit of alcohol aroma.

T. Tast is different. Not quite the hop onslaught that I imagined. Really kind of a nice balanced beer. Has an interesting malt flavor. Has the tropical fruit hop flavor that you get from the nose. Not overly bitter. Has something of a hard flavor to pin down going on, not sure if that is the lactose sugar that was used. Something is different about this beer though.

M. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Finishes with a bit of lingering sweetness.

O. Overall a little different than other DIPAs. This is a pretty smooth well balanced beer. The hops are kept in restraint. Easy drinking. I like the beer, not certain about the value of this one though. Definitely something I am glad to have tried.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 21:59:14 | More by siradmiralnelson
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brystmar

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Happy IPA day everyone! Picked up this bomber in Chicago a few weeks back.

A: hazy orange-gold with multiple fingers of frothy, white head. Good retention, strong lace. Head instantly reappears with a swirl of the glass a half hour after the initial pour. IPAs aren't supposed to look this good!

S: sweet malts, earthy hops, juicy grapefruit. Strong, aromatic, and fantastic.

T: starts off sweet with a tangy grapefruit tartness slowly moving forward. Strongly hopped, but not overly bitter. Finishes mildly sweet with an interesting infusion of lactose and carefully balanced hoppy bitterness that lingers as it goes down. Mild alcoholic warmth reminds you this is a DIPA.

M: on the lighter side of full-bodied. Still smooth and somewhat creamy, but a bigger body would definitely improve upon the greatness that is Apocalypse Cow.

D: very high for me (I don't particularly like IPAs). This beer is absolutely delicious and has me craving more. It's a solid step above DFH 90, but not quite on the same level as Pliny.

That said, the malt/hop mixture here is superb. I'd happily throw this into my regular rotation if it were available in NY.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 03:21:23 | More by brystmar
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Kkottonmouthkngz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clean, tangerine orange color, splotchy polka dots of lacing left after a swirl. Pretty inviting. Sugary sweetness rather pulls your nose into the glass for a fairly aggressive assault of hops. I feel like this is the dominant area for the lactose. I couldnt quite
put a finger on it at first, but it makes a little more sense the more i get into it. I definitely enjoy the uber-creaminess of this brew, as it seems rather surreal. Its not a huge assault of brutal bitterness on the palate, as i originally expected leading up from the nose. Carbonation level is perfect and makes it so damn drinkable, its scary. The IBUs are abundantly clear, but in a very approachable way. Totally worth checking out, i know i will be again.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 02:10:30 | More by Kkottonmouthkngz
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kdmcguire10

Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Lazy, Hazy Orange. One-finger creamy.

Smell: Tons of tropical fruit, well-balanced with the pine. A certain sweetness to it.

Taste: Orange Peel, Peach, Caramel, Sweet. Very Smooth for 11%. Slightly bitter on the finish. So well balanced!

Mouthfeel: Silk-like texture, medium body. Damn smooth.

Overall: Wow. The folks at FFF know how to pull off miracles. The lactose sugars make this slightly creamy. One of a kind DIPA. Get this one if you can!

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 01:39:49 | More by kdmcguire10
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SDDanC

California

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to stickman1220 for this one. Poured from bottle into pint glass, great golden amber with a finger and a half of creamy off white head. Nose has a good malt backbone with great hops. A bit of citrus with loads of honey. On the tongue it is malty, slight caramel, a bit of piney hops with a minute alcohol twinge. Mouthfeel is solid, perfect carbonation with a warming coat from the alchohol. Decent lacing down the glass. Overall, great brew, happy ipa day!

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 21:44:21 | More by SDDanC
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to JLindros for pouring me a snifter of this while at a little meetup at the Abbey.

A - Pours a nice DIPA hazy orange with a light white, sticky one finger head. Big cling factor on this one.

S - Pretty nice aromas here. Good tropical citrus notes of oranges, grapefruit, and pine. There is an overall sweetness here though from malts and presumably the lactose.

T - Similar to the nose. Lots of sweetness from malts and lactose, which is definately present on the flavor profile. Some nice citrus hops but for some reason, that end I'm getting alot of tea notes. An awful lot of tea notes.

M - Typical low carbonation for a DIPA with a nice smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Sweet and dry finish.

O - Overall, glad I got to try this beer. If it was readily available I would like to try it again as the sweetness and hop bitterness was in pretty good balance.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 01:17:59 | More by rudzud
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mocktm

Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to smchenry75 for this bomber. This has been on my want list since I first heard of it. As with all FFF bottles, sports some bad-ass artwork, a pretty mean looking cyclops cow. Again though, no bottling date...

From the bomber into a pint glass, it appears an opaque, yet glowing bright orange hue. Slightly off white head that proves to possess plenty of staying power. Thick and hearty lacing clings to the glass as I drink this down. Wet, sticky and rocky all around. Just glorious really...

Nose on this is lavishly sweet. I'm almost a little confused to be honest. There's an incredible floral and tropical fruit presence, backed by a seriously sugary malt backbone. Lots of pine, lemon zest, pineapple, grapefruit and and orange peel tangled with very liberal caramel and toffee flavors. Just copious amounts of sweetness on all fronts.

Hop forward and citrusy brew off the bat with a biting bitterness. The back-end is where the malts really come into play however. The bottle claims that lactose milk sugar was used in the brewing process, which is probably the differentiating factor at work here. It finishes incredibly malty and sugary, knocking the hoppiness right off my palate to finish smooth and velvety. I've never really encountered an IPA like this.

Profusely creamy and medium to heavy bodied. Not the easiest drinking DIPA ever, but surely one of the most interesting. Carbonation level is plentiful with a semi-dry finish. Even with only a quarter of a glass left, I still have half a finger or so of head on top.

Overall, this is certainly "not normal", and I think I like it. Really unique take on a DIPA; I'm going to have to trade for another bottle soon. Can't wait to crack open my other FFF bombers from this trade, Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 19:56:19 | More by mocktm
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to James for this bottle, been wanting to try it for a while.

A: Pours a hazy orange with a one finger white head on top. Extremely thick and foamy with great retention and thick lacing.

S: The pine hits right away with lots of orange and orange peel, some grapefruit, and other citrus. A good bit of biscuity malt and some caramelized malt, overall on the sugary side.

T: Very sweet. Lots of pine and citrus, again with orange and orange peel being the dominate citrus flavors. Very sugary, but smooth. There is a sizable malt component, with some caramel and biscuit. Slightly bitter finish.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and creamy. Nice carbonation level. Slightly dry and bitter finish, but overall on the sweet side.

O: Another solid beer from FFF. A little on the sweet side and not as good as Dreadnaught, but still a very nice DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 18:43:41 | More by mdaschaf
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, but attractive glowing orange amber color with small cap of dense creamy off-white bubbles, good retention and sticky lacing. Scent is a fantastic rush of tropical and citrus - grapefruit, mango, pineapple, orange, peach, some floral notes and candy like sweetness in the back. First sip brings the wonderful fruit mentioned above, at first its fruity with a powedered sugar like sweetness at the finnish, but as it gets warmer, the fruit notes are covered up by big, sometimes overwhelming bitterness that is a mix of pine and citrus rind, alcohol begins to present itself as well. Faint, faint notes of toasted grain. Medium to full bodied, creamy and smooth, good carbonation levels, not dry and not sweet - good balance. Was well on its way to being in the 4.5 range in many categories, but unfortunately the change in charachter as it warms and overwhelming bitterness prevented that.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 12:44:37 | More by rfgetz
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Marty30

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks once again to my man dannyfrost! Poured into my Duvel tulip,at fridge temp.

A. When held up to the light it appears a nice clear bright yellow.With a 2 finger pillowy head. Spotty lacing stuck to the sides of the glass.

S. Awesome pine,pineapple and citrus,also getting a little peach. Big hop bomb.

T. Lots citrus and tropical fruit upfront,I pick up pineapple alot then it smooth's out with something I can't pick out but its sweet almost like honey a little bit. Whatever it is it's damngood.

M. Smooth,creamy medium,thick feel.Coates the palate great. Good carbonation.

Overall awesome beer. Great taste,great feel,awesome nose.I really enjoyed! I want more.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 01:34:32 | More by Marty30
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber bottle poured into DFH Signature glass. No bottle date, but this is a seasonal (summer) beer so I assume from 2011 batch. Thanks to exitmusic for this one.

A: Really nice light orange color. Some hop haze from being cold I think, right out of fridge. One finger white head, with tight tiny bubbles. Nice crisp lacing on glass with the swirl. Really nice carbonation rolling off bottom of glass. Edit: hop haze clears and it's clear light orange color.

S: Grapefruit and pineapple sweetness on the nose. A little bit of breadiness, but it's a good balance point

T: Wow. Really interestingly smooth DIPA. You get the hop bite on the front of the tongue but it really mellows in the center of the mouth. Nice easy finish too. Lactose sugar help with this creamy finish maybe? It's different then any other DIPA I have tried. Definitely different from Arctice Panzer Wolf which was a palate killer (in a good way)

M: Medium bodied with a smooth mouth coating.

O: One of a kind DIPA. Love the hop blend and balance of malt and the amazing finish. Yet another 3 Floyd's gem.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 16:45:22 | More by inlimbo77
Apocalypse Cow from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,532 ratings.