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Apocalypse Cow - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,787
Reviews: 452
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 591
Gots: 208 | FT: 9
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange gold with a good foamy cream-colored head. Good lacing.

Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Grapefruit, orange, and citrus, but not bitter.

Upfront taste is dominated by citrus hoppiness--lemon, orange, grapefruit--with a slight bitterness. Light bready malt flavor in the middle. Hoppy finish of grapefruit and citrus mixed with some sweet caramel malt. Lingering grapefruit bitterness. Fairly aggressive bitter flavor even as it warms.

Medium body, slightly creamy. Lower carbonation.

Really enjoyable. High hop presence with just enough malts to balance it out. The lactose sugar adds some sweetness without relying on the malts. Good bitterness level, especially at the finish.


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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

650ml bottle with no bottle date and no Abv (Seriously FFF, is it that much trouble to give us some info???)
Served chilled in an over sized wine glass.
I understand that this a June release, I wonder how it will have held up?

I received this as an extra in a trade; thanks to pittsburghkid66 for hitting a long time want of mine.

Appearance: Stunning beer, the best looking IIPA I have seen! Bright orange-golden body (very lightly clouded) topped by a massive, creamy, white head that displays exceptional retention and coats the upper reaches of the glass in thick lace. Very impressive especially when you consider the Abv.

Smell: Wow, I was not expecting this to be so sweet! Sticky caramel, brown sugar and orange blossom honey are about as prominent as the hops (candied orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, big floral notes and a touch of pine). I don't mind one bit that the hops have faded a bit, I enjoy the balance between the sweetness and the hops. My only complaint is that there is one very artificially sweet note in the nose - not sure if it is coming from the lactose sugar.

Taste: As with the nose, the flavour is initially very sweet with caramel, orange laced home and lightly caramelized brown sugar. Hop flavour takes up the middle of the flavour with citrus, floral notes, pine resin and a light herbal quality. Though some of the hop flavour seems to have faded the bitterness seems to have stuck around - superb resiny bitter finish that lasts an absolute age. Absolutely no alcohol is noted.

Mouthfeel: Perfect for a massive beer like this. Big sticky body with perfect mild, smooth carbonation.

Overall: I really enjoyed this one, I will have to try and get a fresh bottle to compare.

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Apocalypse Cow from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,787 ratings.