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Apocalypse Cow - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

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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DmouthCaliBrewz

New Hampshire

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

poured into a tulip. Date your bottles douchebags...

A: Pours a slightly hazy yellow-orange that really glows. Strong and milky head - not fizzy at all - that receded quickly to a small film

S: Spicy and Herbal hops with slight citrus and a hint of dark fruits....don't know if thats from the malt or hop aroma. Definitely get a heavy sticky-sweetness mixing in with the floral aroma, which I am pretty sure is the lactose. MMM this is not an aroma bomb but smells really fuggin good.

T: Sweet and floral hops on the front: orange, grapefruit, and a bit of melon (probly lactose and floral hop combo making my brain get melon). Real interesting sweetness to it, really digging the lactose addition it is very unique and not overdone at all. This is on the sweeter side for the style, but not in a cloying or overdone way...*cough* knee deep DIPAs *cough*

M: Definitely heavy, but great velvety carbonation. Slightly sticky.

O: This was nothing short of awesome. Never had an IPA with lactose before, but it was super noticeable and equally enjoyable. Expected this to be either average, or way overdone, but it was executed beautifully. Super sweet, but done well. Only complaint I have is that I would have liked a bit more on the nose.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 03:55:15 | More by DmouthCaliBrewz
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barczar

Kentucky

4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden copper with a dense, frothy 2 inch cream head lingers indefinitely.

Resin, pine, citrus, and pineapple are evident immediately in the aroma. Lime zest and soft, bready caramel malt form the backbone. Fresh cut grass emerges.

Pineapple, resin, and grapefruit begin the flavor profile. The finish is a bit bitter and dry. Floral notes weave throughout. Complex tropical fruit flavors of mango and papaya add intrigue.

Body is moderate and creamy, with moderate carbonation and light alcohol warmth.

Complex fruity hop character with balanced bready malt and resin. Hides the alcohol pretty well. Not overly sweet or bitter.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 19:54:42 | More by barczar
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MRAnderson

Indiana

4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: typical Double Imperial Ipa, not as hazy as people lead on, but its a nice looking light copper color with a 2 finger foamy, soapy head.

S: this beer smells a lot like Alpha King with lots of Lemon peel and citrus notes, i didnt get a lot of tropical fruits like i thought i would..there is some mango and a touch of pineapple.

T: This to me is an imperial version of Alpha King...I get a lot of lemon peel and strong citrus notes with a little bit of Mango. The lactose in this beer is not a game changer at all. The sweetness does come through on the back end of this beer mixed with the bitter finish which makes for an interesting experience , but thats about it.

M: This beer has a more than medium mouth feel but not quite full bodied. The lactose does thicken the beer up, which i like , but the carbonation almost wants to negate the effects in a way..was expecting way more.
update!!!
O:im glad i revisited this beer, its truly amazing...i was going through a lot when i first tried this beer and my mind was wayyy out there!!!! this beer is delicious.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 05:38:26 | More by MRAnderson
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bluesbrewsguys

Illinois

4.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a fine beer here. Intensely smooth Double IPA that has a strong citrus and floral hop aroma that is all brought together with a sweetness of lactose sugar is surly complex, but very pleasant from start to finish. Yet another great Three Floyds brew, and rate this near the top of my list of DIPA's.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 00:44:47 | More by bluesbrewsguys
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Ri0

Wisconsin

4.78/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

poured from 22oz bottle into teku.

A - A delightful peach/apricot orange with a bright 2 finger white head that dissipates quickly. Nice ring around my glass with good lacing.

S - Big floral hops, with orange and ripe pineapple. Some good sweet honey and more floral sweetness continue in the aroma. Some light herbal leafy and earthy scents.

T - Nice citrus and blood orange up front followed by honey and sweet bread. More ripe pineapple honey that finishes into a sharp bitterness. I really enjoy IIPAs that are flavored like this.

M - Smooth and rich for a IIPA. Carbonation is medium and there is a nice slick oily feel with bitterness left on my tongue.

O - This is well balanced with big juicy bitter hops and a wonderful sweetness. Wish I could find this easily in WI as it is well worth it. Reminds me of Toppling Goliath Sosus.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 22:23:34 | More by Ri0
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roger617

Indiana

4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap poured into snifter

A: 4.25 Pours bright golden with 1 finger of head. Great lacing.
S: 4.5 Powerful hop aroma. Nothing short of what I'd expect from 3F with this style.
T: 4.75 Amazing flavor profile. Great hop flavor balanced with a strong bitter sweet malt. The lactose is present, but by no means dominant.
M: 4.25 Silky smooth, well carbed.
O: 4.5 3F never ceases to amaze me. This is one delicious beer that I would recommend to any fan of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2013 21:05:54 | More by roger617
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schwemjw

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Bright orange. foamy white head that dissipates quickly. A toad cloud.

S: Creamy citrus sums right up front that blossoms into a huge floral component. Lots of honeysuckle. An essence of rose water with a touch of orange. Rosemary herbs round this bad boy out.

T: Huge orange and caramel up front. A creamy ice cream sweetness. Super bitter finish that lingers on and on. Its spicy with a enough floral hops to make you feel like youre in a garden. That lactate really makes it sweet but not overwhelmingly so. Vanilla on the end. Reminiscent of a white spicy sangria.

M: Creamy as milk. A touch of syrup. Really makes this a pleasant drink.

O: It's definitely different. Big lactate sweetness but balanced nicely with floral, bitter, juicy hops on the end. A great lingering finish. A standout. /94

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 04:04:54 | More by schwemjw
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One2Remeber

Florida

4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Bright orange body, yellow hue. Almost crystal clear. Lively, slightly off-white head. Retention adequate.

S: Creamy/whip cream strong up front, undertones of lime citrus hops very fresh yet subtle, clean malts, no booze.

T/M: Insane creamy mouthfeel up front, feels like marshmallow cream. Turns to a hop bomb with intense tropical fruit citrus flavors with a lingering bitterness as if just bitting into a grapefruit.

O: Blanketed malt bill, creamy smooth texture of a nitro Victory Donnybrook. No alcohol burn but warms up the body. Highly impressed.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 21:50:50 | More by One2Remeber
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pmorey

Indiana

4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bomber into a tripel glass. Very nice orange/amber color with two finger head that takes a while to dissipate and laces from the rim of the glass to the bottom. As expected, the hops are there right upfront on the nose, with hints of fruit. Somehow I smell something almost like cherries. The hops do hit hard on your first sip, but then mellow out with the lactose. Pleasantly suprised that I was expecting to be hit over the head with pine tree taste but it jumped back from that. The bitterness comes back on the throat and leaves an aftertaste, though not a bad one. You can definitely pick out the the high alcohol "imperialness".

I would not say I am a huge fan of this style, but for me this is surprisingly good. Tried it solely based on 3F reputation and it's limited release and am glad I did!

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 01:22:07 | More by pmorey
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy medium gold/apricot with only a tiny amount of pure white head. What little foam does develop fades quickly, and there is some awesome lacing left on the glass as it drinks.

S: The nose is big citrus hops (lemon, orange, mild grapefruit), spice, and light malt. The citrus notes dominate, with the spice and malt playing second fiddle.

T: It starts off sweet and juicy with a good malt base and notes of orange citrus. As it moves to the middle the hops get much stronger, as theymix with some spice. I get clove, grapefruit, yeast, and alcohol. The finish is mega hopped with super bitters and booze.

M: Full bodied beer. It starts wet and sweet, coats the palate, gets super bitter, and finishes boozy and sticky.

O: Pretty good. I much prefer some of Three Floyd's over offerings, but this beer is still pretty good. But the alcohol percentage and the mega hop bitters in the finish turn me off a bit.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 20:10:01 | More by trxxpaxxs
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a medium gold color with a pretty big head. I had a somewhat narrow glass, but I would give it at least a 3 or 4 finger head that retains very well and laces beautifully. Body is clear.

S- Surprise, surprise; Three Floyds and tons of hops. Big, fruity hops up front with an emphasis on the citrus flavors. A hint of pineapple in the hops can be detected. The fruity flavors move towards some sweeter notes towards the end. Some pine notes are in there too from the hops.

T- Big and bitter up front like you would expect. The hops dominate the tongue and overall flavor of this beer, with a moderate to severe bitterness at the beginning. The bitterness drops off a small amount in the middle, with a shift towards a sweeter flavor. The sweetness tends to be a little on the fruity sweetness side, but also promotes a sweet, caramel malt flavor. At the end of the drink there is a slight shift back to bitter hops. Lingering flavors are hops bitterness and some more sweet malts.

M- Slick and smooth with a medium amount of carbonation. Completely hides the alcohol. Amazingly easy to drink for an IPA, let along an imperial. Hops bitterness mixed with sweetness makes it easier to drink than more bitter IPA's.

Overall, a very interesting and "not normal" IIPA. The sweetness from the lactose sugar really comes back at the end of the drink, cutting the bitterness and giving this beer a unique flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 18:18:37 | More by boilermakerbrew
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dbc5

Ohio

3.86/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bomber poured into Barely Creek wine glass.

A: Pours a golden yellow with a 1.5 finger head with a moderate pour. Head sticks around forever with nice lacing all the way down the glass. Excellent looking beer.

S: Smell is all hops up front. The malt backbone comes in a bit later, but you have to work to get past the intense hop aroma in this one. A huge citrus presence. Not picking up the creaminess from the lactose that others describe in the nose.

T: Hops are still big in this one, but not as dominant as I anticipated from the nose. This is where I am really picking up the lactose presence (it also contributes significantly to the mouthfeel). Light toast, lactose sweetness, and citrus hops.

M: A thicker body than your typical IPA. As mentioned above, the lactose is apparent here. Moderate carbonation. Surprised to pick up a bit of alcohol warmth from this one.

O: A solid beer, but not a great beer. I love Alpha King, Zombie Dust, Gumballhead, Dreadnaught, and Artic Panzer Wolf, but this one doesn't do it for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 03:17:23 | More by dbc5
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle in trade from BrewMane. Pours in my tulip light orange straw colored. Big foamy head on top. Aroma is big raw hops, lemon zest, grapefruit. Flavor is like chewing on hop pellets wow. Big pine citrus and just plain hop and pineapple No sign of the ABV, and sweetness from the lactose. This is a cool beer. Very good stuff. Easy drinking but with a big slick mouthfeel. Must try for the hop head.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 01:23:13 | More by BMMillsy
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bomber acquired on 6/9 from the FFF brewery counter poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours a pale gold into the glass. A three-finger head of very dense eggshell-white foam sets up quickly and takes it sweet time slowly dissipating, leaving healthy rings of lace around the sides. Even after 10 minutes, there's still a solid covering of very tight foam across the surface. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is a soft but rich orange-golden sunset and quite cloudy, with a trail of bubbles rising from the center of the bottom faintly visible. Nice legs on the glass when drinking.

S - Big floral hop notes up front, almost like smelling a fresh bag of weed. Behind those are notes of straight-on resin and grapefruit. Lightly toasted malts with hints of light caramel step up from the background. As it warms, I get the sense of hops on sweet cocoa, which is the first the lactose contributes to the nose. Warming also balances the citrus with the floral more evenly, and orange and lemon zest appear. It also really mutes the volume.

T - Very true to the nose. A smooth blanket of lightly toasted malts delivers pronounced floral hops mixed with light caramel, and the hops are quite dry and bitter. The sweetness from the lactose sneaks up after the initial punch, as does a bit of tang from the citrus hops, and suggests pineapple. The ABV is completely hidden in this beer; it don't even get a warm glow in the tummy, although by the end of the glass, the buzz is there. While the finish is dominated by the hops (and this is really where the grapefruit and orange zest is asserted), the sweetness from the lactose is never lost amongst them.

M - A bit fizzy at first, there's a foundation of milky smoothness across the tongue on the quaff that's finished with a closing crispness. It's a quite uncommon combination of sensations. Moderate carbonation provides a decently well-defined body that's tends toward the lighter side. Structure is solid, lush, and well-integrated and communicates high-quality ingredients. Finish is clean, with only faint echos of the hops along with just a touch of the lactose on the sides of the tongue.

O - This is an extremely well-crafted, luscious brew that's tweaked with the lactose for an offbeat effect, and is done so successfully because of all the bitter floral hops along with the resin that need balancing. I'm not sure malt alone could have pulled this off. It's not an obvious recipe, but I'm glad FFF tried it, because it really works. My only regret is that because it sounded so experimental, and was $10 / bomber, I only picked up one. If you get the chance, don't make the same mistake. Buy several and turn your friend onto a brewing twist that's a home run.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 03:22:37 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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ehammond1


3.38/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, Hugonaut13!

A gorgeous, sticky IPA. Cloudy dark orange with a persistent, creamy, big-bubbled, near-white head. Leaves the glass simply coating with sticky, irregular, messy spiderwebs of lace. Gorgeous.

Sweet, candied orange peel in the aroma along with biscuit and sweet caramel. A bit of alcohol is present in the aroma on deeper inhalations. Certainly hoppy, but this beer's heft and strength may become it's downfall. To go along with all those hops are big malt additions, lots of sweetness, and a definite booze presence. That being said, what is there to expect with an 11% ABV DIPA? Even the best of the style have some warming presence.

As with the aroma, the flavor is bold, big, and sweet. Lots of hop bitterness, sweet, candied grapefruit zest, caramel sweetness, along with some toasted biscuit, and a sightly astringent alcohol character. The flavors actually come together quite nicely, but the lingering finish is what detracts overall, for me.

Medium to full bodied for the style. Thick, sweet, and slightly syrupy.

I'm glad I got to try this, but it's not a devastatingly good beer, like I was hoping it might be. Solid, sweet, big, and bold are all words I would use to describe this beer. That being said, I will hungrily devour the entire bottle and be more than happy to do the same to another.

For the haiku portion of this review, I present to you:

Apocalypse Cow
Please come out and take a bow
You ain't no fat sow

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 02:07:09 | More by ehammond1
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Cloudy orange, nicely carbonated two finger head, with some lacing

S-Toast, malt, the lactose is present an interesting. Rather citrus and floral as well

T-has some malt, ends with citrus and floral hops. The lactose is present, and makes the balance interesting. Has a nice bitterness to it.

M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation, hop resins

O-The lactose is a very interesting addition to the beer. Not sure what to think if it yet, but the combination makes it worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 19:08:46 | More by rlee1390
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yamar68

Minnesota

3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big old thanks to hugonaut for another winner!

Sort of a hazy pear body with a frothy eggshell head that quickly swells to fill the glass. Sticky webs of lace form all around the glass.

Intense citrus hops fume from the glass. Candi sugar, melon, some tropical fruits... really nice I think. I'd never guess that this one hovers around 10%...

It takes an unusual turn on the palate. The sharp citrus flavors are cut with a medicinal kind of astringency. Marmalade, vanilla, pale fruits, pineapple... nice complexity. It's unique, that's for sure. I wish the bright hop aromas would translate more clearly on the palate though.

Very glad to finally try this one - thanks Tom!

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 22:39:21 | More by yamar68
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TomTown

Texas

4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bottle shared with a friend and poured into tulip glasses.

Nice orange hue with a decent and somewhat rocky head.

Smells of sweet citrus and mango, maybe some pine and pineapple.

Tastes literally like a creamy IPA. I was surprised by how much character the lactose actually contributed.

Mouthfeel was probably the most interesting part. The creaminess of the body of the beer helped to carry the bitterness much longer than I would have expected, but in a very pleasant way.

A beer truly unlike anything else I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 02:22:55 | More by TomTown
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macher0

Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. Likely not fresh.

A: Dull copper color. A finger of head that retreats to a frothy rim and film. A little cloudy. Very nice lacing.

S: POW. Very fragrant, right off the bat. A lot of pineapple, less citrus, a little hops.

T: The taste does not follow the smell. Bitter hops, pine, and booze. Floral at the end.

M: Full bodied. High carbonation. Not very smooth.

O: A very good IPA (double). The smell is the best aspect of this beer. The taste and feel fell a little short. For hop heads that enjoy a tropical fruit/citrus aroma, this is right up your alley. I will certainly try this ale again. It is a good substitute for zombie dust.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 23:14:57 | More by macher0
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imscotty

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: A nice cloudy golden color. Poured with a fair head that died down slowly. Nice lingering lacing. Medium carbonation.

S: Pleasant light malty hoppy floral citrus sweet aromas.

T: Nicely malty and complex. Raisons, floral hops, citrus, slightly bitter, well balanced. The carbonation lingers on the tongue with a nice light bitter, sweet finish.

M: Medium body, finely carbonated

Overall: A great beer overall. On the sweeter maltier end of the DIPA spectrum. The alcohol is amazingly well hidden. Very drinkable and tasty. I think I prefer the Dreadnaught, but that is not a slight. I highly recommend Apocalypse Cow.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 03:19:45 | More by imscotty
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SkeeterBoganski

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From bottle to tulip pint.

A - yellow-to-orange, looks gorgeous actually...frothy white head at about a half-inch, some obvious lacing retention

S - citrus fruit, caramel notes, bready, floral pine

T - slightly sweet, floral, grapefruit, bubblegum, herbal, piney, some caramel sweetness too

M - while this beer might be a little 'not-so-fresh', it was smooth, pleasantly carbonated, medium bodied, creamy

O - this is a really interesting DIPA...I honestly get no burn from that high %, so I'm not sure if it's the lactose added or something else that keeps the booze from being noticeable; it's a slightly sweeter version of Dreadnaught imo; it's extremely smooth and really good.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 22:49:55 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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Shibbykaiyai

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this in a trip to a small liquor store in Blue Island, Il.

Pours into a nice golden yellow-ish orange color. The smell is great, slightly piney with some floral notes.

This brew starts kinda bitter up from, but then has a nice hoppy middle and finish.

A great brew. i have had a couple of the Three Flods that didn't live up to the hype, but this is a great brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 03:32:46 | More by Shibbykaiyai
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IrishHockey

Indiana

4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think this is my favorite beer that I have had from Three Floyd's. It's kinda like a kicked up, sweeter Zombie Dust IMO. Has some citrus notes to it and its kinda sweet, but not over powering sweet. I paired this with the pulled pork sandwhich from the brew pub (I recommend this too).
This is one that I would have to be careful with though. It drinks easy and has a fairly high alcohol content.

Served on tap at the brew pub in a snifter 8/2012

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2012 14:04:24 | More by IrishHockey
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ngeunit1

California

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is full of grapefruit, orange, pine, and floral hops with some sweet caramel malts and a hint of booze.

T - Starts off full of grapefruit, orange, and citrus hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine and floral hops come through with some more bitterness and some biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of grapefruit and pine hops with some resiny bitterness, sweet caramel malts, and touch of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, bitter, and warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice big DIPA. Good overall balance with a nice hop profile and bitterness throughout.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 05:55:17 | More by ngeunit1
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. 22oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe. Thank you Wes.

A: Hazy golden-orange. Rocky eggshell white head retains at a good two fingers and doesn't budge. Thick collars of lacing affix themselves to the glass.

S: Earthy and citrusy hops. Leafy, slightly herbal and spicy. Mango puree, faint pineapple and blood orange. sweet on the nose. Bready with hints of vanilla cake and perhaps even custard.

T: Sliced mango, tangerine, pineapple, blood orange, pine resin, leafy and herbal. Slightly estery and peppery. Malt base is sweet with tastes of cake and vanilla. Finishes with earthy and spicy hop tastes and hints of cake and custard.

M: Medium bodied, but very full and well rounded. Very creamy and silky smooth. Mild supporting carbonation. Great.

O: Definitely a different sort of beer. I'm digging the hop profile, but I'm not so sure about the lactose. It adds a lot to the mouthfeel, which is great, but it also sweetens the beer. It isn't off-putting per se, just different. I suppose I like it, but others may find it too sweet for their liking. Final verdict: good, though it's not something I'd reach for every day.

Notes: It actually paired fairly well with St. Agur Blue.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 01:59:20 | More by ryan1788a5
Apocalypse Cow from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 1,361 ratings.