Apocalypse Cow - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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3.49/5 rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A: Poured into the trusty FFF Teku glass, the head formed 2 fingers tall with a white, almost creamy color. Great sustain, it took over a minute for it to fall and left behind a coat of lacing with no dry spots on the glass. The beer is a murky orange color.
S: A moderate aroma with a candy like impression at first ( sweet tarts and juicy fruit ) The hops come through as pineapple, mango, guava and an underlying dank pineyness. Picking up a mild amount of booziness in the nose along with some thing that reminds me of milk ( i know there is lactose sugar in it but not sure if I'm detecting it or im tricking myself into detecting it)
T: Moderately firm pine and pineapple bitterness that mellows out after your taste buds adjust. The sweetness from the lactose follows giving the hops but not your palette. There is a mild level of bread crust malt flavor but its negligible. The hop flavors come back towards the end with more developed and over-rippened stone fruit. The balance is on the hop side but the sweetness provided by the lactose makes this a uniquely tasting beer.
M: Creamy with a moderate level of body and carbonation. Alcohol warming is moderate. Also picking up some harshness in the back of the tongue from the hops.
O: A unique beer for sure, but this beer fell short for me. The lactose provided to much sweetness for my liking and the booziness combined with the harsher hop bitterness made this less drinkable then many of FFF's other IPAs.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 02:28:58 | More by guityler83
4.39/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Reviewed at Rising Sun CG, Glacier National Park, MT. Full notes taken to my phone while out of a service area.
A- Last beer at Rising Sun in Glacier National Park Montana is poured from the bomber to goblets with a deep orange body with some haziness. A thick white cap forms to two fingers with a whipped cream texture and stellar retention. Massive frothy ring leaves thick webs and sheets of lace.
S- Hops hit my nose just after the bottle opens in a pungent aroma that is hop dominated. Zesty citrus rind of orange and lemon, resinous pine, floral, dry pineapple and spicy earthy notes. Just a slight backing of grains and yeast.
T- Bright zesty hops rule the taste buds delivering orange peel, grapefruit juice, clemetine pith, dry pineapple, pine resin, dank and floral character. Malts and yeast only present to provide body and alcohol which comes slightly into play.
MF- Here is where the cow truly comes out. Lactose and whatever grains are used combine to form an uber thick and creamy body. It is extremely silky and smooth and finishes with a bitter blast.
I was glad to see this in bottles during my stop at Three Floyd's. I never knew how lactose could work in an IPA but they pull it off with Apocalypse Cow. The hops are juicy and pungent and the beer is an assault on the palate that is mediated by the silky lactose. Hopefully I can sip on this gem again someday.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 04:52:48 | More by cbutova
Apocalypse Cow from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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