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Apocalypse Cow - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,508
Reviews: 439
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 556
Gots: 152 | FT: 6
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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twbeecher

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-17-2012 20:58:51 | More by twbeecher
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eorwar

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-17-2012 10:04:31 | More by eorwar
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verset

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

09-13-2012 02:23:52 | More by verset
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MichPaul

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev 0%

09-10-2012 04:10:42 | More by MichPaul
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lurpy1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This was lugged back from a trip to Chicagoland by my wife. Unfortunately when we shared the first bomber, it was far too hoppy for her. Second bottle was split with a very ill friend. Unfortunately on that one, he is also diabetic, and after 2 sips, the sugar was too much for him, so it would be more accurate to say I drank the bomber solo. Notes are as follows.

Apocalypse Cow has your standard beer commercial pour, light amber of color, and plenty of near-white head.

The smell is a pleasant mashup of sugar and spicy (not bitter) hops. 100 IBU though? Really? I'd buy half of that.

First gulp. Nice. Hoppy. Complex. Second gulp. Picking up on more of the sugar. The hops are starting to drown. Man, this is as sweet an IPA/DIPA as I've ever had, and I'm not sure it's a good thing. Seems like the Floyds were going for balance and tipped the scales the wrong way.

But oh, this drink has a great consistency. As thick and frothy as a mug of root beer. Really great.

I found the sugar somewhat overwhelming, and that's the takeway from this beer. We wound up paying about $10.99 for this bomber, which is comically overpriced for the modest level of enjoyment I had from it. At this price, hell no, not recommended, but at a saner price, sure. But I would be more interested in trying other FFF beers first.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 14:25:54 | More by lurpy1
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OrestesMethuon

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.6%

09-09-2012 02:29:04 | More by OrestesMethuon
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Gvice13


3/5  rDev -29.4%

09-08-2012 14:14:54 | More by Gvice13
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SCZ

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-07-2012 04:25:59 | More by SCZ
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Redsoxfanman85


1/5  rDev -76.5%

09-07-2012 03:20:55 | More by Redsoxfanman85
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sleuthdog

Illinois

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

2012 Vintage poured into FFF Teku glass

Appearance: Cow poured a light copper-orange color with two fingers worth of head. Head is fluffy and a great brilliant white color with very tight small bubbles. It settles quickly and leaves some nice lacing behind.

Smell: Up front there is a definite tropical fruit presence with mango, melon, pineapple, some honey. Not at all resiney in the nose to me and to be honest smells "smooth" to me. It's as if the lactose milk sugar has thrown in a very unique twist here even in the nose.

Taste: Oh WOW I think I just found my favorite DIPA to date! I am getting the orange-tangerine, grapefruit, peach, melon, and mango. Just a ton of citrus and tropical notes but this is followed up by an awesome caramel and honey sweetness in the backbone that smoothes everything and makes this highly drinkable in a dangerous way! Alcohol is so well hidden I can't believe this is 11%.

Mouthfeel: Like I've said a couple times before this is one smooth DIPA and I'm thoroughly enjoying it! Hops are most definitely there but not in an in your face way. Carbonation is moderate and adds a slight prick on the tongue.

Overall: Well what more can I say? Simply amazingly well done FFF! Everything works in this beer and I really can not find anything wrong with it. Just plain stellar!

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 00:43:45 | More by sleuthdog
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev 0%

09-04-2012 23:00:00 | More by bradfordjohnson
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

09-04-2012 05:38:51 | More by JonathanSuarez
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Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

09-03-2012 23:39:28 | More by catfan2000
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.6%

09-02-2012 14:01:29 | More by captainbearcat
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JohnTomaszewski

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.4%

08-31-2012 16:46:21 | More by JohnTomaszewski
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-31-2012 04:15:33 | More by mrebeka
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rldavis1116


4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is probably my newest favorite IPA! I can only hope the one I just brewed will come close. Bold aroma with a creamy mouth feel. Awesomeness in a pint sized glass. Wish there were more barrels coming to Wisconsin soon. What a great beer to come out of Indiana.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2012 02:43:34 | More by rldavis1116
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California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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Indiana

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Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.6%

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Massachusetts

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-27-2012 19:46:33 | More by JVan
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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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Apocalypse Cow from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,508 ratings.