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Apocalypse Cow - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,549
Reviews: 441
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 561
Gots: 156 | FT: 5
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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pghawkins

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

08-14-2012 13:55:54 | More by pghawkins
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

01-19-2013 08:21:41 | More by largadeer
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

08-11-2013 04:44:27 | More by st9647v3
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bilhelm

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

05-07-2013 19:25:32 | More by bilhelm
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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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jadler16

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

05-02-2014 17:33:36 | More by jadler16
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3agle87

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

10-12-2012 03:58:12 | More by 3agle87
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eyemustard

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

01-15-2013 16:11:33 | More by eyemustard
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speedvagen

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

06-01-2013 13:50:38 | More by speedvagen
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AlphaKing414

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

04-02-2012 04:23:44 | More by AlphaKing414
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

07-18-2013 02:45:57 | More by drewone
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Jlang2012

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

07-29-2013 15:42:51 | More by Jlang2012
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ScrimshawFan

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

11-19-2011 04:04:26 | More by ScrimshawFan
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jburd19

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

06-28-2013 03:32:50 | More by jburd19
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Mick-e-d


3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

10-31-2012 21:23:47 | More by Mick-e-d
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whartontallboy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

12-23-2011 02:56:08 | More by whartontallboy
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aapp

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

08-28-2013 00:36:58 | More by aapp
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Stef422

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

05-26-2013 00:25:43 | More by Stef422
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Beardcore

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

08-07-2013 02:43:43 | More by Beardcore
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

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

Bomber purchased from Armanetti's for about $11. This beer is crystal clear and copper colored with a full froth that laces into small islands on the glass. The smell is all hops, resin and citrus. On second sniff that's not quite true, there are a lot of sweet aromas there too, this smells like it might ride the barleywine line. While the taste is definitely not barleywine this is much sweeter than I'd prefer for a DIPA. I appreciate the hops but the sweetness becomes cloying and gives me pause. I can taste the lactose in the aftertaste, which is pretty unique for an IPA. But it seems heterogeneous, almost a two-to-three phase system (hops, lactose, ethanol) where the individual parts contradict rather than compliment each other. Thick bodied and sticky (at least this complements the hop resin aroma) but hard to drink very fast. Just too much evident alcohol and clashing flavors. Worth a try but I won't get it again (and I almost had it on cask last night at the Map Room, wonder how that turned out).

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2009 03:10:38 | More by TurdFurgison
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tfar2112

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

06-10-2013 02:47:46 | More by tfar2112
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jimelee108

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

07-06-2012 20:41:44 | More by jimelee108
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Shoo65

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

01-12-2012 04:58:47 | More by Shoo65
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jb3304

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

01-20-2014 00:58:31 | More by jb3304
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RMelyon

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

06-06-2013 16:51:47 | More by RMelyon
Apocalypse Cow from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,549 ratings.