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Apocalypse Cow - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,491
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 554
Gots: 151 | 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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denver10

Kentucky

2.73/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Pours a dark gold with full off white head. Aroma is nice with some fruity citrus hops, a touch of bread, and some sweetness from the lactose sugars. Not a fan of alcohol showing itself in IPA's and there is a ton present here, makes it hard for me to notice much else in the flavor like the citrus, florals, or sugars. A creamy mouthfeel. Overall, maybe a result of my personal preferences but the alcohol presence in this was a killer for me. I typically stay away from any (I)IPA that is 10% abv or greater because of the heat they can bring, but gave this a chance because of the inclusion of the lactose sugars had me curious. Bad choice on my part, not a fan at all and dumped most of my bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 00:01:01 | More by denver10
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thampel09

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-10-2013 18:33:49 | More by thampel09
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lucasj82

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-25-2012 15:50:08 | More by lucasj82
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jplopez21

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-21-2013 04:35:58 | More by jplopez21
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a Duvel tulip
2012 June release

A- Pours hazy straw yellow/orange. Poured with a one finger white head with dense bubbles. Dissipated within a minute. Leaves some serious alcohol legs behind.

S- Extremely citrusy hops and floral hops. There is a ton of pineapple, lemon, lime, mango, There is a tiny bit of pine and a lot of flowery herbal notes. The nose is very sweet and sugary and obviously hop dominant.

T- A wave of sweetness hits up front. Followed by a ton of bitterness and a glorious hop profile. There is a ton of pineapple, lemon, grapefruit and a lot of really floral notes. The hop profile is sweetened by the lactose sugary body of this beer. The malts are light in this brew, very sweet and somewhat earthy. The 11% is well hidden here.

M- This beer is very very bitter and if you like bitter then you will find this to be a smooth and silky sipper. The alcohol taste is well hidden but its certainly warming. This beer is very flavorful and has a lot of feel to it. A lasting bitter aftertaste.

O- A pretty awesome IPA, not my favorite IPA from 3F but its pretty awesome. Its big, bitter and full of flavor. Its a sipper though. Also, best label art of all time.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 00:57:48 | More by TwelveOunces
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber, served in a small 12oz tulip - thanks to goodstrongbeer for sending it this way

A - pours with almost an inch of very creamy and rich, white foam with a light yellow tint. the beer is hazy from the first pour, bright gold in color. sticky white lacing clings to and covers half of the glass.

S - rich citrusy hops, emphasizing grapefruit, melon, oranges and a hint of banana. some wet grass and pine in there as well near the end. seemingly strong caramel and lactose malty base.

T - boom! big, massive bitterness right away as strong candied grapefruit and oranges explode in the mouth. alcohol comes into play right away as well. as it dies down, more sweet candied orange become predominant, as lactose sweetness creeps in.

M - medium to somewhat full body thanks to the residual sweetness. tight yet low level of carbonation is accented falsely by the big, biting bitterness. somewhat chewy in the mouth, before alcohol burns through the body leaving everything feeling a bit dry. lingering bitter grapefruit and a mild caramel sweetness.

D - no slouch here, very in your face and straight to the point. alcohol, though high - is not hidden very well, and actually accents the big flavorful hop profile. not mind blowing, yet easy enough to put down after a long day, and a sipper for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2010 01:18:30 | More by Stigs
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ChugginOil

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-27-2013 18:12:41 | More by ChugginOil
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coz

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

07-09-2012 03:40:01 | More by coz
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brycevolk

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-29-2013 13:15:20 | More by brycevolk
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brought this back from Iowa. Split with my beer bud. 22oz bottle...

A: Interesting golden, murky, reddish honey color with a small off-white head that fades quickly to a lace atop the brew. Good.

S: Super citrus earthy hop with some sugary oranges. Some bitter lemon peel in the middle with Some grapefruit on the backend. Not getting much of the milky scent. Good.

T: Citrus grapefruit hops unfront followed by creamy orange and some sweet fruit on the backend. I get some booziness on the backend. Good.

M: Medium body that leaves some nice citrus liquor flavors on the palate. Very good.

D: This brew drinks surprisingly easy despite the ABV. Once you get past the unique flavors it goes down good.

All in all, this is a solid brew that I'm glad I got to try. If you like IPA's, then definitely hunt this brew down and give it a try if you want to try an interesting take on the IPA. I recommend this brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2010 01:35:47 | More by steve8robin
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ChrisPro

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-02-2011 03:21:59 | More by ChrisPro
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larryi86

Delaware

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks bstyle for this
22 oz bottle, dated 6/27/14, poured into a snifter.

A- A hazy orange/copper color with a two finger white head.

S- Citrus, tropical fruits, floral hops, nice sweet malt backbone.

T- Cotrus, tropical fruits, earthy floral hops, piney hops in the finish, some sweet caramel malts, hints of the lactose sugar, nice balance.

M- Smooth, fully body, creamy.

O- Another great beer from 3 Floyds. Very happy I got to try this.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 00:20:59 | More by larryi86
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HarmonMW

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

07-10-2012 17:38:22 | More by HarmonMW
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cosmonick

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-14-2011 17:30:05 | More by cosmonick
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

08-29-2012 02:08:45 | More by standardcherry
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-30-2012 20:37:11 | More by HumanParaquat
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-16-2013 12:06:27 | More by ChrisMon02
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-13-2013 04:24:05 | More by Nolen12
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dalepryor

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-22-2013 21:04:30 | More by dalepryor
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-11-2013 05:05:25 | More by vrbulldog22
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-02-2013 19:58:17 | More by BuckTuckian
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Gosox8787

New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Recieved this as part of my first trade. This is the first beer I have ever had from Three Floyds so I'm pretty excited. 22 oz bomber bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Bright orange color. I wouldn't call this hazy but not much light is making it through this glass. Not much of a head overall. Leaves a nice white lacing.

Aroma: Big fruity hop notes throughout. Pineapple, grapefruit and even some pine. Nice sweetness from the hops. Some caramel from the malt backing, but not a ton.

Taste: Big fruity and sweet hops upfront. The aforementioned pineapple and grapefriut as well as some nice floral, herbal notes make up an impressive hop flavor. Some nice caramel in the background too. The finish is a bit soapy and the beer loses a lot of points here for me. I am not a fan of this aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and medium bodied, but with a dry, puckering finish. Some carbonation, but not really that crisp.

Drinkability: The ABV really is masked well. Other than the finish, I find this to be way easy to drink.

Overall, a really nice DIPA with some really nice, sweet hop notes but it suffers from an underwhleming aftertaste. The hop profile is really top notch and I can see this being a love it or hate it beer and count me among those who really enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 03:58:04 | More by Gosox8787
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JVan

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-10-2013 03:31:14 | More by MNBeerGeek
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Zuidman

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-10-2013 02:30:43 | More by Zuidman
Apocalypse Cow from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,491 ratings.