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Apocalypse Cow - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,654
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 564
Gots: 186 | FT: 8
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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Photo of WesM63


4.1/5  rDev -3.5%

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a bells tulip.

A: Pours a cloudy straw with a minimal 1finger head. Some lacing and retention are present.

S: Smells of pine/resin, a hint of malts and maybe some spice.

T: On the tongue you get hit by some pine/resiny hops followed by a light malt some sweetness and more bitter hops at the end.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: Not bad, but i don't get any major sweetness from the lactose sugar.

07-01-2012 22:31:02 | More by WesM63
Photo of BB1313


3.4/5  rDev -20%

Bottled on 7/2/14. 22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy copper with a fluffy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves sticky lacing and great retention. The aromas have their signature hop profile, but in a very subtle way. Lots of malts with a good amount of citrus. Slightly floral as well. Some caramel. Some bread notes as well. The best way to describe the flavors is "bittersweet". Lots of caramel. The lactose obviously gives this beer a sweetness to it, but there's no shortage of hops going on. Lots of lemon and lime. Some hints of orange peel and grapefruit. There's even a very subtle spiciness to this one. There are some alcohol notes that are present. I'm not saying it's boozy, but there's a little heat. Mouthfeel is great. It's full-bodied and very creamy. It has active carbonation, but still remains fluffy. This makes a nice sipper and a nice brew to relax with. It becomes even more enjoyable as it warms up.

The craftsmanship is very impressive, but it doesn't get me overly excited. It's not really worth the price of admission, in my humble opinion. I definitely enjoyed my time with Apocalypse Cow, but it's not something I'll be dreaming about.

07-28-2014 16:48:25 | More by BB1313
Photo of laxer8811

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-20-2014 22:49:19 | More by laxer8811
Photo of larryi86


4.38/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

07-04-2014 00:20:59 | More by larryi86
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-16-2013 12:06:27 | More by ChrisMon02
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-14-2011 17:30:05 | More by cosmonick
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-02-2014 14:48:01 | More by Yeti1979
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-11-2013 05:05:25 | More by vrbulldog22
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-27-2012 19:46:33 | More by JVan
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-30-2012 20:37:11 | More by HumanParaquat
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-04-2012 22:46:52 | More by danwho
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-14-2013 00:36:23 | More by jkane101
Photo of steve8robin


4.05/5  rDev -4.7%

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.

07-31-2010 01:35:47 | More by steve8robin
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-10-2013 02:30:43 | More by Zuidman
Photo of Stigs


4.03/5  rDev -5.2%

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.

11-19-2010 01:18:30 | More by Stigs
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-24-2013 23:43:09 | More by Nunya
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-27-2013 18:12:41 | More by ChugginOil
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-02-2013 19:58:17 | More by BuckTuckian
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-17-2014 19:13:44 | More by Jordy777
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-02-2011 03:21:59 | More by ChrisPro
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

07-10-2012 17:38:22 | More by HarmonMW
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-19-2013 00:37:58 | More by tdmccarthy
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

08-29-2012 02:08:45 | More by standardcherry
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-24-2013 00:35:44 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-29-2013 22:56:27 | More by Sweffin
Apocalypse Cow from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,654 ratings.