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Snake Hollow IPA | Potosi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good
77 Reviews
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Potosi Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
potosibrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by KeefD on 12-22-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
241
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
31
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #49 (Feb 2011):

Pale amber, clear with a sizable head. This one is dry hopped to the hilt, with big aromatics of citrus, peppercorn, pine and fruit. Smoothness is not shy and wraps tightly around the tongue. Hop flavor has a soft oily character that unleashes sugges- tions of pine, grapefruit, wild herbs and mild tobacco. Malt rings in with ample sweetness and a firm biscuity flavor within to build a great foundation. Spicy warm alcohol is a bit fruity. There's balance over the boisterous bitterness, yet the hops are still showcased. A good drink that we'd love to come back to.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BarrytheBear
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Graze after the never-fail-we've-just-run-out-of what-you-ordered that seems to follow me without care or concern for my well being.

I've had Snake Hollow numerous times and have even had remnants of six packs lie dormant in a fridge only to be rediscovered on beerilogical digs. That stressed, I've never been particularly fond of this beer nor have I felt compelled to review it. That changed last night.

Served in a pint at Graze, this incantation of Snake Hollow explodes with a ripe juicy orange on the nose and an understated yet welcomed prop of light and doughy caramel.

While admittedly disappointed that my first beer of choice was unavailable, and feeling a bit like a little bitch for feeling at all disappointed on a night out with the wife on a beautiful evening, Snake Hollow took me by surprise early a didn't let up. Lots of juicy pink grapefruit through, which is fat pitch in my discerning zone. Malt props and supports but doesn't mangle what the fresh hops seem bent on delivering. The finish is nice and pine driven with a lingering bitterness that slowly fades back to grapefruit and leaves me desirous of another sip.

I frequently lament on the fact that while Madison gets a very solid selection of beer, many of the frequently available IPA's are lacking....at least in what I seek out in a hoppy beer. And while I've had relatively ho-hum experiences with this beer, this version, on this night, was exactly what this guy needed. A very surprising and welcomed glass of beer.

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Photo of equinox1
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of NilocRellim
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of kgkraus
4.4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

This beer provides a very thick, rich, yellow/tan collored head when poured. Citrus/piney notes to the aroma. This beer has a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Not dry or crisp at all. The flavor lingers in the mouth for a while. The taste is low on hops for an IPA. It would be a good transition beer for people who haven't aquired a taste for a full blown IPA. As far as drinkability goes, I don't think I'd want more than 2 at any one time.

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Photo of virinow
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of tyleeis
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of schoon
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of cmwilliq
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of sgttibbs
2.5/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Bingja18
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joeseppy
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of ABokononist
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of cokes
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden copper with a moderate stack of stained ivory suds.
The nose is fairly closed, grapefruit and pine squeak through, as does some toasted breadiness. It smells decent, but requires strong inhales...though it does open a bit over time.
Through the mouth, it brings a sturdy breadiness, backed with hints of toast and nuts. It turns a tad sweeter as it goes, approaching fry bread. Hops are boisterous, but lack a certain amount of clarity. Grapefruit and pine are here, as well as pineapple, hay, and metal, and some gin-centric botanicals.
The body is fleece like, with a medium carbonation. It doesn't distinguish itself uniquely in the IPA realm, but it has some session capacity.

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Photo of Vicsvapo
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of dirtylou
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber, $5ish at Star

appearance: served in tyranena pint, clean clear copper body, thin bubbly beige head with light retention

smell: fresh citrus hops, tangerine, lemon zest, lots of citrus

taste: nice IPA from a brewery i wouldnt normally have purchased...refined citrus hopping, moderate bitterness, oily citrus hops, light evergreen

mouthfeel: slick and oily, prickly hops

drinkability: good

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Photo of Cooper
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.28/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of mobius387
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass

Appearance: golden and clear

Aroma: this beer smells great. Strong grapefruit on the nose

Palate: medium body, little carbonation.

Taste: along with the pine and citrus this beer tastes very sweet. Honestly I think I taste some candy corn or some sort of candy

Overall: a very good brew and a nice ipa

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Photo of bashiba
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice amber/orange with a touch of haze, a thick off white head with nice lacing.

The smell was dominated by juniper and grapefruit.

A decently balanced IPA, very green hops with a big bit of pine and a touch of grapefruity citrus with just a bit of bready malts making it through the hops.

The mouthfeel was a touch thick and oily with a bit of a dry finish.

Easy drinking and solid IPA, I liked this the best out of the 3 Potosi Beer's I had.

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Photo of FievelGoesWest
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Snake Hollow IPA from Potosi Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 241 ratings.
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