Snake Hollow IPA | Potosi Brewing Company

BA SCORE
84
good
244 Ratings
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
Ratings:
244
Reviews:
78
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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1.5/5  rDev -59.8%

Photo of Teambiggulp
1.94/5  rDev -48%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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 Thorpe429
2.64/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to BeerFMAndy for the bottle. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

Pours a transparent copper color with a single-finger white head that leaves behind quite a bit of lacing as it falls into a thin collar around the edges. The nose brings forward some bready caramel with a hint of toffee. Some mild citrus in the background, though not all that much. The flavor has a mild hop bitterness, though no real hop flavor. There's way too much caramel malt that adds too much sweetness and body. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Slightly-bitter finish. Not much going on here. Some hop bite, but certainly nowhere near what I would expect from an IPA.

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Photo of eldoctorador
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Sweffin
2.78/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.85/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SF_Posse
2.86/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Not much hop to this ipa. The alchohol is hidden well in the malt. Too sweet for me.

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Photo of JPDOG
2.91/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Ryan011235
2.99/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into a Bell's Tulip on 7/25/12

A) Straw-gold and faded amber. Rather clear. One and a half finger head drops evenly despite being fed by rising bubbles. Hit-or-miss collar retention and very little lace.

S) The aroma is tilted too far in favor of the malts for my liking. Notes of caramel, biscuits and bread mask pine and sporadically placed citric tones - grapefruit pith, lemon zest and some orange peel.

T) The palate is greeted by a better hop snap than the piddly nose would suggest. Piney with an herbal twist. Interwoven dry, prickly citrus. Moderate bitterness, mainly on the finish. Mild caramel and bready flavors. It is maltier as it warms.

M) Light side of medium, as far as the feel goes. Carbonation is ample but subservient to the hop fuss.

D) Tastes better than it smells but I definitely like it better while cold. All in all, I've had better.

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Photo of virinow
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of dav2080
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of atone315
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of vikingron
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Buebie
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown bottle, producing about a half inch of white head. Color is a pale haze filled marmalade of orange. Head is slow to recede, leaving behind a thin cap and generous collar.
Aroma is sweet malt, mild hops producing an earthy spice and floral leaf. Really minute though for aroma in the hop department.
Hops much more present in flavor with leafy fresh hop hemp, spice and earthy flavors. Also not so forward in flavor are the hops and its almost sour like. With a 'I just brushed my teeth and am now drinking beer' flavor. Malt coming through all of that, lemon peel.
Mouthfeel is spot on, carbonation zing.

I have one more bottle and will alter the review if necessary. But overall, not the best ipa I have encountered.

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Photo of mkennedy119
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of fiveiron83321
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of tgraven
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Beerlover
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Frankly, I'd rather have a hollow snake, 'cause at leas then I'd know what I'm dealing with... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear copper-brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises candied orange peel, light grapefruit peel, pine resin, and sweet caramel. The taste holds notes of sharp grapefruit rind (and peel), sweet toffee, and sharp pine needle. Everything has an astringent quality to it, making for a not-so-enjoyable experience. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, not the best IPA by any stretch of the imagination, but not horrid. Just kinda sub-average.

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Photo of breardon1776
3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark, opaque copper color. Drinking out of a SAm Adams perfect pint glass. Creamy head and decent lacing. thick and malty. Not as bitter or hoppy as other IPAs. If I close my eyes I think I'm drink a dark Belgian ale. flavor and feel are what throw me on this IPA. I like the beer, but loses points in the IPA classification for me.

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Photo of KI9A
3.06/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Into the tulip. Deep gold, nice heaad, nice lace.

S: Citrusy hops dominate, not much else.

T: Way too much on the bitter hops, not balanced well. No real detecable malt backbone. Almost reminds me of an amber ale, that had a butt load of hops added to it.

M: Medium body, decent carbonation

D: Too unbalanced to really enjoy. It's not a mess, but, a bit unpleasant. With all of the really nice IPA's around, this is one that not on my list.

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Photo of stbo101
3.09/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: This poured a dirty yellow/gold with a medium off white head which dissipated slowly.

S: Light smells of hops, malts and citrus which are not overpowering.

T: This is not the heaviest IPA I've tasted, but it was a bit bitter for me when served cold. As it warmed it became smoother and much more enjoyable.

M: Thin.

D: Easy to drink once it warms. It had an unusual aftertaste that was a bit unpleasant.

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Snake Hollow IPA from Potosi Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 244 ratings.
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