Snake Hollow IPA | Potosi Brewing Company

BA SCORE
84
good
246 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:
246
Reviews:
79
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 246 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of tswater
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of nickapalooza86
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light orange color. clear, white head

Smell is sweet orange, bubble gum, pine, grapefruit

Taste is sweet citrus, honey, malt, bitter herbal hop, and a strange after taste that I can not pin point

Mouthfeel is a little thicker then I like my IPAs.... Not crazy thick but could be a little thinner and crisp

Very interesting IPA.... Very different, not bad but probably will have this 6 and then go back to my go tos and leave this one on the shelf in the future.

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Photo of Woodman70
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of MIA4IPA
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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 WolfsbaneBloom
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear golden orange with three fingers of creamy, bubbly white foam.

Smell: Sweet honey, light floral and citrus hops, and some biscuity malt. Pleasant but fairly muted.

Taste: Mild pine, honey, floral hops, and light orange peel with bready and caramel malts. Very sweet, almost like candy corn, with a nice hop bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, crisp, lively, refreshing, and smooth.

Overall, this is a solid little IPA from the good folks at Potosi Brewing. I found this a really simple but well-balanced IPA with a pleasant sweetness and amazing drinkability, especially considering it's 7% ABV.

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Photo of anticipation23
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of ZvexFan
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of ystazi
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Ginepiece
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of schoon
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of wmobley
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of dav2080
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of GIJoe33
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of yankhawk
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Mdog
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had at a bar in PDC, WI-no notes. Not hoppy enough, caramel malt flavor dominated.

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Photo of mrjoshuac
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of MinnTwins
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Cooper
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of pweis909
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Well carbonated with a big white head that recedes quickly to a thin, persistent head. Golden-orange in colore, with a chill haze.

Smell. Citrusy aroma with some Fruity Pebbles tossed in there. The fruitiness gives way to citrus, which is more persistent.

Taste. Sweetish first impression gives way hop bitterness. Alcohol is noticeable in the dry finish.

Mouth feel is ever so slightly slick initialy, prickly in the middle, and slightly astringent in the finish.

I was really impressed with the initial smell and hop flavor I got from this beer, almost scored it a 5 on that count. The alcohol (both my ability to taste it and ABV) detracts a little from my enjoyment of this beer, as I prefer something more in the 5-6% range.

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Photo of Jparker37
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into an Imperial pint.

A - Medium sized cap of off-white head holds a nice cap. Great clarity to a light copper beer. Left a couple little specs of lacing to the glass.

S - Real nice citrus (orange rind) hop profile, maybe some cascade or centennial. Even getting some lemon tones.

T - Malts try to sneak through early but are swallowed up by citrusy hops (orange peel like). The toasty malt backbone actually sits in the background nicely. Solid punch of bitterness with a strong hop flavor lasting beyond the finish.

M - Bone dry, medium body, medium carbonation.

O - Solid IPA. The more I drink the more its bitterness comes across as sharp. Citrus throughout but alright balance to it. Nice and dry finish, crisp and quenching.

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Snake Hollow IPA from Potosi Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 246 ratings.
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