Apocalypse Cow
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #436
Ranked #2,121
4.24 | pDev: 8.96%
May 02, 2023
Nov 23, 2008
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.

ABV varies by batch.

100 IBU
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Rated: 3.98 by DOCRW from Kentucky

May 02, 2023
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
The pint can has been emptied into a clear glass liter mug. It went fairly well. Although the head is stark white and somewhat foamy, it's not expanding like some aerosol insulation. There's some malt and hops to smell, but they're muted, maybe even cluttered. There's good and bad, or at least not so good about the taste. From the onset, there's a nicely sharp hop bite. But the added lactose, however mildly dosed, makes this a little too sweet, something only rectified during the finish. This is hard to believe it couldn't be better without the milk sugar. Surprisingly, the lactose doesn't add much to the body. Yet, for those that don't want a sticky IPA, that's not a problem. There's more taste of alcohol than there is glass lacing and the head is short-lived. Not bad for a milkshake beer, but a recommended pass.
Aug 25, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts

Mar 13, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by HollandTunnels from Pennsylvania

Nov 08, 2021
Rated: 3.84 by ahuey333 from Wisconsin

Oct 31, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by dazedman from Virginia

Aug 24, 2021
Rated: 4.34 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Aug 15, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Aug 06, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Aug 05, 2021
Rated: 4.41 by Beer21 from Florida

Jul 31, 2021
Rated: 4.39 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Jul 29, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by AD17 from New Jersey

Jul 25, 2021
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Undated (WTF) can into pint glass. Pours a quite hazy golden orange with a big blocky head. Great lacing. Initial impression is juicy citrus, with an overarching sweetness that quickly fades to a resinous bitterness. Mouthfeel is sticky, fairly soft and smooth. Finish has a lingering spiciness that invites the next sip. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable DIPA. It's full of contradictions, but that's what makes it interesting.
Jul 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

3.77/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a hazy orange color. A thumb length creamy head shows good retention and lacing.

Juicy aromas of tropical fruit, including mango, papaya, guava and passion fruit amidst a malt base that evokes honey and caramel. And then there is that lactose aroma, projecting its milky sweetness on the nose.

Loads of juicy and big fruity hops flavors evoking notes of mango, papaya, passion fruit and guava. Very sweet with milky lactose creaminess and sweet alcohol spices. Tempered somewhat by a resiny bitterness as well as grassy and piney flavors. Nevertheless, this doesn’t quite feel like enough to counteract the cloying lactose sweetness.

Full bodied with a frothy, soft and creamy mouthfeel. The carbonation was moderate to easy going. Too sweet overall with a boozy finish that makes this a bit of a chore to drink.

I don’t like lactose in IPA and this one is my fault for not reading the info on the can before buying it. For what they were aiming for, I suppose they got it right, however, not for me.
Jul 18, 2021
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Reviewed by davisdahlberg6 from Tennessee

4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Enjoyed in a 16oz snifter on 7/28/21, canned on 1/15/2021.
A: Pours a golden orang color with roughly two fingers of white foam, nice lacing as the foam begins to dissipate. Translucent with some sediment floating at the bottom of the glass, but not completely opaque like some of the haze bombs.
S: Complex nose with notes of melon and tangerine. Other citrus notes of grapefruit and orange rind are present, but certainly more bitter than juicy and sweet. Definite dank smell along with some pine and resin that are present with the caramel hops. Nose is pleasant but nothing to write home about
T: Bitter hops flare up in the beginning and are a bit overwhelming with little to no support from everything else. Pine and resin are present with some grapefruit and orange, bitterness is fairly well balanced by the malty sweetness, but the malty sweetness is a bit overwhelming making me think this beer is less than fresh.
F: This IPA is almost chewy and is just very full and a bit too much for my liking. A bit too much carbonation as well. Ultimately its still fairly smooth and the 8.6% abv is well hidden but whether it’s the character of the beer or the fact that it has been in the fridge a little too long it has a feel I dislike.
Overall: Another good beer from 3 Floyd’s, but I have certainly had better from them. The hop character, is pleasant but the lactose and the heavier malt character combine to throw this beer off balance in my opinion. Glad I was able to try it, and if this was the first beer from 3 Floyd’s that I have had I would probably be all over it, but it’s a pretty average beer from them and wouldn’t go out of my way to have it again unless it was really fresh.
Jul 18, 2021
Rated: 4.45 by Curt3 from Ohio

Jul 15, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by GRhoads from Ohio

Jul 15, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by Bwag from New York

Jul 13, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by craigbelly from Iowa

Jul 03, 2021
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