Apocalypse Cow | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by mdm46410 on 11-23-2008

BEER STATS
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#1,417
Reviews:
499
Ratings:
2,147
pDev:
9.18%
 
 
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Photo of JeffSK
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CaptAwesome85
4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Malty body, laced with caramel, an upfront taste of citrus, lemon, pineapple, pines on the aftertaste, slight hops. The lactose sugar gives it a slightly milky taste as well. Really strange but a drinkable beer!

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Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber picked up at 3 Floyds in Munster, returned to Edmonton amongst my clothing on Air Canada. Pours a very nice slightly hazy burnt golden orange with short lived 1/2 finger white head. Nose is quite malty with citrus and soft piney notes - hints of pineapple - caramel malt wins out.
Taste has that sweet malt up front with orange, some muted grapefruit, pineapple, and mild caramel notes. Definite subtle but pleasant piney bitterness on the finish. Leaves with a full bittersweetness that coats and lingers on the palate. Fantastic offering/version of a sweeter DIPA.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SkeletonBitch
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bomber with a 6-21-18 date. Pours a slightly hazy apricot honey color. Thick pillow of an off white head that recedes slowly to leave great lacing. Aroma is a mix of tropical and citrus fruits. Flavor is sweet pineapple and mango in front, some orange with a mildly bitter bite in the finish. Feel is a bit heavy and lacking much carbonation. Overall a very nice beer.

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Photo of cryptichead
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snapp1422
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Edwardrm
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chilmer
3.63/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grovejr20
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pirateclem
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This thing is like having a hop bomb go off in your mouth if that hop bomb was combined with a sweet, citrusy, thick syrup. My god this is delicious.

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Photo of stortore
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled 6/13/17, had 7/11/17.

Pours a hazy orange, with a one and a half inch foamy head and lots of foamy lacing. A really nice looking pour. Smells of citrus hops- orange, tangerine, grapefruit. Also pineapple, some lactose and cream, light yeast and malt, a bit of a floral aroma. The taste is also citrus hops at first- more grapefruit than the nose, orange, some tangerine, malt, pineapple, some caramel. A shot of lactose up front, then it fades. Some hop bitterness. A sweet note on the finish. Smooth, creamy- although maybe not as much as I expected, a solid medium body, well carbonated.

A very good DIPA, first and foremost, with really good flavor and a really nice hop/malt balance. The lactose is a solid addition, even if it ran away from the taste. Good price point, very enjoyable, well worth a purchase.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pouring from a bomber bottle into a pint glass. This beer pours out slightly hazy and a golden shade of orange with a thin white crown. The smell is filled with juicy notes. Oranges, grapefruit, stonefruit. It smells great. The taste sends you into a sharp bite and then just bursts with the juicy citrus flavors. Feels great. Coats the mouth with a wet and sticky feeling. Overall, a great brew from FFF.

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Photo of mpolewan
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of C_Adams
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz bottle into glass. Stamped bottling date appears to be 6-15-17.
Slightly hazy body is reddish, dark amber color. Creamy two finger white head settles to thick cap. Extensive lacing.
Combination of piney and citrus hop aroma, with biscuit malt. The sweetness in the taste also is in the aroma.
Taste is sweet from the lactose, Mango, pineapple floral, piney at the back end. A very slight hop bitterness at the very end, but very slight. ABV is well hidden.
Mouth feel is full and creamy, medium carbonation.
A different take on a DIPA. Very smooth and easy to drink. Sweeter than others of its ilk.
Seldom seen on the shelf in western Wisconsin. Got this at Casanova's in Hudson. Certainly a treat, and will be purchased again when available.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Growlerghost73
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of durwood64
3.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bum4ever
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npachl
3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattyG85
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Three Floyds pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid finger of off white head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A very juicy and earthy hop driven aroma with a scent of citrus and pine. Upfront citrus hop scent of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, tangerine, papaya, and apricot along with pineapple. Earthy hop scent of pine and grass. Malt hints of caramel, grains, and cracker along with some yeast. Sweet hints of lactose. A very good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and earthy taste with notes of citrus and pine. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, apricot, tangerine, and papaya along with pineapple. Earthy hop notes of pine and grass. Malt notes of caramel, cracker, and grains with yeast. Some sweet notes of lactose sugar. A very good juicy taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and fairly creamy. 11% is hidden very well.

Overall: A very good Double IPA. Good juicy citrus flavor. The lactose adds a nice touch.

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Apocalypse Cow from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 2,147 ratings