Apocalypse Cow | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Apocalypse CowApocalypse Cow
2,131 Ratings
Apocalypse CowApocalypse Cow

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
9.5-11.0% ABV, 100 IBUs - 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.

Added by mdm46410 on 11-23-2008

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-slightly hazy golden color with a hint of orange, nice off-white head and decnt lacing

S-sweet malt, citrus, orange, pine, slight herbal

T-citrus, pine, sweet caramel malt, herbal, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and smooth

O-a good DIPA but a little on the sweet malty side for me

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.89/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to krl2112 for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Westbrook pint glass.

A: Hazy deep gold with a big white head and lots of streams of visible carbonation.

S: Citrus, resinous pine, and floral hops, with a bit of underlying cracker malt sweetness.

T: Citrus, resin, grassy and floral hop flavors atop the biscuit malt backbone with just a touch of caramel flavors. Then right before the swallow (when you expect more bitter to take hold) there's a sweetness instead - here's the lactose presence. The hang is a light citrus rind bitter - probably the least bitter I've ever had in a DIPA.

M: Good carbonation, but still a somewhat creamy mouthfeel from the lactose. Fairly low alcohol presence for the listed ABV - although every so often, a sip will seem significantly more boozy.

O: This one is ok. I'm just not digging the lactose in a DIPA - the juxtaposition of the sweet creamy and the bitter citrus doesn't work for me as well as I thought it might. I enjoyed the beer, but I likely won't be having another.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a tulip
A: Slightly hazy burnt-orange with a solid two-fingered head that settles fairly quickly but has a nice steady stream of carbonation
S: Very nice with citrus, roasted malt, a hint of pine and florals
T: Malty, some grapefruit peel, a bit of pine resin and some slightly sweet toffee
M: Medium to full bodied, slightly viscous but not cloying, the alcohol is well hidden
O: FFF has mastered the full-throttled IPA style and this is another good addition to the lineup

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Apocalypse Cow from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 2,131 ratings
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