Thursday, October 7, 2010

Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow

The first of 3 Three Floyds beers sent to me from Adam in Indiana. I've heard great things about this brewery but they are not distributed to my area. This beer is a double IPA made with lactose sugar - a process normally used in making milk stouts. Kevin Burns from joins me to try this beer (it was his first Three Floyds beer too).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chad9976 (604) - Albany, USA - OCT 6, 2010

Drank a 22oz bomber sent from a friend in Indiana.

Appearance: Like liquid apricot juice - yellow/orange, very hazy. Decent frothy, white head - some lacing.

Aroma: Tons of flowers! Plenty of tropical fruit juice notes.

Taste: Just like the aroma - a floral bomb. Great double IPA taste with lots of hops. The lactose sugar gives it a creamy texture, but it remains crisp. Extremely robust and bitter. Manages to combine flowers, citrus and touch of pine while remaining very satisfying.

Mouthfeel: For such a bitter beer it’s surprisingly calm in the mouth.

Drinkability: 11% ABV, really?! This drinks like something much lower. Bitterness is intense so non-hopheads might not take to this as hopheads will.

Overall: Really impressive, one of the best DIPAs I’ve ever had.
Grade: 10/10

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