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Apocalypse IPA - 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

Apocalypse IPAApocalypse IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

269 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%


Brewed by:
10 Barrel Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Northwest American-Style IPA. The color comes through as a deep gold with orange hues. Fruity and citrusy hop aroma shines, with hints of pine resin. The four hop flavor dominates, re-enforcing the aroma with more citrus, fruity and piney notes. The malt character is clean and smooth with a unique toasted flavor (thanks to the generous helping of Victory malt), all held together by a firm bitterness. Apocalypse has a medium-bodied mouth feel, finishing crisp and dry. All of this results in a very drinkable IPA.

65 IBU

(Beer added by: Patrick on 10-31-2009)
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CooperEllis

New York

4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz into Ommegang Anniversary glass.

Thanks to JohnGalt1 for 4 bombers from 10 Barrel as extras in our last trade!

The aroma out of the bottle is f#$%ing perfect. Big, a rainbow of citrus aromas from ripe grapefruit to lemon pith. The in glass aroma fades quickly blending nicely with the cut grass laying in my yard.

Little lacing and no active carb dropped the look score, but the color is nice, lightly rounded amber.

Good taste. Like the aroma out of the bottle, the taste seems to fade to one note quickly, but the opening salvo is tops. Sweet and bitter with a very earthy finish.

Mouthfeel is a little light, not oily like with some resinous IPAs.

It's solid+ without being outstanding in any one area - the 5 in aroma not withstanding.

(180th/1st since The Crash)

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 17:39:19 | More by CooperEllis
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My family does an annual trip to Sun River, OR and the "Bend Ale Trail" is one of my all-time favorite activities while there. My favorite brewery next to the easy choice (Deschutes Brewery) is 10 Barrel Brewing Co. . . And their semi-produced Apocalypse IPA is a great addition to the NWPA movement. . . I actually believe it has more of a bitter bite than its advertised 65 IBU's and am not wowed by the aroma/fragrance, but the color is brilliant and tastes of an all-natural IPA. . . Give or take 4 bucks for a 22 oz bottle, this is one of the better go-to's out there. . .

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A - Cloudy orange with one finger of white fizzy head, spotty medium lacing
S - Huge lemon aroma! I was in love with that. Pine, grapefruit, citrus zest, cracker malt.
T - Bright and crisp lemon flavor, light grassy tones, cracker malt.
M - Fresh light and bright feeling beer.
O - Really good aroma, love the lemon in this beer, lemon is a weakness of mine.

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A - coppery body.white head. Fairly clear but not crystal.

N - light hop smell. Pine over citrus.

T - bitter hops over toasted malts.

M - fair enough. Kind of syrupy?

O - kind of Mehetabel for an Ipa. Something called Apocalypse should probably be a little more world destroying... but its a fair, rather drinkable beer.

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A: The darkest beer I've ever seen called an 'ipa'. It's a dark muddy murky brown. Lighter than molasses but darker than dark brown sugar. Light tan foam with a good level of retention on top. Foam ring is a bit sticky. Gotta be honest, it looks like muddy water to me.

S: Sweet brown sugar and bread followed up with pine and green grass. Light floral aroma. A little alcohol.

T: Big bold grain and malt flavors up front. Rich leather, a bit of tobacco with English black tea. Big bright hops finish the the beer in a greasy wet chlorophyll taste. The finish has a fascinating tiny cinnamon spice finish paired with a little orange peel.

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Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. No freshness date evident. Received as part of Beer-of-the-Month Club shipment from my sister Tami.

A: Light amber, hazy, with 1-2 fingers of white tightly bubbled head with good retention and a few scraps of lace.

S: Equal parts medium caramel malt and citrus hops. No alcohol in the nose. Hop notes include pine, resin, floral, orange and grapefruit citrus, and honeysuckle.

T: The flavor is more hoppy than malty, but this still fits as a "balanced" IPA, probably still with a bit too much caramel malt character. The malt profile is mostly medium caramel with a little toffee note followed by sneaky strong pine, grapefruit, resin, and floral hop flavors. I do not get any alcohol or yeast character. I wish the caramel malt would be dialed down about 50% by Lovibond to lighter crystal with no Victory -- it is too much and blunts the varied and moderately bitter hoppiness.

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Apocalypse IPA from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
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