Apocalypse IPA - 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Vancoubeer:
4.43/5 rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
OK...before I go into why I rated this so high let me digress. I am skeptical of IPA's that are 6.5%..it seems generic...I tend to like 6.9 or above...don't ask me why but this description will contain info that will explain this.
Got a bottle at my local grocery store to give it a try...ya that sounds lame but it was for $3.79.
Poured into my glass it was a dark, filtered orange...looks like a really nice IPA. Sticky white head and bubbles sticking to the glass.
The smell was really ripe with that hoppy citrus and a touch of pine like many nw IPAs. It also has that biscuit tone that I like from the malts.
The taste is where this one takes control. The 6.5% tastes more like 7.5%. Not in booze but in bitterness. Very bitter and not watered down or tame like some in this category. With the bitterness was the citrusy sweet flavors I savor in an IPA. Really surprised for such a cheap IPA. Impressive.
The mouthfeel was sticky...just like the lacing on the bottle. the flavors linger and the carbonation is not too high and it cleans the palate for more.
Overall, this was one of the best IPAs I have had in a long way. It was very balanced, not too hoppy but the bitterness was high. The malt backbone is there to balance it out. These guys know what they are doing and the name of the beer is in no way an over exageration.
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2012 06:44:05 | More by Vancoubeer
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4.1/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pour from bomber, golden orange with nice foamy white head
Nose- amazing, so juicy- tropical guava mango mashup with watermelon, floral
Taste- follows with tropical notes, slight green apple, watermelon/berry note, citrus, bready malt
Feel- sharp at first, cools down is nicely medium bodied, juicy,
Fine IPA. Fascinating nose, nice drinkin IPA
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 07:00:56 | More by evanforbeer
Apocalypse IPA from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.