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Apocalypse IPA - 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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Apocalypse IPAApocalypse IPA

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very good

409 Ratings
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Ratings: 409
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 8
Gots: 55 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by ccrida:
Photo of ccrida
4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into my large St. Feuillien goblet, Apocalypse IPA is a lightly hazed ruddy bronze with a small off-white skim of head with a bubbly collar that leaves elegant, draping lace.

Smell is dank and resinous hops, skunky, with some sweet gingerbread malt notes. Robust, perhaps the only knock is that it smells like the alcohol might be dirty (which it it very well may be the hops style, but as I'm enjoying it, the fusels are hidden on the palate).

Taste is also robust, classic NW IPA with the huge, fresh hops, and a fairly substantial malt base as well, mostly bread, some sweetness. While the hops have some substantial bitterness, they combine with the sweetness of the malt to bring out some tropical citrus that you don't get in the nose. The lingering aftertaste is hop resins, like you've chewed on one.

Mouthfeel is oily, a bit chewy. The tongue is really coated with hop resin in hurry, did I mention this beer is dank? I like it for the audacity it reminds you this beer brings.

Drinkability is great if you're a hop head. Wow, what a great IPA, glad Bend finally sent us some bottles!

ccrida, May 05, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an oversized wine glass a hazed deep orange with a sticky one finger white that left broken rings of lace as it settled slowly.A mix of resiny and earthy hop mixed with caramel/biscuit malt and sweet alcohol,almost candy-like in the sweet alcohol note.Big earthy tones at the onset along with pine resin hop flavors,a big sweet alcohol dipped fruit element comes in late.This is a very earthy toned hopped ipa,a bit different but I like it.

oberon, Sep 20, 2010
Photo of NWer
4.51/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured cloudy golden in nonic. Head retained nicely. Good lace.
Aroma flowery, sweet, malt forward.
Taste wonderfully ballanced. Very smooth easy going flavors ranging from mildly hoppy to malt smoothness. Tastes extremely fresh though it's not the season for fresh hop IPA's nor is it hyped as one.
Aftertaste is near perfection. The perfect IPA for a hot Summer (Spring?) afternoon.
Overall, there is nothing to dislike about this beer.
I want more.

NWer, May 06, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden orange with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet crystal malts with grapefuit and piney grassy hops.

The flavor is sweet biscuity malts with fruit and some grassy piney hops that have a lot of bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a solid IPA but not too well balanced between the sweet biscuit malt and strong grassy hops.

Beaver13, May 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

deebo, Nov 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

jminch, Aug 12, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -61.1%

mikedevilsfan, Nov 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

WaydeRafnel, Sep 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

LXIXME, May 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

switzer, Dec 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

InfernoBoss, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of triggerguy
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden almost copper color, slight haziness, one finger of head that quickly subsides

Tangerine and pine aroma, with touch of caramel.

Tart citrus up front, fading into pine flavors, backed up by a touch of sweetness and lightly toasty. Assertive bitterness that does not overstay its welcome. The lingering flavors are pine and floral notes.

Medium thin body, low carbonation for style, but enough to bring out the more subtle flavors.

Overall I think this is an excellent example of a PNW IPA. Could use more hop aroma, and a touch more carbonation, but overall this is a thoroughly enjoyable beer that I will enjoy again and again.

triggerguy, Apr 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

FinnishTheBeer, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

dirtylou, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

SamuelR, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

PretzelCity, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

jmccraney, Sep 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Glibber, May 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Chuck_IPA_Mathus, Nov 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

DOCRW, Mar 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

mikefuski17, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

gr8zehaman, Sep 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Hobbit, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of tkelley
3.36/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

tkelley, Apr 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Saxboy10, May 25, 2014
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Apocalypse IPA from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.