Apocalypse IPA - 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ccrida:
4.4/5 rDev +13.7%
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!
05-05-2010 01:17:30 | More by ccrida
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +3.4%
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.
09-20-2010 22:44:56 | More by oberon
4.51/5 rDev +16.5%
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.
05-06-2013 19:05:33 | More by NWer
3.73/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
05-28-2014 05:08:07 | More by Beaver13
4.15/5 rDev +7.2%
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.
04-04-2012 06:09:21 | More by triggerguy
3.36/5 rDev -13.2%
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.
04-08-2014 23:48:47 | More by tkelley
Apocalypse IPA from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 349 ratings.