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Apocalypse IPA - 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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Apocalypse IPAApocalypse IPA

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86
very good

108 Reviews
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Reviews: 108
Hads: 521
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 12
Gots: 100 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
10 Barrel Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Patrick on 10-31-2009

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
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Reviews: 108 | Hads: 521
Photo of minterro
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This summer has been nuts, haven't rated in what seems like forever. Got a couple of beers from my roommate's friend for letting him crash with us, and this beer was one of them.

A&S: orange zest, hazy light orange colored beer. White head that pours about a half finger initially, but ducks down to a thin layer in a minute or so

T&M: super fruity, but maintains a soild hop bitterness. Pretty bitter and dry finish.

Overall: Surprisingly good! Probably in the top 5 new IPA I have tried this year. I would recommend this beer but within and outside of style. Better than some of the classic Pacific Northwest IPAs. (620 characters)

Photo of 81tillinfinity
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice fluffy white head that stays along for the ride. Hops are their definitely on the pine side. Hops and malt are balanced but neither stands out. Okay ipa but doesn't stand out their Joe ipa is better. (204 characters)

Photo of Hop_God
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: golden amber. Orange sheen. Deep robust color

S: citrus. Orange peel. Resin. Slight tropical fruits. Subtle aroma

T: piney. Bitter forward. Creamy malt with some more orange peel. Not really any of the tropical notes on the taste

F: creamy. Slightly chewy. Raw hops linger on the palate.

O: while I don't think it is as good as it's counterpart Joe, this is not a bad IPA. Drinkable. Bitter pine forward north west style that lives up to it's claim. (461 characters)

Photo of JeffBlue
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

(draft, Jake's Grill, Portland 7/10) fairly complex; paired nicely with this bacon-wrapped pork chop. Yet another solid IPA offering from an Oregon brewery. (156 characters)

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is an IPA where the bitterness is up front and there's not a lot on the back side. Some malt comes through but it's barely an afterthought as the hops dominate. Bitterness is mid-clean but a little muddiness makes it way through. Still it's a fine sixer to have in your fridge so give it a try. (302 characters)

Photo of muldersha
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had from a 12oz brown glass bottle purchased in Portland, OR

Pours a light, hazy orange color with a solid looking white creamy head. Nice perlage and a good amount of white lacing persists.

Abundant aromas of orange peel, orange juice, orange pith, pine resin, grass, garden herbs, candied citrus, marshmallow, gooseberry, and subtle stone fruit. Very vinous nose that gives and gives.

Medium-full bodied with plenty of bready, malty grapefruit and citrus flavors. At times verging on the more tropical with notes of pineapple and papaya, but truly a second fiddle to the more orange citrus notes.

Initial malty richness quickly gives way to a bitter fruitiness. Very well balanced despite the relatively high ABV. This is worth trying for sure. Definitely a beer somm type of beer. (797 characters)

Photo of Brazenbookbug
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My new fave. Wish it would leave room for other things, but how can I not drink this? Someone send me one of those Heady Toppers so I can take a break already. (159 characters)

Photo of voduh
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a snifter. A deep golden, slightly hazy, orange tinted color. Looks real pretty. White 2 finger head that stays thick for only a minute.

Smells amazing. Has "that smell" I love in an IPA. I always describe it like candy and everyone always looks at me weird. A really colorful profile of hop aroma. 4 hop flavors isn't a crazy amount, but they work well together. There's piney, a little citrus, a little fruity. NICE! Can smell the malt! YAY! I hate when you cant smell the malt-A little toasty...

This one takes a while to figure out. The taste does not linger at all. Of course the bitterness does, though. Grapefruit, only more...creamy????

Medium body. Nothing else to say. What I expected.

Really enjoyed this one. I never see 10 barrel in this part of Colorado. My buddy in Bend raves about this brewery, so I jumped right at this bottle when a really random store had it. I look forward to trying their other stuff when I go to Bend to visit, soon. This IPA is bright and crisp! Solid! (1,030 characters)

Photo of beergoot
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

No brewing or bottling date. Label lists the ABV as 6.8%.

Golden body; lots of lively carbonation; thick, dense, white head. Mild aroma primarily comprised of faint malts with citrus tones; orange rind; lemon; pine. Mostly bitter flavor; not much grain flavor. Coarse mouthfeel; somewhat juicy with a medium body; very dry finish.

Mostly a one-trick pony with intense hop bitterness but without any complementary balance with aroma or grain flavors. The brewery's web site lists the IBUs as 70. If bitterness is your thing, this is one to try. (545 characters)

Photo of drpimento
4.54/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had the nitro version and it was super! Very well balanced and extremely drinkable. Plenty of malt to stand up to the fresh hops. The nitro enhanced the body. Hope I get to try it again (185 characters)

Photo of Dikfour
3.01/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pint glass from tap

Look: Couple fingers of head is retained nicely. Hazy gold in color. Very nice lacing. Light carbonation.

Smell: A little grapefruit. Subtle piney resin. Small lemon citrus zest.

Taste: Tropical fruitiness up front. Grapefruit, orange, maybe a little mango, a little lemon. Bitter finish is a little astringent.

Feel: Medium to light body, watery even. Certainly a wet finish.

Overall: Meh. If I'm in serch of an InBev IPA, I'd rather go with Elysian's The Immortal. This beer looks pretty, but there isn't much to it. I will say it's not terribly offensive and can certainly be defined as crushable. (626 characters)

Photo of pianoguy
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

Pours a golden yellow body with a 1/2 inch white head that dissipates quickly. Thin lacing all the way down

Smell is a very prominent grapefruit with some mango

Taste; The grapefruit citrus is out in front but there is also a very slight bitter hop . These 2 flavors come together for an overall tart grapefruit taste. Nice !

Feel is very smooth with a little crispness at the end of each sip

Overall An excellent citrus forward IPA ! When I am craving a tart grapefruit sort of IPA , this is one that I reach for ! I discovered this beer a while ago and was a little concerned when I learned that 10 Barrel had been bought by Budweiser. But it still tastes the same ! Yessss (702 characters)

Photo of hreb
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer pours straw yellow in color, surprisingly pale, and just a tad cloudy. Thin white head. Aroma, however, is not nearly so meager: grapefruit and rich tropical fruit smells like passionfruit and mango. Flavor brings the hops with the same tropical fruit flavor and a healthy dose of middle-of-the-palate bitterness. Fine carbonation.

For a 70 IBU, 6.8% ABV single IPA with so little malt character this beer is surprisingly flavorful and drinkable. I am very pleased with this selection from 10 Barrels; would drink again. (566 characters)

Photo of ThaCrax
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tangy and Sweet, Piney and Bitter. There is plenty going on here for me to sink my taste buds into, but it is still smooth. Orange and Citrus carries throughout, but the piney flavor is apparent as well. Medium body, Medium Carbos, Nice webbing, not much of a head, but a good little white bubble cap goin on. I liked it! (325 characters)

Photo of HamdenHector
3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: hazy; deep gold in color; less than a 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thin, uneven, cap; nice lacing;

S: perfumy, earthy, herbal; no detectable malt influence;

T: floral all the way through; some mint character from mid-palate through the finish; moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: a different take on an IPA; not my style; (379 characters)

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours relatively clear and a light golden orange in color. The head peaks at a half finger thick and rolls back quickly to a thin, broken layer of surface suds. Virtually no lacing.

Smell - Hoppy aroma as expected, with notes of pine, citrus and pineapple. Clean malt breadiness underneath.

Taste - A modestly hoppy IPA, but well tuned to create a simple harmonious buzz. Orange is at the forefront with backing notes of pineapple and a hint of grapefruit. Malts that hint at caramel, but moreso imparts a lightly toasted breadiness. Touches of mango and peach with it's stoney pit. Moderate pine and citrus pith bitterness come through near the finish, but orange sweetness is there too, delivering a balanced bittersweet aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Slick and smooth on the tongue, exhibiting a stupid ability to drink before a semi-dry finish.

Overall - Damn, this is good. It's not the most aggressively hop-forward IPA's I've had but I'll be damned if it's not one of the smoothest and more brilliantly woven ones I can recall. Think Bell's Two Hearted meets F-W Union Jack and you'll get the gist of this beer. If you're traveling through Oregon, put this on your list of treasures to hunt! (1,257 characters)

Photo of mellings7
1/5  rDev -74%

I did not like this beer. I normally drink stouts so consider this in my opinion. The description is spot on, pine resin with a hint of citrus, nasty! Chew on a pine branch and you will get what this taste like. (211 characters)

Photo of mr-jj
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass from a bomber. Reviewed 7/9/13.

Color is orange amber with a two finger white head.
Nose is pine and caramelized orange.
Flavor is similar. Lots of piney bitterness followed by citrus and caramel.
Medium body.

Overall, a decent IPA. (261 characters)

Photo of JohnIrving
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured in to a shaker pint from a bomber acquired in Malad, ID. Poured an orange yellow color with a thick, two-finger plus foamy head. Smelled piney and citrusy. Taste was a major pine resin hop bomb. Almost overpowering at first. There is no balance here.. but I kinda liked that. It's been a while since I had an IPA that just carpet bombed my tongue with bitterness like that. (380 characters)

Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Thanks to FondueVoodoo bottle.

Pours a gorgeous orange body with lots of lacing all down the glass. Good decent fruit flavor even if mild, moderate bitterness. A nice overall IPA. (180 characters)

Photo of buschbeer
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%

1 PINT 6 FL. OZ. bottle

It is amber in color with two inches of white head with excellent lacing.

The smell is citrus with a little weed.

The taste is citrus and bitter with a solid malt backbone.

Moderate mouthfeel

It is a decent IPA. It was cheap. Three dollars and fifty cents for a 22 ounce bottle at the gas station. You can't beat that. (347 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%

Acquired via trade from Donkster46 so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains piney hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong but not over-powering hops presence. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of citrus and caramel. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a very nice IPA to drink for a long time if you’re looking something less harsh than most. (864 characters)

Photo of Axnjxn
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%

draft at 10 barrel.

lighter orange color, great head. big dank piney aroma. taste is filled with grapefruit and citrus, lots of pine and that awesome pnw bitterness. so tasty. body is mild as well as carbonation. real enjoyable west coast IPA (244 characters)

Photo of woemad
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

32oz “grunt” purchased at Growler Guys in Spokane for approximately $6.

Poured a slightly hazy golden shade of amber, with a good sized, creamy off-white head that receded after a few minutes and left spotty lace.

Piney and citrusy in the nose, in that order.

Pine sap and slightly sweet citrus fruit hit the tastebuds at pretty much the same time. Then there’s what seems to me to be a slight bit of malt flavor that’s not unlike toasted bread, with a tart, grapefruity bitterness that increases until it takes over and finishes out the taste.

Prickly, resiny mouthfeel.

A little bit different, The bitterness sort of sneaks up on you. I like how there’s quite a bit of citrusy flavor without it seeming like a glass of alcoholic fruit juice. I would drink this again. (785 characters)

Photo of kemoarps
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

You know that amber/golden colour we all like in BEER, and especially IPAs? That's this one. It's a bit opaque, and has a more yellow than amber hue. Big white head with good retention and lacing.

The nose is fresh and spicy. There's some nectarine-juiciness that permeates before giving way to a distinct apricot sweetness. Sweet citrus and tropical fruits. Manages to be juicy without the thick sticky sweetness which usually accompanies that (I actually like that thick sweetness, but that's neither here nor there.).

Comes through with much of the same characteristic as the nose: primarily sweet fruits and citrus, though the sweet juiciness gives way to a thinner, colder bitterness. Enough of a malt backbone that it supports the hops running around willy nilly, but no more. Honestly, if I didn't know it was there because of the body support I couldn't pick out much malt at all. Finish takes the theme of juicy fruits tending towards the bitter and runs full tilt into the bitter end. Decent body, carbonation supports but doesn't distract, this is a bit of a pleasant surprise as I picked it up essentially on a whim since I needed something for NBS.
No freshness date (grr! scowl!), but based simply on taste I would imagine it's pretty fresh. Definitely enjoying this one. (1,289 characters)

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