Apocalypse IPA - 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
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3.8/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
M: Medium body. Not too heavy and syrupy. A little long on the finish with a lingering brown sugar and barley taste. A little dry on the finish but not too bad.
O: Really fascinating IPA. Not many IPAs carry so much malt. Yet, despite the big grain forward flavor, the IPA portion is not diminished. True to the style, the hops carry through and shine in this one. Really big and a slow drinker, but definitely better tasting than it looks.
03-13-2014 03:47:38 | More by constantine_272
3.66/5 rDev -5.4%
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.
M: Fairly slick and medium bodied with even mid-range carbonation.
O: A good but undistinguished IPA. More malt than I would expect from a NW IPA. Needs to be streamlined in the malt dept to make it a more drinkable beer.
03-08-2014 04:17:28 | More by argock
4.69/5 rDev +21.2%
All hail the once and future king of commercially available, easy-drinking Northwest IPAs. Superb amber color, combined with a piney, citrus Northwest IPA smell. Excellent. Superb, balanced bitter, yet freshly hopped flavor that trails off to a deep bitterness. Delightful bitter, piney mouthfeel. This is the among best commercially available IPA in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest [i.e. - readily available in grocery stores]. Great flavor! Purchased regularly!
03-04-2014 04:02:32 | More by Oakengroves
3.81/5 rDev -1.6%
Part of a flight from the Boise brewpub. Nicely done IPA, right amounts of hop bitterness, but still smooth enough to enjoy and savor. Slight lingering of the hops on the palate, but not overpowering or distracting. Amber body with beige head, normal IPA / pine / citrus nose.
03-01-2014 03:56:20 | More by stevoj
3.76/5 rDev -2.8%
This IPA pours to a little darker tan hue than other IPA and features a nose that is big on citrus, namely orange and grapefruit. The off- white foam looks nice and leaves behind plenty of lacing. The body is slightly hazy and carbonation is moderate.
Flavor- wise, this is a nice IPA with a fresh taste of citrus hops and a backbone of pale, bready malts. Other noticeable flavors include floral, pine, toasted malts, caramel, and tropical fruits. The beer is cleaner/smoother than other IPA and is more easily drinkable while still maintaining a good deal of body.
This is a very good, everyday type of IPA and one I am glad I had the opportunity to sample, thanks to a beer of the month club. It isn’t extreme, but it isn’t a lightweight brew either. The brewers went for the middle ground here and they nailed it. If this was more readily available where I live, I would likely buy it and keep it around as a regular IPA in my rotation. As it stands, I have to accept that I won’t find this beer again unless I venture west, which I just might have to do so I can get my hands on more. Cheers!
01-31-2014 06:47:14 | More by BryanCarey
Apocalypse IPA from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.