1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Apocalypse IPA - 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Apocalypse IPAApocalypse IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

385 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 385
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 9
Gots: 54 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 385 | Reviews: 89 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jpd026
4.68/5  rDev +20.6%

jpd026, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.84/5  rDev -1%

DrinkSlurm, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of krdhawk
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%

krdhawk, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of SamKetchum
4.5/5  rDev +16%

SamKetchum, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of freed
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%

freed, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Beerasaurus
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Beerasaurus, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of rmedise
3.84/5  rDev -1%

rmedise, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Kevlee722
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Kevlee722, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of rlpete
4/5  rDev +3.1%

rlpete, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of TubaDan
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

TubaDan, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Seth360
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Seth360, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Varls
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%

Varls, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Ben-Felsing
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%

Ben-Felsing, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Axnjxn
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%

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

Axnjxn, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of batt6343
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%

batt6343, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of Aclark1993
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%

Aclark1993, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Paccamacca
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Paccamacca, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of woemad
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

woemad, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of kemoarps
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

kemoarps, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of MikeDAdams
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

MikeDAdams, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Lobina
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Lobina, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of dleiner
4/5  rDev +3.1%

dleiner, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of thereal_adam
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

thereal_adam, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of mpalestino
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

mpalestino, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Doodamis-Maximus
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Doodamis-Maximus, Aug 07, 2014
Apocalypse IPA from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.