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Apocalypse IPA | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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Apocalypse IPAApocalypse IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

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

Added by Patrick on 10-31-2009

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Reviews: 125 | Ratings: 637
Photo of drpimento
4.54/5  rDev +17.3%
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

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Photo of Dikfour
3.01/5  rDev -22.2%
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.

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Photo of pianoguy
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
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

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Photo of hreb
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of ThaCrax
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
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!

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
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;

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
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!

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Photo of mellings7
1/5  rDev -74.2%

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.

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Photo of mr-jj
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

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Photo of JohnIrving
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

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Photo of Axnjxn
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%

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

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Photo of woemad
3.85/5  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.

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Photo of kemoarps
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of Bookseeb
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance holds a golden orange color supporting a healthy head leaving nice lace. Smell of grapefruit citrus, piney backed by the sweetness of the malt. Taste has that upfront grapefruit bitterness balanced by the sweetness of the malt. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I bought a 22 oz bottle of Apocalypse IPA in a grocery store. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a shiny gold color, clear with a thin foamy white head.

Smell is sweet citrus aroma like lemon blossoms and pink grapefruit.

Taste is very citrus fruity through out. A blast of sweet orange and lemon up front, with a bitter grapefruit finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, with a dry finish.

Over all a good IPA. I would have it again.

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Photo of evanforbeer
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour from bomber, golden orange with nice foamy white head

Nose- amazing, so juicy- tropical guava mango mashup with watermelon, floral

Taste- follows with tropical notes, slight green apple, watermelon/berry note, citrus, bready malt

Feel- sharp at first, cools down is nicely medium bodied, juicy,

Fine IPA. Fascinating nose, nice drinkin IPA

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Photo of Beaver13
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of Dsimenson
4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Visiting Oregon on a motorcycle tour. Color is clear light amber, little head, and light to medium lacing. Aroma is hypnotizing--rich floral heady fresh-squeezed grapefruit hops, with tangerines notes. Flavor is up-front bitter grapefruit peel hops, a little sweetness, and mild malt. Mouthfeel is foamy, medium thin. Overall this is an outstanding IPA, a unique experience, and rewarding if you like very bitter ales.

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Photo of Valley_Town_Sipper
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

My family does an annual trip to Sun River, OR and the "Bend Ale Trail" is one of my all-time favorite activities while there. My favorite brewery next to the easy choice (Deschutes Brewery) is 10 Barrel Brewing Co. . . And their semi-produced Apocalypse IPA is a great addition to the NWPA movement. . . I actually believe it has more of a bitter bite than its advertised 65 IBU's and am not wowed by the aroma/fragrance, but the color is brilliant and tastes of an all-natural IPA. . . Give or take 4 bucks for a 22 oz bottle, this is one of the better go-to's out there. . .

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Photo of Omnium
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Cloudy orange with one finger of white fizzy head, spotty medium lacing
S - Huge lemon aroma! I was in love with that. Pine, grapefruit, citrus zest, cracker malt.
T - Bright and crisp lemon flavor, light grassy tones, cracker malt.
M - Fresh light and bright feeling beer.
O - Really good aroma, love the lemon in this beer, lemon is a weakness of mine.

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Photo of tkelley
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

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Photo of constantine_272
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Apocalypse IPA from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.