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Apocalypse IPA - 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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Apocalypse IPAApocalypse IPA

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very good

408 Ratings
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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 8
Gots: 56 | 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)
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

lilsmizzul1225, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

DerwinWentworth, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of KStark
4/5  rDev +3.6%

KStark, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of JMScowcroft
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

10 Barrel Brewing Company - Apocalypse IPA, poured into DFH IPA glass.

Look - Pours a hazy caramel brown with a huge foamy head that dissipates rather quickly but retains about a cm at the bottom. Lacing slides and little chunks stick.

Smell - Caramel malt and subtle fruity hops with a touch of pine hop resin.

Taste - Juicy fruit hoppy, some pine bitter, and a unique finish that is fruit (melon?) mixed with sweet malts.

Mouthfeel - Light carbonation. Medium-bodied. Sticky but not overly boozy. Good drinkability.

Overall - Pretty solid brew, interesting choice of malts, this could make or break the brew for some people who might not like them (obviously). Has a definite bittering component with full flavored fruitiness. Worth a shot for sure.

JMScowcroft, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

durlta, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

TheSevenDuffs, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of rab53
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

rab53, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of JandJMD
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

JandJMD, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of outoffocus
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

outoffocus, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of jera1350
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden body with a tall rocky head of off-white foam that leaves gobs of lacing.

Getting melon and stone fruit in the nose.

Citrusy and piney taste with a medium amount of hop bitterness that lingers into the aftertaste. Light malt backbone to keep the hops somewhat in check.

Crisp and refreshing, medium body with a dry ending.

Wonderful west coast style IPA here. Very enjoyable.

jera1350, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

dmorgan310, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

strongaf, Jun 16, 2013
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

BESTIALEX, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Beerandboards
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Beerandboards, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Nerudamann
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - golden color, fairly clear, with about half a finger's worth of off-white-colored foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell - definitely floral, as one would expect from an IPA. I seem to smell Cascade hops, which would make sense given that it's brewed in the Northwest. Apart from that, I can't denote anything else.

Taste - very hoppy, hoppier than I would have expected given the milder aroma. It doesn't really have the taste of Cascade hops, or at least not at first. Cascade hops might be present, but not in the forefront. I almost want to guess something in the range of Amarillo hops, but that's just a guess. The strength of the hops doesn't last long. This brew finishes fairly smoothly. It leaves a lingering bitter aftertaste that almost has another wave of intensity before burning out. Very interesting beer.

Mouthfeel - pretty well-bodied. Not light, and not thick.

Overall - a very interesting beer to drink and think about. Probably couldn't go back to this one time and time again, but certainly worth having in the fridge.

Nerudamann, Jun 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

PortlandSunDevil, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: 1/2" creamy head over amber liquid with a high amount of carbonation.

S: Grapefruit, pineapple, pine, flowers, honey.

T: Astringent pineapple, grapefruit, flowers and pine. Tastes like a combination of CTZ and Centennial that doesn't quite mesh. A high level of perceived bitterness, almost harsh.

M: Smooth with a high level of fine carbonation and a medium viscosity.

O: The beer itself is brewed well, but I'm not a fan of harsh CTZ hops, only if they are used in small quantities.

DaftCaskBC, Jun 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Stiffler, Jun 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

liamt07, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of harrymel
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottled: unk

It's toasted straw with a broken sheet of light, loose white foam. I could smell this when I cracked it open - mangoes initially, then grapefruit, sweetened malts, resin, some pineapple. Taste is resin, bitter, sweet malts, lemon peel, and some more pineapple. Medium on simply syrup with a lower carb and semi dry finish. Nice beer, a little cloying like so many IPAs these days.

harrymel, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Starts with a big pillowy off-white head. Creamy and rocky. Drops to a super thin cap with a creamy collar. Big sheets and rings of lacing. Perfectly clear dark/burnt gold. Just so damn pretty.

Smell: Nice solid malt body. A bit biscuit with some caramel malt sweetness. Some toasted elements. Hops are juicy and fruity. Some peach and orange. A hint of grapefruit and resinous pine. Almost like Juicy Fruit. Nicely balanced with some slight backing bitterness.

Taste: A slight bitterness. Some oily pine with a massively juicy fruity flavor. Ruby red grapefruit with some orange and a hint of peach. Bready and sweet malt backbone. Some caramelized malt sugars with a toasted edge. Warming adds a mild hop spiciness to help balance the sweetness. A bit tropical and leafy.

Mouthfeel: Medium body that's a bit slick up front. Finishes a but crisp and dry. Ultimately refreshing with a moderate carbonation.

Overall: It's not the end of the world but you could go out drinking it.

A remarkably balanced West coast style IPA. Big and citrus but damn near balanced. Worth seeking out a hyper fresh bottle.

Goblinmunkey7, Jun 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

discharmingly, May 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

snohojimbo, May 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Glibber, May 19, 2013
Apocalypse IPA from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.