The Apprentice - Societe Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 21
Hads: 347
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 33.09%
Wants: 22
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
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Societe Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Schmaltzy on 05-21-2012

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Reviews: 21 | Hads: 347
Reviews by beagle75:
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3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft service into a tulip glass at Stone Bistro in Escondido.

A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with less than one finger of diminishing white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Grain is evident, mildly toasty and somewhat rustic, while hops qualities tend to lean toward the tropical. Metallic sharpness is a persistent and slightly distracting feature.

T: Begins dry, with savory herbs and restrained papaya. More pine and onion emerge into the middle where acidity is high. The finish is moderately bitter, retaining the same savory overtones as the early profile and adding some earthiness as well.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, oily and slightly resinous on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer seems to strive to be some different IPAs at the same time, and is fairly successful. The recipe comes across as modern, with a mix of bold and appealing hops qualities that also yield food-friendly depth.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Dbrulet
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aquazr1
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Altenor
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of standardcherry
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Growler thanks to ehammond1!

A: Murky golden/orange color. Creamy white head.
S: Not as strong as I expected. Citrus, pine and floral but not much.
T: Now the taste is a different story. Love the malt sweetness, can taste a tiny bit of honey. Quite hoppy but well balanced. Bitter grapefruit, orange, mango and pine resin. Moderate bitterness (certainly a bit more than Pupil).
M: Fantastic mouthfeel. Medium bodied with nice, creamy carbonation. Crisp finish. Insanely drinkable.
O: Another great offering from Societe. Even though I prefer Pupil, I would gladly take either one any day.

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Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of ehammond1
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Clear golden and orange with a small head, eventually leaving irregular lines of lace down the glass. Nice clarity, very pretty IPA.

Very nice aroma, but the flavor shines significantly more than the aroma. That being said, this still smells great: citrus notes, a bit of pine, along with some floral hop character as well. Complete.

The flavor is quite exceptional, with a hop-forward yet balanced approach: bitter grapefruit flesh along with other assorted citrus (orange and mango?), mild pine, moderate bitterness. A delicious IPA.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation. Crisp and incredibly drinkable. Perfect.

A fantastic IPA. I prefer The Pupil slightly, but The Apprentice isn't at all far behind.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of hansenme
4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of breadwinner
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I interpret this as Societe's take on a classic West Coast IPA. It's big, it's piney/citrus, it's bitter. Perhaps a bit too dried out and bitter, but overall a pretty accurate stab at the style and mostly enjoyable.

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The Apprentice from Societe Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.