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The Apprentice - Societe Brewing Co.

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The Apprentice
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Reviews: 21
Hads: 356
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 33.33%
Wants: 23
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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 by jdhowe:
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4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Field in San Diego, CA


A: Very pale, 1/2 finger off-white head dissipates to film, plenty of lacing. Just a little light on color.

S: Yummy citrusy hop character, a little malt, but mostly citrus.

T: Delicious. Follows nose. Citrusy hops and a clean malt backbone lead into a finish that is bitter but not overly. A really great IPA.

M: Medium body with good carbonation. Refreshing and easy to drink. Very good for its style.

O: Really impressed by this. I often find IPAs lacking in flavor when compared to their DIPA cousins, but this one really stepped it up. Maybe it's because at 7.6%abv it's damn-near a DIPA, but I was pleasantly surprised by just how much this beer had to offer. My first Societe brew had been a very pleasant experience.

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More User Reviews:
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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%

Photo of mdaschaf
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

Photo of AlexChillton
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of joeyjoey104
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%

Photo of mhenson42
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of DJButters
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of BSW
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of SamuelR
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.