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The Apprentice - Societe Brewing Co.

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The Apprentice
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230 Ratings
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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 20
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Societe Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Schmaltzy on 05-21-2012)
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gshak

Texas

5/5  rDev +19.3%

04-15-2013 04:19:37 | More by gshak
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crossi83

California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

06-13-2014 21:55:25 | More by crossi83
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just4fununlimited

California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

04-11-2013 01:28:40 | More by just4fununlimited
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SavvyStudent

Texas

4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

O: Take the pupil and make it more cloudy, a little stronger hop on the nose and a little heavier mouthfeel and you have The Apprentice. It is just different enough from the Pupil but quite a few similarities between the two beers (not a bad thing in this case). Another home run from Societe and one of the top IPA in CA.

Serving type: growler

05-31-2013 03:45:57 | More by SavvyStudent
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wattershed

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

05-21-2012 21:30:38 | More by wattershed
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imyourhero21

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

01-22-2014 08:19:27 | More by imyourhero21
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cjohns73

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

02-17-2014 02:26:01 | More by cjohns73
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fafa50

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

05-18-2014 13:47:52 | More by fafa50
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RyanKappler

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

01-19-2014 22:06:20 | More by RyanKappler
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BeerMeCJS

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

01-01-2014 04:24:32 | More by BeerMeCJS
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

11-30-2013 03:43:06 | More by bsuedekum
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

08-27-2013 19:31:35 | More by dfhhead25
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mcdonald422

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

03-08-2013 00:29:49 | More by mcdonald422
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pkalix

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

08-24-2013 02:49:00 | More by pkalix
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tbeq00

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

12-11-2013 02:34:44 | More by tbeq00
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sdpaul

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

03-06-2013 19:53:44 | More by sdpaul
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DubbelBastard

Michigan

4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The other guy said it better, but I figured I'd review it since it's so new.

I'm at Neighborhood, San Diego, and they have it on tap. This place is pretty good, so for full disclosure, I just had a bottle of Russian River Supplication (sour) and a Lost Abbey Devotion (Belgian blonde/pale).

Appearance: light gold, a little hazy. Head was white and lingered for a while. Still some foam on the sides of the glass.

Bouquet: Not as powerful as I'd expect. Typical grapefruit and other citrus-y "nose flavors".

Taste: This is what won me over. It's quite hoppy, and not balanced out with honey, agave, or any of the other latest trends. It leaves you with a good bitter taste on the palate and lingers for quite a while.

Mouth: well, there's not a ton of body, but that is commensurate with the IPA. It's definitely not weak, yet does not have the body of the less-pale-strong-ales that tend to be prevalent around the region.

But yeah, nothing super surprising with this beer, but it tastes better than it looks. I'd give it a try. Next, I'll go back to the Pliny the Elder they also have on tap before returning to Michigan.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2012 22:38:20 | More by DubbelBastard
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KevT

California

4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had this beer at Societe on a recent trip to San Diego. The beer was a dark yellow color and had a mild hop aroma. The hop flavor was more pronounced than the aroma would make you think and was nicely balanced with the malt finish. This was one of my favorite Societe beers.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2013 18:00:11 | More by KevT
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Hendry

Vermont

4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Clear honey colored pour,one finger bone white head,solid lacing in the snifter.

Aroma is a combination of moderately juicy hops and a slight whiff of alcohol.

Taste is an improvement over the aroma: soft tropical flavors with a nicely rounded aftertaste that borders bitterness and savory.

Mouthfeel is really nice, appropriate carbonation and a pleasant creamy texture.Goes down nice and easy with no trace of alcohol that was detected in the nose.

Solid West Coast IPA worthy of trying if you are able to get your hands on it.

Serving type: growler

09-21-2013 02:03:33 | More by Hendry
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.51/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft at Churchill's in San Diego, March 2013.

Pours a hazy, pale golden yellow color with a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring.  The glass is left coated with large sheets of soapy lacing.  

Floral, slightly earthy and oily resinous hop aroma with pine needle and tons of tropical fruit. Lots of grapefruit, papaya, pineapple and orange peel countered by pale biscuit malt, toffee and graham cracker.  

Full bodied with a slight creamy texture and a blast of earthy, piny hops countered by a boat load of tropical/citrus fruit notes and a pale makt backbone.  Grassy pine needle and earthy bitterness along with a ton of grapefruit, mango, pineapple and lemon peel.  Really complex and delicious hop profile.  Light pale malts underneath with biscuit and graham cracker.  Really well balanced and way too easy to put down.  I could drink this all day.  Awesome beer! I tried several Societe beers on my last trip to SD and this was the most flavorful. Highly recommended!

Serving type: on-tap

10-05-2013 21:57:40 | More by corby112
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aquazr1

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

09-25-2013 01:10:08 | More by aquazr1
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switzer

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-02-2014 18:51:40 | More by switzer
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mhenson42

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-15-2014 20:44:57 | More by mhenson42
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terpinsd

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-27-2014 15:17:26 | More by terpinsd
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Nickyboy777

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-22-2013 05:18:54 | More by Nickyboy777
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The Apprentice from Societe Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.