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Apex Predator - Off Color Brewing

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Reviews: 83
Hads: 677
Avg: 4.04
pDev: 23.51%
Wants: 22
Gots: 100 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Off Color Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 01-15-2014

When you brew as much as we do, sometimes we get tired of telling the yeast what to do. For Apex Predator Farmhouse Ale, we pitch the yeast cold, turn off the temperature control, and let the yeast do it's thing. To our delight, it spat out the sweet scent of juicy fruit wafting from a frothy, white mane. Brewed only with grain and sugar unencumbered by the heat of the kiln, we create a hazy, golden body. Apex Predator gets its teeth from a generous Crystal dry-hopping that completes the dry finish with a fruity bite. Pounce on the opportunity to let it part your lips and you may find yourself at the top of the food chain.

35 IBU
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Reviews: 83 | Hads: 677
Reviews by ThePorterSorter:
Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a hazy light golden yellow with a foamy white head that laces and remains a thin blanketing throughout drinking. The nose is bubble gummy and sweet with some funk, wintergreen, ripe melon, and wheat. The taste is predominantly the same big flavors cast off by the yeast (bubbe gummy once again), which overshadows the beer's slightly bitter, wheaty finish (these flavors could afford to be bigger). This is definitely a light bodied, highly carbonated farmhouse that captures and highlights the near-artificial flavors that can be produced when yeast meets grain , but still has a semi-sweet, crisp, slightly bitter, finish that makes it refreshing and drinkable. I enjoy this beer despite not being particularly fond of the flavors highlighted.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%

Bottle. Pours cloudy and pale yellow. The head is large and strong. It retains with stubbornness. Light scars of lacing. The aroma is very exciting. It smells funky and has a pronounced lemon character. Sourdough and grains and light Belgian yeast phenols. The flavor is interesting. The Belgian yeast character is noticeable but not overpowering, thankfully. The funk found in the nose is set to a similar intensity. Just a slight hint of sourness. Lemons and homemade cider. Hay and soft spice. All parts are balanced. Body is fairly light. Carbonation nearing soft. I enjoy this brewery's look, their style preferences and their product quality. Another nice Off Color beer.

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Photo of Theprofessor92
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have been to quite a few breweries from eight cities. I have yet to find something as delicious and consistently worth my time. I know it's only n opinion, but this beer is my number one. By a landslide.

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Photo of oberon
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into my Hennepin stemmed glass a slight hazed lemon yellow with just a tinge of orange,a great looking one finger bone white head that settled slowly into a frothy mass.Alot of lemon and orange oils in the nose wich gives off some tartness,mild funk in the background.Dry with a little toasted grain upfront on the palate with a little tartness from lemon-like notes,not much funk or phenols to be found wich I like.Very drinkable and dry with refreshing tartness,awesome summer beer here,my first Off Color beer is a hit.

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Photo of braugon
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of tjk135
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light, slightly hoppy farmhouse ale. Yeasty, fruity and refreshing, really enjoyed this beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of joemetric
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of dimitrov
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of dandaugherty1221
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of SD-Alefan
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Jared14
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Ryno3031
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 77apm
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Sacrifist
4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This farmhouse is exactly to my taste. Excellent lemony nose. Light-medium body, which is a little surprising considering the relatively high ABV for style. Prickly carbonation and citrusy flavors with a very dry finish with just a hint of sweetness is everything I like about an American farmhouse.

I'll make it a point to pick some of this up next time I'm in Illinois.

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Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of tigg924
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Flavor profile is lemon, pepper, hay, and tropical fruits. Nicely done for the style, although I have others that I prefer. This is my favorite beer from Off Color so far.

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Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of mrw1zard
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Apex Predator from Off Color Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.