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Apex Predator - Off Color Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

271 Ratings
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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 8.63%
Wants: 4
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Off Color Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 01-15-2014)
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-27-2014 14:12:17 | More by Davepoolesque
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jbriggs7

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-26-2014 16:09:48 | More by jbriggs7
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Cheld

Maine

3.84/5  rDev -2.5%

08-26-2014 12:09:02 | More by Cheld
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-26-2014 11:34:15 | More by alex_hart
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alelover

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-26-2014 00:09:13 | More by alelover
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Ondray

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-25-2014 15:36:51 | More by Ondray
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larbush

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +5.3%

08-25-2014 02:16:29 | More by larbush
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LovingCup

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Personal notes: After trying "Fierce" by Off Color today, and going back and forth between a 3.75 and 4 I look back on "Apex Predator," a beer I need to revisit but have a endearing memory of, as rating a 3.75 and it just seems that the rating for this beer should not be the lower of the two and so I'm bumping this up to a 4. i shall revisit this one and update then. For some reason when I rate out of five I seem to end up rating lower. 4/5 just seems better than 80 out of 100 or 8 out of 10...but i digress.

08-24-2014 22:19:08 | More by LovingCup
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illpass78

Maine

4.23/5  rDev +7.4%

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip,

Appearance: Pours a hazy bright gold. Carbonation is heavy. Nice 1.5-finger white head that hangs around a bit. Slightly more than minimal lacing.

Aroma: Smells of spices, lemon, some citrus, zest, and some dry hops.

Taste: Really nice dry flavor with some spices and lemon mixed in. Very appealing saison. Little more alcoholic kick than some of its peers.

Mouthfeel: Just right for a saison. Well balanced.

Overall: I don't know much about this brewery or Midwestern craft beer in general, but this beer is a real hit. I like the funky bottle design, too. Will recommend to saison fans.

08-24-2014 22:01:45 | More by illpass78
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Rayoga

Georgia

4.44/5  rDev +12.7%

08-22-2014 21:31:27 | More by Rayoga
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tykechandler

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

08-22-2014 19:39:26 | More by tykechandler
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Dbrag

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

08-22-2014 03:05:54 | More by Dbrag
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HoppyBastard2

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-21-2014 23:28:47 | More by HoppyBastard2
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RMelyon

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-21-2014 02:02:41 | More by RMelyon
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-20-2014 00:46:21 | More by oriolesfan4
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-19-2014 07:11:54 | More by MarkyMOD
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

Pours a an effervescent & slightly hazed hay color with 2 fingers of frothy pearl colored head. Stellar
head retention & lacing (4.75)

S: Grassyness, sourness, hay & lemons (4.0)

T: Grapefruit, grassiness, wet hay, & lemons up front. Tartness & grassiness as this warms, some
dryness, more grapefruit (pink). Finishes with grapefruit, slight tartness & sourness, a little pear &
white grapes (4.25


MF: Medium bodied, fluffy carbonation (4.0)

Drinks so easy, well done. So glad these guys are now selling in Arkansas (4.0)

08-19-2014 03:35:35 | More by russpowell
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-18-2014 21:40:26 | More by DaftPatrick
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-18-2014 12:18:53 | More by Schlafly33
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VAcrossr

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-18-2014 01:42:40 | More by VAcrossr
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Flippengruven

Iowa

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-17-2014 23:57:40 | More by Flippengruven
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GrishaP


4.24/5  rDev +7.6%

08-17-2014 20:44:29 | More by GrishaP
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theleechster

District of Columbia

4.76/5  rDev +20.8%

08-17-2014 01:30:24 | More by theleechster
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sjccmd

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Pours a hazy orange with decent sized white head. Nice lacing.

Pear and apple in the aroma. A hint of clove and pepper. Extremely aromatic. Citrus fruits and grassy spicy hops. Orange marmelade. Spicy alcohol.

Very spicy and almost tangy on the palette. Where the aroma was quite sweet and fruity, the flavor is much more dry and spicy. Citrus fruits come back in the background along with cracker-like pilsner malt. Honey on the finish. Spicy hops add a firm bitterness.

Heavily carbonated which adds to the dry and tangy character. Flaked wheat seems to add softness to the palette.

Complex, balanced, and drinkable. This is definitely a contender for one of the best American made saisons I've had.

08-16-2014 23:29:27 | More by sjccmd
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ystazi

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-16-2014 20:20:33 | More by ystazi
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Apex Predator from Off Color Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.