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Apex Predator - Off Color Brewing

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411 Ratings
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Ratings: 411
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 7
Gots: 46 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Off Color Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 01-15-2014)
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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%

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.

VelvetExtract, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of Jimlikesbeer
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Didn't like Apex Predator by Off Color Brewing as much as most of the other reviewers that have posted, but then again, I am not real fond of wheat beers. However it is light and easy to drink. Definitely taste and smell the citrus. Good head. The finish is just a little missing for me. I prefer a beer that is more complex. The finish in this beer is the same as the start. No surprises. Overall a nice summer selection.

Jimlikesbeer, Today at 12:17 AM
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3.82/5  rDev -3.5%

Duff27, Yesterday at 02:46 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

olradetbalder, Monday at 01:55 PM
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4.32/5  rDev +9.1%

DrJones, Sunday at 11:13 PM
Photo of hail_seitan
4/5  rDev +1%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into Sam Adams glass

A - A pale straw body with a foamy, frothy three finger head.

S - Coriander, white pepper, lemon zest, pear, and a touch of yeasty funk.

T - More funky than the smell, with ripe bananas, pear, grass, and spice. The malt is dry and wheaty.

M - A very creamy mouthfeel with a delightfully medium-low carbonation.

O - A saison worth checking out. Goes great with mushroom pizza!

hail_seitan, Sunday at 06:45 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

mrn1ceguy, Saturday at 03:45 AM
Photo of TMoney2591
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Trooper shaker pint glass.

But can it be considered an apex predator if I'm consuming it...? Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy straw topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises mild tart lemon, light musty wheat, and a touch of clove. The taste brings in more of the same, with a much milder lemon character and the general sense of Brett. The body is a light medium, with a rather light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a pretty solid farmhouse, but the slight mustiness keeps this from standing tall in my eyes.

TMoney2591, Friday at 06:57 PM
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Apex Predator from Off Color Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.