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Apex Predator - Off Color Brewing

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88
very good

205 Ratings
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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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sluggo013

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

07-12-2014 18:55:13 | More by sluggo013
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-12-2014 03:23:19 | More by sparx1100
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

07-11-2014 23:33:21 | More by superdoopersauce
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pknyc

New York

3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

No bottle date.

A: Rather aggressive pour with a two finger white head which recedes quickly. Pale golden and very hazy. The head settles to a film which leaves nice lacing.

S: Citrus. Tangerine. Banana. White grapes. Some must. It really reminds me of those mixed fruit Tropicana juice drinks. I cannot think of a fruitier saison. It is lacking any typical saison notes though, such as phenols and funkiness. There is a lot going on and it is enjoyable, but it isn't a saison.

T: Again, massive tropical fruit. Cantaloupe, sweet tropical mix. Very refreshing, but sweet. Does not contain any saison notes

MF: Prickly and coating, but light. Pretty nice.

O: Nothing about this beer says saison except the label, and I rated it as one. I feel that a more accurate description would be "tropical" pale ale or Belgian pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 23:32:26 | More by pknyc
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CoolEthan

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

07-11-2014 01:57:45 | More by CoolEthan
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hoppheadIPA

Florida

4/5  rDev +2%

07-10-2014 13:14:02 | More by hoppheadIPA
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Farnswurth

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

07-10-2014 01:40:27 | More by Farnswurth
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22Blue

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-09-2014 16:47:24 | More by 22Blue
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sneaks2210

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-09-2014 02:48:33 | More by sneaks2210
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

07-09-2014 01:00:53 | More by thegerm87
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JayQue

Virginia

3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A pretty decent Saison. Light on the funk but good yeasty and lemon zest flavors. Pours a dark hazy gold color into a pint glass. I had knocked the beer over before I opened it so the huge delicately bubbly white head might have been less prominent otherwise. Head retention is good. Spotty patches of lacing on the glass.

Aroma is a bit mild. Would have liked a strong grassy/musty/funky presence but it wasn't there. The is some lemon yest and a bit of peppery spices though.

Flavor is stronger than the aroma. The malty, yeasty lemon zest presence is tasty and fairly strong. Once again I missed that barnyard funk aspect that makes the best Saisons so distinctive.

Mouthfeel is light and refreshing.

Overall a good summer beer, good for thirst quencher or as a session type beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 00:32:49 | More by JayQue
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adkrogue

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

07-08-2014 22:28:51 | More by adkrogue
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nguasta2

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

07-08-2014 22:10:49 | More by nguasta2
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-08-2014 22:10:32 | More by mdaschaf
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Jared14

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2%

07-08-2014 08:15:37 | More by Jared14
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markgugs

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

07-08-2014 00:13:19 | More by markgugs
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errantnight

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-07-2014 17:41:57 | More by errantnight
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kuishinbo_tantei

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-06-2014 04:29:07 | More by kuishinbo_tantei
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argock

Virginia

4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Three Notch'd tulip. No freshness date obvious. Purcahsed at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Hazy lemon yellow with soft but quickly receding 1/2-finger of white head. Leaves only a trickle of lace here and there at the mid glass.

S: Nice lead-off with pilsner malt graininess, no corn but a bit of toastiness, which is followed by strong lemony citrus and grassy herbal hops notes and finished with soft phenolics and a bit of green apple (in a good way).

T: Excellent flavor profile with the same not-sweet but grainy pilsner maltiness tempered by the lemon-lime citrus, honeysuckle, and lightly herbal, grassy hops notes. The yeast esters are subdued but provide some tart apple, pepper and light clove notes. A really nice refreshing flavor, a great balance of lightly tart and lightly hoppy, all built on a solid pilsner malt base.

M: They nailed the mouthfeel with a light body and very dry, tart finish that is very quenching. I like that this isn't an 8% saison. Very drinkable and refreshing.

O: I was really impressed with the attention to detail this beer display -- nuanced and original but still providing what the drinker is looking for in the saison style. Like has been said before, "it's not reinventing the wheel, but they make a realy nice wheel." Off Color's APex Predator is a stellar saison.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 02:31:04 | More by argock
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Aaron_Kerkvliet

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-06-2014 00:26:10 | More by Aaron_Kerkvliet
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4/5  rDev +2%

07-05-2014 15:56:10 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

07-05-2014 14:57:09 | More by Powderhornphil
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zdeck37

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

07-04-2014 19:42:11 | More by zdeck37
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jaymo18

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

07-04-2014 14:06:27 | More by jaymo18
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scottwurst

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

07-04-2014 00:55:16 | More by scottwurst
Apex Predator from Off Color Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.