Mach 10 - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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3.95/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A - Impressive orange\amber pour. Cloudy, and with a high white foam. Sticky lacing webs the tulip glass.
S - Scent of fresh pine, flowers, and an interesitng blend of hops. It is certainly different.
T - There is some initial sweetness, but it quickly changes to a medley of a bitter hoppy bite. This is a treat for true hop-heads.
M - Sticky feel that coates the tongue. Hoppy feel is intense, but did get a little tired.
O - Enjoyable DIPA that paired well with spicy food. Worth trying but is not quite on par with the noteworthy west coast examples of this style.
Serving type: on-tap
06-15-2012 02:07:57 | More by socon67
4.08/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a growler into my La Fin du Monde tulip.
As advertised, this brew is a translucent hue of gold and apricot, with a sizable half-inch off-white head that leaves a ton of caked-on lacing. It's really a very pretty beer, and I almost don't want to drink it, but I must, for science! The nose is quite hoppy, with an undertone of grapefruit and grassy pine. Sweet caramelized malts appear after the initial barrage of hops, along with a very minimal tinge of booze on the back end.
A slightly sweetish note to start on the initial sip, which is quickly quenched by a big blast of hoppy bitterness. I've had bitterer brews before, but this is definitely living up to its touted description. Notes of pine resin and quite a bit of citrus accentuate the bitterness and provide a smooth contrast to the subdued, but substantial malt character. Booziness is detectable on the finish, but doesn't really detract from the drinkability, thanks in part to a lush, near-full-bodied mouthfeel. Carbonation is just-so, enough to support the tenuous spiciness.
After having had Altered Beast by the same brewery, Mach 10 was up against some admittedly stacked odds. And while it didn't exactly come close to matching its tastier brother, it is still a very, very good beer that hopheads and bitterbombers will enjoy very much.
Serving type: growler
05-05-2012 00:18:01 | More by r0nyn
Mach 10 from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.