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Mach 10 - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Mach 10
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89
very good

234 Ratings
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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This extreme Double Imperial IPA is brewed with American Cascades and English First Gold hops for a deliciously unique hop profile. Bitter, malty, with a definite alcohol note, this beer is one of our most assertive and extreme.

100+ IBU

(Beer added by: MisterClean on 09-26-2008)
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khiasmus

South Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

We're going to see fireworks. The kind where you sit on the hood of your car for hours and cuddle next to the one you love while sipping out of a red Solo cup what you pretend is sweet tea.
The sky is amber/orange as we reach our destination and begin setting up, a huge pillow of cloud cover that I hope dissipates at some point so we can see them... it's still lingering...
We finish, it gets dark, I cuddle up next to her and pop the top.
The aroma... tons of grapefruit peel, so much that it SMELLS bitter, and fresh cut pine in the back there, a bit of cheerio-like malt just coming in a little, but not enough that it detracts at all from the main event... It starts. The sky lights up different colors and our ears take a beating with every new explosion...
So I take a sip, while I glance away from the sky to look at the fire-sparkles reflected in her eyes (you are the most beautiful person in the world)...
Flavour of resin at first, pine sap, that quickly gives way to the note that you'd expect from gnawing on grapefruit peel, and the finish leaves exactly that, an immense bitterness that lingers and lingers.
The evening is brisk, I wrap my coat around us both and we alternate knowing glances and kisses on the cheek and forehead with gazing raptly at the explosions in the sky. It's full-bodied but not heavy, clean, dry and astringent, but with relatively low carbonation and that intensely dry, bitter finish that some learn to love and some are born in love with.

We are the latter.

Serving type: growler

11-13-2009 20:45:14 | More by khiasmus
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Mach 10 from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.