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Mach 10 - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Mach 10
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very good

236 Ratings
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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.15%
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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

seanchai, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

rob133, Jul 18, 2013
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

jakecattleco, May 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

LSx, Apr 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

t0rin0, Aug 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Stinger80OH, Jul 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

theminutemen, Jun 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

CarolinaKev, Jun 19, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev 0%
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.

socon67, Jun 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

KevinTK, May 30, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

Cougar990, May 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

erha2, May 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

ccozzi, May 23, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

r0nyn, May 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

scubahood, Mar 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy amber, nice off white head, low carbonation, head fades to a covering quickly and leaves some lacing.

S - Light citrus and alcohol.

T - Boozy, alcohol up front and throughout. The citrus hops are there, but not a whole lot of hop flavor when compared to the bitterness and the alcohol. There is a bit of sweet caramel malt flavor in the middle, but finishes with alcohol.

M - Nice moderate body, that ends resinous and bitter. Some carbonation would help clean it up.

O - I love Bear Republic, I do not love this beer. Could really use some more hop aroma and flavor. I can forgive the carbonation because it was a growler...carbonation is also dependent on the server. Not their best beer or a great example of an American IIPA.

steelerguy, Mar 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

danielp215, Mar 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

JustinMatthew, Mar 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 11, 2012
Mach 10 from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.