Joe IPA | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This IPA was formally known as Sam named after its hops; simcoe, amaarillo and mosaic, but we were told this would be a trademark issue with a large craft brewery out of the north-east, so we had to change it. We cycled though a bunch of generic names; Bob, Tom, Dick, Dan, Carl, Frank until we finally arrived on the perfect name for this IPA...Joe.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 04-29-2015

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Ratings: 574 |  Reviews: 112
Reviews by CaptCleveland:
Photo of CaptCleveland
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle purchased from local grocery chain for $2.25. Bottled dated 29SEP2016.

Honey-gold elixir with vigorous pour into nonic pint glass. 2-finger head to thick rim of white foam and tiny bubbles. Lacy from top to bottom.

A nice combo of tropical fruit, pine, resin and dank hops but neither over powering.

The tropical fruits take over but the pine, earth and resin keep things in line creating a nice amalgam of flavors.

Smooth, medium body, nicely carbonated, refreshing.

Well done IPA with plenty of flavor.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Smakawhat
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Orange amber body color, quite solid if opaque with a solid hue. Creamy forming head, making slightly off white in color and a good easy three fingers of almost shaving like fine foam.

Excellent classic old citrus orange nose, mixing in with a bit of earth and dirt. Thick and hits a little dank with a nice light sweetness. Gets even into a little bit of briney sour pickle.

Good solid palate. Rich bodied and juicy, with touches of pine and earth qualities. A bit of a thick booming finish on the hop angle, gets in to earthy dank and pungent aromatics. Slightly sticky, but also quite dry and parching to some degree.

Old school and rich simple IPA. Solid brew.

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Photo of Proteus93
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A rich, golden hue topped with a foamy and sticky white head.

S: While pouring, the scent was quite prolific--an aromatic hop scent of grapefruit and orange zest in addition to some resinous scents.

T: A very hop-forward flavour, echoing much of the qualities found in the nose. Grapefruit citrus stands out, though there is also a hint of toasty malt sweetness that creates a nice balance. This is a pretty solid example of the 'West Coast IPA' style.

M + O: Medium-bodied, opened with a zip of carbonation on the tip of the tongue. Maybe just a tad heavy feeling, but overall a very nice experience--an excellent aroma and flavour.

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Photo of Krajnyak
4.62/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really like this brew. Awesome taste. Perfect balance of hop bitters and flavor. Not overpowering like some IPAs today. This almost has the feel of a session brew, but it’s got a higher ABV. (That could be dangerous!). Overall, this is one of my favorite IPAs I’ve had in a long while. Very pleased!

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Photo of flaskman
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured form a 12 ounce bottle into a 16 ounce glass. Bottle date is 5 month ago hence the 3.99 price for a sixer. Smell sweet and piney with an attractive modest foamy head for the aggressive pour. Decent lacing and great mouthfeel. A little sticky on the lips. I am going with a slightly bitter grapefruit and pine taste. Just the right amount of sweetness up front that turns to a pleasant amount of bitterness on the finish. A very solid beer. Especially for $3.99. I am on my was back to the store.

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Photo of dpl101
4.71/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

amber but not syrupy
low wheaty or toasted flavors super important to me
fresh high herbal citrus combo
quintesential IPS
consistent throughtout the year

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Photo of oberon
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on Feb-2-2017.Pours into a nonic a honey tinged golden with a thinner but well sustained bone white head atop.Big pineapple and juicy mango notes in the nose,they really jump out at ya.Nice hop complexity on the palate starting out with a big shot of tropical fruits than a malty caramel/biscuit element with some sharp Amarillo's in the finish...even a hint of white pepper.I have only had a few 10 Barrel beers I'am glad to see more quality left coast offerings here in NC.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: burnished gold, mild haze, bubbles rising moderately fast. A 2" cream colored sticky foam cap with good retention perches on top.

S: tropical fruit and some light bread crumb. Hop aromas are medium and malt aromas are medium to medium low. The beer has a clean fermentation character.

T: fruit, tropical fruit, guava, and citrus. Moderately low sweetness enhances the fruit flavors and gives way to a lingering hop bitterness. The above average bitterness has a citrus rind character and is not harsh.

F: The body and carbonation are medium. The carbonation is soft, without much prickle and does not wash out the hop flavors.

O: I enjoy the hop treatment and the balance between the hops and the malt.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Starts with a great hazy appearance and a decent nose....taste is citrusy,and for me, a lingering aftertaste that is affecting my total enjoyment of this beverage...will check the "born on" date and have another.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Semi-cloudy, golden amber, with a nice frothy off-white head and little lacing.

Aroma: Nicely citrus and tropical hoppy.

Taste: Nicely bitter citrus, with hints of grapefruit and a tinge of pine in there. A tasty, classic-styled American IPA that isn’t overly unique but remains tasty and quite enjoyable.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this from a self made mixed six pack swapping 3 of these with 3 of their winter beer. The beer poured a clear golden with white head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had nice citrus peel presence. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with a bitter finish. Beer starts malty sweet then grapefruit bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.

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Photo of digboy
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle dated 01-19-17 - got in trade in NH

Pours a very hazy deep orange color, fairly turbid on pour, 3 finger bone white fluffy head that leaves nice lacing.

Aroma is strong and sweet with tropical fruit notes like guava and mango.

The taste does not follow the smell but it is still very interesting. I get more stone fruit out of the hop profile - maybe nectarine and peach up front with the tropical fruit in teh back along with a moderate bitterness and sticky sweet malt backdrop. It is almost candy-like. Almost too much but I think they pull it off really well so no down votes here. The aftertaste is just the bitterness which I like in this kind of beer... reminds you that it is still an IPA.

Feel is more sticky than the east coast hazy IPAs I've been getting. Clearly they use more malt so it has some weight to it - common complaint on the hazies out here (but not from me - I like that).

Overall this is a solid beer that you should seek out. Great balance between hops, sweetness and bitterness. Very well done.

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Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a nice clear amber color with a slight head and nice lacing
A-Aroma has nice resin and piney notes
T-The taste follows the nose with resounding resin and piney flavors
M-A light bodied well carbonated beer
O-A very well balanced beer

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Slightly hazy on the pour, bright orange sees a small washy head atop. Slow and faint rise of effervesce with a almost non-existent window dressing on the vessel.

S: Tons of grapefruit on the nose with hints of tart tangerine and tart citrus. Nice even strength with some pineapple and tropical fruitiness. Fresh wet pine on the fade. Sweet and fruity.

T: The flavor was juicy tart citrus and tropical hops. Nice bitterness factor, citrusy-orange and tropical fruit converge in a well balance and equally defined fruitness that was well distinguished. Clean presentation, crisp ordeal and sweet malt bill.

M: Crisp mouthful, sharp bite, just how I like my hoppy beers with an active carbonation set against a medium malt bill.

O: Good tropical sense, dry pine hop finish, very hoppy and thirst quenching. Juicy tart hops are prominent in a summertime tropical drinker with a sharp crisp hop bite and mouthful. An ordinary name with an extraordinary hop bill and complexity, full of flavor.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75


Single 12oz purchased at the COOP... Pours a mostly clear golden with a long-lasting off white head that leaves behind great lacing. Bunches of tropical fruity hoppiness with a tangerine backbone on the nose.. Flavor is not nearly as hoppy as expected, a fruity/mineral note reminds me immediately of the Flintstone vitamins my Mom made me take when I was a kid.. Hop flavors are mainly on the finish .. Not nearly as bitter as most PNW IPA's... Surprisingly drinkable.


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Photo of singletary
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It poured a bright orange color with a large foamy white head that stays with good lacing. The smell is tropical, pineapple to me with some pine hops coming in also. The taste is tropical sweetness with a balanced bite to in. The body is medium with plenty of carbonation. Overall a really good drink from 10 Barrel.

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Photo of mwilbur
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a clear golden yellow hue with 1/2 inch white head that quickly settles to a thin skim.
S: Juicy citrus and pine notes. Some mango and tropical aromas too.
T: Juicy orange and grapefruit hits first, quickly followed by a bracing pine note, then mango and key lime enter the mix. Hint of a cracker malt backbone in the background.
M: Light-medium body. Nicely bitter, with mild sweet notes to help balance. Refreshing and lingers nicely on the palate too.
D: A nicely done IPA. The various hops notes are excellently crafted and played out. Well done, 10 Barrel!

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Photo of ovaltine
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is a gorgeous golden copper color with a tan head, and ample amounts of hop haze. The first thing I notice on the nose is a sledgehammer wallop of tropical fruit - maybe pineapple and passion fruit? There’s also a significant malt presence.

The taste has a dank component (thank you, Mosaic hops), with a dollop of passion fruit - but there’s also resiny pine notes which I didn’t get on the nose, and a bitter hop bite in general, lus some nice caramalt notes.

This is an old-school IPA which is worthy of your time, IMHO.

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Photo of Fowdy
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an orange hazy color. Surprisingly white colored head. Not hazy, but unfiltered with "floaties". Citrus smell with a sharp hop aftertaste. A good, solid IPA.

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Photo of CaptD
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A nice orange color with a tall white head that lasts quite a long time. Good citrus flavor with just the right amount of hoppyness. Another really good West coast IPA.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I recently purchased this bottle as 10-Bbl. expanded eastward as part of their acquisition. Hey, I get the hue & cry, but I am not a believer.

From the bottle: "Bend. Oregon".

I was anxious to get started, so following the Pop! of the cap, I performed an aggro pour. This resulted in the unbidden creation of two-plus fingers of solid, foamy, rocky, tawny head that looked like meringue atop the beer. Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a mélange of qualities, including tropical fruit, cattiness, grapefruit & even some pine. Oooh! This makes my hophead self VERY happy. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste began with a strong tropical fruitiness, then slowly gave way to the grapefruit bitterness as well as the cattiness noted on the nose. I did not taste pine, so maybe I was hallucinating when I smelt it on the nose. Good golly, but it was leaving some incredibly dense, sticky lacing behind as I drank it! Finish was dry & bitter, more towards grapefruit & cattiness than tropical fruit, but it was fine by me since it satiated my hops jones for the time being.

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Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Medium yellow color with small hazy head which quickly disappears. Medium hoppiness goes great as it the right enough hops for this beer. Not the smoothest to drink but easy enough for me

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Photo of brewme
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked-up a six-pack of bottles at Kappy's in Norwell for about twelve dollars. I have never heard of or seen this brew before. Despite a bottled-on date in August, this was a solid brew, would love to try fresh.

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Photo of matcris
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A fairly clear, Light amber with a finger of long lasting white foam. The aroma has a good amount of citrus; lemon, orange, and plenty of grapefruit. Some caramel, toasted white bread balance it out. The flavor is quite a nice blend of sweet and bitter. They both keep pace with each other until the finish, where the bitterness hangs out and builds, awhile. I'm getting all the notes from the aroma in the flavor. The feel is slightly below average carbonation, a little oily, drier on the finish, and medium body. Overall, a nice solid west coast style IPA.

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Photo of WhatIsBeer
1.44/5  rDev -63.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

It first poured cloudy with a nice head, but that quickly dissapipated. The smell was heavily bitter. Taste was atrocious with the massive amount of hops and not much else. Feel was decent but hard to rate as the taste was overbearing. I'm not a huge fan of IPA to begin with, but this was the absolute worst. Absolute overbearing taste of hops. No real flavor, nothing to savor.

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Joe IPA from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 574 ratings