Apocalypse IPA | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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Apocalypse IPAApocalypse IPA
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Apocalypse IPAApocalypse IPA

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Northwest American-Style IPA. The color comes through as a deep gold with orange hues. Fruity and citrusy hop aroma shines, with hints of pine resin. The four hop flavor dominates, re-enforcing the aroma with more citrus, fruity and piney notes. The malt character is clean and smooth with a unique toasted flavor (thanks to the generous helping of Victory malt), all held together by a firm bitterness. Apocalypse has a medium-bodied mouth feel, finishing crisp and dry. All of this results in a very drinkable IPA.

65 IBU

User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 172 | Ratings: 857
Photo of AleManDan
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A refreshingly bitter, piney IPA that has enough toasty malt backing to make it side down wet and juicy while still finishing rather dry.

Looks amazing in the glass—brown, bronze but with the shine of the classic IPA variety.

Hops are piney, orange and grapefruit with a lot of funky, danky bitterness.

A great west coast IPA and I will drink more. Not a summer beach ipa for me, a night time sipper.

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Photo of beersampler6
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent IPA but not that well balanced. Looks really great, pours a deeper orange-yellow color with loads of fluffy white head and sheets of lingering lacing with fine bubbles. Aromas of malt, caramel, faint fruity and herbal hops and bread. Tastes similarly, but there’s just too much malt and the mild sweetness just overpowers any potential bitterness. Seems to be some muddled lemon, grapefruit and orange fruity hops but they’re tough to distinguish. Smooth, mild mouthfeel and good carbonation. All in all, a decent beer, just not as well balanced as I was expecting.

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Photo of iguanodon
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle from the government store. Look: clear gold with a very small white head that settles quickly. Aroma: malt, grass, tropical fruit. Taste: bitter hops up front, then some malty sweetness, then a bitter finish. Pretty good. Not a hop monster, that’s a good thing IMO.

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Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy gold with decent head. Almost tart smell with citrus and other fruit with pine. Citrus is dominant in the hop flavor (grapefruit and orange), almost more real fruit than hop citrus. Balanced by a nice toasty malt. A little on the bitter side for a neipa, but it's a very clean bitterness. Drier.

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Photo of NickSMpls
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light amber, slightly hazy. The extensive mix of hops gives the aroma and taste a nice, rich complexity which is quite refreshing. It's a bit on the heavier side for mouthfeel, but with a modest 6.8% ABV. This is a nice IPA in a crowded field. Pick up a sixer.

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Photo of HungarianCount
3.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

An OK but essentially unremarkable IPA, considering how robust the field is. What sank this for me was when I poured a bottle into a tulip glass only to discover a glassful of chill haze, something that I haven't seen since the very first batch of beer that I brewed. A second bottle was OK, but I'm not sure what that says about consistency.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Papa's Pizza.

A clear light amber with a dense, off-white head with decent retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is pine heavy with some grapefruit and a little orange peel. The palate opens bitter with pine and grapefruit pith, a little resiny but also a little astringent. There's orange and a light honey note. A slight caramel flavor is present on the mid-palate. Drying, bitter on the finish with lingering pine bitterness and the slight astringency noticeable, this beer is decent.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 22 fl oz bottle on August 3, 2018. Look is dark gold with an orange hue. Smell and taste is citrus, pine and lightly toasted malt. Somewhat bitter finish.

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Photo of Bierwolf
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Poured into a pub glass. 2 fingers of foam that was barely off white. After about 5 minutes it reduced to a thin froth but it was hanging onto the glass. Hazy gold with a lot of suspended matter in the glass.
Aroma: Kind of citrusy. Hops were up front.
Taste: Hop bitterness was there. I would say the finish was medium dry. The hops lingered afterwards just enough to remind you it's an IPA.
Feel: Light to medium bodied with an ice amount of carbonation. Smooth.
Overall: First time I had anything from 10 Barrel. I enjoyed this and hope to try other ales in their menu.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Malty...above average, but not great...a bit of an unpleasant after-taste...this brewer, in my experience, usually has average results...this fits into that category

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Photo of garymuchow
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Kind of a cloudy look but mostly an earthy hop aroma with some hints of fruit and citrus. Full off-white head. Soft malt profile.
Nice full and soft feel. Well balanced drink. Some malt up front but hops from start to finish with a soft and grapefruit bitterness on the finish. Touch of warmth in the gut. More fruit from the hops in the flavor but still an earthy character dominates. Get little hits of hoppy excess (not a fan). Bitterness grows throughout the drink.
Fun, young, good looking, fit and active people enjoying the outdoors on the web page. Can others join the party?
Donation from younger brother. Many thanks.

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Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a short head covering the surface and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of grapefruit hops are present in the nose along with hints of pine.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of citrusy and piney hops with hints of underlying caramel malts and a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA is quite drinkable and isn't overly heavy on the palate or too bitter. I would almost call this sessionable if it was a little less than 6.8% abv.

Serving type: can

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Photo of jzlyo
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is sweet citrus/fruit and mild sweetness. The flavor is citrus/orange, malts, grapefruit, very slightly coarse and a mild hop resin/hoppy finish.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is straw, head is bright white with fine bubbles, head presents 1/2 inch thick and then dissipates to solid top with some lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is bitter, simple hops with light citrus and pine, neutral malt aroma.

Taste is similar with crisp hop flavor of citrus and pine, a bit more malt character with light toast and hint of sweetness.

Mouthfeel is crisp, moderately carbonated.

Overall a good fairly clean ipa.

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Photo of RB3
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured a little hazy, but looked yummy enough to ignore any aroma and get down to business. Drinkable but the notes of citrus were a little more than I prefer. Ate it with chicken wings and it was a surprisingly good pairing.

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Photo of spoony
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 355 ml bottle (dated September 26, 2017) into a tulip. Reviewed from notes dated January 29, 2018.

A-The beer is light honey in color with just a bit of haze when held in the light. A fat finger of nearly-white foam sits on top for about two minutes before fading out. The head is clingy and dense at first and leaves a chunk or two behind on the glass.

S-The aroma is an interesting hoppy mixture of fruit and dry, raspy bitter notes. On the fruit side, I sniff lime, lemongrass, some berry notes that I can't quite place. There is not much in the way of malts here, just a hint of pale bread and crackers.

T-The taste does not follow the smell as much as usual. There is a light sugary sweetness here and a bit of a paper flavor, both of which are likely a result of the beer's advanced age, but there is also a more pine-y and medicinal aspect to the hops. The beer still suggests lime and some berry fruit, but there is a hint of alcohol on the finish that amplifies the leafy side of the hops.

M-The body is light to medium in weight with an almost creamy carbonation. Drinks easy.

O-This beer sorta surprised me. I was expecting a run-of-the mill IPA, but Apocalypse packs some unique hop smells that you don't see everyday.

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Photo of detgfrsh
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12oz bottle stamped 3 October 2017. Pours orange with a half finger of white head. Grapefruit hop smell. Medium, resiny feel. Pine and citrus flavors, a little bit sweet. Well balanced, but a little subdued.

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Photo of Act25
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If you like sweet, you'll love this beer. It's an outlier. Bravo for new.
a) The head formed a lasting big pillow that cratered and lace as we descended. Over a big hazed light golden body.
s) Too faint, but solidly natural, unfussy: piney hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.
t) Starts with pine hops, west coast tinge, then sweetness arrives with candied marmalade, orange, and caramel.Malt balances bready, mid weight whole grain.
f) Crisp, smooth, medium body, carbonation, finish is clean. After-taste is hoppy and clean but sweet.
o) This is a rare sweet IPA that I'd recommend to finish the night with, or stock in cans,

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Photo of nater919
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a light gold color, mostly clear. Big foamy lasting head.
Smell is light citrus and tropical fruit with piney notes.
I get a lot of pine resin and light tropical fruit on the taste. A light sweetness from the malt is also present.
Medium body with a crisp finish.

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Photo of baldy00
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a bottle poured into a mason jar, earthy and piney leanings, honey to copper in appearance, almost belgian,,,would be interesting to know what yeast strain they are using.

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Photo of scotorum
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Bought a single because I thought I had remembered this brewery was well thought of and had never seen it in my area before. Bottled 12/16/16, which I did not notice until now. At this age I would not expect a whole lot.

Poured from the 12 oz,. bottle into a Lawson's stemmed tulip.

a: Translucent orange with an inch thick white head which receded to thick even surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Fruit cup with some strength.

t: More pine than fruit, moderate hop bite draws attention over the malt and dry finish.

m: Medium plus, very good body and carbonation tingle.

o: Advertised as a NW coast IPA, not sure how that differs from your average west coast style but this one has more fruitiness with the pine. A solid IPA on the higher end of the spectrum, just short of a double, and to my thinking better than the total rating it has here. Is it one of those rare IPAs that ages well?

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Photo of mikeg67
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head. Aroma is of oranges, citrusy hops and bready malt. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Citrusy hops, bready malt and oranges fill the mouth. Finish is long and hoppy. Nice brew.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: [4.00] The bottle lists the ABV (6.8%) and there is a bottled date (06/19/2017). The beer is a cloudy apricot color and forms 2 fingers of bright white head.

S: [3.25] It is subtle. I am getting lemon rind, pine, orange.

T: [3.50] Similar to the nose in subtlety. Melon, lemon rind, pine.

M: [4.25] The resiny flavor adds some heft to the body. So it is above medium body. The carbonation is nice.

O: [3.50] This is a pretty fresh beer and there is a lack of flavor and scent. It is not bad or offensive just very subdued. I've had 4.7% beers with more forward flavors. The body is spot on for this ABV. There is some heft to it which is nice.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I know all about the outrage & cries of "sell-out" WRT 10-Bbl. B.C., but I don't care. I heard it as a young punk when bands would suddenly find themselves successful enough to warrant going from some small indie label to a corporate one, but who among us has not dreamt of hitting the jackpot like that? Hell, I am a media whore, giving interviews & having my picture taken at a rate that rivals the Kardashians & I would love for the cash register to begin pinging in my favor. Get over it. Better beer is on the uptick and as more people discover more & different favors, the demand will also increase. This will lead to interest from the corporate sector. It happens. Me? I just wanna drink a beer!

From the bottle: "Bend, Oregon since 2006".

I am coming to embrace the Pop! of the cap since a favorite Countian of mine takes them to do all sorts of arts & crafts things, including the creation of a cap-mail vest! Once completed, I went with a gentle pour IAW my New Year's resolution. An in-glass swirl raised two-plus fingers of foamy, rocky, tawny head with modest retention. Color was a pretty Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity, enticing a visit from The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus, enabling their passion. The nose held a biscuity maltiness that offset the strong grapefruit aromas from the hops & I was intrigued. Mouthfeel was medium, right in Baby Bear's wheelhouse of just right. The taste was bitter & citrusy, especially with grapefruit, but it was not as aggressive as some that I have encountered of late. Instead, it was offset by a dry, biscuity maltiness that was also just right. It seemed to me like an early AIPA that bridges the gap between EIPAs & more current versions of AIPAs that push up against DIPAs. Phew! Follow me? It was hoppy without being super hoppy, but enough that the malt was secondary. Finish was dry, but not astoundingly bitter. It was a very enjoyable beer & I urge you to get past the noise & try it for yourself.

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Photo of ithacabaron
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a very pretty hold with brass highlights. Head drops off fast, but it's solid looking.

Aroma is off-putting. Sourish, with strong alcohol, and a bit of wet dog. Not ideal.

Flavor is far better! Sharp, gasoline like hops (in a good way), with big mango and some passion fruit following-up. The finish dried nicely to sticky-icky resin. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is nice. Well balanced, with good, tight bubbles. A drinking beer, not made for food.

Overall, despite the terrible aroma, this is worthwhile! Drink it cold and fresh.

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