Apocalypse IPA | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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Apocalypse IPAApocalypse IPA
BEER INFO

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

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

Added by Patrick on 10-31-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
768
Reviews:
147
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.59%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
214
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 768 |  Reviews: 147
Reviews by BucannonXC5:
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: 8-oz. (I think) hotel glass
From: Whole Foods in Boise, Idaho
Price: $8.99 for a mix and match variety 6-pack
Purchased: Dec. 19, 2013
Consumed: Dec. 20, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a honey orange color with 1-to-2 fingers of bubbly white head. Lots of bubbles coming up. Uneven sporadic lacing on the sides. Below average retention on the top.

The smell initially reminded me of an orange creamsicle. Got orange, nectarine, some grapefruit and sweet floral notes. Very nice on the nose.

Tasted not quite as explosive as the nose, but still good nonetheless. Got orange peel, orange, nectarine, grapefruit, pretty bitter, floral hops, citrus hops and tropical notes.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Bitter finish.

Very tasty beer. Would love to try it again.

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More User Reviews:
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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Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an oversized wine glass a hazed deep orange with a sticky one finger white that left broken rings of lace as it settled slowly.A mix of resiny and earthy hop mixed with caramel/biscuit malt and sweet alcohol,almost candy-like in the sweet alcohol note.Big earthy tones at the onset along with pine resin hop flavors,a big sweet alcohol dipped fruit element comes in late.This is a very earthy toned hopped ipa,a bit different but I like it.

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Photo of NWer
4.51/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured cloudy golden in nonic. Head retained nicely. Good lace.
Aroma flowery, sweet, malt forward.
Taste wonderfully ballanced. Very smooth easy going flavors ranging from mildly hoppy to malt smoothness. Tastes extremely fresh though it's not the season for fresh hop IPA's nor is it hyped as one.
Aftertaste is near perfection. The perfect IPA for a hot Summer (Spring?) afternoon.
Overall, there is nothing to dislike about this beer.
I want more.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden orange with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet crystal malts with grapefuit and piney grassy hops.

The flavor is sweet biscuity malts with fruit and some grassy piney hops that have a lot of bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a solid IPA but not too well balanced between the sweet biscuit malt and strong grassy hops.

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Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

Hazed medium amber, leaves moderate fine lace

Hopped up sniff, fresh hoppyness, citric, resiny

more of the same on the palate, fresh n juicy hops, grapefruit peals and resiny goodness...solid creation that is well worth a try

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Photo of G_Shoe
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chossboss
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of deebo
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours hazy medium amber under a 1.5" persistent white foam stand refreshed by bubblers quickly rising from the bottom of the glass. the aromas are melon, tropical fruit and light bread crumb. Apocalypse IPA starts with rich fruity melon to tropical fruit flavors seasoned with rich malt and an assertive herbal, almost quinine like bitterness on the finish. It has a light sweetness up front but dries out by the end. The hop flavors are medium high, the hop bitterness is medium high and lingers, the malt is medium and provides an initial light sweetness to balance the hop bitterness and brighten the fruit flavors. the body and carbonation are medium. Astringency is low to none and the alcohol is soft and only slightly warming. There is nothing harsh in this beer. Apocalypse IPA's well developed fruit flavors are a major reason to drink this beer.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of off white head which settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A juicy and earthy hop forward aroma with a scent of citrus and pine. Upfront citrus hop scent of grapefruit, orange, tangerine, melon, and mango. Earthy hop hints of pine and grass. Malt hints of caramel, grains, and cracker with yeast. A solid hoppy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and earthy hop driven taste with notes of citrus fruit and pine. Juicy citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange peel, melon, mango, and tangerine. Earthy hop notes of pine resin and grass. Backing malt notes of caramel, cracker, and grains along with some yeast. A pretty solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and fairly oily with a drying finish.

Overall: A pretty good IPA. Nice citrus and pine flavor.

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Photo of sourdog
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jminch
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of takusan1000
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikedevilsfan
1.5/5  rDev -61.2%

Photo of WaydeRafnel
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of pjvie
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DocBee
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of acurtis
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMS1512
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nhirsch04
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of switzer
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Apocalypse IPA from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
3.87 out of 5 based on 768 ratings.
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