Apocalypse IPA | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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Apocalypse IPAApocalypse IPA
BEER INFO

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

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
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
669
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
25.77%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
179
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by Nerudamann:
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3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - golden color, fairly clear, with about half a finger's worth of off-white-colored foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell - definitely floral, as one would expect from an IPA. I seem to smell Cascade hops, which would make sense given that it's brewed in the Northwest. Apart from that, I can't denote anything else.

Taste - very hoppy, hoppier than I would have expected given the milder aroma. It doesn't really have the taste of Cascade hops, or at least not at first. Cascade hops might be present, but not in the forefront. I almost want to guess something in the range of Amarillo hops, but that's just a guess. The strength of the hops doesn't last long. This brew finishes fairly smoothly. It leaves a lingering bitter aftertaste that almost has another wave of intensity before burning out. Very interesting beer.

Mouthfeel - pretty well-bodied. Not light, and not thick.

Overall - a very interesting beer to drink and think about. Probably couldn't go back to this one time and time again, but certainly worth having in the fridge.

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Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +3.1%
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 +16.2%
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 -3.1%
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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3.7/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of deebo
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
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 sourdog
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jminch
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of takusan1000
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikedevilsfan
1.5/5  rDev -61.3%

Photo of WaydeRafnel
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of pjvie
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.42/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DocBee
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of acurtis
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nhirsch04
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of switzer
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of triggerguy
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden almost copper color, slight haziness, one finger of head that quickly subsides

Tangerine and pine aroma, with touch of caramel.

Tart citrus up front, fading into pine flavors, backed up by a touch of sweetness and lightly toasty. Assertive bitterness that does not overstay its welcome. The lingering flavors are pine and floral notes.

Medium thin body, low carbonation for style, but enough to bring out the more subtle flavors.

Overall I think this is an excellent example of a PNW IPA. Could use more hop aroma, and a touch more carbonation, but overall this is a thoroughly enjoyable beer that I will enjoy again and again.

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Photo of Hammerhead18
4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mtndg15
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours relatively clear and a light golden orange in color. The head peaks at a half finger thick and rolls back quickly to a thin, broken layer of surface suds. Virtually no lacing.

Smell - Hoppy aroma as expected, with notes of pine, citrus and pineapple. Clean malt breadiness underneath.

Taste - A modestly hoppy IPA, but well tuned to create a simple harmonious buzz. Orange is at the forefront with backing notes of pineapple and a hint of grapefruit. Malts that hint at caramel, but moreso imparts a lightly toasted breadiness. Touches of mango and peach with it's stoney pit. Moderate pine and citrus pith bitterness come through near the finish, but orange sweetness is there too, delivering a balanced bittersweet aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Slick and smooth on the tongue, exhibiting a stupid ability to drink before a semi-dry finish.

Overall - Damn, this is good. It's not the most aggressively hop-forward IPA's I've had but I'll be damned if it's not one of the smoothest and more brilliantly woven ones I can recall. Think Bell's Two Hearted meets F-W Union Jack and you'll get the gist of this beer. If you're traveling through Oregon, put this on your list of treasures to hunt!

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