Apocalypse IPA | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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very good
758 Ratings
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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:
758
Reviews:
146
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.59%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
210
For Trade:
0
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Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 wertschy
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Noooddle
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Decent IPA. Had on way to Bend.

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Photo of Kahlerbock
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.31/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle, New Belgium glass, dated "12-1-16".

It's a moderately hazy, goldenrod beer with a smallish white head. The retention isn't killer, nor is the lacing.

Pear, apple banana, lychee, orange blossom, Juicy Fruit.

Sweet hoppy fruit; the pear and lychee are prominent. Drying and highly bitter finish. There's a hint of nuttiness.

Very nice medium-light body with tight bubbles that tickle and help offset the strong bitterness.

I'm sure this is missing some of it's fragrance at this point, but it is still a satisfying, fruity IPA.

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Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.65/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shade1951
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A solid, if unexceptional IPA. I happen to like the look of unfiltered beer, and the look of this ale is perhaps the strongest thing about it, even though it doesn't retain much of a head. The smell is suitably hoppy, somewhat citrusy. The flavor is pleasant. A tad bit more piney than is my preference. A slight bitterness remains at the back of the throat. Carbonation is moderate.

All in all, a decent ale, and refreshing on a warm or hot day.

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Photo of kyledover
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kitekid
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

from 22 oz. bottle
-hazy amber orange. foamy head
-fruit/citrus forward nose
-spicy with a noticeable citrus "bite"
-juicy with a crisp finish
overall a really nice brew

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Photo of JTomczak
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffGuilly
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a nice yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, citrus. The taste is hoppy, malty, citrusy. Medium body. Overall, a nice tasty brew.

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Photo of Rizzy17
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BIGPOPPAS
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZAP
3.32/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

L-Cloudy golden...light white head

S-Not vibrant but definitely leans on the sweet, fruity side.....fruit cocktail like juiciness and overripe peaches and pears...light evergreen forest notes as well.

T-Crackery, toasty malt backing combines with the overripe peaches and pears to create a sweeter, fruit juice like IPA....not much for bitterness to this one.

F-Medium bodied....medium carbonation....

O-This is a nice IPA but something about just doesn't sit exactly right with me. A bit heavy on the overripe fruit notes. The malt sweetness intensifies it all. Nothing off or bad but just doesn't come together the way I like an IPA to do so.

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Apocalypse IPA from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
3.87 out of 5 based on 758 ratings.
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