Apocalypse IPA | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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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

Added by Patrick on 10-31-2009

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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 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 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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Photo of Czequershuus
3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear orange with an average head. The aroma is very floral, with a strong caramel presence, candied peach, and apricot. The flavor starts with strong sweet caramel malts, peaches in syrup, apricot, violets, perfume, and lychee. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a sticky finish and medium fizzy carbonation. Overall this has some pleasant flavors, but is a bit out of balance.

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours a hazy gold with a nice off-white head. Initial impression is slightly sweet citrus (grapefruit, mostly) and pine. Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is spot on. Nice sticky bittersweet finish. Not apocalyptic by any means, but a very tasty IPA.

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

10 Barrel Brewing Co. "Apocalypse IPA"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "30NOV16" and sampled on 21FEB17
$2 @ wegmans, Collegeville, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: I'm not getting a lot of hops out of it as I pour it. Fresh beer aroma with hops, yes, but nothing specific. Very hazy golden body. Frothy bright white head. Putting my nose to it there's more. It's resinous, and what a lot of people describe as dank (dank: [daNGk] adjective disagreeably damp, musty, and typically cold). I do get a kind of a smell of marijuana though, although I think they're using the word wrong. Citrusy, and with some pine as well. The citrus is probably mainly grapefruit, but I think there's some orange as well. It's not a bad aroma, but it's not as bright as I'd expected. Moving forward, the flavor follows. There's an added light note of mintiness to the hops, and the malt is biscuity and toasty. I was hoping the "dank" character would have followed but it comes off more as a kind of vegetal note, kind of like the stem of a tomato-plant - at least more so that than marijuana. "Apocalypse"? I think not. Decent enough? OK. It's floral as well, and the malt has a slight edge of honey and caramel to it. It's nicely balanced with a stiff bitterness, and it finishes dry, grassy, piney, and somewhat mineralish. Medium leaning toward medium-light in body and "fizzy". As it warms it improves and I'm finding an almost peach or apricot-like note, and more soft grapefruit.

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Photo of h0wdy
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Note- My most frequent package store employee recommended me this beer.

Look- A yellow to orange colored beer that you can see through around the edges of it, but not the body of it.

Smell- A pine mixed with citrus.

Taste- More pine as opposed to the smell.

Feeling- This drink starts smoothly after first drinking it. As the drink goes down your throat there is a pleasant little bite to it.

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

Pours a golden sunset color with a 1 finger head. Smell of citrus and pine with a malt and cereal bill. Taste follows nose with garden dank hops and some pine resins it finishes with a baked bread sweet caramel malt. Mouth feel is on the sweet side and finishes that way. There are some lingering hops thru-out. A good IPA, to try nothing i would but again , so many on the shelf.

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

Whitish, dark gold color with a strong cloudiness. Ample large spots of lace.

There's a milky/lactose smell to this beer. Well balanced with a flowery hop nose.

Fairly conventional IPA with a dry malt start and a peppery hop finish. The finish is very dry with a bit of bitterness. The body is a tad richer with a more muted carbonation. Overall, this ends with a long bitter aftertaste.

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

this is a great west coast ipa - light overall feel - not overally malty or sweet, nice citrusy hop profile with a bit of piney stickyness on the finish. A great offering from 10 Barrel.

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

Golden orange with a bubbly tan head. Slight haze. Heavy lacing. The aroma is light tropical fruit and citrus. A bit of caramel malt and melon. The flavor is very resinous hops; pine, grapefruit & tropical fruit. Crisp and dry. A very good beer.

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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 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 nausicaa-taos
4.72/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is how citrus is supposed to be integrated into a meaningful IPA. I was blown away by this ale. Layered taste that unfolds new flavors that never lose their relation to the malt supported hops.

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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 mac31
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Caramel malts, orange, lightly piney, grapefruit in the finish. Nice balance. Hops are moderately bitter. There seems to be a fair amount of early kettle hops leading to some, IMO, unnecessary extra bitterness. Lack of aromatics as well. Malts are caramel and bready. Malts are heavy and weigh on this brew. Carbonation is fine. There is some nice creaminess in the body, which is probably my favorite part of this beer. I would rate this as an entry level IPA, lacks depth. Got this as a sample. Glad I tried it. More glad that it was complimentary.

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

Bought from Don Quiojte $4.99 22 oz. bottle
Orange hazy color
Smell of hops
Medium mouth feel
Medium carbonation
Taste not overly bitter, alcohol taste comes through which isn't a good thing
Overall just ok. Probably would not buy again, but good for the price.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours an orange amber color with a two finger head of white foam. The head has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of a grapefruit citrus and some sweeter fruit of a tropical nature (papaya, tangerine and mango) with some harvest fruit of apple and peach as well. Along with the nice fruity smells, comes a bit of a pine and grassy smell as well as some hay. Overall the aroma is quite nice.

Taste – The taste begins with a great grapefruit hop taste that is mixed with the sweetness of tropical fruits and harvest fruits that were present in the nose. There is a little bit of a doughiness upfront which fades as the taste advances and is replaced by some toasted bready tastes mixed with a little bit more fruitiness. While the fruitiness increases a bit in intensity, hop flavors of resinous pine and a bit of grass come to the tongue, leaving one with a rather flavorful and smooth hopped up taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the medium side in terms of thickness and chewiness with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the mix of fruity, dank and lightly toasted flavors the feel is fantastic and makes for one easy drinking but robust drinker.

Overall – I rather enjoyed this brew. It has a ton of different flavors that all melded together well. Along with the great nose and feel, the combination of attributes made for a very nice drinking brew.

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Photo of jwc215
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazed golden with a thin white head that becomes a wide wispy patch. Spotted lacing sticks.

The smell is of citrus and lemongrass, spicy bread.

The taste isof grapefruit, grass with a sweet bread backing. Finishes with a grapefruity bitterness and a peppery spicing.

It is on the lighter side of medium bodied. Smooth. A refreshing bitterness lingers.

A pleasantly bitter IPA.

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

Had on-tap at Prospector's Pizza in Denali National Park. Poured into a pint glass.

L: Pours a medium golden color. Semi-opaque, with 2 fingers of off-white head. Generous lacing.

S: Floral and herbal hops mixed with pine and citrus.

T/F: Bread and biscuity malts up front giving way to a nicely balanced hop profile. West Coast, so lots of evergreen mixed with flowers and citrus. Resinous... generous carbonation. Finish was dry and smooth.

O: Solid west coast IPA and very much hit the spot. Went great with pizza!

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Photo of elNopalero
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light crisp and approachable. This tastes fresh and hoppy, with an approachable bitterness.
A decent all around IPA that you don't need to think about—aside from their new owners.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Look is a dark Amber orange with a thin white head.

Aroma is slight citrus but very sweet honey malty.

Taste maintains that honey blossom quality. Light but sweet with the only real hops bitter citrus.

Good beer. My only criticism it isn't balanced, thin but flavorful malty then bitter hoppy.

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

12 ounce bottle to wine glass
A: light amber, clear, minimal head head, lacing
A: hoppy aroma
T: very bitter, medium sweetness,
MF:long finish, medium body, creamy, lively carbonation
OA: Very good beer. ok to repeat, look for
Drank: April 21, 2016

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Photo of donkeyrunner
3.06/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Day 1 of my Cali road trip/west coast ipa binge. San Fran to Carmel.

Looks good: honey-amber color with a foamy plaster stuck to my glass. Smells like Halo oranges that my girlfriend hides in my backpack. Tastes like nectarine and peach ring candy. Ready Victory is evident. Not that bitter.

Meh. Certainly not an IPA apocalypse, more like an IPA kerfuffle. After a coastal trail run in the rain I was hoping for more tongue searing.

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

i dont care that this is a bud thing now, its one of the very few mass produced ipas out there thats worth a damn, and frankly, its a million times better than goose, which is the ultimate bud ipa, but i still hold this one in much higher regard. its pale and wheaty looking, more yellow than gold, and hazy enough, east coasty and citra driven perhaps, looks nice. smells even better citrusy hops with lemon and orange both, maybe even something southern hemisphere in conjunction, galaxy or something, its tough to tell, but it has that sweet light fruity thing rather than than northwestern oily bitter complexion, and its pretty awesome. theyve done a nice job keeping the body light, and the flavor is almost as pungent as the aroma, totally hop driven, but soft and easy. ipa for not ipa people and hop heads alike, which i think is uncommon. crisp too, no sweetness there at the end, and the grain isnt boring or standard, which also helps it. one of my favorite beers from these guys so far, although all of their hoppy beer has been tasty. i dont care who makes it when it tastes this good. its amazing anyone at all ever orders a pint of goose ipa anymore...

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