Apocalypse IPA | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

Apocalypse IPAApocalypse IPA
BA SCORE
3.86/5
790 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#9,258
Reviews:
154
Ratings:
790
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
222
Trade:
0
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Photo of Jame515
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
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 +4.7%
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 MJSFS
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chasmandocharles
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eddyfunt
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baldy00
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
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 Kayakguy
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Shortbox81
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Manthon
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.32/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scotorum
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10 BARREL APOCALYPSE IPA 8/24/17

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 DaveCash
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wordemupg
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crownrl28
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Toxicczar
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffSK
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roadking1979
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeg67
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
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%
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 Redman414
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brentblack1
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
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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Apocalypse IPA from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 790 ratings
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