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
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 790 |  Reviews: 154
Photo of kylehay2004
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to DrAwkward82 for sharing this one at jmgrub’s tasting.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit and citrus zest. Taste is of citrus zest, herbal hops, and some earthy flavors. There is a medium amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a better smell than taste in my opinion.

 546 characters

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
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...

 1,168 characters

Photo of spycow
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of kojevergas
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-draught in San Francisco for $7 a pint.

Imbalanced. Coating.

High C (3.00) / AVERAGE

***
10/16/17 impression from a bottle purchased at a CVS:

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

 168 characters

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.42/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of largadeer
3.09/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but was purchased recently. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, floral, pineapple, orange rind, lemon zest, pine, honey, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hops and malt sweetness. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, floral, pine, grass, honey, light caramel, light bread, and floral earthiness. Moderate floral and citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, floral, light pine, honey, light caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop flavors; with a great balance of hops/malt that still showcases the hop flavors; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice IPA! Great balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. No complaints at all, very well done.

 1,327 characters

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

 1,481 characters

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

Interesting beer, my first beer from Bend, OR that's not Deschutes, and I love their beers so I hope this is good. Picked up at random beer store in Waterbury, VT.

Pours a nice quickly rising almost 2 finger foamy slightly creamy head that fades at a slower pace, leaving decent soapy lacing, over a crystal clear cider tan colored beer.

Nose is very aromatic, from the pop of the cap and almost explosive on the pour, lots of fresh hops, like hops sitting in the kettle perhaps a wet hop addition, with nice citrus components, little candied orange peel, nice floral notes, a little pine and resin as well, notes of tangerine and stone fruit as well, maybe a touch of papaya too. Under that is a mild candy malt, a little fresh aromatic malt character too. The longer I nose the more it turns to fresh hop cones with little pine and resin and mostly orange peel.

Taste starts with more hops again, and a ton of bitterness, bit spicy hop bitterness and very chewy, like chewing on hop pellets. The bitterness is almost hammering, the 80IBU range. Into citrus, again the tangerine like citrus, as well as orange peel both fresh and candied, with orange juice packet spritz, as well as a little pith. There is a bit of pine and resin again, not much of either but enough, with again that hop cone character like fresh hop cones almost as if I'm chewing on them. There are hints of fruit too, stone fruit with a little fleshy tropical fruit like a papaya. Under all that is quite a bit of malt to back up the big hop bitterness, little candy malt with hint of reddish malt but not much, fair sweetness that makes my taste buds want to thing this is 9% but the lack of alcohol response pushes that thought back. Finish is long and very bitter, as the hops dry it gets even more bitter, and a long bitter hoppy finish that seems to last forever, little pine and resin, more citrus fruit, and a little sticky malt.

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bod, a bit heavy and almost sticky syrupy but not quite there, wants to seem like it has booze warmth but there is just a touch, and nice carb.

Overall not bad, a cross between west coast and east coast contemporary styles, but it's own beast at the same time. Big bitterness with decent malty sweet balance, a big beer overall with nice hops. About 5 years ago this would be a phenomenal IPA, but these days with all the big citrusy tropical fruit hops this kinda fades into the background.

 2,434 characters

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%

Acquired via trade from Donkster46 so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains piney hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong but not over-powering hops presence. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of citrus and caramel. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a very nice IPA to drink for a long time if you’re looking something less harsh than most.

 864 characters

Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

 452 characters

Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Apocalypse IPA from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 790 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.