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Apocalypse IPA | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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Apocalypse IPAApocalypse IPA
BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
795 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:
#9,791
Reviews:
154
Ratings:
795
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
227
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 795 |  Reviews: 154
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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Photo of JoeLacy
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aufie
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of G_Shoe
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of allentownpaguy
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ithacabaron
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
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 +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Noooddle
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bisonfort
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
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 -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.31/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
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 +20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shade1951
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apocalypse IPA from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 795 ratings
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