Apocalypse IPA | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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759 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:
759
Reviews:
146
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.59%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
211
For Trade:
0
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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 paulish
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bpkrippner
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 pat2016
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 jcole524
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dduquette
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RichieRich1812
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottishMacD
2.68/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of vrbulldog22
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cp45
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of abrodsky
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Rivarol
4.34/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 KensWorld
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeilSilber1
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hoppy and light.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apocalypse IPA from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
3.87 out of 5 based on 759 ratings.
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