Apocalypse IPA | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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Apocalypse IPAApocalypse IPA
BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
818 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:
#11,220
Reviews:
160
Ratings:
818
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
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Photo of Deerin
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a sixer of this a while back, liked it. Found it in the fridge again and decided to share my thoughts.

The color is orangey golden, cloudy. Somewhat see through but overall opaque. I believe this one's bottle conditioned. Pours a small head that dissipates after a minute or two but remains soapy on top.
Smells hoppy, malty. It's nice. It's got your typical hop aromas, but I'm not gonna dissect them today. It's good in this department.

Despite what the smell might suggest, this is not a very hoppy ipa. It is very smooth however. The alcohol has a bit of presence- possibly a bit too much for newcomers. I find it might benefit from a 1% or so reduction, taste wise, but I wouldn't claim to be firm on this. According to my roommate, it's 'got good flavor, but is a little bit strong'.
The feel is a bit chewy, perhaps a bit thick, but the carbonation is on point. Good.

I'd think of this less as an India Pale Ale and more... just an ale. I like it, though. Would recommend if you're in the mood for a refreshing or smooth ale. If you're looking for grapefruit, pine, etc, grab a Sculpin, or a Sherman instead. Price point is about right. 8$-10$ for a sixer. I like this one as a change of pace, might make a good starter ipa for some as well.

Note that I don't know how old these were when bought. I'd like to try this one fresh if I got a chance to see how much hop flavor is present fresh.
Edit: did just that, much hoppier, solid ipa. This one ages well.

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Photo of robwestcott
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of M_chav
2.98/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MattSlem
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Soulstrider
4.66/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gmoneyproductions
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber poured into pint glass
pours an orange gold with a cloudy look that cleared quickly, medium white head and some sediment at the bottom of the bottle as well
smell is pine citrus and then sweet and grapefruit
taste grapefruit piney, resiny and bitter finish
feel is crisp and carbonated
overall very solid ipa

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Photo of Kinger86
2.65/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of zonker17
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A lighter yellow IPA with a head that persists and some sticky lacing. Floral and citrus notes on the nose with grapefruit being most dominant. Flavor up front is light but finishes as bitter as an IPA should. Orange zest, malt sweetness. Medium body and some resinous feel with lower carbonation.

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Photo of McBAINx
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of A_rod
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Aerol
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ghostxyz3
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Re-reviewing this after my conclusion is initial tasting must've been an old batch. One month old bottle here and this is a very solid IPA with an excellent dry, bitter, crisp finish. Taste is grapefruit, northwest pine and citrusy lemon. Malt is subdued with a hint of white toast. Classic west coast IPA done very well.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cshields
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BreePedersen
4.63/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pjvie
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of arhagen61
4.48/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of vikinggary28
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good west coast IPA. It has a citrus blend with the hoppy smell and taste you expect from this style. If you want to introduce someone to a west coast IPA you wouldn't go wrong with suggesting this one.

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

Photo of RichH55
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Apocalypse IPA from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 818 ratings