Apis IV | Elevation Beer Co.

BA SCORE
89
very good
158 Ratings
Apis IVApis IV
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elevation Beer Co.
Colorado, United States
elevationbeerco.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mebuzzard on 05-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
158
Reviews:
40
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
9.16%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
40
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 158 |  Reviews: 40
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of Photchkiss
4.99/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Top notch brew. Elevation made a great quad.

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4.8/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.8/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Lebowskied
4.8/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hip-Hop
4.78/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of Colorado's absolute greats!

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Photo of superduck88
4.76/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Kgoldsbe
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Very smooth for its 10.7 ABV. The honey is prevalent, there is a hint of sweet dark cherry like the dark cherries used in cherries jubilee.

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Photo of MaddDogg84
4.74/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.73/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.71/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.71/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mynewbeers
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Booze forward. Smooth maltiness.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GilGarp
4.52/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle #6656, Summer 2012.

Served chilled into a goblet, Apis IV is a redish brown amber odor with great clarity. The head is creamy but short-lived and leaves no lace behind.

Aroma is sweet, malty, and complex with dark fruits, brown sugar, and a nice Belgian yeast. Molasses or honey is in there too.

Flavor is big and full of depth. It has a nice sweetness from the big malt bill and the addition of honey. It's slightly balanced out with hops, partially with toasted malt. The alcohol is very well integrated to the point that it really doesnt show it's strength. The yeast is able to shine better since the flavors in the beer aren't too strong. The same could be said for the honey, which is nice since the beer seems to be a homage to the bees that helped to make it.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated in the bottle. Sweet but balanced and very drinkable despite the high ABV.

Overall a really impressive quad and easily one of the best domestic ones I've had.

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4.51/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KLHBB
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Oh my this is fabulous. Served on tap in a half-pint tulip. Smooth, rich, molasses and dark fruit, but not cloyingly sweet. Read someone else's post for the details, I don't have the palate but I know I loved this. Full bodied, drink slowly. Not for dinner, not for throwing back in a hurry. Elegant.

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Apis IV from Elevation Beer Co.
4.04 out of 5 based on 158 ratings.
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