Apis IV | Elevation Beer Co.

BA SCORE
89
very good
160 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:
160
Reviews:
41
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
9.14%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
41
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 160 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle 01244 from 2012

Appearance: I often complain that domestic craft examples of Belgian styles fail the "looks" test but this one has it down, at least at the outset; pours a cola color and is capped by an impressive three finger head; the stickage is not up to snuff nor is the lacing, but the failure is not significant

Smell: Plum, fig, caramel and honey tones abound, with hints of chocolate and molasses

Taste: The honey permeates the flavor and underpins a complex blend - plum, fig, date, caramel and, to a lesser extent, chocolate and molasses

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; close to but not quite at the exquisite Belgian level

Overall: Quite impressed by this beer and, after three years, it is drinking gracefully



Thanks, FlandersNed, for the opportunity

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Moonshae_D
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of reebtaerG
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured bottle into tulip glass
Pours an amber in color with an off white creamy head with good lacing. Wonderful typical quad aromas and taste but with the hint of honey. I'm gal I was able to try this beer while out in Colorado.

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Photo of Beastcpa
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of parkcenterlounge
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of South2NW
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Birdlegs
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlanLamp
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of searsclone
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaximus
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sd123
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cellared for 1.5 years and excellent, very smooth

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Photo of KLHBB
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
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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Photo of sdwchef
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kips
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brutalist
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThomasC
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Just what I expected out of a quadruple. Biscuit, malty, figs, honey, a slight bit of coriander after warming; however, there is a slight "canny" taste in the background. Who know? Maybe it was this batch, or my sinus, but there is an odd taste in the background that I cannot put my finger on. Maybe I'll give it a whirl again.

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Photo of spointon
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Gavroche tulip. Pours a dark red-orange amber with a thin off-white head that slowly dissipated to patches and light lacing. Aroma of bready malt, fresh and dried dark stone fruit with plums and dates dominating, light suggestions of molasses and honey. Flavor is caramel and bready malt, brown bread, brown sugar, dark stone fruit, honey. Finishes somewhat drier with residual dark dried fruit and brown bread, light Belgian spicing. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A nice domestic take on a quadrupel with good honey flavor to supplement the traditional flavors. Nicely balanced and with a perfect sweetness level. ABV is remarkably covered, barely detectable. Warming but no hint of booziness. Very nicely done. I'm debating whether to get another bottle for ageing, the flavor are not overly intense and the ale is already nicely balanced. Could be interesting in a few years.

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Photo of CDCNAM
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apis IV from Elevation Beer Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 160 ratings.
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