The Apprentice | Societe Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Societe Brewing Co.
California, United States
societebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Schmaltzy on 05-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
402
Reviews:
25
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
7.95%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
37
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by SavvyStudent:
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4.81/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

O: Take the pupil and make it more cloudy, a little stronger hop on the nose and a little heavier mouthfeel and you have The Apprentice. It is just different enough from the Pupil but quite a few similarities between the two beers (not a bad thing in this case). Another home run from Societe and one of the top IPA in CA.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Dbrulet
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aquazr1
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Altenor
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of standardcherry
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Growler thanks to ehammond1!

A: Murky golden/orange color. Creamy white head.
S: Not as strong as I expected. Citrus, pine and floral but not much.
T: Now the taste is a different story. Love the malt sweetness, can taste a tiny bit of honey. Quite hoppy but well balanced. Bitter grapefruit, orange, mango and pine resin. Moderate bitterness (certainly a bit more than Pupil).
M: Fantastic mouthfeel. Medium bodied with nice, creamy carbonation. Crisp finish. Insanely drinkable.
O: Another great offering from Societe. Even though I prefer Pupil, I would gladly take either one any day.

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Photo of virinow
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of ehammond1
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Clear golden and orange with a small head, eventually leaving irregular lines of lace down the glass. Nice clarity, very pretty IPA.

Very nice aroma, but the flavor shines significantly more than the aroma. That being said, this still smells great: citrus notes, a bit of pine, along with some floral hop character as well. Complete.

The flavor is quite exceptional, with a hop-forward yet balanced approach: bitter grapefruit flesh along with other assorted citrus (orange and mango?), mild pine, moderate bitterness. A delicious IPA.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation. Crisp and incredibly drinkable. Perfect.

A fantastic IPA. I prefer The Pupil slightly, but The Apprentice isn't at all far behind.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of hansenme
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AlexChillton
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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The Apprentice from Societe Brewing Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 402 ratings.
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