ApBull PiePA Ala Mode | Bolero Snort Brewery

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3.78/5
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27 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bolero Snort Brewery
New Jersey, United States
bolerosnort.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,025
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
27
pDev:
8.73%
 
 
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2
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2
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Photo of wonothesane42
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edthehead
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhartley
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz. can into my Buckeye Lake glass. No canning date.

Appearance: Pours a orange-brown body with a light tan colored head of tight tiny bubbles.

Aroma: For sure pick up on some green apple rind, cinnamon and a little vanilla; just like apple juice.

Taste: Getting a nice mellowness up front from vanilla, then straight into the cinnamon and green apple; a nice tartness from the green apple. Not quite like drinking an apple pie, but it sure is close.

Mouthfeel: Full flavor on this one, but with a nice dry finish.

Overall: A very tasty beer that comes through with the flavor profile you would imagine. Very tasty and would easily put down a couple of cans of this one in a sitting.

Thanks to @Sammyjaxxxx.

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Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours very nice clear brown with great off white head decent lacing.

Aroma - Very sweet green apple, pear, little brown sugar, cinnamon

Taste - Pretty cinnamon forward, there is a tart bitter fruit taste. The taste was a little off putting at first but i wont say it grew on me but after the first several sips the flavor became much better. I will say I liked the flavors much more as it warmed a bit the green apple and vanilla came out much more and the bitterness subsided.

Feel - Medium body, slightly bitter, the bitterness stays for quite a while after.

Overall - The aroma was really pleasing but the flavors seem a bit muddled and the bitterness is a little overpowering. I will say the flavor grows on you as you drink. It reminds me of a very dank IPA.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can with no date

It is a slightly cloudy, bright amber-copper. Even with a moderately aggressive pour (at least by my standards) it produced a towering, thick foam like soapy head that is tan in color, and leaves some sticky lacing on the glass. Great retention. Leaves a solid layer on top the whole time.

There are aromas of cinnamon applesauce, sour green apple that reminds me of a Jolly Rancher, and some whole grain bread. I don't notice any distinct hops other than an earthy smell with a bit of spice. More malty overall.

Initially it tastes pretty malty and semi sweet with a decent amount of clove to rye like spice and some bitterness. A little bit of citrus flavor amongst the green apple, but more earthy, pine, bitter. It reminds me a little bit of Two Hearted, or some "old school" ipas. I can only describe it as raw, in a good way. Just a lot of depth.

The apple really carries all the way through and then the cinnamon shows up, especially in the aftertaste. Also some lasting bitterness and resin feel. The lingering flavor is very reminiscent of an Apple Cinnamon Nutri Grain bar if you have had one.

A little heavier bodied for the style and ABV, but the body is fine otherwise. Carbonation is average. It does have a bit of a crispness to it overall that the sour apple probably helps with.

A very interesting beer, but not gimmicky at all in the end. I highly recommend it.

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Photo of CaptDavyJones
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TBonez477
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArtZan
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of q33jeff
2.63/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

**
10/27/2016

Bottle to snifter.

LOOK: Beautiful clear reddish brown color. Big lasting white head.
AROMA: slight fruit aroma in the family of apple,pear, grape. No spice or breadiness which I would expect in something called ApBull Pie A La Mode.
TASTE: Light hops, touch of apple. There is a staleness that is unpleasant. Hair spray.
FEEL: medium carbonation, body is on the lighter side, but not weak.

Upon reading the can a second time, I see they do call it an IPA. The "Apple Pie" moniker makes me think more fruity and malty. There is some apple flavor, but it is faint. Not bad, but not my thing.

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Photo of bb_hagen
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ncelauro
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsa7783
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Dog and Cask in Rochelle Park. Pours a ruddy, copper hue with minimal frothing. Hoppy, fruity aroma laden with hints of pine, caramel, and hops. Not bad.

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Photo of Vivs85
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HermitDan
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopBomb515
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep mahogany with ruby hues and a tall light khaki head that lasts and laces nicely. Aromas are of hoppy apple pie, interesting and moderate. Tart green apples, cinnamon, peppery spice, light spicey hop resin, and light vanilla. Medium body, crisp, transitions to creamy and a puckering super dry finish. Lingering spice and tartness. Maybe one of the weirdest IPAs I've had but viewed as a seasonal beer I thought it was different and creative.

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Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NonicPanic
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very sweet, get apples in the aroma followed by some spice and vanilla on the taste. Cinnamon is not too overwhelming which is a good thing. Light brown/amber in color, not your typical looking or tasting "IPA"....not bad.

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ApBull PiePA Ala Mode from Bolero Snort Brewery
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 27 ratings