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Apex Predator | Off Color Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
When you brew as much as we do, sometimes we get tired of telling the yeast what to do. For Apex Predator Farmhouse Ale, we pitch the yeast cold, turn off the temperature control, and let the yeast do it's thing. To our delight, it spat out the sweet scent of juicy fruit wafting from a frothy, white mane. Brewed only with grain and sugar unencumbered by the heat of the kiln, we create a hazy, golden body. Apex Predator gets its teeth from a generous Crystal dry-hopping that completes the dry finish with a fruity bite. Pounce on the opportunity to let it part your lips and you may find yourself at the top of the food chain.

35 IBU

Added by emerge077 on 01-15-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
838
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
22.36%
 
 
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Reviews by portia99:
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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into an Idle Hands tulip glass.

A - Pours a hazy pale golden color with a faint orangey tint. A finger of rocky white head lingers briefly falling to leave an even skim coat on the surface of the beer and a thick, foamy collar around the glass.

S - Very citrusy featuring lemons and oranges up front. A bit sweet and also showing some floral aromas, traces of hay, a bit yeasty.

T - Spicy, hoppy bitterness up front backed by light citrus, a bit of a cool herbal character, grassy/hay, yeasty, a bit spicy...surprisingly good.

M - Light body, spicy hop character, lots of farmhouse fermentation goodness, spritzy medium carbonation.

O - Nice, easy drinking farmhouse ale. Not mind-blowing, but solid all around. I would buy this regularly in warmer months and be plenty happy with it. A pleasant surprise.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%

Bottle. Pours cloudy and pale yellow. The head is large and strong. It retains with stubbornness. Light scars of lacing. The aroma is very exciting. It smells funky and has a pronounced lemon character. Sourdough and grains and light Belgian yeast phenols. The flavor is interesting. The Belgian yeast character is noticeable but not overpowering, thankfully. The funk found in the nose is set to a similar intensity. Just a slight hint of sourness. Lemons and homemade cider. Hay and soft spice. All parts are balanced. Body is fairly light. Carbonation nearing soft. I enjoy this brewery's look, their style preferences and their product quality. Another nice Off Color beer.

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Photo of Theprofessor92
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have been to quite a few breweries from eight cities. I have yet to find something as delicious and consistently worth my time. I know it's only n opinion, but this beer is my number one. By a landslide.

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Photo of hman43
3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: It pours pale gold with a white head. There is some lacing.

Smell: It has a horse blanket, earthly aroma with orange, and citrus.

Taste: It has a sweet bite for the initial taste with a bit a tart. There are flavors of orange, and citrus. The spices are low-moderate. There are also earthly flavors as well.

Feel: It has a moderate feel with high carbonation. It has a dry finish with a spicy aftertaste.

Overall it is a strong fruity, slight tart ale with a dry finish.

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Photo of oberon
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into my Hennepin stemmed glass a slight hazed lemon yellow with just a tinge of orange,a great looking one finger bone white head that settled slowly into a frothy mass.Alot of lemon and orange oils in the nose wich gives off some tartness,mild funk in the background.Dry with a little toasted grain upfront on the palate with a little tartness from lemon-like notes,not much funk or phenols to be found wich I like.Very drinkable and dry with refreshing tartness,awesome summer beer here,my first Off Color beer is a hit.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of tjk135
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light, slightly hoppy farmhouse ale. Yeasty, fruity and refreshing, really enjoyed this beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of joemetric
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of dandaugherty1221
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of SD-Alefan
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Jared14
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Ryno3031
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Sacrifist
4.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This farmhouse is exactly to my taste. Excellent lemony nose. Light-medium body, which is a little surprising considering the relatively high ABV for style. Prickly carbonation and citrusy flavors with a very dry finish with just a hint of sweetness is everything I like about an American farmhouse.

I'll make it a point to pick some of this up next time I'm in Illinois.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of tigg924
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Flavor profile is lemon, pepper, hay, and tropical fruits. Nicely done for the style, although I have others that I prefer. This is my favorite beer from Off Color so far.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of NickandToni
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Welcome to summer. Not the usual farmhouse ale. Almost IPAish. But wait, the carbonation, the yeast, the brightness, the peppery notes, yes farmhouse.

L: Yellow to golden haze
S: Yeasty, peppery spice, some citrus notes
T: Ooh ah, refreshing, bright and bold
F: High carbonation for no head, surprised
O: Will keep this in the fridge for the summer rotation

My 1st Off color Brewing beer, excited for more.

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Apex Predator from Off Color Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.
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