Apex Predator | Off Color Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States
offcolorbrewing.com

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
Ratings:
941
Reviews:
148
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
8.58%
 
 
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28
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of crossfit_lunatic
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite Saison/Farmhouse ale at the moment. Very unusual flavor profile that makes it enjoyable and memorable.

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dcf5ve
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Absalom
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Better than most beers out there. It is a classic farmhouse style ale, similar to a farmhouse saison, and pulls so many interesting characteristics from the hops. The fact that they can list literally all of their ingredients on the label is of course not to be overstated either. Overall an absolute legend of a beer, and to be honest, hoppy beers are 100% hype most of the time. Personal opinion.

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5/5  rDev +22.5%
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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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.94/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of c014572
4.9/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

pours a glorious cloudy amber with a nice white head.

Aroma is of breads and Belgian yeast funk.

Taste is GLORIOUS. Malty, phenolic, spicy. Truly one of my top 5 beers of all time. Try this one, you won't be disappointed.

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4.84/5  rDev +18.6%

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4.81/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of denver10
4.76/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours light yellow with a white head. Aroma is funky, with mild cereal grains, white pepper, fruity esters, lemon, clove, and grass. Flavor follows suit. A thin, crisp and active mouthfeel. Overall, an increbible saison here. I would expect there to be a much stronger love for this beer than there seems to be. It's one of the best examples of the style on US shelves right now, IMO.

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4.76/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Trevor11
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

If you like saisons/farmhouse ales then Apex Predator is for you. It is quite similar to the Le Predateur that I have had before this, but I think this one is better if my memory serves me correct. It is a nice, clear gold tone with large bubbles and 2/3 inch head. It has some good body to it. It tastes very clean and has a wet after note begging for another sip. This is definitely Off Color's best year-round beer

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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Apex Predator from Off Color Brewing
4.08 out of 5 based on 941 ratings.
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