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:
936
Reviews:
147
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
8.58%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
189
For Trade:
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Photo of i4ourgot
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow! Very nice light effervescent body. Very fruity aroma with a slight spice to it. The beer has a nice light sweetness to it with lots of pineapple kiwi passion fruit flavors. I really like this beer.

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

Photo of Billolick
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with Bottled on dating, hard to read, on the neck of the bottle...Sept 27, 2016?

Pours light whitish dull lemon juice in color...delicate tiny bubble, mini head, fine film, and more fine strands and bits of lacing..some floaties doing their thing.....nice looking beer

sniff reveals a bit of lemon juice, light pepper, crackery malt

tasty, delicate, complex and very enjoyable saison thats on the understated side...I get notes of more lemons, drying earthy hops and again crackery malts to balance things out.yeasty/nutty final tasty pour..well done and well worth a try.

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Photo of mmilyko
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bonesaw1127
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Adamostella
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 vintage; drank 11/6/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Cloudy yellow appearance.

Small bright white head; strong lace.

Lemon, banana & faint honey notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Banana & lemon zest flavors up front; faint black pepper bite on the finish. Not my favorite style, but this was a very enjoyable example.

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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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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$ 7.00 (+ $ 0.63 tax)/12 oz bottle ($ 0.636/oz) at B Restaurant, OakBrook, Il
Undated bottle at bar reefer temp into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – a little spice and yeast
Head average (Maximum 3.5 cm, aggressive pour), white, creamy, diminishing to a three mm ring and layer
Lacing – none other than some small drag marks
Body straw, hazy, moderate effervescence
Flavor follows the nose – a little spice, a little yeast. No hops, malt, alcohol, nor diacetyl.
Palate light, creamy, lively carbonation

A surprisingly nice farmhouse ale.

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Photo of SFC21
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Haybeerman
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SmithyAlan
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SteveTheBrit
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into pint glass

A: Cloudy, darker yellow, white head that lingers
S: Mango, guava, papaya, passion fruit, white pepper, earthy, sweet honey malt, citrus
T: Earthy, honey sweetness, musty tropical fruit, white pepper, guava, light mango, passion fruit, very light bitterness
M: Creamy
O: I feel like I've had this on tap and preferred the taste but the smell is just incredible

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Photo of bwood06
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is the 2nd of 2 that a good friend of mine gifted to me. I had heard of Off Color prior to trying this one but had never actually had one of their beers. This beer features a bright, white head that is frothy in appearance and dissipates slowly to a rocky layer that is retained. The beer itself is cloudy and golden with a white beer like appearance. Low carbonation is visible. 4/5 The aroma is quite sweet and reminiscent of a Hefeweizen with notes of dried banana, clove, lemon fruit, earthy year, and sourdough bread. The aroma is very enticing and well rounded with both earth and sweet notes. 4.5/5 The flavor is very much like the aroma in that it is well rounded between sweet, earthy, and in this case, bitter. Dried banana sweetness leads off the flavor profile before transitioning to fresh French bread. A bit of white pepper, clove, earthy yeast, and wheat all come out in the middle before clover one and herbal hops make their appearance at the end. The bitterness is very light and does not linger on the palate. 4.25/5 There is a moderate carbonation burn up from that last for quite a bit. This beer is medium bodied and lightly drying but it does disappear entirely upon swallowing. Prior to disappearing it does seem to coat very nicely 4/5 This is an excellent Saison that is both complex and approachable. It is very satisfying to drink and comes off as more sessionable than the ABV would suggest. I don't often say this about Saison, but I will definitely return to this one. 4.25/5

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Photo of cjgiant
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacob17
3.09/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mig100
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rangerred
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Apex Predator from Off Color Brewing
4.08 out of 5 based on 936 ratings.
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