Apostrophe IPA
SoMe Brewing Company

Apostrophe IPAApostrophe IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,332
ABV:
6%
Score:
89
Ranked #9,248
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 7.79%
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
128
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Apostrophe IPAApostrophe IPA
Notes: Our Flagship Aromatic India Pale Ale features Mosaic Hops exclusively. Dry Hopped at 1 pound per barrel.
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 128
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This pint can pours out with a slight haze within its yellow-golden color. A snowy and showy white foam top dissipates very slow. Plenty of coverage, slight lace.

The exclusive Mosiac hop aroma has a very sweet and tropical kick. Pineapple and graprfruit combo first and then some orange rind and grainy earth notes that all blend into a very aromatic nose overall.

The earthy notes in the Mosiac hop flavor dominates. Pine and dry grasses, peppery citrus and a very light and clean malt balance. The very crispy malt effect makes it easy to enjoy the excellent flavor that comes from Mosiac. T

This IPA is on the lighter side of the complexity scale, as its light and dry mouthfeel keeps it simple but very enjoyable. The malt is very interesting and the Mosiac is showcased well, but seems a bit "one dimensional" in the texture and depthbof flavor.

Overall...I highly suggest you try SOME.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to SawDog505 for this can.

A - Dark orange color, with

S - Sticky pine and citrus resin.

T - Citrus and sticky pine.

M - Big medium body.

O - A great IPA.

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Photo of Boto
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can from Brewery: This one pours a hazy, lighter amber/golden color. There was a small white head. A touch lighter nose, but good. Citrus, pine, maybe some melon and berries. The taste is good. A fair amount of bitterness. Melon, citrus and pine hop flavors are predominate. Love the reference to Frank Zappa in the name.

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Photo of scotorum
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

SOME APOSTROPHE IPA 4/27/17

Beer seven of nine (LOL Voyager fans) in my new series on Maine brews. There were supposed to be ten but #7 turned out to be a Mass. brew (Night Shift Santilli). This one is from York.

No canning date is visible. This absence seems to be becoming more common, but for reviewers and those who prefer their IPAs fresh it is important for this style especially.

Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Tree House stemmed tulip pint.

a: Nearly clear amber with a finger plus slightly off white head which receded to slight surface foam and a little spotty lacing.

s: Mild citrus.

t: Stronger citrus over a medium bready malt base along with a moderate hop bite. Becomes more piney as it warms, as do most.

m; Medium, good body and carbonation tingle. Oily texture.

o: An exceptional IPA, tasty and filling. Yet at 6% ABV quite sessionable.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a medium gold. Not too much of a head and no lacing. Aroma tends to fade in and out with citrus and malts. Taste is citrusy. Average carbonation. An above average IPA.

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Photo of digboy
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass. Canned on date was unreadable.

It has a satisfying, honey orange color that is clear and bubbly. Head is finger high with a tannish-white color. Aroma is of peach and pineapple with a hint of grapefruit, but not overpowering. I find the aroma a little muddled, maybe some breadiness coming in that dampens the brightness of the fruit hop tones. This carry over into the flavor profile as well, though I didn't sense it until the beer had warmed up a little. Mouth feel is somewhat thick and malty. The hearty bitterness and distinctive earthy Mosaic hop flavor kick in immediately and stay through to the end where a hint of pine comes through.

Make no mistake – this is a seriously hop-forward beer. I am really pleased with the balance this beer strikes between the malt backbone, bitterness and hop-flavor. A very drinkable beer for when you are looking for more serious IPA. I will pick this up again... doesn't hurt that its brewed the next town over.

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. 11/22/2016 Get Schwifty!

Faint khaki colored three finger tall head, with minimal retention as it slowly slides and settles down the glass to a one finger puck with ease. Mostly clear body, amber orange in color and a slightly pale with a hint of brown. A few odd traces of sediment with later pours.

Classic dank and pineapple tropical hop notes on the aroma. Fairly straightforward and nicely presented with a simple light caramel sweetness backbone. Pretty basic but nothing earth shattering.

Very surprising palate. Creamy mouthfeel which makes for a nice richer malt sweetness and depth from first sip. Rushing tropical sweetness and bitter pineapple nicely accented with a light classic brown sugar flavor in the mid palate. Finishes quite fruity with a light small lingering hint of pine on the aftertaste as well.

Real good flavored new American hopped Mosaic IPA.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.49/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can dated 11/22/16

Pours hazy amber orange with a frothy white foam head. Smells like pineapple, passionfruit, guava, mango, nectarine, orange, grapefruit, lime, blueberry, toasted crackery malts, with dank resinous earthy pine and floral herbal grass. Tastes like pineapple, passionfruit, guava rind, mango, nectarine, orange, grapefruit, lime, blueberry, some toasted crackery malt, with dank resinous earthy pine and floral herbal grass. Feels medium bodied, thick and creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice Mosaic-hopped IPA.

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Photo of mnj21655
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy pale orange in color with a moderate white head. I get generically tropical hops with a bit of lime in the aroma. Taste is heavy on the tropical hops with a touch of green melon in the background. Decent mouthfeel, medium body and carbonation. A solid beer, but the tropical fruits taste a bit artificial; it distarcts from my enjoyment of the beer but doesn't ruin it for me.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Can
Canned: Oct-26-2016 (Consumed Nov-16)


A:
Pours a clearish honey gold with three fingers soapy beige head, to a chunky film couple specks of lacing. (4)

S:
Lime rind, juniper, weed and dirt. (4)

T:
Resinous, piny bitterness up front with a dank green pungency backing it up and a lingering juniper sap finish. (4.25)

M:
Medium body/carbonation, lacquer feel with crisp carbonation. (4)

O:
Tasty beer.
Nice big, earthy IPA with a resinous feel. It looks fairly nice and has an interesting aroma that is very limey. It's fairly drinkable and reminds me of back when this flavor profile of IPA wasn't as few and far between in seems to be these days (especially in this area of the continent). Would have it again. (4)

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Photo of Jimmys
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

9/27/16 date on the bottom of the can. not sure if it is a canned on or enjoy by...

pours fairly cloudy. correction, very cloudy. amber/brown hue. citrus rind and orange pith. loads of hop flavor in this one, but a tad unrefined. bitterness is strong in the finish.

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Photo of barsonthetrak
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Better than many here are giving it credit for. Easily trumps Goldilox and Crystal Persuasion when it comes to SoMe's hoppy offerings. Price was high around $9 for a bomber. Dark and turbid with a pungent, herbaceous nose. Hops come in warm for 6%, a bit syrupy in the sip but not in a way that detracts. Well brewed beer, kicking myself I didn't buy it sooner.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Couldn't find a bottled date. Nice nose once the cap is popped - pine, fresh cut grass and orange rind. Taste is spruce, lemon zest, mandarin orange and herbal tea. The malt balances the hops to create a very well balanced IPA. Enjoyable and easy to drink.

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Photo of dee4maine
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very decent IPA with pine, citrus and tangerine notes. Sharp bitter bite and a respectable malt backbone make it different from the neighboring IPAs. Mouthfeel is both sharp upfront and soft in end.

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Photo of StringsAreWings
3.56/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a translucent straw gold with a slight bit of peach color depending on how the light hits it. Fresh as it gets but almost no head. The half finger one that did show receded almost instantly. Minimal lacing.

S: Malt and the slightest hint of hops. A very light nose.

T: I like this one. Aims for bitter over sweet. A simple malt and hop combo with grapefruit on the finish. While I usually prefer juice to the bitter side it's done really well here. If you want some bitter hops come and get them.

F: Bright carbonation that could be toned down slightly (although with no sweetness this might be the right match). Really dry finish that helps lend a crispness.

Overall I enjoyed trying this one. With so much sweetness in so many beers this was a nice crisp, hop bitter alternative for a change. Definitely tasted fresh. On the con side the lack of a real nose and head along with minimal lacing says to me there is work still to be done on this recipe.

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Has been hard to get because of smallness of brewery but they have started canning it now and more readily available. Yea!!! For me it's their signature beer and worth it. One of the best IPA's from a Maine brewery and that's saying a lot

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Photo of hudsonvalleyslim
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber poured into a Proclamation tulip. Very nice dry IPA, Mosaic hopped (which I like), and a reasonable 6% abv. Which I also like. Amber, a tad chewy, very good. Nice little brewery to visit as well.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Darker Amber color with a thick off white head.

Smell: Citrus and pine notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops and a sweet citrus finish.

Overall: Not a bad beer. I would have this one again.

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Photo of illpass78
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint on tap in a shaker at Hella Good in Portland.

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear gold with a big frothy white head. Nice pour by the server.

Aroma: Very floral with some lemon and a touch of freshly cut grass.

Taste: Juicy, fruity IPA. Lots of grapefruit, lemon, maybe a tiny touch of mango. Some pine-type flavor and a bit of herbyness and spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Very drinkable. Great taco beer.

Overall: A winner from Some. Everything I want in an IPA. Juicy, sticky and hoppy. Good stuff.

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Photo of Jason
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber, sample from the brewery.

Great looking head and lacing that leaves a trail dow the glass. Deep golden hue shows it clarity. Fresh citrus zesty hoppiness in the nose, hints of bready malt and alcohol as well. Lands semi-dry with more of a stone fruit and citrus blend, dry grainy tone throughout with a kiss of chalky yeast and tangerine in the finish. Love the dryish side of this brew, really lets the hop character pop. With each sip it grows on me.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, floral hops and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with strong flavors of fruity citrus and caramel. Then a strong piney hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and provides a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is a very solid IPA to drink for a long time.

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Photo of DoreenAndDave
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Beer is a clear amber with a thin, persistent ivory head. Nose is big, juicy mosaic hops: lots of orange and fir with hints of berry and passionfruit. Taste follows the nose. Not much malt up front with a strong mosaic finish. Mouthfeel is a bit light. Overall, a very nice beer. This is all about the mosaic hops: there's not much else going on here. A bit more malt or heft to complement the hops might help take this beer from good to excellent.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a goblet at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that to a thin layer. It is a hazy orange yellow color with some clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Resiny pine, pineapple, melon, tangerine, lemon, caramel, bready, and biscuity malts.

Taste: Awesome hop flavor. Tropical, lemony, citrus, grassy, herbsl, and spicy hops. Nice malt bill, a little chewy, and light bitterness. Very tasty and delicious.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, delicious, medium carbonation, light bitterness, and a little chewy.

Overall: Love the hop flavor in this IPA. Definitely getting another.

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Photo of Zella2010
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I greatly enjoyed this.

A - Lingering head, and who doesn't love head. Lighter side of copper coloring.

S - I get passion fruit and slight piney, in that order.

T - Taste sort of follows the direction of the aroma. As it warms up a bit, I feel like the piney flavors become a bit more prominent.

M - Carbonation seems right on point for this sort of IPA.

O - This beer reminds of of a piney version of something like Baxter Stowaway IPA. Very nice IPA I look forward to enjoying again.

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Photo of jlindros
3.46/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

No date on the bottle...

Pours a huge 2.5 finger fizzy bubbly head that fades at a med pace, hazy nectar orange color, bubbly lacing.

Nose big hops, and immediately realized this is a mosaic heavy IPA which is unfortunate... lots of grassy earthy hops, big pine sap, piney like a pine tree on fire, with big dank resin, mild orange zest and tropical notes hidden in the back, some fruity aromas keep trying to come through but fail miserably. Even the mild sweet malty character stays muted, nothing can break past the walls of the mosaic pine resin and earthy grass.

Taste starts nice actually, a refreshing mild malt character with hint of sweetness, little toasty note, etc, and the hops start lightly at first, a little grassy flavor, touch fruity and floral even, but then suddenly like a summer downpour, the piney resin washes over, smothering everything in it's path, big spicy pine, earthy forest floor covered in burning pine needles, resin and burning grass just take over, big bitterness too. Sticky sap like finish, lingering pine tree sap and resin, with mild fruity notes and caramel that gets this icky bitter pine mixed in, like licking pine tree sap right off the tree.

Mouth is med bod, nice fluffy carb actually bordering too much carbonation.

Overall, eh, sigh, another IPA falls to the likes of mosaic. It's not the next Citra people! THis hop is terrible, I don't understand how people like it so much. Mosaic, destroyer of IPAs and everything good in a nice hoppy beer.

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Apostrophe IPA from SoMe Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 128 ratings