Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Apocalypse Lager (2012 Bluesapalooza) | Mammoth Brewing Company

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
Mammoth Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by t420o on 08-05-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by Liana:
Photo of Liana
4/5  rDev -2.2%

More User Reviews:
Photo of t420o
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mammoth Apocalypse Lager (2012 Bluesapalooza)

Bottle from Brewery
30 IBU

From bottle "lager...made using malted barley, flaked maize, white wheat, Owens Valley honey, organic blue agave nectar, Indian paintbrush essence and flowers, hops, Mexican lager yeast, and the mystical Palo Santo wood." 

Wow, sounds interesting..

A- pour produces a 1/2 finger white head receding quick over a gold body. No lacing to speak of. 3.5

S- this thing smells excellent. All the flavors blend very well together. The honey and agave form a sweet, almost coconut-bourbon like smell in the richness. The palo santo wood is very light. Maybe the best smelling lager I've experienced 4.5

T- from what I can only imagine is a combination between the honey and agave the beer has the same almost coconuty and rich taste with an alcohol kick. Almost like bourbon with the taste and warming alcohol kick. Really interesting and excellent beer. Nice yeast taste, wheat, light hop taste  This is a full flavored lager that is right at the top of my favorites for a lager. 4.5 

M- very nice mouthfeel. On the lighter side of carbonation and good body. 4 

O- wasn't sure what to expect but I lived it. One of the best lagers I've ever had and different from and lager I've ever had. I loved it. Drinkability is hindered slightly by the sweetness and richness but a definite winner in my book. 4


 1,415 characters

Photo of mhaugo
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle. Decanted into a 0.47l oversized snifter.
Appearance: A beautiful, golden amber. Crystal clear.
Smell: Spicy and peppery, with a bit of floral bitterness (imagine biting into a rose).
Taste: Consistent with the bitter bite and peppery flavor. The agave comes through very subtly in the aftertaste, like a long-gone shot of tequila. There’s a brilliant touch of honey in finish as well.
Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated and to pull the flavors off your tongue and add layers.
Overall: I love Mammoth Brewing. They have stepped up their game significantly over the past few years. This beer is an amazing offering for this small brewery. In a nutshell; clean, peppery, and spiced. Very unique.

 704 characters

Photo of alwaysanswerb
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of DovaliHops
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed this bottle after tasting it in the Mammoth tasting room after Bluesapalooza. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head that disappears quickly. Scent is very interesting. Much like the BA rating this beer before me, I pick up coconut and bourbon notes. The agave and honey are there. Tons of agave and some orange peel. Light wooden notes. Taste is grainy at first, with some definite lager characteristics. Immediately turns to smooth coconut flavors with honey and agave nectar. The agave is not as heavy in the flavor as it is in the nose. A lot of floral flavors...dandelion. Finishes crisp with mellow hops and some wheat flavors. Mouthfeel is light bodied, yet big...hard to explain. Drinkability is high. Overall, I was very skeptical about this. Once I saw "lager" on the label, I immediately passed it up. After tasting it and reading the back of the bottle, I was sold. It is a very tasty lager.

 924 characters

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Apocalypse Lager (2012 Bluesapalooza) from Mammoth Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer Fest® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • 10 Years of BeerAdvocate Magazine

    We're celebrating 10 years of BA mag with $10 print subscriptions for US residents!