Mach 10 | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
88
very good
459 Ratings
Mach 10Mach 10
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
California, United States
bearrepublic.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pass through the event horizon with this IPA2. American Cascades meld a citrus blast with spicy English First Golds. Savor an intense hoppiness, smooth bitterness and subtle malt character. Prepare to go hypersonic!

100+ IBU

Added by MisterClean on 09-26-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
459
Reviews:
156
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.43%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
67
For Trade:
0
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1.5/5  rDev -61.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.8%

Photo of themind
2.42/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not my thing, bitter cardboard.

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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of MonkeyBread
2.57/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from 22oz bottle into a standard glass.

Appearance: pretty standard DIPA color. Perhaps a little darker than typical. Limited head retention.

Smell: non-existent, uh oh. This is literally odorless

Taste: front is a mild dose of floral and maybe a vague bit of stone fruit. Almost non existent flavor. Then the bitterness takes over. Just tons of English hops and C American hops that are adding no interesting flavors, just astringent bitterness.

Overall: I've never had a bad Bear Republic beer. This is awful. Have to drain pour it. I'm thinking there was a shipping issue in the heat that skunked this beer. Tastes like a homebrew where you boiled a gazillion low quality hops for 3 hours and that was it. Just bitterness and nothing else. Miserable.

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Photo of sgameroz
2.58/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Way too sweet. Buy something else.

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Photo of Cougar990
2.75/5  rDev -30%

Photo of kvgomps
2.75/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of demuzik
2.88/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours a slightly-murky orange, with low head retention, but adequate lacing.

The smell is strong and hoppy, of course - like you're sticking your nose into a basket of various hop types.

The taste is a bit harsh; I'm a fan of Racer 5 and the double IPA style, but I don't think they pulled through on maintaining the essential balance of malt backbone and hop FLAVOR alongside the hop BITTERNESS; the bitterness is there, and jerks you around, overwhelming both the flavor of hop and malt.

The mouthfeel is heavy, alcoholic, and warm. I typically go for the DIPA styles that are surprisingly light in body, so this one being heavy, and somewhat sticky, did not win points with me.

Overall, not a failed attempt by Bear Republic, but disappointing - hop bitterness does not a IIPA make; need the hop flavor, a balanced body, and malt flavor alongside in my book.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
2.88/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a draft into a pint glass at KnB Wine Cellars in San Diego, Calif. Color was a hazy mixture of brown and orange. Minimal head. Light lacing on the top. Spread out film on the sides of the glass.

Really, really struggled to find a smell. Very bland. Got a sweet citrus sniff late with some caramel in there, too.

Strong bite of alcohol to start, almost rubbing alcohol. Got some caramel at the end. Smooth finish made the taste a 3.0 as it was on pace for a lot lower.

Medium body. Average carbonation. Smooth beer, though.

I thought it was just an okay beer. I’d probably give it another try since I liked the Racer so much. Maybe it was just a bad pour.

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of dertyd
3.05/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mactrail
3.05/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Double IPA, English hops. Hugely bitter. Vast malty richness splayed and ravished by the monstrous excess of hops. Strong honey taste with fruit cocktail and grapefruit rind. So intense, with flavors so bitter and so sweet, it's a challenge. Some sipping proves interesting, but half a small snifter leaves me gasping.

Well, this is definitely Adults Only and drinks Double Bastard for breakfast. Manly hop wonks should take note.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.13/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a transparent golden amber color with a massive off white head. Retention is excellent and there are many webs of lacing. Smell and taste are both the same, sweet malt bomb with a touch of citrus and pine. Not good. Feel is medium and slick. Overall not a good beer. I love Racer 5, but this is not anywhere near as good.

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Photo of Yellolab2010
3.16/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ArrogantB
3.16/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery in Healdsburg. orange color, decent head. Smells hoppy, alcohol, malts. Flavor is very hoppy and bitter but not quite a west coast and the alcohol is very apparent. Overall I was expecting to like this a lot but Apex is so much better. In fact the fresh Racer 5 on tap blew this away.

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3.16/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of drabmuh
3.21/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at a local bar. Beer is orange with a white head of small and medium bubbles. Leaves some lacing carbonation low. Its a little hazy.

Aroma is nearly non-existent. Really annoyed. Where are the in your face hops?

Weak...weak....WEAK! My pilsner I had after this was more complex and flavorful and I didn't like it either. Its thin, fruity, mildly bitter, its a no show.

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Photo of dconstandinesouthern
3.23/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Bumblebtna
3.29/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Mach 10 from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
3.93 out of 5 based on 459 ratings.
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