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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 459 |  Reviews: 156
Photo of metter98
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a collar of large bubbles around the edge of the glass and a thin layer of bubbles on the remaining surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of piney hops and caramel malts are present in the nose along with some notes of citrus.
T: The taste starts out with flavors of caramel malts and quickly transitions over to citrusy, floral, and piney and spicy hops, the latter of which lingers through the finish. The hops contribute a moderate amount of bitterness. Slight amounts of alcohol are noticeable towards the back end.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is mostly dominated by aromas and flavors of caramel and pine. While quite strong, it does a rather good job of masking most of the alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Jmikepow
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mtbfatty
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of jzeilinger
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ColdWaffles
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bradley_BizKutZ
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dheldman
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tastesogood
4.56/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ToddThompson
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.29/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy copper color. The head is two fingers high and off-white in shade. Retention is decent, while the texture is rough (suggesting intense bitterness). Lots of lacing sticks to the glass, as well. Even with the haze, it looks good. (3.75)

Smell: Well, this smells like a blast from the past. Instead of new school, high-falutin' hops, here we get a classic mix of grapefruity/floral Cascade and earthy English hops. Pine also pops assertively. The maltiness is typical caramel, but subdued for a DIPA. I don't know what else to say, other than this: it smells BITTER. (3.5)

Taste: I half expected this to be the bastard son of Hopsickle, Ruination 1.0, and Bigfoot in terms of bitterness. And yet, no. Somehow, the earthy English hops keep the floral, piny Cascade in check from start to finish. Traces of pineapple and grapefruit flutter around, as well. A caramel malt upsurge on the back end also helps to quash some of the bitterness. As I sip this more, I start to notice: the bitterness isn't as timid as I thought. It pops the more I drink it - come to think of it, this helps it go down easy without becoming ridiculously oppressive. Nothing here is blowing me away, but it works okay as an old school DIPA. (3)

Mouthfeel: This has good crispness, while the heft is style-appropriate. The finish is moderately sweet, as well. Carbonation is slightly concealed by the body's thickness, though it does enough to cleanse the palate sufficiently. (3.75)

Overall: I can't remember the last time I had something from these guys! Perhaps unsurprisingly, their Mid-Atlantic distribution is spotty and delayed. As my first Bear Republic beer for a while, this was okay. Definitely stuck in the old-school train of though - for better or worse - but far from bad. Admittedly, English hop notes don't speak to me unless they're paired with English ale esters...which this one lacks. Worth trying, just don't expect a juicy tropical fruit bomb. (3.25)

3.29/5: A fun beer to try, but not my favorite DIPA

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Photo of rdoggg
4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sd123
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of InspectorBob
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgiant
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ncarter5889
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeMans
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twage04
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Unremarkable but still enjoyable. Served on tap at whole foods. I could have sworn this was a Simcoe bomb until I read the decription, I did get the cascade right though! Interesting combo with the ekg hops. Malt was hidden with alcohol but set the stage well. Solid beer even if the hop profile was less ambitious than a lot of dipas.

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Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tvghost
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Highbury09
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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