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 UCLABrewN84
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and pine needle aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp but sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice citrus forward hop characteristics that are slightly better in the smell to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of 50marathons
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice balance. I prefer a little more citrus

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Photo of whatthehull
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a wine/snifter glass

A - A nice light blood orange color (beautiful hues), tiny bubbles and a nice one finger off white frothy head

S - Very pungent fruit, loud sugar, nice booze, over ripe pineapple, subtlety sexy hops, smooth pine, slight earthy wood, very floral, tons of malt, slight baking yeast and slightly grainy

T - Pineapple, roses, huge hops (smacks you in the mouth), tons of sugar, nice easy booze, not very yeasty, some pine, grass, a bit dank, grains and the overflow-eth

M- medium plus body, little carbonation, ok complexity, decent balance and a huge plus long hoppy/sugary/malty finish

D/O - Very drinkable for anytime of day and any season of the year. This is for the hop heads. If you're a balanced IPA drinker this one only slightly balances at the end but not much. A good slice of pizza, hot dog or some BBQ goes with this one.

Final Thoughts - It is still hard for me to wrap $8 for a 22oz around my head when you can get some excellent beers for at max $15 a sixer. Yet, this is one to give a try. A score of 88 (200+ reviewers) is a bit low, but again the hops are a huge component in this IPA.

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Photo of CJNAPS
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mre4b
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zetcha7x
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jamesmk48
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwg782
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Coorsy
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CMundt4994
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AleHunter805
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SawDog505
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MIrvine
4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnCassillo
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Rick778
3.42/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drewone
3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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