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 bryanlindsey12345
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tim725
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ego
3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

eyes...
pretty heady... at first, pale straw tone with a touch of orange, the head melts away pretty quickly, there is more legs than lacing here, carbonation from the bottom is sparse, kind scoring on the just OK meter

nose...
orange peel, some caramel malts... and not much else, a faint waft of hops if I really study this

taste etc...
decently medium body, good mouth feel (nice and full), rolling orange tone with some mild bitters, a touch of warming in ole gullet speaks to the ABV, drinks very smoothly

verdict?
the world is full of double IPAs, mach 10 is er Mach 3, not a bad beer mind you but cmon now... especially a cali brewer should realize you have to bring a little more.

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Photo of Gregafree
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wiffler27
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours Amber with a thick head, looks pretty damn good.

Smell is full of caramel malt and sweet hops.

Taste is full of caramel malt and finishes bitter. Nothing special but still good, has a syrupy finish. Some spice to this as well.

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Photo of simonj01
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arizcards
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had a snifter at Ground Control in Litchfield Park last night for $6.00.

Beer was served orange with a nice white head that left some lacing behind.

Nose was mild citrus, nothing outstanding.

Taste was nice, Large malt base melded well with citrus forward hops. Residual bitterness was mild.

Feel was medium bodied and smooth yet somewhat refreshing.

Overall a nice solid 2ipa from a brewer that has proven to be consistent over the years.
Try it if you come across it!

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Photo of JKasten988
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Tiernan
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of johlac66
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HawkeyBum
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rand
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber to nonic pint glass

There's a lot of debate regarding the origination of the West Coast IPA, and as it was an evolved process no one can point to one definitive, 'first' beer. But a lot of people point to Bear Republic as one of a handful of breweries to first start pumping these out - Racer 5 was definitely ONE of the first. And everything they brew is quality, most of what they brew is hoppy. Mach 10 easily falls in the both categories.

The brew has a deep, copper-orange color, completely opaque, chilled-haze aside. A medium sudsy head leaves little patches of sticky lacing

The nose is surprisingly gentle, subdued but refreshing. Crisp citrus notes, orange zest and a touch of honeyed bread describe the bouquet. The expected boozy, warming rush isn't there.

Nothing reserved on the palate though. Sharp bitter hops rush to the front of the palate; piney, cirtusy, rindy. The malt backbone doesn't exactly balance the bitter-sweet aspects, but it's not really necessary. The lightly sweet malts combine to yield earthy, tea-like aspects, maybe a little oaky. Alcohol kicks in toward the back of the sip, which would close with a long finish, but ample carbonation and a relatively light mouthfeel keeps things fresh between sips.

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Photo of garyloveman
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of LADaveBN
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep orange color. Nose is where this beer excels: pineapple, oranges, tangerines. Very nice. Taste lacks compared to the smell. I was expecting big citrus. Got subtle tropical fruits and bready malt. Finishes with a somewhat unbalanced bitterness. Medium/light carb. Feel is crisp. Overall, a decent DIPA.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Sampled at HOB 5/16. Easy to take kinda choc malty

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Photo of InfernoBoss
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 805FIG
4.69/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy orange, almost copper. Excellent lacing and mouthfeel. This beer has a caramel and biscuit flavor crossed with a orange, slightly bitter ipa. Like a good belgian beer spliced with a sculpin. This beer should be rated higher. Innovative, juicy, and drinkable.

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Photo of jphipps83
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of beantown_hopster
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of breardon1776
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

For a double IPA. Excellent and does come off so heavy.

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Photo of billab914
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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