Sammer (967) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft in Bend, Oregon. Taste is flowers, pine cones and grapefruit, with a light hint of booze. Nice.
jimmytalent (84) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Welcome the Apocalypse from 10 Barrel. It is worth the reckoning. This IPA pours a translucent golden color with a white cap and tight lacing. Aroma if pineapple and other fruits (mainly citrus). The palate is greeted with a refreshing blend of citrus fruits with notes of orange and hops galore. I love this IPA. Now on the lookout for more from 10 Barrel.
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CMattdrink (2) - - MAY 16, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hoppy, which accountss for the bitter flavor and bold taste. After taste of liquor
Mora2000 (5162) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange with a white head. Aroma is perfume, flowers, bread, orange citrus and a good bit of candy sweetness. Flavor is pine and citrus up front with some flowers, bread and low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013-04-26. Crisp orange Body nice white head. 3+ Aroma is a bit alcoholic, sweet pale malt, fruity hops. Flavour is relatively bitter,light resin and notes of citrus seeds. Very smooth average bodied palate. 3+ Pretty decent. On tap at Blackback Pub, Waterbury
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild citrus and a bit of pine and resin. Mild dank character in the background. Slight grain. Pretty light.
Metalchopz (2025) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, VT. Pours a slightly haze amber colour with good lacing all around and a head with decent retention. Good hoppy nose with orange notes. Same flavours with the nice orange blending over the hop. A nice mix of citrus (grapefruit for hop, orange-fruitiness for malts). Quite refreshing.
ACHops (477) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle, finally available in Seattle. Pours darkish pale golden with thick fluffy head. Aroma is fresh hops with notes of pine and grapefruit. Taste is crisp light caramel malt with big juicy hops. Sweet citrus and punchy bitter fresh hop notes. Delicious IPA, could easily pass for a fresh hopped version. Pretty impressive out of the bottle.
altonbrownd (4502) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bridgetown Beerhaus. Hazy caramel body with medium head. Nose is malty. Taste is hops and citrus aplenty. Really nice. Smooth and creamy texture. Bitter finish.
ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated 3/29/13. 22 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark gold color with middling clarity. The head is an impressive looking four finger (via aggressive pour) offwhite shade. Retention here is quite strong, and as the head slowly recedes, plenty of lacing is left on the glass.
S: Big grapefruit here on the nose. A bit of malt sweetness breaks up all the hops, but ultimately, the pine, black pepper, and grapefruit qualities from the hops win out.
T: Similar to the aroma, the dominant flavor on the palate is grapefruit-derived hop flavors. I half-expected an upsurge of bitter, piny hop flavors on the back end, but no. The bitterness is really well restrained here, seemingly replaced with savory, nonintrusive caramel malts and bright citrus peel. Nonintrusive is the key word here - to me, an overt malt backbone can kill an IPA worse than excessive hop bitterness can, and this strikes a balance between the two aspects. As it warms up, the flavor really takes on a savory, herbal bend to it, especially on the finish.
M: The texture features good dryness, however it could be a bit lighter in my opinion. Still, I like the lack of palate wrecking bitterness here. I’d almost call it ’soft’ - but not quite.
O: What a pleasant surprise! I wasn’t really expecting too much here, but I’m honestly impressed with this offering. This is a great example of a ’balanced’ IPA.