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Off Color Apex Predator

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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For Apex Predator Farmhouse Ale, we pitch the yeast cold, turn off the temperature control, and let the yeast do it’s thing. To our delight, it spat out the sweet scent of juicy fruit wafting from a frothy, white mane. Brewed only with grain and sugar unencumbered by the heat of the kiln, we create a hazy, golden body. Apex Predator gets its teeth from a generous Crystal dry-hopping that completes the dry finish with a fruity bite. Pounce on the opportunity to let it part your lips and you may find yourself at the top of the food chai

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (771) - Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with thick white head. Aroma is spicey, fruity, tropical. Taste is light, crisp, fruity, yeasty, really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse Charlottesville. Pours a hazy yellow with a thin frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of earthy, nutty notes, bready malts, spicy and herbal hops. Pretty dry. The taste is spicy hops, pale bready malt, spice, yeast, bubblegum. Pretty dry, medium bodied, strong lingering spice. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (367) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Little head. Left a film on the top. Very strong aroma of citrus, tastes of grapefruit. Smooth, almost creamy. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (670) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2014
An usual aroma of hops, with a trace of cloves and a metallic undertone. Pale gold color clear with a short lasting white head. An unconventional taste of hops, fruit and an unusual metallic undertone. A viscous feel with a spicy hops finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike5326 (923) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Murky yellow color, small white head. Floral hops aroma. Medium body with a quite unique transitioning flavor of hops and fruit with a medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shot (144) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Pours a hazy light straw color with a creamy white head. Aromas are pine, apricot and bitter citrus. Flavors are fruity and yeasty. Apricot, orange peel, honey, and pepper with a slight herbal tone. Piney hops dominate a crisp finish. Light, but creamy, mouthfeel. Hoppy, fruity, and very refreshing! This is just delicious! I’ve gotta have more of this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle from Elizabeth Station, Bellingham
Cloudy blond color; medium sized head. Strange aroma, original; bready, flowery, crackery, very deep; there is elderflower and passion fruit. Dry mouthfeel; nice spicy flavor, coriander, citrus peel (tangerine and cedar); a bit astringent in the end.
Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
12 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy pale golden with a small white head. Aroma is on the hoppier side, with citra hops, dry grains, more dry hops, and farmhouse yeast. Flavour is also on the hoppier side, with delicious dry juicy citra hops, a medium Belgian yeast component, and a dry biscuity malt backing. Fantastic balance, with great hopping and complex yeasts. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10680) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Draft. Poured hazy golden color with an average frothy white head that was lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy yeast and citrus aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3203) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 6, 2014
12 oz. bottle purchased at Winooski Beverage Warehouse, VT. Color is an unfiltered straw color. Aroma is peppery yeast and mild citrus. Kind of herbal.

The flavor leans on the herbal side with citrus a secondary note. The body is on the fuller side with some chewy yeast. The texture is really dry with a dusty straw and dusty wheat finish. Overall you can certainly find more complex brews in this style but this is a nice example of more classic rendition.

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