This is a new thing we're gonna be doing. Evan and I were talking about how we like trying new beers, specifically new IPAs. My brain jumped to drinking a six pack and reviewing it beer by beer. So here we go. Usually I just grab a six pack of Lagunitas and call it a day because it's easy, I know I like it, and I hate making decisions. Today I had to mix it up. I grabbed Apocalypse IPA. The choice was strictly due to bottle design, not gonna lie. Maybe as I delve deeper into this I'll do some research on the brewery. Here. We. Go.
Beer 1 - 6:15PM
I just got home from work. First order of business is to get the fuck out of my pants and long sleeve shirt because it is summer and I am a human bag of sweet. Second is to get situated at the desk. Have my laptop next to me playing my tv shows. Have Adobe Premiere up on the main computer so I can edit a blind taste test. Everything is ready to go. Now comes first sip.
Especially when it comes to tasting things or when someone is hanging a picture and they ask me if it is straight.
Beer 2 - 6:38PM
Drank the first beer quick. Maybe too quick? I haven't eaten dinner yet so sad as it is to say that one beer has me already feeling good. Maybe it's just the mindset that I know I'm gonna feel good later kicking in. Anyway I think I like Apocolyspe IPA. I'ts making me not hate editing this blind taste test, which I usually hate doing.
Beer 3 - 7:48PM
Feeling good. Just finished cooking. I made a Blue Apron meal but had to go rogue. I know this isn't about blue apron but real quick let me get this off my chest. Yo Blue Apron, your cooking instruction paragraphs make me feel dyslexic. I've never read a paragraph so many times and obtained so little. Bullet points and visuals please.
The food was okay. It'll make a nice soft landing spot for the beer to soak into. Believe it or not (believe it) the IPA is still tasting good.
I did some research.
Apocalypse IPA is brewed by 10 Barrel Brewing Company, which works out of Bend, Oregon. Apocalypse is 6.8% alcohol.
They've got three breweries in Oregon and one in Idaho! Idaho! No Idea when they started. That probably means they are new to the game. Feel like companies only advertise when they originated to brag about how long they've been around. I found this video of a brewer named Jimmy (coincidence or serendipity) explaining how it tastes.
Flavor. Pop. Drinkability.
Check, what?, check. So far so good.
Beer 4 - 8:44PM
Clearly the pace has slowed down. About an hour for the last couple beers but I've been busy. I finished the blind taste test edit. I'm feeling great. I just started tonight's episode of Big Brother and I'm pretty sure I will put this beer down over the course of the episode.
I know I've said it already but I'm not afraid to repeat myself. I like this beer. I liked it from the get-go. Good stuff. I feel like this review process will be way more interesting when I don't like the beer I'm drinking right away. Even more interesting if I dislike it and have to drink six of them.
Beer 5 - 9:47PM
Big news folks. Apocalypse IPA... still a fan. If I were to guess what flavors i am tasting and these are total guesses cause i don't know what beer flavors are. I would say that this beer is not fruity. It's not sour. It's not proteiny. It's not chocolaty. It's bitter. Does bittery mean hoppy? Fuck if I know. It's good. It's not too filling. It's getting me a nice drunk.
Beer 6 - 10:42PM
Kind of interesting to see that it was an hour for beer for the last five. I guess it was good of me to space it out that way. Final thoughts on the beer. Good stuff. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Will drink again. I like the graphics. I like the name 10 Barrel Brewery. I don't like the name Apocalypse cause it reminds me of nerds and the bible.
Alright because I am pretty drunk and I feel bad about how bad I am at actually reviewing beer. Here is a review of Apocalypse by someone who at least knows how to fake be a beer critic.
If you have a suggestion for a beer to review. Lemme know.
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