Beer Review: ELEVATION APIS IV

Beer Review: ELEVATION APIS IV

Elevation Beer Co.’s Apis IV pays tribute to the industrious honeybees of Colorado, sourcing caramelized honey that adds a distinctive touch to this remarkable beer. The IV in its name nods to both the quartet behind Elevation’s transformation from dream to reality and the loosely adhered-to Belgian Dark Strong Ale style. Crafted for the enjoyment of cool Colorado summer nights, the beer invites camaraderie and creative musings, embodying the spirit of its inception.

Appearance

The liquid cascades into the goblet, revealing a dark brown hue with a head that swiftly dissipates.

Aroma

Upon inhalation, the olfactory experience unfolds with notes reminiscent of a box of chocolates and sassafras. While acknowledging the existence of a quad called “a box of chocolates,” this brew’s bouquet aligns perfectly with that description.

Taste

The flavor profile unfolds a tapestry of dark chocolate, bread crust, spicy hops, and caramelized dark fruit, contributing to a complex and satisfying palate.

Mouthfeel

With a medium-bodied constitution and vibrant carbonation, the mouthfeel complements the array of flavors, enhancing the overall drinking experience.

Overall

In the realm of quadrupel ales, Elevation Apis IV excels, showcasing richness and maltiness. What stands out is the impressive restraint on the alcohol front, with the 10.7% ABV leaving no pronounced heat or booziness. Kudos to these newcomers for delivering a commendable brew that hits the mark.