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RATINGS: 388   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 248   ABV: 8.25%
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Apex: The highest point, the culmination or climax. In racing, the apex of the turn is approached differently as conditions dictate but always with a forward looking mindset. This beer is the culmination of years of brewing and drinking hop forward IPAs. We reserve the right to move forward, to advance the style to the next Apex. 2009 California State Fair - Silver 2009 The Bistro Double IPA Fest – Bronze & People’s Choice 2009 Night of the Living Ales Cask Festival – 3rd Place & People’s Choice


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotchzombie (391) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Pours hazy amber with a fat and foamy off white head that hangs awhile. Aroma is fantastic sweet tropical citrus and caramel. Taste dials down the sweetness considerably. Biscuity malts undergird peach and grapefruit citrus flowing into a nice bitter finish. Really well-balanced. If you like your IPAs more bitter than sweet and with a high gravity wallop, this is the beer for you. Outstanding.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (872) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle. Hazy murky bright orange. Bright citrus. Grapefruit. Delicious. Love this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1821) - - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange with a frothy white head. Aroma is citrus and rind. Taste adds a little bready malt. Crisp mouthfeel. Great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4784) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Lots of citrus with a good dose of florals in this, making a good disguise for the booze. Pours hazy golden with decent head and lacing. Finish is pretty bitter with some tang. Tap at Churchkey.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1608) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2015
With Zach and Audrie at Brass Tap, Coral Springs, pours an copper orange color. Nose is deep sweet citrus with a predominance of grapefruit and passionfruit. Taste is bittersweet with strong citrus and moderate pine and resin. Finish is bittersweet and has a moderately long citrus ending. Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1537) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2015
On tap at Brass Tap Coral Springs. Pours orange with an off white head and aroma of hops and citrusy fruits. Taste is bitter, nice hop notes with citrus, grapefruit and fruit notes into the dry, bitter finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (760) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Delicious, juicy grapefruit hop aroma. Medium yellow with a white head. More sweet and bitter grapefruit in the taste along with a green dankness. Not cloying at all which is surprising considering all the hoppy goodness here. Perfectly balanced caramel and honey sweetness for the bitterness. The alcohol is obvious but also perfectly balanced. Finishes sweet and bitter with lasting citrus notes. This is a big, balanced, delicious DIPA!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theOptimator (300) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Aroma is citrus floral and sweet bright malt forward. Light pine. Appearance is copper hazy with a medium frothy off white head. Taste is citrus apricot pine aroma hopping forward with a pronounced sweet caramel malt. Firm bitterness finishes. Palate is medium and crisp. Malt is larger than typical for the style which I feel balances the sizeable hop bitterness well. Alcohol warmth is pleasant and subtle. Overall one of the best of the style I have had. Nothing really new here, but everything is big and done well. Extra maltiness is what I think makes this a little different though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bronzan (130) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Pours a nice deep copper. Great hoppy aroma. Good body with just enough sweetness to cut down on any excess bitterness. This is a good one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madchemist83 (123) - USA - FEB 16, 2015
Grapefruit, pine and orange peel. Hazy copper. Nice crisp mouthfeel lots of pine. High alcohol masked well by enormous hop.


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