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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Clear golden amber with a small white head... nice retention decent lacing... Aroma of grapefruit and citrus with mild sweet malts as well. Flavors follow suit nicely, loads of citrus and fruity pebble flavors... awesome beer, medium bodied medium mouthfeel, lively...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2011
4 oz draft at ChurchKey. deep orange pour with a small white head. big orange / citrus hop nose and flavor throughout. solid body with a really nice balance between big citrus hops and sweet / caramel malts. zesty finish with a lasting bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Pours a surprisingly deep red with a thick white head and moderate lace. Nose is resiny and piney with some elements of medium roast malt. Full mouthfeel starting with a light citrus, moving into a syrupy grass and orange peel hop explosion. A hop lovers dream.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Tap @ falling rock. Copper, clarity, thin head. Malty and pine hop aroma. Big crisp hops and malty backbone. Pretty awesome

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1659) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Freshly tapped keg, and holla! Unfilterred orange. Aroma is a little underwhelming but some citrus, mostly grapefruit. Flavor is fantastic. Rich grapefruit hops and a touch of malt but perfectly balanced. Im glad the abv is reasonable. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (616) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2011
(draft) A frosted amber body with a small dense head. Very aromatic with strong floral notes and fruit (orange, grapefruit, peach) and pine as well. Bitter hops all the way through, but some peachy-sweetness up front before drying out. Peach and orange aftertaste. Medium bodied, a little chewy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6323) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2011
This poured a dark yellow to light orange with a beige head. Aroma was nice dank hops, piney and some grapefruit, with some pale malt too. Flavor was a bit on the sweet side but not completely cloying, sweet pale malt and bitter citrus and piney hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Pours a nice dark amber. Light aroma of herbal hops and some yeast. Medium bodied with a nice balance, I dunno, just not that interesting for some reason.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maverick34 (2983) - New York, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Draft from Ginger 36th. Pours an opaque gold with foamy lingering head. Nose is earth and very floral hops and pine. Taste is similar with very clean finish. Not punishingly bitter at all - a good example of a hoppy beer that doesn’t try to smoke you with bitters.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2011
(On draught at Papago). Pours clear copper color with off-white head. Moderate carbonation. Aroma has grapefruit, papaya, mango and pine. Taste is sharply bitter with some underlying malt sweetness. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Bitter finish. Bitter than most DIPA and not as sweet, this beer is more IPA, but its very good.


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