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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 268   ABV: 8.95%
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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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 21, 2010
On tap. Pours with a large foamy head and a slightly hazed orange body. Citrus, caramel, orange, alcohol. Taste is tea, caramel, light hops. Creamy bubbles. A bit faded.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2804) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2010
Pours a golden yellow color with an aroma of citrus, hops, and caramel. Lighter bodied for the style. Flavor of grapefruit, pine, and hops. Well-balanced and well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2010
Draught at Greens. Pours a nice, hazy orange with a medium off white head a some lacing. Sweet, citrusy pine aroma dominates. Flavor begins with sweet citrus fruit (grapefruit and maybe a bit of limon) and tails off into a delicious hoppy, piney finish. A strong brew but not as impressive as I was hoping when I purchased it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2010
draft at the lodge in hilton head. pours a clear, yellow-gold with a medium, soapy, white head and sticky lacing. aroma is very nice and very fruit forward with notes of orange pulp, lemon zest, and mild pineapple with slight soapy notes and hints of pine resins. flavor is great with big, grapefruit citrus hop notes, orange cream-sickle, and soapy florals with a nice balance of toffee malts. palate is medium bodied and slightly oily on the tongue with a nice, bitter, citrusy finish. overall, a solid dipa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 11, 2010
On tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours a clear copper with a bit of lasting white head.. The aroma is a floral hop with grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel with a smooth crisp, prickly hop with a splash of grapefruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2502) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2010
Medium statured offwhite head with decent retention and nice lacing too boot. Lightly hazy orange amber color. Nose jumps right out at you, fruity, piney and cutrusy with light woody notes. Medium bodied, lightly resiny and chewy. Good hop flavors, citrus pine and a nice earthyness with a good caramel malt backing. Fairly dry fruity juicey finish. A real treat had on draft @statelineliquors. Thanks Robert!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2010
growler. Light & golden. Strong hops, easily tamed. I.E. high IBU drinkablity. Prickly. VERY good, but a little early breaking before the apex in the hop depo., na ’mean?Haha. Meh’ still a great beer. A true strong IPA, w/out being a DIPA. Yep.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5866) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 9, 2010
Had at Flying Saucer, Houston .. . Saturday April 3rd 2:35pm .. . Looks spectacular, caramel gold with A+++ lacing .. . simple aromas of pine and resin sap .. . "extra tonic?" .. . abv is perfect .. . light sticky mouthfeel .. . a danger dog brew .. . warms my belly .. . How do you tell when you’re out of invisible ink?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2830) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 7, 2010
The aroma is a nice citrus, caramel. The flavor is the same as the aroma, with a little more pine, and citrus. The appearance is a hazy yellow, white head. The finish is a resiny hop bittering. Good IIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6148) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2010
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. Citric hoppy aroma with a light sweetness. The flavor has citric hops and some light piny notes. Nice.


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