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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 248   ABV: 8.25%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (2417) - USA - MAY 30, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2011 On draft at Capone’s. Sticking with the theme of California IPAs on this evening, Consumed while Roy Hallyday was pitching a perfect game on the bar’s TV set. I noticed after 3 innings that he had a no-hitter going, and I made a joke about it. To be honest I wasn’t paying much attention to it, but now I can finally say I saw a perfect game! So, moving from one apex to another. This was hoppy, but with a good malt presence. Fairly sweet, mild, floral IPA. It tasted pretty different the second time I had it - softer and mellower - but still a fine brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Clear orange yellow pour with a thin fluffy white head. Mild aroma with floral, citrus and ginger notes. Sweet and watery flavor. Some hops with a bitter finish. Underwhelming.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (10882) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2010
On tap at Pizza Plant Transit, post-extreme beer fest. Alcohol aroma, golden colour, lots of white ace, some white head. Medium mouthfeel. 100+ IBU, and really tasty, but somewhat of a palate shreddy. Good drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Nose is Tap @ Cole’s. Toasty malt, bubblegum hops - very 3 Floyds-ish with orange and mango. Flavor is bubblegum hops, candied lemon peel, light toasted malt. Amazing bubblegum hop finish. Great stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2010
On tap at the Publick House in Boston. Red orange color slight head and nice lace. Noticeable grapefruit malt and hop bitter aroma. Citrus, grapefruit, and hops dominate flavor. Balanced aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - MAY 12, 2010
Wonderful nose with a lovely fresh west coast hop funk and a nice understated toastiness. Caramel, white bread, and multiple layers of hops. A little hot for its alcohol percentage. Finishrles resiny and dry. A nicely balanced dipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (15570) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
A: The pour is a slightly hazy golden amber color with a thin white head on top. S: The nose has plenty of fresh grapefruit and other citrus hops. There is a bit of pine and a touch of sweet malt. T: The hops provide a real fruity character to the beer with lots of grapefruit and pineapple but do not think this is a sweet IPA. There is a ton of bitter, resinous, piney hop flavor as well. M: The body is medium to full with a moderate carbonation. D: This is actually one of the better DIPAs I’ve had. A fantastic amount of bitterness along with almost no alcohol presence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (7305) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Draft at Rattle n Hum in NYC with Andrew. Pours a copper body with a small, but lasting white head. Aroma is floral hop with grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel with a smooth crisp, prickly hop with a splash of grapefruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Pours a transparent deep bronze with a wispy lacing white head. Has a fairly fresh citrusy grapefruit hoppy nose with sweet underlying light caramel notes. Starts with good fullness and a sweet toasty light caramel and pale maltiness well balanced with an assertive resiny hop flavor before a drier crisp bittersweet finish. A nice iipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Tap at Blue Palms. Color is a nice, rich gold. Nose is very full hops, as expected, with a tart apple quality. Flavor is loads of fruity but acidic hops, pretty well balanced by malt, with definite orange and apple characteristics. Not my favorite dubs, but really competent.

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