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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 20, 2009
GABF 2008. A fresh hopheads wet dream, with the powerful resin flavor, overt grassiness and citrus-earthy varieties showcased. Medium bodied, slightly warm and a little slick, the flavors start with caramel and toast in the background, and switch to grapefruit, orange, pine and slight tangerine.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12135) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Amber color with a miniscule white head. Moderate hoppy aroma. Taste is more than moderately hoppy. Strong pine. Very. NW hophead delite. The resin inflames the membranes. Not all that bitter - barring the hop burn. Really good ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2036) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 2, 2009
On tap @ Rattle n Hum. Pale hazy golden orange with lasting head and lace. Sweet piney citrus hop aroma. Toasted honey melon orange citrus pine with medium bitterness and dry finish. Great balance. Medium creamy body. I thought this was excellent. I’m surprised at the low rating.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Draft at EVT. Very sturdy white head with a vanilla and citrus aroma. This barrel is a lot tastier then the barrel I had at The Gate. This stuff is really hoppy with a lingering, dry finish. Typical tangerine/grapfruit with nice orange.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Citrus on the nose, grapefruit and orange are predominant. Amber beer with a gigantic creamy head. Flavors of caramel malts, a touch of fruity sweetness and gritty citrus hops. The hops and malt combine to make a pretty fruity libation. The texture is gritty, chewy, and it is more sweet than hoppy.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2008
On tap at Baileys taproom. Darker amber body with a tall off-white head. Big floral grapefruit nose. The hops pick up a candy sweet quality to them, not overly bitter, just floral and sticky sweet/resiny. Lots of body to this, caramel malt flavor up front, lots of grapefruit/cascade hop flavor in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6552) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2008
Draft at the Concordia Ale House. Cloudy medium bright orangeish amber. Thick, creamy, tannish head. Nice fruity nose, almost sharp like a bold marmalade. Creamy medium body. Fruits (oranges and grapefruits) come back for the mid-palate. Nice resiny bite at the finish. Clean and tidy and delicious. No doubt I could drink the bejeebus out of this one. Looks like it has been reborn at some point, new recipe or something, getting more love recently. Don’t fear the Apex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
At Obrien’s way back. Solid IPA...surprised at the relatively low rating. I would never be disappointed sippin on this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (969) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Sampled at the 2008 Great American Beer Festival. Tried this towards the end of the Friday night session, amidst many other IPA’s in the Pacific section. Mild hop aroma with a dark amber color. Flavor leans more malty than bitter, but still some hops puckering on the palate. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster (3455) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Pour is a copper with a white head. Aroma is your typicl hopped out the wazoo IIPA. Its a good thing i like this style. Flavor is all things grapfruit and pine hops but with a very intense malty after taste. I would describe it as an English IIPA. I think Pliny was better but this is still a great beer to sip on.


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