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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


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2009
ok, i wanna like this beer. i love double ipas. but this one was like eating a pineapple and kissing someone with morning breath. i can’t say I’m down with it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Day of the Living Ales in Chicago. Nice IPA with aroma and flavor of floral and citrus hops. Well done. The of amount of head of this beer in the pitcher was crazy, looked like you could use a spoon to scoop it out and eat it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2015 2009 Boulder Strong Ale Festival: Rusty hue. Rich caramel malts with flowery and zingy aromas. Sweetness made me think of Fruity Pebbles cereal. Juicy caramel apple as well. Nip of hop bitterness was nice. Solid and tasty double IPA. RERATE, on tap at Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids: Incredible beer. Seemed much better than my GABF sample. Uber hoppy, but with a perfect amount of bitterness. Citrusy goodness. RE-RERATE (bottle in WA): Rich malts (toffee, honey and bread) and rich hops (flowers, grass, sweet herbs, spices). Boldly hopped yet not overly bitter. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2009
clear orange pour with an aroma telling of citrusy hops. taste is highly floral and the beer has really good balance.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Draught at Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours clear orange with a large, fizzy, off-white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (straw, bread), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, grapefruit, citrus), average yeast (dough) with notes of grape and apple. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2009
UPDATED: APR 28, 2010 Crushed with Jakebra at BSAF. Kinda nothing. Smooth, drinkable, and boring. I’ll drink it happily cuz it’s beer, but I expected much more hops than I got. Re-rate. On tap at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids & Solids. Solid DIPA. Nice and thick, and very smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2009
On tap at BSAF. Poured a clear copper-orange color with a quarter-inch white head that faded to a layer. Aroma of bright citrus (orange, tangerine, soft grapefruit) and some moderately leafy hops with a hint of pine. Sweet, crisp entry with a light spiciness and some soft citrus (orange and tangerine) that trasnitions into a moderately bitter, leafy hoppiness with some soft citrus undertones on the finish. Moderate carbonation and decent dry bite on the palate. Solid IIPA, but nothing really jumps out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2009 Draft. Pours a hazy yellow golden body with a white head. Nice hop character pineapple, pine, and some earthy bitterness. Dry and very bitter real kick of spices and hoppy resins. Had this again at capones, so much better than the last time. great stuff. 3.9

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2009
On tap as part of sampler tray at the brewery. Light toasted malt smell with some nice grapefruit as well. Very sweet flavor with both grapefruit and floral hop flavors. Finishes dry. Not bad, but I’d rather drink Racer 5 any day of the week.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElDuderino (184) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2009
On tap at The Publick House in Brookline, body is a dark amber with a thin tight pure white head. The dominate aroma is wet grass with notes of citrus, pine sap and sweet tea. The body was well carbonated, possibly a bit too much as the body felt tough on my tongue and the flavors took a while to register. Notes of pine needles, citrus zest and corriander fill the senses with a strong sweet profile of dry soupy malts shoring up the bitterness. I could have been fooled if you told me this was a really hoppy barleywine. Very unique DIPA to break up the hop overloads, but strays a bit from the traditional style.


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