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RATINGS: 400   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of hops, citrus, grapefruit, light toasted malts, pine, and apricot. Poured amber orange in color with a tiny white head. Lightly hazy. Slightly sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, apricot, grapefruit, pine and a bit of orange. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Hoppy, piney, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Fresh on tap at the Hopyard, San Ramon. Pretty damn good IIPA from the folks at BR who haven’t made a bad IPA yet. Pours a copper brown with minimal head. The aroma is slightly yeasty, and very floral. This one has a nice bitter back bite, but the nose is all florals. A very balanced IPA, as the malts play a big role in this one - they add a fruity character that is uncommon for a West Coast IPA. Lots of resinous pine notes in this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5695) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Poured a lightly hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruit, caramel malt, floral hops, pine, and toasted notes. Taste of citrus, pine, resin, light tobacco, orange peel, toffee, and a bitter grapefruit finish with some alcohol as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Tap at Capones. Pours a lightly hazy orange amber with a small off white head that left spotty lacing. Aroma was floral, mixed citrus, caramel, toasted malt and light pine. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, other citrus, toasted malt, grassy hop notes and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (11760) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2009
On tap at Bistro DIPA Fest poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, apricot, orange, light pine and light grapefruit. Palate was light bodie and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and light orange with a smooth lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7994) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
On tap at Bistro DIPA Fest. This amber ale poured with a decent off-white head and a malty aroma. There is a mellow caramel malt base enhanced by significant hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 29, 2009
On tap at the brewery, I got this as part of a sampler set. The bartender commented that APEX is BR’s "Next Generation" IPA. Well, it’s nicely hoppy with some very good balance. Quite enjoyable.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12952) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2241) - 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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