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RATINGS: 388   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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 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 (6468) - 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 (963) - 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 (3395) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger. Hazy pale amber ber with a thin creamy white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy with a nice bright orange marmalade character. Lightly pithy bitterness on the back, but in general its quite nice. Soft palate with a light sticky resinousness toward the back. As it warms, it becomes more obviously fruity. Bitterness softens, with a lightly spicy herbal character to the hops. It’s a very lovely IIPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
can8ianben (1379) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Oh man, I thought the Racer 5 was their benchmark, but then I started sampling some of their other IPAs and Double IPAs. This brewing company knows how to work with hops. This one was syrupy sweet, and bitter. Very smooth and drinkable. We were confused by the menu discription - the apex is the top... what does that mean??? But when it arrived, it was all hops. So good. It struck me as sublty different than the Mach 10, a more timid version perhaps?

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nik925 (769) - USA - JUN 10, 2008
Tap at their brew pub. A great D-IPA! I think highly of Racer 5, and for me, this is a high water mark for D-IPAs like Racer 5 is for IPAs. Great hop presence, bitter is kept in balance and a wonderful color.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2008
On tap at Bear Republic. What a wonderful DIPA. Intense aromatic hops, good mouthfeel, beautiful lacing, rich orange-golden color.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2007
From a tap at Belmont Station--Poured a light copper-amber body with a one-finger white head. Fruity and flowery hops nose. Essence of grapefruit and orange. Mouth feel is chewy and thick. I appreciated the hops vs. malts presence of this imperial over the Racer X. Mild roastiness in the finish. Very nice!


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