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RATINGS: 411   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theOptimator (367) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Aroma is citrus floral and sweet bright malt forward. Light pine. Appearance is copper hazy with a medium frothy off white head. Taste is citrus apricot pine aroma hopping forward with a pronounced sweet caramel malt. Firm bitterness finishes. Palate is medium and crisp. Malt is larger than typical for the style which I feel balances the sizeable hop bitterness well. Alcohol warmth is pleasant and subtle. Overall one of the best of the style I have had. Nothing really new here, but everything is big and done well. Extra maltiness is what I think makes this a little different though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bronzan (158) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Pours a nice deep copper. Great hoppy aroma. Good body with just enough sweetness to cut down on any excess bitterness. This is a good one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madchemist83 (255) - USA - FEB 16, 2015
Grapefruit, pine and orange peel. Hazy copper. Nice crisp mouthfeel lots of pine. High alcohol masked well by enormous hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kroney (254) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Bomber into pint glass. Deep orange color with a creamy whitish head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is bitter citrus pith, mint, pine and crystal malt. Flavor is mostly bitter hops, warm, pine resin and alcohol. Palate is sticky and thick. Another good IPA from Bear Republic... But not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PhatB420 (838) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2014
22oz bomber into a glass. This has to be a bad bottle. Can’t tell by the sell by date as it is illegible. That’s a sign. Pours a hazy orange amber. Head is nice, massive, and white, giant head. Aroma is of sour melon, old pine and little hops, bland for a dipa. Taste is gross grapefruit, sour apple, Macintosh, and rotten pear. Mouth feel is dry and sour. $9 for this? Not worth it, has to be a bad bottle, right? Abv is non detectable. Not cool overrated package store.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle from Whole Foods
Cloudy orange to light amber color. The aroma is very fruity, there are citrus fruits, grapes, hop resins and a strong flowery component. The mouthfeel is drier than the average DIPA, with a toasty malt background, lightly biscuity, followed by strong bitterness, hop resins, less fruitiness.
Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7025) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2014
GABF 2014
Aroma is tropical fruit, citrus and grassy. Taste is grassy, floral and mild malts
Nice, well balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (10136) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
one of the better brews in the dipa fest, though not quite at the top. every hoppy beer BR has done has been quite good, and this one’s no exception. big citrus and pine with just enough malt to not be a palate wrecker. a touch thicker than Racer 10."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pdubyah (636) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2014
A lot sweeter and softer than I would have thought for a beer with 100IBU. Not as punchy in the middle and there isn;t a lot of finish or length, it’s hard to put a finger on it. But this is a really easy drinking beer that is overall a bit good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElManana (1892) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle @ RBBSG III. Pours orange, yellow head. Aroma of DIPA’s, very fruity, exotic, passion fruit. Taste is pineapple, bitter hops, grapefruit.

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