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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 268   ABV: 8.95%
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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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2014
Solid beer, on tap at Armsby Abbey.. As with most BR IPAs I feel they’re a bit thick in palate, but solidly west coast hops makes me quite happy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frlrv1020 (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Nicely balanced IPA! Hazy golden color. Lots of pine, grapefruit and guava on the nose. Resin comes out in the taste, a medium bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CampesinoTino (781) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bomber. Hazy orange amber colored with a solid layer of off-white foam. Lots of ripe citrus, hops resin, cannabis and mint in the aroma. Taste is a blend of resiny hops, tropical fruit (pineapple, melon, mango) and ruby red grapefruit with a bit of pine and caramel malt toward the end. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation and more resiny bitterness and citrus in the finish. Yet another killer Bear Republic DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1128) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Clear yellow orange pour with a nice head that slowly fades to a cap. Soapy lacing. Strong aroma of sweet orange and grapefruit with pine in the background. Taste is citrus zest up front with pine and grapefruit in the finish. Begins sweet with a healthy bitterness in the finish that lingers. Medium body that dries. Really nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gmellison (426) - Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a nice rich dark orange with a big white head. Aroma is piney, citrusy, resiny, dank and delicious. Flavor is bitter citrus, grapefruit, a little syrupy. Really solid west coast ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4365) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bomber, Market Square Liquors. Sweet grapefruit aroma, like canned Bluebird. Hazy, honey gold brew. Big, fluffy head. Bad label. Bright, citrus zest flavor, medium sweetness, woody and doughy tones. Mouthy, modest carbonation. Long, alcohol and hop bitterness. A pretty good AIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE (688) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Pours dark amber with a frothy white head and generous lacing. Nose is quite floral. Taste is well-balanced: nice sweet malty backbone with good hop notes. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Good brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Derek881 (1016) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Poured from a large bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a hazy amber-orange color with a very large foamy off-white head that had great retention, lighter cling and lacing. Its aroma was a good, strong citrus and floral hops, with nice notes of yeast, grain, and some malt. The taste was a bitter citrus and grainy blend with bits of yeast, and a slightly sour grain component; quite good overall. It was a lively beer with a good, full mouthfeel that was pretty dry throughout. Great beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5697) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Pours a murky light amber - not unlike a jar of honey - silky off-white head. Fresh fragrant floral aroma, hints of pine cones. Bold, fruit forward flavor with plenty of hoppy fresh grapefruit bitter notes, some nectarines, a bit of maltiness with some mango like syrupy sweetness. Thickish mouthfeel. Pretty solid overall - Bear Republic is always pretty solid..

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tobias (203) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2014
22oz bottle: pours bright copper color with a tinge of haze. Quickly fading white head. Aroma is intense. Tons of citrus with hints of flowers and pine. Orange and honey. The flavor is awesome but it didn't quite maintain the intensity. Great balance. Lots of orange. Grapefruit and pine in the background. A little malt and honey. Linger pleasant but clean finish. Not overly bitter. Tons of flavor and aroma. I'd say this is near the apex! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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