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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (957) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to Alemax. Pours hazy, bright burnt orange with big, eggshell white head. Settles quickly with lots of lacing. Aroma is huge citrus and grapefruit, piney, mildly resinous hops. Tropical and fresh smell. Flavor is citrus, pineapple, moderately bitter with a grapefruit, citrus, mildly piney finish and bitter, resinous aftertaste. Some of the fruitiest hops I have had recently. Soft carbonation, medium body, smooth texture, and mildly warm finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6940) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bomber from ABV Public House. Pours a bright, mostly clear orange color with a large white head. A lovely pine and fruity hop nose. A fresh fruity flavor, oranges, lemon zest, a fluffy thick palate, balanced with good bitterness. Just an awesome IIPA. The drinkability is through the roof. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4176) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 26, 2014
Draft at the Grill Next Door. Somewhat hazy amber/ gold color with lasting head. Aroma is tropical fruits, caramel malts and some big pine notes. Aroma is nice and tempting.

Flavor is hop forward but still shows a great balance of toffee and crackers. Sticky grapefruit and pineapple with a solid blast of pine and light floral tones. Mouthfeel is a bit oily with a body leaning on the full side. Damn, this is a finely made brew, highly drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1658) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bomber from Total Wine in Jensen Beach with a best by date of 6/5/2014. Pours an old gold color, very clear, with a bit of a foamy white head leaving streaks of lace coating down through the glass very nicely. Aroma has citrus and fresh fruit with light pine and something herbal. Down through the glass, more garlic and some caramel show up. Taste is of grapefruit and pineapple, spicy pine, some resin and some solid caramel back, for balance. Further down through the glass the herbal garlic comes through. Medium to full bodied with a bit of alcohol. Finishes long and bitter and spicy garlicky tangy. A very nice all around leaning bitter but mostly balanced double IPA. Bear Republic’s best?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle offered @ home via rotefridge. Pours a touch hazy, dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Tropical fruit forward hops in the aroma, especially melon, mango, and tangerine. Some spicy / piney hops in there as well. Pretty creamy and smooth mouth feel. Definitely orange and melons in the flavor. Maybe a touch old, as some of the spiciness appears to have faded a bit which leads to be of bready and bitter notes. Probably a 3.8-3.9 fresh, but I’m going to peg it at a 3.6 right now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1913) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2014
Draft at Khyber Pass. Tulip. Bright orange gold pour. Large frothy beige head. Tons of pine resin backed with a syrupy blonde caramel malt. Unripe oranges. Oak tannins. Green bananas. Chanterelles. Melon rinds. Vanilla bourbon. Varnish. Pepper pot. Lingering hop bite. Does not hide its ABV. Not for the faint of heart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4155) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
22 oz bomber. Orange in color with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of pine, lemongrass, pepper, grass, light caramel, and florals. Taste is of bitter florals, light pine, lemon and grass. A nice soft medium bodied mouthfeel makes this an easy drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4334) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle. The look is orange in color, bright, white head, and cloudy. The smell is melon, hops, soft but nice, grass, fruits, pepper, and good. The taste is pepper, hops, herbal, floral, resin, soft, and good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1241) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2014
Tap at Grill Next Door. Pours copper gold with a white head. Aroma is dank, citrus, pine resin. Backbone is pale malt, slight honey, caramel, with plenty of dank, citrus and resin hop. Oily hop finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3222) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle shared by John. Pours golden orange color with off white head. Aromas of grapefruit, resin and pine with some caramel. Sweet caramel flavor with citrus and pine with moderate bitterness. NIce.

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