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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (599) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2014
On tap @ Bambino’s. Pours lightly hazy orangish amber with medium lacy white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and floral citrusy hops. Taste is smooth heavy caramel malt with piney bitter finish. Nice grassy grapefruit notes as well in the hops. Big beer, every bit of the 8.95% is evident. Clearly lots of malt and hops here. Not sure what the difference is between this and the Apex double... this is delicious nonetheless.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2155) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2014
from the cask the beer is quite smooth and vicious it is also lucious in tropical fruit and a nice hop profile of pine. decent sugary sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (555) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
22oz bottle with a 5/19/2014 best by date. Aroma is very hoppy with quite a bit of citrus and tropical fruit and medium light pine resin character. Orange, tangerine, mandarin and to a lesser extent grapefruit. Light cracker pale malt character and faint caramel notes. Pours a somewhat clear orange with some light copper hues. Moderate, white head of medium thickness that recedes steadily to the edge where it lingers. Moderate lacing and medium small legs. Flavor has a medium malt backbone, mostly of pale cracker notes but also some very light caramel. Moderately strong bitterness with some light alcohol spice in the finish. Fairly strong hop flavor but with a bit more resin and grapefruit than in the aroma. Medium strong grapefruit with medium light orange and mandarin. Fairly light tropical fruit. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall a pretty enjoyable IPA with a nice fruity aroma and danker flavor. The malt backbone is mellow, but might be a touch strong. Nice, clean yeast character.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbastard (639) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2014
22oz bottle, pours golden copper and maintains a small head. Big oily hop grapefruit nose followed by pine. Big hop flavors, more grapefruit and orange mixed well the malts. Good mouthfeel. Bitter citrus finish, very cleansing. Qualifies to me as a Dbl IPA.. Very good!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Inabil1ty (24) - - FEB 23, 2014
Smells delicious. Most pleasing aroma I've experienced other than Heady Topper. Huge grapefruit flavors and quite hoppy. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Wow. Delicious. A lot going on. Crazy fruity taste. Vanilla orange grapefruit and pine. Crazy melon aroma. Bitter and hoppy. Poured from 22oz. Yum

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (2694) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle shared at Ryan’s. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of orange zest and other citrus notes. Juicy mouth feel. Bitter finish. A tasty IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (3867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle from Beer Run. Deep gold with a large white head. Big, abrasive grapefruit and pine resin on the nose. Moderate citrus, sea salt. The taste is definitely of the west coast school. More grapefruit. Biting bitter tree root. Soft malt backbone. Medium body, active carbonation. Nice stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (2042) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle - Lots of grapefruit and tropical notes. Clear gold with a rich beige head. Grapefruit bitterness, malty light sweetness and a clean finish. On the sweet side but still nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (4091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
Sample at The Bistro DIPA-Festival, February 8. Light amber with a white head. This is a nice one, bitter but "balanced". Pineapple, resin and grapefruit. Fresh and really drinkable with a bitter finish.


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