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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 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daytonbeer (726) - Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Pours orangish gold with white head and nice lacing. Aroma of potent citrus and orange and lemon peel. Taste is the same with pineapple and a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2014
U.S. rating #1000! Bottle from Gator Beverage. Pours beautiful clear orange gold with a big fluffy slightly off white head. Lots of citrus on the aroma, mango, orange peel, grapefruit zest, pineapple, with sweetness in the backdrop from the malts. Flavor is mango grapefruit up front with a surprising punch of rich fruity caramel malts throughout. Big body, resinous, with medium prickle on the carbonation. Nearly syrupy and I was hoping for a brighter hop profile with a more subdued malt backbone. Nonetheless this is yummy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Boom...now that’s an IPA! Huge citrus aromas and flavors, sticky mouth feel, resinous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (3077) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle from Big C Winter Park. Pours out a lightly cloudy orange color with a moderate off white head. Aroma is juicy citrus hops, sweet malts, light pine bitterness. Taste is of Citrus hops, light resin, fruit, some pine hops, sweet bread malt notes with a solid amount of bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
deaconmike (470) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2014
Bomber from Grassroots in Jax. Pours amber orange with fluffy ivory head. Aroma is outstanding - floral notes, grapefruit and tropical fruit with a touch of caramel. Get your nose in there as soon as you crack the bottle because some of the hop character in the aroma seems to fade over time or as the beer warms. Taste is nice and hoppy as well, bitter and flavorful without being bitey. Malt is present, but in just the right quantity to mellow out the hops. Body is medium plus and carbonation is soft and foamy. Pretty drinkable for a DIPA. Overall, thought this beer was excellent; nice juicy IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (7322) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2014
Clear light copper under a rocky white head. Big resiny piney nose cut by some semi-sharp grapefruit zest and hoppy caramel. Flavor is sublimely balanced, more so than I would have thought by the nose. It’s got a wonderful floral resiny hop character, with some bitter grapefruit rind and a strong backbone of caramel malt and amber malt. Some light toffee and biscuitiness as well, but under plenty of resiny and semisweet leafy/grassy hops. A sublime DIPA with balance and complex hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (1043) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 29, 2014
Bomber purchased at the BevMo in Carmel Mountain ($7.99). Pours a mostly clear amber hue with one finger of off-white foam. AROMA of tropical and stone fruits (I get some guava, papaya, and apricot), some citrus, and some pine forest. FLAVOR of sharp citrus and pine needles, leading into less intense stone fruit notes, spicy hops, lemongrass, and some caramel malts. Finishes moderately bitter with a tinge of honey malt sweetness. The high ABV is quite well concealed. Quite nice DIPA. (344, 865)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (5079) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2014
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Golden and clear appearance with a sticky, thick head. Hoppy aroma of pine, resin, citrus zest, tropical fruits, herbs and floral notes. Similar flavor, crisp and bitter. Medium to full body with a smooth feel. Pretty dank.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (959) - 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 (8401) - 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.

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