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RATINGS: 398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (2008) - 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 (4202) - 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 (4418) - 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 (1423) - 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 (3253) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2392) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 11, 2014
On tap at Carpool in Herndon, VA. This beer was listed at 7.5%, rather than the usual 8.75% for Apex. I’m not sure if this should be recorded as a different beer or not. This is the 2nd time I’ve come across the. 7.5% version. Clear, medium amber to coppery orange with a 2-finger ivory head and very good lacing. Aroma of pine, guava, tangerine and pineapple. Taste of pineapple, guava, grapefruit, tangerine, mango and biscuit malt. Medium/full body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4824) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2014
Pours gold into a shaker. White pancake head with excellent retention recedes leaving scan spiders. Deep pine and resin aromas. Soft with dark caramel and sticky resin front to back. Lasting earthy pine finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2014
Logged in from untappd. have had bottle and draft and is really good. hides the % well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewjk (978) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bear Republic’s Apex is a nice example of double that is has a smooth palate, and almost dairy-like finish. This damn thing has a respectable hop / malt balance. This is what I would call a "soft" DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Starkly floral, this quality West Coast Double IPA also shares lean honeyed cereals before making room for a grassy and citrusy hop finish.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the misty honey blond.
-The resinous hop bitterness is relatively soft (softer than the usual Double IPA’s anyway).
-Malts develop biscuity angles in the second half.
-Alcohol is deceptively well hidden. This drinks like a 7% IPA (why is it so strong (9%) then?)
-Citrusy fruitiness recalls passionfruit and candied ginger at times.


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