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RATINGS: 369   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


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Tap @ Red Hot. Clear orange-gold pour with a short white head which leaves moderate lace. Fruity and ganja nose. Medium-heavy, slick body with medium carbonation. Spruce, grapefruit and ganja, supported by a burnt toast and tea malt. Not the best-balanced IIPA, but very respectable Left Coast example. As with all Imperials, this one improves markedly as it warms. DO NOT drink cold.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1569) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle at RBSG 2014. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s bottles! APPEARANCE:clear blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: hoppy, fruity, heavy bitterness. TASTE: hoppy, fruity, sweet, decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (1455) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2014
Pours a bright deep yellow with haze and a white head. The smell is citrus, lemon. The taste is honey, citrus, lemon, caramel. Medium body with elegant. carbonation

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2014
Bouteille 66cl @ RBBSG III, courtesy of Benzai. Orangée, col léger blanc cassé. Arôme est houblonné sur un fruité agréable, pointe de melon et mangue sur des effluves tropicales bien placées. Palais est houblonné tirant sur le pamplemousse et autres agrumes, léger tropical avec un léger palais de pin. Pour 9%, ça reste superbement bien réalisé. Malt reste en retrait et apporte juste assez de corps pour balancer les houblons.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3540) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2014
650 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG III. Thanks to Benzai! Golden. Fruitier kind of DIPA, resin, resin, exotic, pineapple with white grape. Still quite bitter. Nice, nothing special but quite satisfactory.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1142) - BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle @ RBBSG, 2014. Thanks Benzai! Cloudy yellow colour, medium carbonation. Fruity nose, grapefruit. Hoppy bitter finish. Very juicy and light sweet. Very good!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerFunGuy (599) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
This golden beer has a citrussy grapefruit aroma. It has a a hop bite but it is melliw and finishes clean.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (7219) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
Sampled @ RBBSG III. Clear orange golden color, medium sized white head. Aroma is malts, hops, lightly resin, quite fruity. Tastes the same and I love it: malts, lots of hops, lightly resin, fruity, bitter. Medium body and carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1191) - Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2014
On draught at Bailey’s Taproom. Clear vibrant golden color. Aroma is passionfruit, grapefruit, orange, and touches of caramel and pine. Taste is a hop bomb of pine resin, passionfruit, tart grapefruit, pineapple, and some sweet malt notes. The hop profile is intense but not bitter. Very well-balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkSanta410 (216) - Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle to Glass. Pours a clear orange with light foam head. Aroma is very piney hops, faint hints of tropical fruit. Smells delicious. Taste is again strong pine hops, pine resin, grass, mild tropical fruits with slight malty sweetness and a solid bitter, and dry, finish. Medium body, high carbonation. Good beer overall, very west coast style IPA. Highlights the piney hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2014
22oz bomber from Elise. Bright orange-tan body. Big foamy off-white head. Resinous NW hops...orange, grapefruit, pine. The aroma has a little of what I consider to be scorched hop tones..resinous and a little undesirable. A nice beer for the previous decade, this is a touch antiquated for 2014. Drinkable, but you certainly don’t forget how big this beer is. OK...for an antiquated West Coast IIPA.


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