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RATINGS: 406   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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


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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
boyntonliquors (24) - San Jose, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Yes, very fresh and piney something recent batches of Pliny has been lacking. Couldn’t put this beer down. Worth pouring into a nice ipa glass as the presentation is outstanding, and the legs worth noting. Hope they brew this recipe year round!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2520) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Nice two inch thick head of fine and dense bubbles from a somewhat vigorous pour. Fruity aroma with some pineapple, roasted grains, sea spray and some light spicy hops. Color is a dark amber. Wow, very smooth on the palate and goes down effortlessly. Toasted grains, tea leaves, herbal hops, light sweetness for balance and a hint if bitter/acidic nuts late swallow. Light alcohol presence with a somewhat more pronounced warming. Finishes lingering bitterness and dryness. A pretty damn tasty and well balanced IIPA. Good stuff from Bear Republic!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OrthoDoc (172) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Top 5 IPA for me here. Pours a cloudy amber color. Aroma of juicy fresh hops - grapefruit, pine, and some tropical fruits. Perfect mouthfeel and bitterness. Reminds me of the OG Ruination very much. They absolutely nailed this one. The perfect west coast IPA. Will buy if I can locate it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
4th August 2016
Very hazy orange - amber beer, good cream colour head. Palate is light, semi dry and has a fine minerally crispness. Light malts, pleasant light sweetness. Decent hop spice into cooling pine. Little fresh orange and tangerine and their respective peel. FInishes fairly dry and pithy. It’s a decent DIPA for sure but there are many better around.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (11144) - Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2016
Draft. Golden amber pour, decent westcoaster here, firm bitterness, not too malty, citrus and pine hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2565) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Cloudy amber, moderate to large head, good lace/retention. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, pine, caramel, textbook. Medium bodied, moderate to high bitterness. Well made but nothing new.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some caramel malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
melush (2759) - SPAIN - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle 65cl / Botella 65cl. @ Supermercado Lucky, San Bruno, CA, USA A: Light amber / Ambar claro. T/S: Hops, fruity, slightly malty / Lupulo, afrutado, ligeramente a malta.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1607) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, large off white head. Sweet floral hops aroma. Medium body with a sweet hops flavor and medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRenter76 (725) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Pours a bright, light golden color with a thick head of foam. The sticky, white bubbles last for some time. The aroma is floral, fruity hops on top of a pleasantly sweet malt backdrop. Pine sap, apricot, orange, from the hops. The malt adds honey and caramel to the mix. The taste starts off with pale malt sweetness before those floral-citrus hop flavors take over. The finish is lightly sweet with some light hop bitterness. It’s definitely hop flavor over bitterness, but there is a grassy bitter note in the finish to clean things up. Feel is relatively light with a lot of hop oiliness, smooth and slightly sticky.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
chriszfat (84) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Pours amber cloudy with thick head from bomber. Smell is malty with slight citrus. Well balanced not overly bitter and doesn’t taste boozy like a lot of doubles.


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