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RATINGS: 371   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2009
From tap at Breakwater. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Hoppy and light wooden aroma. Slight roasted note. Solid hoppy, sweet dense caramel and mild fruity and solid hoppy. Smooth and fruity finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29284) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2010
Draft. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has strong notes of grass, grapefruits, and hops as well as medium notes of caramel and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and malt combined with lots of hops, grapefruit, and citrus fruits as well as hints of hay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
On tap. Clear amber golden with an off-white head. Fresh peachy aroma. Quite full-bodied, lots of caramel and fruit and again distinct peachy hops that leave a solid dose of bitterness. 080709

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of orange gelatin, herbs, grapefruit, and caramel. Flavor of orange, grass, pine, and caramel with a dry, bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Tap at PB Tap Room. Deep golden color. Tons of pine and freshly mown grass in the aroma. Taste has moderate bitterness with pine resin. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2005
(GABF05) Clear straw body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, grapefruit, light pineapple -- quite bitter. Light-medium body, light resin.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2009
on tap @Capones–pours a white head nad gold color. Aroma is nice pine/citrus hops, secondary sweet medium malt. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, then pine/resin hops with some bite.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11055) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Amber color with a miniscule white head. Moderate hoppy aroma. Taste is more than moderately hoppy. Strong pine. Very. NW hophead delite. The resin inflames the membranes. Not all that bitter - barring the hop burn. Really good ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
A: The pour is a slightly hazy golden amber color with a thin white head on top. S: The nose has plenty of fresh grapefruit and other citrus hops. There is a bit of pine and a touch of sweet malt. T: The hops provide a real fruity character to the beer with lots of grapefruit and pineapple but do not think this is a sweet IPA. There is a ton of bitter, resinous, piney hop flavor as well. M: The body is medium to full with a moderate carbonation. D: This is actually one of the better DIPAs I’ve had. A fantastic amount of bitterness along with almost no alcohol presence.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Draft. Pours a clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Heavy hop and small malt aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a good bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very good brew.


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