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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9440) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2010
A golden amber IPA with a thin white head. A pleasant sweet hops aroma with wafting alcohol and light maple notes. In mouth, a surprisingly smooth citrusy hops in mouth, with light smokeyness, maple wood, quite nice. On tap at J. Ryans, May 2, 2010.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Draught at Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours clear orange with a large, fizzy, off-white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (straw, bread), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, grapefruit, citrus), average yeast (dough) with notes of grape and apple. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9066) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2009
On tap at Bistro DIPA Fest poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, apricot, orange, light pine and light grapefruit. Palate was light bodie and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and light orange with a smooth lingering bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Draft... GABF ’06... Hazy yellow ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Floral and fruity; pineapple and grapefruit nose. The flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter with toffee and pink grapefruit. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Astringent, bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2009
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a medim and hazy amberish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, caramel, pine, and floral hops. Tastes of citrus, caramel, some tropical fruits, and a little toasty. Light lacing left on the glass.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle offered @ home via rotefridge. Pours a touch hazy, dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Tropical fruit forward hops in the aroma, especially melon, mango, and tangerine. Some spicy / piney hops in there as well. Pretty creamy and smooth mouth feel. Definitely orange and melons in the flavor. Maybe a touch old, as some of the spiciness appears to have faded a bit which leads to be of bready and bitter notes. Probably a 3.8-3.9 fresh, but I’m going to peg it at a 3.6 right now.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger. Hazy pale amber ber with a thin creamy white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy with a nice bright orange marmalade character. Lightly pithy bitterness on the back, but in general its quite nice. Soft palate with a light sticky resinousness toward the back. As it warms, it becomes more obviously fruity. Bitterness softens, with a lightly spicy herbal character to the hops. It’s a very lovely IIPA.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8096) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2010
On tap at Pizza Plant Transit, post-extreme beer fest. Alcohol aroma, golden colour, lots of white ace, some white head. Medium mouthfeel. 100+ IBU, and really tasty, but somewhat of a palate shreddy. Good drinkability.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (7950) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear viscous looking peach color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of complex hop notes... floral, resin, mango, pineapple and citrus. Fairly bitter. The taste is equally as complex... resin, mango, peach, citrus and a faint toffee note. The bitterness is assertive and lingers. Medium-full bodied. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 2, 2010
On tap on Paradiso. Pours a clear orange with a two finger tan head. Excellent retention and lacing. Very nice beta acid hoppy nose with floral hops, mango peel, grapefruit rind. Taste has some distinct booziness with pineapple rum and light mango. Not outstanding. Very boozy even though it is only 7.5%.


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