Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On Tap @ Callahans. Hops, Hops, Hops. Classic West Coast Super hopped IIPA. A little sweeter than I would like, but that’s my only complaint. I could go for a Keg of this stuff.
Derek881 (996) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a large bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a hazy amber-orange color with a very large foamy off-white head that had great retention, lighter cling and lacing. Its aroma was a good, strong citrus and floral hops, with nice notes of yeast, grain, and some malt. The taste was a bitter citrus and grainy blend with bits of yeast, and a slightly sour grain component; quite good overall. It was a lively beer with a good, full mouthfeel that was pretty dry throughout. Great beer!
BlackForestCO (976) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at BSAF. Poured a clear copper-orange color with a quarter-inch white head that faded to a layer. Aroma of bright citrus (orange, tangerine, soft grapefruit) and some moderately leafy hops with a hint of pine. Sweet, crisp entry with a light spiciness and some soft citrus (orange and tangerine) that trasnitions into a moderately bitter, leafy hoppiness with some soft citrus undertones on the finish. Moderate carbonation and decent dry bite on the palate. Solid IIPA, but nothing really jumps out.
cmonster (962) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler served in a tulip. Golden honey color with a large off-white head, sticky resiny lace. Orange and pineapple citrus aroma with a backdrop of honeyed malt. Sweet malty flavor. Medium body, mild carbonation, green, resiny, bitter finish. Rock solid strong IPA.
cstuartj (949) - Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazing nose, huge hops and pine and citrus. Very clean hop attack and l
Slow long finish of love.
Zymurgeist2 (934) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. have not had this for a couple of years and I do not like it as much as i used to. The hop aroma is a little muted for a DIPA, and there is moderate caramel malt. Dark, hazy orange with a full white head. Flavor follows through with dank, moderate bitterness and slight citrus.
hapjydeuce (924) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the 2008 Great American Beer Festival. Tried this towards the end of the Friday night session, amidst many other IPA’s in the Pacific section. Mild hop aroma with a dark amber color. Flavor leans more malty than bitter, but still some hops puckering on the palate. Tasty.
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange color with off white head. Pine needles in the aroma. And so bitter. And delicious.
Brouwerij (914) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Alemax. Pours hazy, bright burnt orange with big, eggshell white head. Settles quickly with lots of lacing. Aroma is huge citrus and grapefruit, piney, mildly resinous hops. Tropical and fresh smell. Flavor is citrus, pineapple, moderately bitter with a grapefruit, citrus, mildly piney finish and bitter, resinous aftertaste. Some of the fruitiest hops I have had recently. Soft carbonation, medium body, smooth texture, and mildly warm finish.
matthewjk (887) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.