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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - DEC 12, 2006
On tap@O’Brien’s: Hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is light and fruity. Flavor starts sweet and fruity with pineapple and mandarin orange with a tangy dry citrus rind finish. Light to medium bodied and smooth with moderate carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1246) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1245) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2014
Tap at Grill Next Door. Pours copper gold with a white head. Aroma is dank, citrus, pine resin. Backbone is pale malt, slight honey, caramel, with plenty of dank, citrus and resin hop. Oily hop finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1229) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Light gold pour Nice hoppy aroma of spruce and citrus, and flavor is just as big and hop forward, with citrus notes. Another great IPA from BR

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1216) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pours a bright medium orange with a one finger off white head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, tropical fruits, sweet malts, tropical fruits (mainly pineapple), caramel, grassy hops and some light dank hops. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma but also has more sweet malts and some green onion flavor. Has a medium-full body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a slightly dry, moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty tasty DIPA that might a tad too malty for my tastes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2010
golden with large white head. herbal hop nose. firm bitterness before a lot of herbal and citrus hop notes before some alcohol and a moderate amount of residual sweetness for style. a nice double ipa

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2014
Logged in from untappd. have had bottle and draft and is really good. hides the % well.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tia (1142) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Tap @ Capital Ale Downtown. I may have found a new favorite. I always like their Racer 5. Clean big hops + long hop finish. Perfumey stuff comes up as it warms. Like Ruination, my current favorite. I think I’ll have to have them side by side- more than once- just to be sure...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biznizness (1123) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Growler from Grapevine. Good DIPA, though not exactly what I expected from the west coast. Pretty well balanced and not totally loaded with hop aroma and flavor, and nicely bitter. Good beer, Nick and I had no trouble finishing that growler off.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1119) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
650ml bottle pours a pale amber color without much head. Full hop flavor but easy going. Mild bitterness lingering at the end.


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