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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2010
draft at the lodge in hilton head. pours a clear, yellow-gold with a medium, soapy, white head and sticky lacing. aroma is very nice and very fruit forward with notes of orange pulp, lemon zest, and mild pineapple with slight soapy notes and hints of pine resins. flavor is great with big, grapefruit citrus hop notes, orange cream-sickle, and soapy florals with a nice balance of toffee malts. palate is medium bodied and slightly oily on the tongue with a nice, bitter, citrusy finish. overall, a solid dipa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1016) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2009
cask at DotLA III. pretty sure i ranked this beer #1 in the voting, and i also think it was the first beer i had. BR can’t do anything wrong, can they. i had no idea there was that much alcohol in it. "light clear orange. well hopped, fruity, sweet aroma. super bitter. uber hoppy. zero malt, extremely dry" guesss the numbers i assigneed to it that day don’t correspond to a score better than some of the others i rated (but didn’t score) that day. oh well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Derek881 (1006) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - APR 17, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackForestCO (977) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2009
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cstuartj (973) - Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Amazing nose, huge hops and pine and citrus. Very clean hop attack and l Slow long finish of love.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmonster (972) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (938) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2008
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (929) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2014
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.

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