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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 248   ABV: 8.25%
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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2009
On tap as part of sampler tray at the brewery. Light toasted malt smell with some nice grapefruit as well. Very sweet flavor with both grapefruit and floral hop flavors. Finishes dry. Not bad, but I’d rather drink Racer 5 any day of the week.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
can8ianben (1484) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Oh man, I thought the Racer 5 was their benchmark, but then I started sampling some of their other IPAs and Double IPAs. This brewing company knows how to work with hops. This one was syrupy sweet, and bitter. Very smooth and drinkable. We were confused by the menu discription - the apex is the top... what does that mean??? But when it arrived, it was all hops. So good. It struck me as sublty different than the Mach 10, a more timid version perhaps?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2014
On draught at Bailey’s Taproom. Clear vibrant golden color. Aroma is passionfruit, grapefruit, orange, and touches of caramel and pine. Taste is a hop bomb of pine resin, passionfruit, tart grapefruit, pineapple, and some sweet malt notes. The hop profile is intense but not bitter. Very well-balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2014
Solid beer, on tap at Armsby Abbey.. As with most BR IPAs I feel they’re a bit thick in palate, but solidly west coast hops makes me quite happy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1475) - Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
On tap at tribes; pour is murky copper with a fine bubbled off white head in this tulip. Sticky lacing is present; the nose is apricot, piney hops, caramel malts really. The flavor profile has similar notes of apricot, grapefruit, piney hops, caramel; its sticky, fairly sweet, average carbonation. A nice attempt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
A- pours a rich, just slightly hazy amber with a thin, faintly dirty white head. Minimal lacing. S- aroma is heavy with tropical fruit, passion fruit punch, malts and pine resin. Grapefruit is pungent, as well as guava, kiwi and lemon zest. M- medium resin and sticky body with a tart and bitter medium palate. Good carbonation. T- passion fruit forward. Tropical notes follow and are present throughout. Rich resin is next with some caramel malts. Malts and grapefruit last. Hints of coriander and jasmine. Ending is bitter but relatively clean with lingering grapefruit and zinc. 3.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Tasted at GABF 2008. Golden pour with white head. Nose of sticky hops, grapefruit, citrus and grass. Flavor is rich with an okay malt bill.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Clear golden amber with a small white head... nice retention decent lacing... Aroma of grapefruit and citrus with mild sweet malts as well. Flavors follow suit nicely, loads of citrus and fruity pebble flavors... awesome beer, medium bodied medium mouthfeel, lively...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2010
On tap at the Vine Street Pub. Nice orange color, looks good, Smells hoppy! Citrus, fruity, some pine in both the aroma and teh flavor. This was a good IPA and I could not tell if it was high in ABV or not based upon the taste. I wish it were easier to find fresh Bear republic IPA’s in Colorado but c’est la vie. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 05-01-2010 15:34:39

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2009
clear orange pour with an aroma telling of citrusy hops. taste is highly floral and the beer has really good balance.

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