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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2009
On tap at stone. Clear amber with fluffy white head that disappeared quickly to a tight ring. Nose is sweet hops with a bitterness. Similar to Green Flash IIPA but not nearly as strong. Flavor is same pungent sweet sharp hops as above. Lots of pine and citrus with the strong sweet hops. If you like this style, as I do, it’s a good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1320) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Clear yellow orange pour with a nice head that slowly fades to a cap. Soapy lacing. Strong aroma of sweet orange and grapefruit with pine in the background. Taste is citrus zest up front with pine and grapefruit in the finish. Begins sweet with a healthy bitterness in the finish that lingers. Medium body that dries. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tia (1319) - 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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Cu hazy color- medium white head- grassy, pine aroma-reminds me of Amarillo hops- bitter finish-long lasting-memorable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1276) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1273) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, large off white head. Sweet floral hops aroma. Medium body with a sweet hops flavor and medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
big diacetyl nose that seems to be at extreme odds with the beer. not a reresentative example I am sure from a normally very good brewery.will rate a gain

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Rota, SPAIN - JAN 15, 2011
On tap at PB TapRoom. Pours a dark copper color. Mild aroma. Hops dominate the front and mid palate along with a note of cream and red apple skins on the finish. Nice, but I wasn’t a fan of the sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (1261) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
22oz bottle with a 5/19/2014 best by date. Aroma is very hoppy with quite a bit of citrus and tropical fruit and medium light pine resin character. Orange, tangerine, mandarin and to a lesser extent grapefruit. Light cracker pale malt character and faint caramel notes. Pours a somewhat clear orange with some light copper hues. Moderate, white head of medium thickness that recedes steadily to the edge where it lingers. Moderate lacing and medium small legs. Flavor has a medium malt backbone, mostly of pale cracker notes but also some very light caramel. Moderately strong bitterness with some light alcohol spice in the finish. Fairly strong hop flavor but with a bit more resin and grapefruit than in the aroma. Medium strong grapefruit with medium light orange and mandarin. Fairly light tropical fruit. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall a pretty enjoyable IPA with a nice fruity aroma and danker flavor. The malt backbone is mellow, but might be a touch strong. Nice, clean yeast character.

   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.

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