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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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


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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Great aroma, when you pop the top, it fills the room with hippy goodness. A very well rounded IPA.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ICEatALAMO (1303) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle. The pour is a golden orange. The aroma is full of fruity hops. The taste is big and bold. Not overly bitter, but full of hops. Nice drinking beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (1049) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2016
On tap at Stanley’s in NE Mpls. 12oz pour in snifter glass. Full finger white head. Golden and orange hues blend together to give that color you expect from a double IPA. Nose leans hard on traditional hop characteristics with some good pine resin and citrus aspects. Taste has a healthy dose of citrus coming through as grapefruit and a lingering bitterness. You can tell they went for a full on hop forward double IPA echoing what Stone has always prided themselves. It’s a heavy hop hitter and definitely impacts the palette. Very good for this type of style. Almost reaches the apex but falls ever so slightly short.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmargarucci (280) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Aroma is slightly dulled hops, with citrus grapefruit and earthy notes. Taste is hop forward followed by a happier finish. Nice solid IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1690) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Pours a caramel golden with a short white head. Sweet orange, circus peanut, and sweet grain nose. Flavors closely approximate the nose.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4678) - Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2016
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 10/20/2016. Pours hazy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, lemon/orange rind, pine, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding DIPA! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2536) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Nice two inch thick head of fine and dense bubbles from a somewhat vigorous pour. Fruity aroma with some pineapple, roasted grains, sea spray and some light spicy hops. Color is a dark amber. Wow, very smooth on the palate and goes down effortlessly. Toasted grains, tea leaves, herbal hops, light sweetness for balance and a hint if bitter/acidic nuts late swallow. Light alcohol presence with a somewhat more pronounced warming. Finishes lingering bitterness and dryness. A pretty damn tasty and well balanced IIPA. Good stuff from Bear Republic!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OrthoDoc (186) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Top 5 IPA for me here. Pours a cloudy amber color. Aroma of juicy fresh hops - grapefruit, pine, and some tropical fruits. Perfect mouthfeel and bitterness. Reminds me of the OG Ruination very much. They absolutely nailed this one. The perfect west coast IPA. Will buy if I can locate it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
4th August 2016
Very hazy orange - amber beer, good cream colour head. Palate is light, semi dry and has a fine minerally crispness. Light malts, pleasant light sweetness. Decent hop spice into cooling pine. Little fresh orange and tangerine and their respective peel. FInishes fairly dry and pithy. It’s a decent DIPA for sure but there are many better around.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (11350) - Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2016
Draft. Golden amber pour, decent westcoaster here, firm bitterness, not too malty, citrus and pine hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2589) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Cloudy amber, moderate to large head, good lace/retention. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, pine, caramel, textbook. Medium bodied, moderate to high bitterness. Well made but nothing new.


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