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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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
boyntonliquors (12) - San Jose, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Yes, very fresh and piney something recent batches of Pliny has been lacking. Couldn’t put this beer down. Worth pouring into a nice ipa glass as the presentation is outstanding, and the legs worth noting. Hope they brew this recipe year round!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2008
On tap at Bear Republic. What a wonderful DIPA. Intense aromatic hops, good mouthfeel, beautiful lacing, rich orange-golden color.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tia (886) - 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...

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mogydirt (13) - simi valley, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Aroma is very floral and grapefruity. Color is great but the head discipates pretty quickly. Taste like one of the best ipa i have had, its right up with racer 5. Finishes smooth. Really good ipa...

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Mostly clear slight pearlescent green gold, with a light head. Big piny hop aromas . Big pine and backed up by a grapefruit bitter but it rinses with light lasting bite but so smooth for how big it is.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Inabil1ty (24) - - FEB 23, 2014
Smells delicious. Most pleasing aroma I've experienced other than Heady Topper. Huge grapefruit flavors and quite hoppy. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkeh (194) - Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2014 Wow. aroma is a huge, massive citrus BOMB. Nice piney notes as well. There’s a nice breadiness in the aroma, really balances nicely with the massive hop presence. Taste is just unbelievable. Fantastically bitter, it’s like drinking fresh squeezed grapefruit, mango, pineapple, orange, and any other citrus/tropical fruit juice that exists. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, dry finish. This is just a wonderful beer to drink, and a great DIPA. Surprised it’s not rated a 100.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nik925 (745) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Tap at their brew pub. A great D-IPA! I think highly of Racer 5, and for me, this is a high water mark for D-IPAs like Racer 5 is for IPAs. Great hop presence, bitter is kept in balance and a wonderful color.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2014 Sampled on draft at the House of 1000 Beers this beer poured a hazy orange-amber color with a medium sized foamy orange-white head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was very strong orange, moderate lemon, pine, pineapple and grapefruit. The flavor was sweet and tangy caramel, honey, strong orange and grapefruit and moderate lemon, pineapple and pine. The finish was very long and sweet with honey, orange and grapefruit lingering. Thick and full body. Wonderful!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jamiesessions (29) - - JUL 16, 2012
A doozy of a double ipa, tastes, smells and feels wonderful, highly recommended if ipa is your thing


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