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RATINGS: 376   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


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rochioli1965 (15) - USA - NOV 4, 2006
Intense hops and intense malts bordering on sweetness. Poured a hazy dark copper, with off white head that disipated after a min or so. For this style the carbonation and head where well done. Intense hop flavor supported by an iintense sweet malty palate, but not over cloying.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2006
On draft at O’Briens. Clear orangey amber color with a small whitish head and good lacing. Aroma of toasty malts, cturs hops and orange juice. Juicy sweet citrus flavors, caramel malts too, grapefruit notes and hints of spice with a nice puckering finish. Smooth, medium to full body, lightly carbonated. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Very nice IIPA. A little bit lighter in body than most but goes down very nicely and easily. Very crisp and well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger. Hazy pale amber ber with a thin creamy white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy with a nice bright orange marmalade character. Lightly pithy bitterness on the back, but in general its quite nice. Soft palate with a light sticky resinousness toward the back. As it warms, it becomes more obviously fruity. Bitterness softens, with a lightly spicy herbal character to the hops. It’s a very lovely IIPA.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Citrus on the nose, grapefruit and orange are predominant. Amber beer with a gigantic creamy head. Flavors of caramel malts, a touch of fruity sweetness and gritty citrus hops. The hops and malt combine to make a pretty fruity libation. The texture is gritty, chewy, and it is more sweet than hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of hops, citrus, grapefruit, light toasted malts, pine, and apricot. Poured amber orange in color with a tiny white head. Lightly hazy. Slightly sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, apricot, grapefruit, pine and a bit of orange. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Hoppy, piney, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElDuderino (183) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2009
On tap at The Publick House in Brookline, body is a dark amber with a thin tight pure white head. The dominate aroma is wet grass with notes of citrus, pine sap and sweet tea. The body was well carbonated, possibly a bit too much as the body felt tough on my tongue and the flavors took a while to register. Notes of pine needles, citrus zest and corriander fill the senses with a strong sweet profile of dry soupy malts shoring up the bitterness. I could have been fooled if you told me this was a really hoppy barleywine. Very unique DIPA to break up the hop overloads, but strays a bit from the traditional style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (1941) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2009
UPDATED: APR 28, 2010 Crushed with Jakebra at BSAF. Kinda nothing. Smooth, drinkable, and boring. I’ll drink it happily cuz it’s beer, but I expected much more hops than I got. Re-rate. On tap at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids & Solids. Solid DIPA. Nice and thick, and very smooth.

3.7
   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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