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RATINGS: 369   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5591) - 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 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 (1882) - 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 (1399) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2009
cask at DotLA III. pretty sure i ranked this beer #1 in the voting, and i also think it was the first beer i had. BR can’t do anything wrong, can they. i had no idea there was that much alcohol in it. "light clear orange. well hopped, fruity, sweet aroma. super bitter. uber hoppy. zero malt, extremely dry" guesss the numbers i assigneed to it that day don’t correspond to a score better than some of the others i rated (but didn’t score) that day. oh well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Cask at Day of the Living Ales. Soapy pour. One of the best beers at the event. Ultra piney and resiny, pineapple, lemon. Easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Yummy full floral hop aroma, with a good caramel wave beneath. Orange amber clarity.w/ quick khaki head. The malt makes a brave stand against the hop flavors but is a overwhelmed as the hops accumulate into harshness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Poured a medium cloudy amber. Very big hop nose. Flavor that followed was similar. Very intense sticky, piny, floral hop front. Finish was solidly bitter. Middle of the beer seemed a bit thin, and was a bit off the mark, but still worth a try.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 10, 2009
Clear golden orange with a fizzy white head. Big grapefruit and pine aroma and taste with butterscotch dominant and a slightly soapy over hopped taste.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2009
on tap @Capones–pours a white head nad gold color. Aroma is nice pine/citrus hops, secondary sweet medium malt. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, then pine/resin hops with some bite.


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