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RATINGS: 373   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


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
S_Side_Smitty (465) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Pours orange-amber with a thick off white head. Aroma is sweet pineapple & tropical fruits - fruit punch. Taste is sweet tropical fruits up front followed by really nice bitterness for a long finish - there’s a faint hint of honeydew in the finish too. For a DIPA, this one seems really well balanced. Alcohol not present at all. Good job!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (4112) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2014
Clear light copper under a rocky white head. Big resiny piney nose cut by some semi-sharp grapefruit zest and hoppy caramel. Flavor is sublimely balanced, more so than I would have thought by the nose. It’s got a wonderful floral resiny hop character, with some bitter grapefruit rind and a strong backbone of caramel malt and amber malt. Some light toffee and biscuitiness as well, but under plenty of resiny and semisweet leafy/grassy hops. A sublime DIPA with balance and complex hops.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
can8ianben (1324) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Oh man, I thought the Racer 5 was their benchmark, but then I started sampling some of their other IPAs and Double IPAs. This brewing company knows how to work with hops. This one was syrupy sweet, and bitter. Very smooth and drinkable. We were confused by the menu discription - the apex is the top... what does that mean??? But when it arrived, it was all hops. So good. It struck me as sublty different than the Mach 10, a more timid version perhaps?

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Tap at Capones. Pours a nice somewhat clear orangey amber with a nice massive lasting whtie sticky head- good palce as well. Aroma is very fresh- tons of PNW hops- fresh this years batch of Columbus- piney gritty, sappy, and almost has a raw weed- very skunky in a good way with hints of mint to the hops. Flavor is also packed with citrus and piney hops with hints of mint and week, very raw, slight earth, ok caramel sweetness just for a backbone, but the mid palate and finish are just a shit ton of raw hoppy bitterness that has some serious power to it- very resinous. Awesome.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Growler from Big Z. Aroma of unbelievably fresh and popping piney, perfumy, and citrus-oil hops, bready malt. Flavor again of bready malt with all sorts of crazy hop notes, fruitier in the mouth, almost like some sort of perfumy, fruity candy that i can’t put my finger on. Still unbelievably oily, sappy even, and. Big bitter finish. Gulpable, medium-body for a DIPA. When Bear Republic gets their hops right, they get them dead on. How is this a 45.6 in style?

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2010
on tap @ Capones Pours a cloudy orange/copper with small head which thins quickly. Lacing clings to the glass throughout. The nose is pine, caramel and citrus. Good carbonation is evident. While this IS a DIPA, I love the bright flavors of orange, grapefruit, pineapple and pine. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium-bodied. There is a nice mild bitterness in the finish. Drinkability? Hell, yeah. I would suggest you try this great, balanced example of a DIPA. I will again for sure.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1922) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Draft at Jerry’s. Golden amber with big, foamy, off-white head / Nose of spun sugar, citrus, toast, and pine / Medium body, creamy and chewy, with only moderate hopping but good balance and bitter finish / Somewhat earthy, malty, flavors of candied orange, cherry, bubblegum, and pine / Darn good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhunter151 (550) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Pouts amber with a white head. Tastes of grapefruit, citrus, and pine. Moderate bitterness at the finish. Very drinkable and tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbastard (691) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2014
22oz bottle, pours golden copper and maintains a small head. Big oily hop grapefruit nose followed by pine. Big hop flavors, more grapefruit and orange mixed well the malts. Good mouthfeel. Bitter citrus finish, very cleansing. Qualifies to me as a Dbl IPA.. Very good!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2239) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2014
from the cask the beer is quite smooth and vicious it is also lucious in tropical fruit and a nice hop profile of pine. decent sugary sweetness.


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