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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 248   ABV: 8.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 & Peoples Choice 2009 Night of the Living Ales Cask Festival 3rd Place & Peoples Choice

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5397) - 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 (2581) - 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 (189) - 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 (24287) - , 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. Its 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 (12447) - Chicago, 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 (2704) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some caramel malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
melush (3849) - SPAIN - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle 65cl / Botella 65cl. @ Supermercado Lucky, San Bruno, CA, USA A: Light amber / Ambar claro. T/S: Hops, fruity, slightly malty / Lupulo, afrutado, ligeramente a malta.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1727) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, large off white head. Sweet floral hops aroma. Medium body with a sweet hops flavor and medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRenter76 (1002) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Pours a bright, light golden color with a thick head of foam. The sticky, white bubbles last for some time. The aroma is floral, fruity hops on top of a pleasantly sweet malt backdrop. Pine sap, apricot, orange, from the hops. The malt adds honey and caramel to the mix. The taste starts off with pale malt sweetness before those floral-citrus hop flavors take over. The finish is lightly sweet with some light hop bitterness. Its definitely hop flavor over bitterness, but there is a grassy bitter note in the finish to clean things up. Feel is relatively light with a lot of hop oiliness, smooth and slightly sticky.


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