RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 248   ABV: 8.25%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2763) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Tap. Moderate malt notes of roasted and caramel, heavy pine and grapefruit for the hops, light soap for the yeast with background notes of green pineapple and solvent. Head is small, frothy, slightly off-white with some slippery lacing and good legs, and is mostly. Color is sparkling clear amber. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft carbonation. Although this beer has a bite here and there, everything it has says DIPA and there is still a somewhat easy drinking quality to it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (2104) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Tap at City Beer Store. Ive had it a few times before, but this keg seemed particularly good. It has a huge hoppy aroma, full of fresh cut grass, marijuana, lemons, lemongrass, earth and mineral notes. Good malt background that stays out of the way. Packs a lot of flavor for the abv. Great DIPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tia (1948) - 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 Ill have to have them side by side- more than once- just to be sure...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (3018) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2011
On tap at Papago. Burnt tangerine pour with a sizable white rocky head that left some lacing. Aroma shows a blend of candied citrus, honey, and caramel. Flavor is similar with lots of toffee sitting on top of the leafy, grassy, grapefruity hops. Slick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Clear golden amber with a small white head... nice retention decent lacing... Aroma of grapefruit and citrus with mild sweet malts as well. Flavors follow suit nicely, loads of citrus and fruity pebble flavors... awesome beer, medium bodied medium mouthfeel, lively...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2011
4 oz draft at ChurchKey. deep orange pour with a small white head. big orange / citrus hop nose and flavor throughout. solid body with a really nice balance between big citrus hops and sweet / caramel malts. zesty finish with a lasting bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Pours a surprisingly deep red with a thick white head and moderate lace. Nose is resiny and piney with some elements of medium roast malt. Full mouthfeel starting with a light citrus, moving into a syrupy grass and orange peel hop explosion. A hop lovers dream.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Tap @ falling rock. Copper, clarity, thin head. Malty and pine hop aroma. Big crisp hops and malty backbone. Pretty awesome

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1725) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Freshly tapped keg, and holla! Unfilterred orange. Aroma is a little underwhelming but some citrus, mostly grapefruit. Flavor is fantastic. Rich grapefruit hops and a touch of malt but perfectly balanced. Im glad the abv is reasonable. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (650) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2011
(draft) A frosted amber body with a small dense head. Very aromatic with strong floral notes and fruit (orange, grapefruit, peach) and pine as well. Bitter hops all the way through, but some peachy-sweetness up front before drying out. Peach and orange aftertaste. Medium bodied, a little chewy.

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