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RATINGS: 418   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 & People’s Choice 2009 Night of the Living Ales Cask Festival – 3rd Place & People’s Choice

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phaleslu (10267) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Draft served in a tulip at International Tap House-Soulard. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of herbal, oily hops, citrus peel, and sweet caramel malts. Flavor of herbal, oily hops and not much else- some tea, sweet caramel malts, and lemon citrus maybe. Medium-bodied, with an oily, smooth mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Wow, this is bitter and hoppy and good. Seems to have more kick than 7.5% too.

4.1
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Tap at Urge. Rating #187. Muddy light brown pour with a great fluffy white head. Great aroma, light sweet fruits with a nice malt backbone. Flavor was similar, lots of fruitiness, mango, pineapple and grapefruit, really nice. (1762)

4.4
rman18 (312) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2011
I really liked this beer. I had it out of the tap. It had strong hop bitterness yet easy to drink

3.1
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Tap at ACBF. Hazy copper pour with a small head. Aroma and flavor were both fairly subtle for a DIPA, with notes of orange zest, ruby red grapefruit, and sweet honey malt notes. Thinnish palate. One of the more disappointing beers I tried at the fest.

3.7
Strykzone (7360) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Sampled at The Stable’s Beer Lover’s Anonymous. Lightly hazy golden. Small white head is soapy. Subtle and very nice. Not over the top hops with soft pine and fruit with floral notes. Very light caramel. An understated beer and definitely a nice one.

4
jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Draft at Rattle N Hum in NYC. Poured a cloudy orange color. Aroma is not overwhelming for an DIPA. Nice citrus and hop taste, not overwhelming. Nicely balanced.

3.4
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Nose is relatively light and dead for an IIPA. Moderately sweet taste, moderately bitter, nice fruity citrus, grapefruit and apricots, lots of cotton candy and honey. Decent.

3.7
Tmoney99 (14492) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Draft. Pours a clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Heavy hop and small malt aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a good bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very good brew.

3.9
drfabulous (7945) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Draught at Broadway. Nice hoppy Double IPA with some nice tones of grapefruit and citrus. Well done and ABV feels like it’s high, but not overpowering.

4.1
Travlr (24826) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Tap at PB Tap Room. Deep golden color. Tons of pine and freshly mown grass in the aroma. Taste has moderate bitterness with pine resin. Nice.


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