RATINGS: 416   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (1220) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2009
cask at DOLA....pours a clear apple cider brown with a thin soapy white head... tropical fruit and citrus hoppiness with some underlying sweetness....flavors of sweet malts, hops, and very fruity. medium body. thats all i gots on this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sersdf (1020) - 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 cant 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 dont correspond to a score better than some of the others i rated (but didnt score) that day. oh well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2009
I had this at the Day of the Living Ales 2009, GI Wrigleyville. The aroma was perfumey with the blending of floral scents, grapefruit and pine, and a sweet light maltiness. The malt was stronger, light but caramelly, in the flavor, but the hops were stronger yet. It also had a hit of heat from the alcohol. Dry, hot finish with a smack of bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2009
ok, i wanna like this beer. i love double ipas. but this one was like eating a pineapple and kissing someone with morning breath. i cant say Im down with it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Day of the Living Ales in Chicago. Nice IPA with aroma and flavor of floral and citrus hops. Well done. The of amount of head of this beer in the pitcher was crazy, looked like you could use a spoon to scoop it out and eat it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2015 2009 Boulder Strong Ale Festival: Rusty hue. Rich caramel malts with flowery and zingy aromas. Sweetness made me think of Fruity Pebbles cereal. Juicy caramel apple as well. Nip of hop bitterness was nice. Solid and tasty double IPA. RERATE, on tap at Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids: Incredible beer. Seemed much better than my GABF sample. Uber hoppy, but with a perfect amount of bitterness. Citrusy goodness. RE-RERATE (bottle in WA): Rich malts (toffee, honey and bread) and rich hops (flowers, grass, sweet herbs, spices). Boldly hopped yet not overly bitter. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
carruthm (1401) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12841) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Draught at Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours clear orange with a large, fizzy, off-white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (straw, bread), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, grapefruit, citrus), average yeast (dough) with notes of grape and apple. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.

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