RATINGS: 412   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2014
On draught at Baileys Taproom. Clear vibrant golden color. Aroma is passionfruit, grapefruit, orange, and touches of caramel and pine. Taste is a hop bomb of pine resin, passionfruit, tart grapefruit, pineapple, and some sweet malt notes. The hop profile is intense but not bitter. Very well-balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkSanta410 (816) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle to Glass. Pours a clear orange with light foam head. Aroma is very piney hops, faint hints of tropical fruit. Smells delicious. Taste is again strong pine hops, pine resin, grass, mild tropical fruits with slight malty sweetness and a solid bitter, and dry, finish. Medium body, high carbonation. Good beer overall, very west coast style IPA. Highlights the piney hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5829) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2014
22oz bomber from Elise. Bright orange-tan body. Big foamy off-white head. Resinous NW hops...orange, grapefruit, pine. The aroma has a little of what I consider to be scorched hop tones..resinous and a little undesirable. A nice beer for the previous decade, this is a touch antiquated for 2014. Drinkable, but you certainly dont forget how big this beer is. OK...for an antiquated West Coast IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Serving: bottle. It pours a slightly hazy amber color with a fairly large off white head. Nice hoppy nose with strong citrus and pine notes. The flavor follows suit with lots of pine resin and over ripe citrus fruit. Light malt notes that quickly get washed away. Fairly dry finish with a lingering bitterness. Nice west coast style action.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gooball201 (39) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Bear and IPA go like butter n popcorn? A match made in heaven. They rewrote the Stone handbook on west coast ipa. Dont try to beat them....you will lose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2014
had this at the craft beer fest and it was ok, nothing that stood out though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (5809) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Super rich deep copper and bronzed coloured body with a rich orange glow and a pale three centimetre tall head - this is what you want an Imperial IPA to look like! Aroma of grapefruit, oranges, curacao, pine, rich malt, alcohol and way more fruit - apricots, peaches and grapes, very pungent in hop smell and a very intoxicating aroma. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong rich pungent and dank hop flavours with the grapefruit and pine the strongest and a deep malt note to balance out the tons of hops - all with a subdued fruit flavour at the end. Aftertaste has a ridiculously smooth balance of malt and hops, but of course, the centre of the flavours is around the pungent hopping with grass, herbs and pine noticeable and a touch of resin coupled with the sweetness at the very end. Overall, a very nice Imperial IPA - perhaps one of the best Ive had, with a rich, but not overwhelming flavour and depth - great to sample, definitely get it if you like the style and can find it! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Washington (Foggy Bottom), DC on 24-February-2014 for US$8.99 sampled at home in Washington on 28-May-2014.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
desrochesb (40) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
de tout les IPA de Bear republic que jai bu cest celle que jai le plus apprci, une bire forte mais fraiche en bouche

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pours a clear orange with a large slightly off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and light malt. Flavor matches aroma. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1816) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pours a bright medium orange with a one finger off white head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, tropical fruits, sweet malts, tropical fruits (mainly pineapple), caramel, grassy hops and some light dank hops. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma but also has more sweet malts and some green onion flavor. Has a medium-full body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a slightly dry, moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty tasty DIPA that might a tad too malty for my tastes.

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