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RATINGS: 414   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 248   ABV: 8.25%
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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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3.8
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1822) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2014
650 ml. Clear burnt orange with a lasting eighth inch of head. Big nose of pineapple and orange zest, pine resin, and some light caramel. Taste is grapefruit zest, caramel, orange, and minty resin. Medium body has low carbonation and a nice balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daytonbeer (726) - Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Pours orangish gold with white head and nice lacing. Aroma of potent citrus and orange and lemon peel. Taste is the same with pineapple and a dry bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2014
U.S. rating #1000! Bottle from Gator Beverage. Pours beautiful clear orange gold with a big fluffy slightly off white head. Lots of citrus on the aroma, mango, orange peel, grapefruit zest, pineapple, with sweetness in the backdrop from the malts. Flavor is mango grapefruit up front with a surprising punch of rich fruity caramel malts throughout. Big body, resinous, with medium prickle on the carbonation. Nearly syrupy and I was hoping for a brighter hop profile with a more subdued malt backbone. Nonetheless this is yummy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Boom...now thats an IPA! Huge citrus aromas and flavors, sticky mouth feel, resinous.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (3171) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle from Big C Winter Park. Pours out a lightly cloudy orange color with a moderate off white head. Aroma is juicy citrus hops, sweet malts, light pine bitterness. Taste is of Citrus hops, light resin, fruit, some pine hops, sweet bread malt notes with a solid amount of bitterness in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
deaconmike (470) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2014
Bomber from Grassroots in Jax. Pours amber orange with fluffy ivory head. Aroma is outstanding - floral notes, grapefruit and tropical fruit with a touch of caramel. Get your nose in there as soon as you crack the bottle because some of the hop character in the aroma seems to fade over time or as the beer warms. Taste is nice and hoppy as well, bitter and flavorful without being bitey. Malt is present, but in just the right quantity to mellow out the hops. Body is medium plus and carbonation is soft and foamy. Pretty drinkable for a DIPA. Overall, thought this beer was excellent; nice juicy IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (8177) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2014
Clear light copper under a rocky white head. Big resiny piney nose cut by some semi-sharp grapefruit zest and hoppy caramel. Flavor is sublimely balanced, more so than I would have thought by the nose. Its got a wonderful floral resiny hop character, with some bitter grapefruit rind and a strong backbone of caramel malt and amber malt. Some light toffee and biscuitiness as well, but under plenty of resiny and semisweet leafy/grassy hops. A sublime DIPA with balance and complex hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (1054) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 29, 2014
Bomber purchased at the BevMo in Carmel Mountain ($7.99). Pours a mostly clear amber hue with one finger of off-white foam. AROMA of tropical and stone fruits (I get some guava, papaya, and apricot), some citrus, and some pine forest. FLAVOR of sharp citrus and pine needles, leading into less intense stone fruit notes, spicy hops, lemongrass, and some caramel malts. Finishes moderately bitter with a tinge of honey malt sweetness. The high ABV is quite well concealed. Quite nice DIPA. (344, 865)


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