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RATINGS: 417   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Tap @ Red Hot. Clear orange-gold pour with a short white head which leaves moderate lace. Fruity and ganja nose. Medium-heavy, slick body with medium carbonation. Spruce, grapefruit and ganja, supported by a burnt toast and tea malt. Not the best-balanced IIPA, but very respectable Left Coast example. As with all Imperials, this one improves markedly as it warms. DO NOT drink cold.


3.4
mezr (139) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2017
22 oz bottle, pours a cloudy amber color with moderate off-white head. Sweet caramel, orange, full body with lots of hoppy bitterness.

3.7
obguthr (6432) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2017
Orange and papaya nose. Cloudy orange, slow building thick yellow head, nice lacing. Orange and lemongrass. Medium body, easy carbonation.

3.9
kathouse (1913) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JUL 22, 2017
Nice orange color with a lasting white foam. Aroma of oranges and tangerine. Smooth bitterness for 100 IBU. Taste is resinous orange peel and grapefruit.

3
DavidWoodruff (629) - Windsor, California, USA - JUL 12, 2017
Amber/orange with a dense cream colored head.Herbal, floral aroma. Light sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness. Earthy but with a little oxidation-like flavor (cardboard) in the finish.

3.9
Palme (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2017
On tap @ Rattle N Hum. Oh, it’s a sweet nose in this. Sweet like in good-sweet. It’s a cloudy honey colored one this, a medium sized slowly islandy just off-white head on the top. It’s really tropical and fresh piney in the nose. No doubt that it’s a double IPA I’m nosing. Pineapple, mango, peaches, melon, soft zesty and grapefruit. Really good stuff. Tastes just as good as it smells. Thick and oily, almost a little syrupy on the taste and it’s about average and prickling on the bubbles. Fruity and kinda sweetish, then a massive hoppy sensation kicks you in the teeth. Sticky and really berry concentrated with pine cones and a little warming alcohol all the way in the finish. Really good. 17.06.2015

3.7
Bricks (1131) - Delaware, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Nice golden medium brown appearance, solid lacing... Aroma and tastes of hops, tropical fruit. Smooth for the ABV. Good beer.

3.7
Procent (674) - POLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Sporo cytrusów i słodkich owoców w aromacie, podobnie w smaku, chociaż z przewagą cytrusów. Goryczka wysoka, ale przyjemna. Dobre piwo.

3.6
commonshawn (1269) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Tap at bulldog downtown with commonmac. Light copper with medium white head. Resin hop aroma. Taste is resin hop. Better version of the run of the mill ipa, but nothing super unique.

3.6
akoeninger (763) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2017
Golden orange with thick head. Fruity, juicy aroma of orange and citrus fruit. Really hop forward but a good amount of malt keeping things in check. Bitter on the tongue but easy drinking. Hides alcohol well. Really good

3.1
hershiser2 (3410) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Tap at Sedona. Golden. Taste is slightly sweet orange candy. Fruity as hell, too candylike.


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