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RATINGS: 428   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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3.5
Ferris (16273) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle - Lots of grapefruit and tropical notes. Clear gold with a rich beige head. Grapefruit bitterness, malty light sweetness and a clean finish. On the sweet side but still nice.

3.9
bhensonb (15608) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Amber color with a miniscule white head. Moderate hoppy aroma. Taste is more than moderately hoppy. Strong pine. Very. NW hophead delite. The resin inflames the membranes. Not all that bitter - barring the hop burn. Really good ale.

3.9
djd07 (15341) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2010
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a clear copper with a medium creamy white head that lasts awhile leaving good sticky lacing. The aroma is a floral hop with grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel with a smooth hop with grapefruit and caramel. Hides the alcohol well making it easy to drink. A very good IIPA from Bear Republic.

2.9
Ratman197 (15208) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2009
On tap at Bistro DIPA Fest poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, apricot, orange, light pine and light grapefruit. Palate was light bodie and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and light orange with a smooth lingering bitter finish.

3.7
Tmoney99 (14844) - 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.

3.5
Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2010
A golden amber IPA with a thin white head. A pleasant sweet hops aroma with wafting alcohol and light maple notes. In mouth, a surprisingly smooth citrusy hops in mouth, with light smokeyness, maple wood, quite nice. On tap at J. Ryans, May 2, 2010.

3.6
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2005
(GABF05) Clear straw body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, grapefruit, light pineapple -- quite bitter. Light-medium body, light resin.

3.7
Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear viscous looking peach color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of complex hop notes... floral, resin, mango, pineapple and citrus. Fairly bitter. The taste is equally as complex... resin, mango, peach, citrus and a faint toffee note. The bitterness is assertive and lingers. Medium-full bodied. Good beer.

3.7
crossovert (13724) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2016
Draft. Golden amber pour, decent westcoaster here, firm bitterness, not too malty, citrus and pine hops.

3.6
BeerandBlues2 (13697) - 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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