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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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 & People’s Choice 2009 Night of the Living Ales Cask Festival – 3rd Place & People’s Choice

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3.6
BeerandBlues2 (13810) - 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.

3.7
Dogbrick (13751) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2011
On draught at Mellow Mushroom in Dublin. The beer is a mostly clear tangerine color with a medium thick white head that recedes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus and malt. Medium body with flavors of citrus hops, bready malt and caramel. The finish is hoppy with a zesty citrus aftertaste. Above average IPA overall.

3.5
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of orange gelatin, herbs, grapefruit, and caramel. Flavor of orange, grass, pine, and caramel with a dry, bitter finish.

3.9
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2009
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a medim and hazy amberish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, caramel, pine, and floral hops. Tastes of citrus, caramel, some tropical fruits, and a little toasty. Light lacing left on the glass.

3.9
j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2009
On tap at the Blind Tiger’s VSK3 event. Pours a hazy golden orange with a thick yellowed white head. Crisp citrus, a little bit of pineapple. Amazing given that this was the 08. It’s definitely held up well. Sweet caramel, just a bit oxidized. Long grapefruit bitterness.

4.4
slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
one of the better brews in the dipa fest, though not quite at the top. every hoppy beer BR has done has been quite good, and this one’s no exception. big citrus and pine with just enough malt to not be a palate wrecker. a touch thicker than Racer 10."

3.2
Sammy (12740) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2010
On tap at Pizza Plant Transit, post-extreme beer fest. Alcohol aroma, golden colour, lots of white ace, some white head. Medium mouthfeel. 100+ IBU, and really tasty, but somewhat of a palate shreddy. Good drinkability.

3.7
jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2009
on tap @Capones–pours a white head nad gold color. Aroma is nice pine/citrus hops, secondary sweet medium malt. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, then pine/resin hops with some bite.

3.5
BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Tap at the brewpub. Clear rich golden orange pour with a small white head. Earthy hops with a bit of citrus and grapefruit. Absolutely an English / West Coast mix. Pretty good.

3
hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Draft... GABF ’06... Hazy yellow ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Floral and fruity; pineapple and grapefruit nose. The flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter with toffee and pink grapefruit. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Astringent, bitter finish.


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