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RATINGS: 424   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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3.8
wcreekba (3) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2017 does not count
Creamy palette, rich. Comment CommentCommentCommentCommentCommentCommentComment via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
sonnycheeba (6214) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2017
Bottle. Pours hazy amber. Aroma and flavor are caramel, tangerine, pine, pale malt, light toast, and grapefruit. Medium body.

3.9
scoth (687) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2017
Pours hazy dark orange with a big puffy beige head, excellent retention. Aromas of pine resin, tropical fruit and flowers, caramel, and toast. Medium full body, rich, moderately dry, good carbonation. Lightly sweet, fairly strong lingering bitter finish. A good solid Imperial IPA.

3.5
willisread (3459) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2017
Bottle from Craft Brewed. Pours a deep gold to light copper with a finger and a half of foam that lingers. Caramel, pine, pungent orange. Bitter and sweet on the palate. Lots of toasted caramel. Piney bitterness. Simple and straightforward DIPA.

3.7
snoworsummer (5911) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2017
From a bottle. Pours hazy amber with a frothy beige head. Tastes like caramel malt, earthy hops, some grapefruit, and bready. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like grapefruit hops, caramel malt, and bread.

4
Dal9000 (654) - Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2017
Sampled at 2017 Dayton Alefest- first taste is " oh, that's good" caramel citrus with a toasted finish typical of a good DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

4.2
wlajwl (6940) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 21, 2017
Aroma is fruit , grapefruit and hop resin. The flavor is grapefruit, fruit/medium candy, malts and a tart/increasingly bitter/alcoholic finish.

3.4
mezr (140) - 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 (6527) - 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
Lacho (104) - USA - AUG 12, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2017 Got this from the mothership itself, this brewery was one of those that I visited while on a beer tour to Santa Rosa. I was the first person to get inside the brewery restaurant, either 10 or 11 am and asked for their best seasonal and got this. Pours an ambery orange, frothy head that dissipates in a moment. Aromas of pine and tropical fruits, the way an imperial IPA should smell. It is very drinkable with everything an Imperial IPA should be: potent but in equilibrium. Great beer; glad I bought a bomber to take home.


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