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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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4.7
Inabil1ty (25) - - FEB 23, 2014
Smells delicious. Most pleasing aroma I've experienced other than Heady Topper. Huge grapefruit flavors and quite hoppy. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
gkeh (486) - Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2014 Wow. aroma is a huge, massive citrus BOMB. Nice piney notes as well. There’s a nice breadiness in the aroma, really balances nicely with the massive hop presence. Taste is just unbelievable. Fantastically bitter, it’s like drinking fresh squeezed grapefruit, mango, pineapple, orange, and any other citrus/tropical fruit juice that exists. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, dry finish. This is just a wonderful beer to drink, and a great DIPA. Surprised it’s not rated a 100.

4.6
Nik925 (800) - USA - JUN 10, 2008
Tap at their brew pub. A great D-IPA! I think highly of Racer 5, and for me, this is a high water mark for D-IPAs like Racer 5 is for IPAs. Great hop presence, bitter is kept in balance and a wonderful color.

4.6
FROTHINGSLOSH (8150) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2014 Sampled on draft at the House of 1000 Beers this beer poured a hazy orange-amber color with a medium sized foamy orange-white head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was very strong orange, moderate lemon, pine, pineapple and grapefruit. The flavor was sweet and tangy caramel, honey, strong orange and grapefruit and moderate lemon, pineapple and pine. The finish was very long and sweet with honey, orange and grapefruit lingering. Thick and full body. Wonderful!

4.6
Jamiesessions (29) - - JUL 16, 2012
A doozy of a double ipa, tastes, smells and feels wonderful, highly recommended if ipa is your thing

4.6
drtbrewster (44) - Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Great aroma, when you pop the top, it fills the room with hippy goodness. A very well rounded IPA.

4.5
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2007
GABF 2007. A very good beer. Suprised @ the 66% rating. Smooth and drinkable for a IIPA w/ a hoppy, piney bite. Very good.

4.5
DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
Growler from Craft Ale, and a pint at Capone’s, my two current favorite beer hangouts. The pour is dark straw, more toward gold than brown, with 1-finger of well retained off-white head. The nose is heavy piney hops, caramel malt, some fruit, peppery spice, tangerine. Tastes assertively hoppy with a good malt balance, and some finishing fruit. Well incorporated alcohol makes this one very easy to drink, and a damned fine IIPA. Give me another growler of this one any day of the week, and twice when my wife isn’t around.

4.5
obxdude10 (2374) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Another fantastic IPA from the west coast! Not to diss our folks from the east, though! This delicious beer starts off with an inviting pour with notes in the aroma of pine, grapefruit, oranges and of course hops. The flavors are bitter, spicy, dry and balanced very nicely with just the right amount of earthy malts.

4.5
hopwine (678) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Pours golden with a nice thick frothy white head. Resin, grapefruit, pine, with a bit of juicy tropical accents backed by moderate bready sweetness. Classic west coast style with a little more body/sweetness than the typical super-attenuated hop bomb. Really, really nice stuff.


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