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Apex - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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633 Ratings
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Ratings: 633
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.25%


Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.95% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/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 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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2005)
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AlexJ

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4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Palest yellow gold with a paper white head of fine lace. Moderate retention and lacing.

Aroma is a hophead;s delight; sweet candied orange, grapefruit, mango, and crushed lemon peel. Soft malt sweetness lingers somewhere but this is about the hops.

Flavor is pure juicy West Coast hoip delight! A fruit-basket of citrus, mango, pinapple, and dank herbal goodness. Malt is clean and provides just enough bready sweetness to balance the hops.

Lighter mouthfeel than most DIPA's, but smooth, slick, and sticky. Deceptively hidden alcohol makes this dangerously drinkable. I could easily down a few pints of this. Worth seeking out.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2010 23:36:43 | More by AlexJ
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Apex from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 633 ratings.