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Apex - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

735 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 735
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 33
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
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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Thur123

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4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a deep rich medium brown/orange color. Very hazy and little head, about one finger on the pour. The smell is orange rind, grapefruit, apricot with a slight herbal bitterness. The malt is present but in pretty good balance.

Glug glug glug

The flavor is balanced pretty well IMO. The hop flavor is the show here but the malt does a lot to support the flavor and really let the different hop flavors shine. Flavor is grapefruit, tart apples, lemon and orange too. The malt is roasty and big with a traditional flavor, no spiciness present. Overall pretty good, reminds me of 90 MIN but with a different kind of hop flavor over well balanced malt.

Growler from The Lodge in Hilton Head, SC

Serving type: growler

06-27-2010 04:05:33 | More by Thur123
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Apex from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 735 ratings.