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Apex - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

731 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 731
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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cjoc83

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3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz pour into a chalice at the South Philly Taproom just a few hours ago. Mostly clear light copper color with a finger and a half's worth of dense white head. Excellent lacing.

The smell is grapefruit rind, lots of herbal, floral hops, and just a hint of a sweet malt backbone.

Bittersweet grapefruit mixes with some slight pineapple and lots of earthy, herbal, floral hops with just a touch of sweet malts to balance out this hop explosion. Finishes with some piney bitterness. The hops are sticky and resinous.

Apex is medium bodied, with low carbonation. A little more carbonation would have been nice, to give it more crispness. Finishes dry.

Overall, this was a very solid DIPA. Big hops come at you in all directions, with just enough sweet malt to balance it out. It went excellent with my dry-rubbed prime rib cheese steak sliders. I would order this brew again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2011 00:02:36 | More by cjoc83
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Apex from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 731 ratings.