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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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jampics2

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On tap @ Fatheads. Had to grab a pint of this when I saw it on the big board.

Orange w/ amber touches and a nice fluffy head. Looks a bit darker than what I envision to be a perfect DIPA and the head retention/lace wasn't in the world class category, but a good looking beer nonetheless.

Smell is really good. Citrus (most notably pineapple, grapefruit, and orange), herbs, pine, and a touch of mint.

Taste is up there with some of the best DIPAs I've ever had! A kiss of caramel and biscuity malt (which is almost a touch peppery for some reason) keeps things well grounded. Nice layers of citrus and pine provide adequate bitterness. Great DIPA, almost perfect but I could use a touch more depth from the hops.

Nice light-medium body with great carbonation. I normally like my DIPA's a touch lighter in body, but I can't say this doesn't work perfectly with this beer. Outstanding mouth on this one.

Drinkability was good but there's a conflict in sweet and ruinous aftertastes that made it a bit rougher than I desired. But a great beer, probably one of the best from Bear Republic. Worth seeking out!

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2010 13:13:53 | More by jampics2
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Apex from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 735 ratings.