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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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kels

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had this on tap, poured into a tulip at the Comet last night. Heard it was one of only two barrels that made it to Ohio, so I got to feel special for a moment :)

Appearance: Color is golden apricot flesh with some golden-honey undertones. Little visibility in the liquid. 1 finger white, soft foam fades and retains at a skim with traces of sticky white lacing left behind.

Smell: Delicious aroma of light, sweet, juicy citrus and dry grass. HUGE alcohol as the beer warms.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Very sweet and bitter all at once. Lots of sticky, bitter pine, sweet honeyed citrus and malts and BIG, warming alcohol. Feel is somewhat full thanks to the moderate carbonation, and the after-feel is very sticky.

Drinkability: Moderate - take it slow for sure and enjoy all the flavors that come out as it warms.

This beer was described to me as more like a barleywine, which I can agree with in many ways. The sweetness and alcohol that come through are very reminiscent of the style, while the bitterness and stickiness definitely puts it in the DIPA realm as well. Very interesting and well-worth the experience.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2009 05:30:22 | More by kels
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Apex from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 731 ratings.