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Apex - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

764 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 764
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.02%
Wants: 42
Gots: 48 | 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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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

I had this on tap at Al's of Hampden - served chilled in a standard pint.

A - Brilliant sunny golden with amber highlights -lighter than most of its ilk, but still attractive with very good clarity and a hypnotizing swirling carbonation trail of miniscule bubbles leading up to a semi-rocky pale, white cap. The carbonation rises steadily in a more than moderate pace indicating high effervescence. There is a covering of lace on the inside of the glass which is a thin even film and the bead is tiny. The retention is good holding for a while.

S - The smell is a mix of esters - some mild pine and floral w/ herbal aromas dominating- the smell has a resinous scent w/ sweet bitter notes and there is a citrus quality like lemon rind w/ a malty scent in the background

M - The ale has sharp carbonation very effervescent combined w/ dry overall texture and bitter hop acidity w/ mild malt to cushion the intense mouth coating hop oils w/ citrusy bright bitter and acidic effect on the palate

T - The flavor is satisfying with great hop flavor which is more on the citrus/herbal end w/ very mellow orange and some rind both orange and lemon w/ sweet grassy notes. The mild sweet malt plays into the grassy aspect w/ a light vegetal tinge and mellow spice notes. The citrusy impact gives a light peppery tinge as the beer is swallowed w/ piney resinous bite which hangs on well after the IIPA has left the palate

D - I really enjoyed this - refreshingly high effevescent combined with intense hop packed flavor and clean fermentation w/out an overkill of bitterness - everything falls into place and works well in the mix w/ pine and mild spiciness making for a refreshing Imperial IPA which has no alchohol flavor and it is over 8% abv. I think you will be pleased if you enjoy a dry bitter west coast style Imperial IPA - so happy I tried this, outstanding!

04-20-2010 14:23:41 | More by Slatetank
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.63/5  rDev +9.2%

I really liked this one. I had been trying to get a hold of it forever and really was stoked when I finally saw it cross my path in a recent BIF. Nice growler that I kept cold and decided to open up last night. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 04/21/2009.



The pour was very nice. Rich dark amber color with a nice light head of white on top that reached a height of around two and a half inches before settling back down to earth and leaving tons of sticky lace all along the sides of the glass. Really nice aroma here, lots of fresh hops, orange and grapefruit and blending in perfectly here, really very well done. Bright with not a lot of malt balancing it out, this was a hopheads IPA for sure. Smooth, clean, crisp, and refreshing taste, I was thoroughly impressed with the way this one went down. Nice and dry in the finish left a long lingering flavor of pineapple on the tongue that just begged me to go back for another sip. Great medium feel and a smooth profile led to the most supreme session ability.



Overall an outstanding IPA that I am thrilled to be able to try. I would have no issue at all with being able to go back and get this one again any day. Really very well done and a tremendous asset to their lineup.

04-22-2009 23:26:03 | More by mikesgroove
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IvanJ126

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.9%

08-20-2014 20:26:01 | More by IvanJ126
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GeorgeCarroll

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

08-20-2014 20:17:10 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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California

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Florida

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.51/5  rDev +6.4%

Thank you blind tiger- pours a clear golden amber with a finger and a half of head, good retention and lacing.

Smells incredible- great fresh pine scent. A little base malt.

Tasted amazing also- big pine hop character but not too bitter. Nice balance of flavors but very very hoppy.

Mouthfeel is great- medium body, modestly carbonated. This ones a keeper.

07-27-2014 00:40:42 | More by Hopdaemon39
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Apex from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 764 ratings.