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Apex - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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776 Ratings

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Ratings: 776
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 44
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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Photo of Flounder57
4.24/5  rDev 0%

22 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a two finger head that reduced to a small layer. It is a pale orange with bubbles coming up through the whole glass. Nice nice lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Floral, pungent, tangerine, grapefruit, caramel, toasted, orange candy, pine, mango, pineapple, and resiny.

Taste: Awesome double. Hop characteristics are blended well together and there is mild tingly bitterness in the rear

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, a little chewy, and mild tingly bitterness.

Overall: I like where this series is going. First Cafe Racer 15, now this. Bring it on Bear Republic.

Flounder57, Mar 29, 2014
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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%

A-Pours a bright, clear orange. An aggressive pour brings about a thick, chunky, off white head. Splotchy lacing.

S-Obviously very hoppy. Apricots and candied oranges. Grapefruits and peaches. Caramel and bready malt.

T-Actually pretty balanced but still clearly very hoppy. I think apricot and candied orange and grapefruits are the best way to describe the flavor. A bit of green onions. Finishes with a bready and caramelly maltiness then a big wave of very bitter pine. It becomes sweeter over time.

M-Fuller bodied. High bitterness. Alcohol is evident. Softer carbonation.

O/D-Bear Republic is very good at brewing up hoppy treats. Apex is a beer that is far above average. I would pick a few more from bear Rpublic before I would choose this one but that's far from a jab at this beer. I would pick Bear Republic beers over most breweries flat out.

VelvetExtract, Mar 25, 2014
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Apex from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 776 ratings.