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Apex - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

798 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 798
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 46
Gots: 50 | 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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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is relatively clear amber yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down but mostly left a thin head covering the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides.
S: The smell has moderately strong initial aromas of tropical fruits followed by notes of citrusy hops. Hints of pine also become noticeable once the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of citrus and tropical fruit hops, although the citrus seems to stand out stronger and there are hints of alcohol towards the finish. Only a light amount of bitterness is noticeable, but this becomes stronger as it warms. As in the smell, hints of piney hops start to appear once the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The hops in this IPA smelled and tasted very fresh and provided an interesting mix of flavors, although I preferred the predominant tropical fruit hops when the beer was cold. Nonetheless, this is a pleasant beer to sip and savor the changes in aromas and flavors as its temperature changes.

Serving type: bottle

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Apex from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 798 ratings.