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Apex - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

745 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 745
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.02%
Wants: 37
Gots: 43 | 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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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-20-2014 01:11:12 | More by hoppymcgee
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-20-2014 00:40:14 | More by pieface22
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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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PopnLoads

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-18-2014 14:44:34 | More by PopnLoads
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FrankHammer

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-17-2014 14:52:57 | More by FrankHammer
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Roberto11232

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-17-2014 02:34:15 | More by Roberto11232
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-16-2014 23:00:57 | More by DrunkinYogi
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into an Upland pint glass.

A: Hazy gold, with a big (three-finger) off-white head and lots of lively carbonation.

S: Huge citrus, tangerine, tropical fruit hops, with lesser dank, melon and grassy character. All over the background crisp cracker malt. Very nice aroma - the type you can smell while you're pouring.

T: Big tangerine and ruby red grapefruit citrus hops, with dank and resinous flavors underneath. All of which nearly completely overwhelm the cracker malt background. Melon and mild spice hoppy character increase a bit as the beer warms through the drink. Fruity sweetness stays along with the hop bitterness in the hang.

M: Light, crisp body for the style, lots of carbonation sensation, and the alcohol is very well-hidden for a DIPA.

O: Very, very good beer. I would consider it in the class with Pliny and Enjoy By for DIPAs coming out of California - perhaps not quite as good as either, but for someone who looks for citrusy flavors in their DIPAs, I don't think you could go wrong here. I don't know why this hadn't shown up on shelves around here until now, but I'll be glad to have it around.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 22:37:31 | More by macrosmatic
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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-16-2014 17:58:09 | More by thatoneguymike
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nickfl

Florida

4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A fluffy white head on a slightly hazy copper body with nice lace. Fresh, green hop aroma with pine and dankness. Bready malt with pine and grapefruit hop character. Medium thick body, a slightly sweet finish and a pithy bitterness. Very nice, the hop character is fresh and strong and it is able to shine through despite the fairly strong malt character.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 04:28:22 | More by nickfl
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kmanjohnson

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

03-16-2014 04:26:07 | More by kmanjohnson
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-15-2014 23:59:00 | More by jrfehon33
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Spice_Navigator

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-15-2014 19:06:14 | More by Spice_Navigator
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-14-2014 21:00:37 | More by Dizzy242
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Rideguy64

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +12%

03-14-2014 20:45:23 | More by Rideguy64
Apex from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 745 ratings.