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Apex - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

751 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 751
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 40
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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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-06-2014 22:05:38 | More by jw1978
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-05-2014 19:57:46 | More by tedgelee
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber. Gold color, creamy white head with a lace that sticks. Dank, resinous, floral, pine, and grain in the nose with esters, apple must, and rind. A bit crisp upfront with a firm, malty body. Sweet, toasty and caramel. Deceivingly soft alcohol presence. Hops are quite aggressive. Grassy, pineapple, more grass, orange and rinds, hint of onion, raw, dank, ashy, dry finish with an earthy and woody linger. And man does it linger. I'll be smacking my palate for hours.

Summary: A kick-ass DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

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It's the look you'd want your IPA to have. A cloudy orange pour with some darker brown notes mixed in because of the haze. The head is a stunner with it's bright white color and meringue-like peaks. Starts off a finger and a half thick, retains well, and leaves a bit of lacing behind.

You can smell the citrus the second you pop the cap. Grapefruit, pineapple, and orange rind fill the room. In the background, dank pine lurks. Amazing.

Hop forward, as you might guess. Like the smell, you get more citrus than pine, and I welcome that. The pineapple helps take this beer to the top. Whatever malts are used are completely an afterthought, because the west coast hops rule here.

As smooth as any IPA I've ever had, and that goes for Pliny . Yes, smooth. Bitter, but not a palate wrecker. Sweet and tangy up front from the citrus notes, then the bitterness starts to evolve. So easy to drink despite high ABV. Full bodied.

I may be being too harsh, this could be a 5. It really is world class and is easily as good a beer as anyone will ever have.

Serving type: bottle

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Apex from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 751 ratings.