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Apex - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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892 Ratings

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Ratings: 892
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.02%
Wants: 63
Gots: 83 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2005

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
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Ratings: 892 | Reviews: 250
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4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the brewpub last Friday. Review is from notes.

Pours a slightly hazy gold with a bubbly, smallish head. Citrusy and sweet aromas in the nose. The taste is very bitter with plenty of floral and lemony hop flavors adding great complexity. A solid doughy malt character is in toe. The balance is perfect. Light carbonation and a mouth coating bitterness in the finish. Lemon rind gives way to some sweetness from the malts over time.

This is a great DIPA. Hoppy and very bitter but also a good amount of hop complexity and malt flavors. Great balance.

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3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap for the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear golden orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and some dank, earthy, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight onion flavor on the finish. There is a medium herbal hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but it’s quite dank.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3/5  rDev -29.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap, brouwers

from notes

appearance: clear golden-copper body, creamy white froth with nice webbed lacing

smell: some nice floral hops, citrus zest, touch of sweet doughy malt

taste: straddling the line between west coast IPA and DIPA - this IPA was brewed for the outstanding (or unfortunately, only so i've been told at this point) bar in portland. strong floral notes, grapefruit, blossomed flowers, tangerine, doughy caramel malt.

mouthfeel: fairly light, oily

overall: solid IPA - nothing spectacular, but a nice offering from a brewery that tends to nail this style

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3.81/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap, poured into a tulip. Hazy amber in appearance with a beautiful 1 finger white head.

It's aroma was a mix of dank hops, some floralness, and caramel malts in the background.

The taste started out on the hoppy side, but as I got to the middle of the glass, the caramel malts really came to the forefront with hints of brown sugar and even a touch of molasses. Hops moved to the background.

Mouthfeel is was full and actually a on the creamy side.

Overall, this is a tasty beverage, but I wished the hops owned this beer a bit more. IT became quite sweet the more you drank it. Reminds me of the hop/malt ratio that DFH 90 has.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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Apex from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 892 ratings.