Apex Amber v1.0
Bready; biscuity. Resounding malt sweetness evident, almost to a cloying effect.
Pours amber clear until yeast decanted. Color spot-on, I believe. Huge fluffy head lasts, but shows signs of overcarbonation. I had to pour some into a British pint, then wait for the head to die down before pouring the rest, hence the yeast unsettling.
First impression is thinness. There is a slight malt backbone, but no hop structure. Possibly even a hint of sourness? Tied in with the overcarbonation, it may have a hint of infection? I'm really not sure. This is the second of the two, and the first one wasn't like this at all. Definitely more body and balance. I'm not sure what to say.
Again, thin with some cheek-puckering sourness.
I'm going to go ahead and not score this one because of what I said above. I know that you have moved on to bigger things anyway, and I really enjoyed the AG version of this beer much better than the extract, despite your opinion posted above. I will try to find my notes from the first time I sampled this beer which was within the first couple of days upon reception back in Nov.