1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Outta Focus Double IPA - Appalachian Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Outta Focus Double IPAOutta Focus Double IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
80
good

71 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 71
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Appalachian Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: stakem on 09-08-2010

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 71 | Reviews: 26
Photo of jschwamb
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GregStoner
3.82/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keystone
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I enjoyed this on tap at Abc in Harrisburg, served chilled in a pint.

The color is amber with good clarity and thin pale white head with fine bead. The smell is hoppy but also has a good amount of alcohol, not extremely aromatic but does have a mild amount of hop smell. The smell leads to a mildly spicy feel with moderately full body with slight sweetness and moderately strong alcohol presence with a mostly dry finish.

The taste is decent with more pine and spice flavor than citrus the alcohol is prominent in the flavor with moderate sweetness level and bitterness is balanced with the malt. Overall I found this to be okay, but there are many examples that showcase the hops aroma and flavor-wise better than this

Photo of rfoltz53
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of cjgiant
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of allentownpaguy
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.47/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: When backlighted a burgundy with orange highlights that showed a haziness with a strong, glass consuming effervesce. The head was 3 inches plus, cantaloupe flesh color, with a marshmellow texture. Long lasting capping with a generous amount of foam stickage on the glass.

S: Touch of apple-citrus, fresh, with some cinnamon stick and toasted caramel breadiness. Sweet toasted malt fruintess, nice mixture, low aromatic strength.

T: Dry caramel citrus hopping upfront. Toasted dryness of malt, pine, dried apple and a fade of grassy hops. Moderately strong rate of hoppiness, lemon peel-pine and sticky caramel on the swallow.

M: Bready full of speciality grains, toasted dryness, moderate carbonation, slightly sticky.

O: Overall nice full bodied, toasted dryness flavor. A more then adequate hopping rate, while some ipas lose some luster deeper into the drink, this gains strength and moementum throughout the bomber experience. good overall.

Photo of rwb816
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of PastorMeat
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of erialbill
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of DIM
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On cask with molasses at the Lititz branch.

a: Bronzed copper color, dark for an IPA. The molasses I guess. It was served with a finger of firm white foam.

s: Plenty of caramel and some sweet, tea like potpourri. Definitely leans to the malty side, but there were some lemony, minty hops to be found. Light booze as well.

t: Follows the nose pretty closely. Sweet and vaguely English in character, with tea flavors. The mint was the strongest I've found in a beer in quite some time.

m: Light but softly inviting.

o: Tasted side by side with the regular draft version. The molasses was a subtle addition and rightfully so. Interesting change of pace from the hopnoxious DIPAs I've had of late. Very nicely balanced.

Photo of Durandal_777
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of tommyguz
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of EinFesteBurg
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of tfsimpkins
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of ZEB89
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of nstroup
4/5  rDev +13.6%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Outta Focus Double IPA from Appalachian Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.