Outta Focus Double IPA - Appalachian Brewing Company
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3.48/5 rDev -0.6%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 00:17:51 | More by beerthulhu
3.71/5 rDev +6%
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.
Serving type: cask
05-19-2014 10:23:14 | More by DIM
3.83/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up this bottle at the Harrisburg location, great time, great food and great service.
22 oz. bomber poured several times into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Nice Golden on it's way to amber color, but lighter, so more golden. The clarity is outstanding here, the liquid portion comes out completely clear, really solid job in that department. There is a slightly off white colored head with many different sized bubbles with some really good lacing and glass retention to it. Really a top notch and high quality looking double IPA.
Ok so we take a slight step back in the aroma department, it's not bad, it's just not great. Like a few other reviewers have mentioned, one of the more dominant features is that it's sweet smelling. It's very bready and I think it has a strong malt backbone, caramel and toffee present. Hops also make their way out, both citrus and pine. It all smells good, but it's just not very strong, which is something that is usually distinct about a quality double IPA.
Taste is a slight step up from the small. Again the breadiness is present probably pale and caramel malts. Again the citrus and pine hops are present in the flavor with some of the slightest of slight alcohol flavors. All good, but again, overall not too strong.
Mouthfeel is really good, and a step up again. Really smooth and a low medium feel. Overall there's a good carbonation level and and smooth for the style. Slight pinch at the end from a combination of the alcohol and the hops. Slightly oily feel too. I saw several reviews mention that this is a sipper, but I kinda disagree, I found this beer to go very quickly. Really drinkable and all around pretty solid. NOt the best Double IPA in the world(I've had better and hoppier standard IPAs), but still pretty good and worth trying if you make your way to one of their good brew pubs.
Serving type: bottle
08-17-2013 02:23:34 | More by AndyAvalanche
3.43/5 rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: pours an orange color with a 2" head that slowly falls.
Smell: loads of citrus and pine with some milder caramel tones in the background.
Taste: big caramel profile with a sharp bitter grapefruit and pine. Some orange tones are softer and alcohol is mildly noticeable. The bitterness is biting.
Mouthfeel: medium-heavy bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with a strong dryness late.
Overall: a slow sipping beer that is a bit unbalanced towards the sharp bitter side.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2013 22:48:06 | More by Gavage
Outta Focus Double IPA from Appalachian Brewing Company
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