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Far Out IPA - Bootlegger's Brewery

Far Out IPAFar Out IPA

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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.75%

Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Popp24 on 02-29-2012)
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Photo of Jree261


3.46/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance-Cloudy and foggy pale yellow.

Smell-Grass with underlying sweetness from red berries.

Taste-Grass and vegetables. mainly cucumber.

Mouthfeel-Heavy like an ipa. Good, lengthy finish.

Overall-Not a fan of the flavors. I liked the subtlety on the nose best. I liked the Palomino Pale quite a bit more.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 01:49:33 | More by Jree261
Photo of pkalix


4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

bright orange-y yellow, hazy; nice little white foam cap on top. floral, tropical fruit, tangy aromas. nice flavor, minimal bitterness, some orange and tangerine. pineapple? I think i'm really becoming a fan of the IPAs and this one is really nice. silky white lace slowly recedes down the side. pine-y and sweet! beautiful to look at and smell.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 00:15:00 | More by pkalix
Photo of Nugganooch


4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar – Escondido, CA
Notes from 01/03/14 – FW Snifter glass

A: A thin and course bone white top caps a soft golden amber brew with some mild hop haze across the body. Light retention noted as it dispels out to a thin film leaving back some sticky dots and ribbons of lace decorating the glass after each sip.

S: Tropical aromatics abound with passion fruit, guava, grapefruit, and gooseberry. Soft undercurrents of grassy herbs mixed in with some faint sugary pale malts detected as well. Really great nose chalked full of tropical fruits and Galaxy hop goodness.

T: High hop bitter punch brings a tropical medley of passion fruit, guava berry, melon, grapefruit, and gooseberry. Add in some dragon fruit for good measure with a few botanic florals. There is a very subtle dry malt cracker base with some restrained caramel sweetness. Alcohol is subdued and really well disguised in the flavor. Finishes crisp and dry with slight resinous linger carrying on that bitterness. Very tasty with loads of tropical hops.

M: Moderate to lighter body. Nice creamy texture with some carbonation spritz. Moderate to upper level of perceived bitterness. Crisp and dry resinous finish.

D: Far out IPA is affirmation that I love dem tropical Galaxy hops. Really well done in the west coast style. Sticky and resinous with a very reserved dry malt presence. Recommended and will be going for more of this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 20:15:47 | More by Nugganooch
Photo of CuriousMonk


4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear golden with a pillow-y white head that leaves behind real good lacing throughout. Aromas are of resin, dank hop notes, pineapple, herbaceous, tropical fruit, medium esters, light tangy notes, and sweet malts are detected. The flavor begins with a light bitterness then recedes to citrus, mild grain, dank, and a good chunk of tropical fruit. The beer finishes sweet and bitter with lasting citrus rind and a grapefruit bite. Lively carbonation throughout. Unlike some other IPAs, this is very light bodied and fairly quffable for the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 15:36:05 | More by CuriousMonk
Photo of mactrail


3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Clean, pure grapefruit flavor. The standard orangey amber in the Mort Subite globe. Some coarse head, but not long lasting, though it renews with a couple of swirls. Big spritz in the mouth. The aroma is quite nice-- flowers and citrus.

Flavor is grapefruit marmalade. Sweet and bitter, sharp and tangy. A serious bitter edge, and quite hot and acidic. The malt seems to be so pale as to contribute little if any flavor. I don't think I've tasted a beer that is more clearly grapefruit scented and flavored. Supposed to be Australian Galaxy hops. Far out!

A really hoppy but pleasant brew. Your tongue will tingle, but the aromas will make you swoon. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Bine & Vine in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 06:33:27 | More by mactrail
Photo of RashyGrillCook


3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a super clear amber with a two finger, white head.

S: Smells of fresh oranges hung like ornaments on a christmas tree.

T&M: Good strong bitterness up front mellowing out allowing some sweetness to come through. Not as dry as I like my IPAs to be. Better then average but far from the best. Slick medium weight mouthfeel.

O:A very nice west coast style IPA that I would gladly recommend to others and would enjoy drinking again.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 07:42:44 | More by RashyGrillCook
Photo of RaulMondesi


3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Doin' it well and easy at the #1 joint - The Playground, in Downtown Santa Ana, CA.

Interesting to say the least. Hoppy like your grandmama after a few White Zins on her birthday, but the aftertaste is a bit subdued like Raul when he takes your granmama's codeine. Well and good, but a lil different - like that lil wiener no one wanted to play four square with in grammar Skool.

Raul recommend, but he's a lil perplexed.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2013 22:01:04 | More by RaulMondesi
Photo of MoistPope


3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden color with a think white head, very minimal lacing from top to bottom. Smell of citrus is weak. No so much bitterness, very mellow. Citrus taste is there. Crisp, thin, and clean mouth feel. Leaves my mouth extremely dry. Overall i'd have to say that this is very easy to drink and a good gateway IPA for non-hopheads.

Side note, reminds me of El Segundo's White Dog IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 05:28:48 | More by MoistPope
Photo of Halcyondays


3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours gold with a medium-high white head leaving some nice lace. Clear as day.

S: Notes of citrus and pineapple/mango/tropical.

T: Nice, again, citrus tropical mix bringing lemon verbana, yellow mango, passion fruit and pineapple to the table.

M: Crisp, clean, fairly dry for the style. Refreshing, medium-bodied.

O: This is a good IPA with definite appeal to fans of a certain style. The bomber price at $6.50 is outrageous for a single IPA, next time I'll go to the source.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 21:37:27 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Bootlegger's Brewery in Fullerton, CA.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with melon and citrus flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2013 03:27:33 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of womencantsail


3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Bootlegger's

Pours a clear golden orange color with a finger of white head. Intense pine and grapefruit aromas right away. A bit of an herbal note and grass, too. Very mild malt, in typical Bootlegger’s fashion. A very dry IPA with a nice bitterness. Very citric and piney with a strong grapefruit character. Only a hint of bready malt. The bitterness stays on the back end.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2012 18:52:49 | More by womencantsail
Photo of Drinkerofales


4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours lightly hazy gold, on tap, so not much room for a head, but a nice ring leaves plenty of lacing down the whole glass.

Smells of grapefruit and a hint of mango. The barest hint of malt is in the back where it should be.

Taste is nice and bitter throughout, with some grapefruit, and it's pith. Another blast of bitter on the finish rounds it out.

Texture is good, a nice hop sting, and medium drinkability. The beer leans from light to medium bodied, and is quite nice.

Reviewed live at the brewery, this quite a nice IPA. Plenty of bitter and punch. Glad to try.

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2012 21:16:05 | More by Drinkerofales
Photo of Wowcoolman


4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared by brewery rep Michael at a tasting. Bootleggers does some amazing one-off IPAs. Last year we got SoCo and this offering is in the same league. Malt and hops on the nose- herb, honey, and citrus give it plenty of character. Tastewise this beer does not let down. Ample hops are profiled (Simcoe I believe is present here); we get mint, citrus rind, and herbal notes. The finish is pure heaven- sweet malt and orange cordial mixed with ample hop bitterness. Wonderful. Can't stop drinking this, give me that growler, get your own pour...

Serving type: growler

04-21-2012 04:26:05 | More by Wowcoolman
Photo of Popp24


4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap at the brewery this past weekend.

A - Golden with small head that disappears pretty quick.

S - Definitely get the smell of the Galaxy hops on this one but not much else.

T - The hops come through and are pretty strong on this one. I would have liked a little more balance. The nose doesn't quite translate on the palate.

M - Not bad. Not too thin and easy to drink overall.

O - Not what I wanted it to be but it was an above average ipa but nothing to get too excited about.
5/14/13 - Had this one again once it was bottled and it was much better than the first time. Not sure if they tweaked the recipe since it's original release or my taste buds changed. I really enjoyed this one a lot better the second time around.

Serving type: on-tap

02-29-2012 21:02:45 | More by Popp24
Far Out IPA from Bootlegger's Brewery
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