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Focal Banger - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,156 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,156
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 896
Gots: 106 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
The Alchemist visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: hillvt4me on 01-30-2014

An American IPA , hopped judiciously with Citra and Mosaic.
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Ratings: 1,156 | Reviews: 99
Photo of calitrie1486
4.94/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bigdanc
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best beers i have ever tasted. I love this one and wish it was an everyday beer. Much the same as Heady i think they know what they are doing. Home run once again

Photo of Mojua
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bferber
4.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattsmith413
4.9/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vermontham
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mike312
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My desert island beer. Balanced, juicy, and incredibly cravable.

Photo of Teacherman11
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jemarent
4.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of vziznznzyz
4.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Shankopotamus
4.9/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of broadway848
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GregSpeaksHisMind
1.37/5  rDev -70%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Focal Banger is so incredibly disappointing. I threw away an entire 6-pack.. If you're a real IPA-drinker, keep the Sierra Nevada bottles on deck.

Photo of Evmo31
4.99/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This just might be the perfect IPA

Photo of dboon
4.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can shared by Collin. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Fruity hop aromas. Grapefruit hop notes dominate. Good balance, body, and mouthfeel. Very nice..

Photo of gafferjohn
4.54/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of miggy_smalls
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ryanflc
4.93/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GCBrewery
4.63/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ironstutz
4.98/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

so close to perfect! no booze flavor, just lovely hops and malt. beautiful, unfiltered look. followed by a lovely nose full of fruit and hops. and the taste that follows is such a impeccable balance of hops and malt. i highly recommend this one

Photo of yarnbomb
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Is it really that good? Yes. It certainly is. You want fruit? You got it. Want hops? They're there. Fancy bitter flavors, galore. It really is all that.

Photo of andyrobertson1212
4.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TBonez477
4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of roostor07
4.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sean66
4.57/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Focal Banger from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 1,156 ratings.