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Focal Banger - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

695 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 695
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.05%
Wants: 414
Gots: 65 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
The Alchemist visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
An American IPA , hopped judiciously with Citra and Mosaic.

(Beer added by: hillvt4me on 01-30-2014)
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BTVflatlander

Vermont

3.9/5  rDev -14.1%

Great deal of hype surrounding this one, much due to the notoriety of Heady Topper. If they can make such an outstanding DIPA, why not an AIPA? Well, I must say, as much as I wanted to love Focal Banger, it severely underwhelmed me unlike their previous draft release, Ourborous.

If you're from Vermont, you're probably familiar with Fiddlehead IPA. It's a very decent American IPA that I'd never turn down yet also never seek out. Focal Banger, to me, has all the trappings of Fiddlehead IPA with much, much, much higher expectations. As such, as my good friend put it, "it's everything that Heady Topper is not," and that's not necessarily a good thing.

Try it for yourself, but don't expect too much.

02-18-2014 20:04:52 | More by BTVflatlander
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Focal Banger from The Alchemist
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