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Focal Banger - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

571 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 571
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 7.08%
Wants: 330
Gots: 45 | 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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Gobzilla

California

3.75/5  rDev -17%

03-01-2014 13:48:51 | More by Gobzilla
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07-27-2014 23:34:15 | More by Szatski
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This poured with a brilliant pineapple yellow color with a thick head of densely knit, bright white foam.

The nose has a malty background but the Mosaic hops are very evident. The aroma has some honey, oranges and pineapple before turning earthy and grassy.

The flavor is sweet and sugary, like a citrus fructose, with the evident Mosaic hop character punching through. The hop finish is grassy, earthy, not overly bitter, with a spicy character.

The feel is so light, airy and smooth but it still has a good amount of heft.

Very well crafted IPA with some different aromas and tastes then the standard fare.

Serving type: can

07-27-2014 21:09:11 | More by KYGunner
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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

07-27-2014 15:13:36 | More by JohnofUpton
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Ultimate

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

07-26-2014 17:54:29 | More by Ultimate
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -6%

07-26-2014 12:43:44 | More by josephwa
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Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

07-26-2014 12:28:43 | More by Ed_Bob
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Schlais

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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Washington

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

07-25-2014 22:30:23 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Dave_Heltzel

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

07-25-2014 17:04:09 | More by Dave_Heltzel
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Alpho91


5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-25-2014 15:20:55 | More by Alpho91
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -17%

07-25-2014 01:15:49 | More by Johnny_Danger
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NAPO

Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to RichOBrien for having the chance to drink this beer.

-Pours a really nice golden color with about a finger head. Nice looking beer.

-Smells nice. Citrus and piney scent. There is definitively a strong lime scent.

-Piney bitterness with Grapefruit and Lime taking the backseat

-Spectacular creamy bitterness with the citrus lingering in my mouth.

-Overall it's a pretty good hoppy beer from the Alchemist. I did had high hopes for this brew, but it was still a treat.

Serving type: can

07-22-2014 22:52:46 | More by NAPO
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Focal Banger from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 571 ratings.