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Focal Banger - The Alchemist

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549 Ratings
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Ratings: 549
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 7.1%
Wants: 314
Gots: 43 | 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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Kword55

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

02-18-2014 20:23:13 | More by Kword55
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NAPO

Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
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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Jballn

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-22-2014 22:21:17 | More by Jballn
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ChrisAlbertine

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-22-2014 22:06:06 | More by ChrisAlbertine
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dunix

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-22-2014 18:20:43 | More by dunix
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Smileitsfreetobehappy

Alaska

5/5  rDev +10.9%

07-22-2014 05:07:24 | More by Smileitsfreetobehappy
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Pete27lax

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-22-2014 01:22:13 | More by Pete27lax
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nollie77

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-21-2014 18:56:14 | More by nollie77
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jamesewelch

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-21-2014 13:01:21 | More by jamesewelch
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tallboy can courtesy of Mike.

Murky yellow with plenty of lace.

Smells of lemon cake with sugared icing.

Blueberries, lemons, cake, delicious.

Though it doesn't sound it, this is much like Heady's awesome and more approachable sibling. Very very good.

Serving type: can

07-21-2014 01:09:55 | More by BarrytheBear
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-20-2014 21:43:36 | More by jbaker67
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HawkeyePA

Iowa

5/5  rDev +10.9%

07-20-2014 20:55:09 | More by HawkeyePA
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Sean802

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-20-2014 18:20:38 | More by Sean802
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

5/5  rDev +10.9%

07-20-2014 17:57:23 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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fugazidps

New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-20-2014 14:32:46 | More by fugazidps
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techguyale

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-19-2014 23:06:30 | More by techguyale
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MICHAELFINGERLAKESBREW

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-19-2014 02:04:20 | More by MICHAELFINGERLAKESBREW
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Dicers

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-18-2014 21:38:07 | More by Dicers
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Murph-Dawg

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-18-2014 01:59:40 | More by Murph-Dawg
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SweetChicken

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-17-2014 23:51:26 | More by SweetChicken
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texaswhiplash

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.9%

07-17-2014 18:49:07 | More by texaswhiplash
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a totally hazy, gold/lemonade color. Long lasting head. Hoppy aromas jump out of the glass, juicy, sticky and fresh sliced fruit. Flavor has a crisp malt backbone but generous hops are piled on. The result is a damn tasty IPA but not as good as Heady.

Serving type: can

07-17-2014 17:48:40 | More by papat444
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-17-2014 02:00:44 | More by Dizzy242
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JWallace1013

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-16-2014 17:16:46 | More by JWallace1013
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.9%

07-16-2014 10:46:57 | More by SuperHop18
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Focal Banger from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 549 ratings.