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Focal Banger - The Alchemist

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1,128 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,128
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 7.89%
Wants: 819
Gots: 102 | 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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Reviews by Maurizio:
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4.27/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice head, with good retention. White, thick lacing. Cloudy golden with light orange appearance. Nose is full fruity hop aroma. Taste is very fruity with more hop bitterness than Heady, which I think is a good think. Smooth mouthfeel, with long-lasting finish of puckering hop bitterness. I think I actually prefer Focal Banger to the much-lauded HT because of what I perceive as more bittering hops.

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Focal Banger from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 1,128 ratings.