Focal Banger - The Alchemist
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Reviews by unclejimmyjim:
4.96/5 rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
I wasn't able to get any of the canned release on Saturday, Feb. 15, so I consoled myself over a fresh pour at The Reservoir in Waterbury while watching the Canada/ Finland hockey game.
This may be the best beer (iPAs are my specialty) I have ever enjoyed. It combines the best of my two favorite beers into one beer that is eminently quaffable. I liken it to the perfect combination of Heady Topper and Lawson's Double Sunshine.
Sometimes a Heady (more often than not, at these times it is my second, third, or fourth Heady) is just a bit too citrussy for my palate. Those are times when a Double Sunshine will cut through the flavor of a Heady to deliver a cleaner, sharper hop-high.
Now i am too respectful of the integrity of the brewers and their brews ever to mix myself...and now that temptation is forever removed. I cannot wait for more to appear in cans.
Serving type: on-tap
02-18-2014 18:00:20 | More by unclejimmyjim
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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
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
Focal Banger from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 560 ratings.