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Focal Banger - The Alchemist

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1,031 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,031
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 634
Gots: 95 | FT: 4
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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It's fantastic. Second only to the crusher in my opinion. My wife keeps giving cans to people for gifts since it's holiday time. I had to hide it in the garage.

Pours great, so drinkable, the aroma is wonderful and I hope it's made more regular.

It makes me sad when the beer is done in my mind that's the best testament I can give anything.

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Apparently BA's "Phone friendly" interface refuses to post reviews written on iOS? Whatev...

Nutshell: this is like if Heady were a Citra bomb.

It's super intense and delicious: "decadent" is probably the best word. And while that's great, the lack of depth of hop profile holds it back from excellence. Heady can get away with its largeness because the hops come at you with wave after wave of cascading variegation. The relative simplicity of Focal makes its heft more salient, and finishing a can is a bit like trying to eat half a cheesecake in one sitting.

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Focal Banger from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 1,031 ratings.