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Outcast - Crux Fermentation Project

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BA SCORE
89
very good

35 Reviews
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Reviews: 35
Hads: 221
Avg: 4.03
pDev: 24.81%
Wants: 11
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Crux Fermentation Project
Oregon, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 07-28-2012

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 35 | Hads: 221
Reviews by ccrida:
Photo of ccrida
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draught at Bailey's, Outcast is clear gold with a white head leaving scattered foamy lace.

Smell is skunky, dank hops.

Taste is bright, citrusy hops, some sweet tropical fruit and bubblegum notes as well. A little cereal sweetness as well as a hint of chalk, nice dept for being so light bodied, which I love. The hop flavors oddly contrast with the nose, citrus vs skunky, but combine, the whole range is there, and it adds to the complexity.

Mouthfeel is light, slick.

Drinkability is pretty high, nice light body, big hop flavor, and dangerously smooth. The sweetness of the hop flavor is perhaps a bit tiring, I wish more of the resin from the nose came across in the taste.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz bottle, bottled on 4/7/14. Pours clear golden yellow with a medium frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is piney hops with a little fruit and some stinky tar.

The flavor is sweet bready malt with a little fruit and a big piney, grassy, tarry harsh bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice IPA. Not my favorite flavor profile.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chossboss
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of sourdog
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BurdockBoy
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jpbebeau
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Beer21
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mahanson08
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of pjvie
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ThomasZD11
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I love this beer for the fact that it is interesting and that the hops are Australian. In terms of taste it is different, and that also makes me love it. It is pretty balanced, and the 8% abv is also good to go. There is nothing crazy about this beer, but it carries a high quality swagger with the taste that is fun to drink.

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Photo of JonnyBeers
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of switzer
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of GilGarp
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle served cold into an imperial pint glass.

Outcast is a pale golden orange color with unusually good clarity for an imperial IPA. The head is thick at first but settles fairly fast leaving a little lace behind.

Aroma is fresh and full of bright citrus notes. Very hoppy but not overpowering.

Flavor is brilliantly hoppy with many layers and complexities. Citrus is most prevalent but there is also grassy, floral, and spice.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Beautifully balanced and expertly made.

Overall a wonderful double IPA and certainly worth seeking out. I'd love to try some of Crux's other beers. Their labels are excellent too.

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Photo of distantmantra
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of FinnishTheBeer
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of SomethingClever
2.84/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

500ml bottle poured into snifter bottled on 12/1/15

A: nice amber clear color soapy head with decent retention

S: this smells funky almost like cheese with a slight underlying fruit smell

T: funky cheesy almost garlic oniony in flavor the fruit is there but it is underneath on this beer

M: medium feel about what expected from an IPA

O: Meh I think maybe fresher this beer would have been great but I do not think it is aging gracefully. As the beer opens up the cheese taste and smell dissipate but they are still there

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Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Ace1117
3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fatehunter
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours two fingers of head on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is bright with tropical fruits. Nice.
The taste is playful bitterness with a sweeter malt finish. Good balance and profile.
The texture is softer.
Unique smell and good flavor.

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Photo of SamuelR
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of growlerguyjoe
4.72/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Outcast from Crux Fermentation Project
89 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.