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Outcast - Crux Fermentation Project

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

104 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crux Fermentation Project visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 07-28-2012)
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Ratings: 104 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by lighthabit:
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

lighthabit, Oct 11, 2013
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Photo of Beaver13
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

Beaver13, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

chossboss, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Cynic-ale, Dec 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

jpbebeau, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

mahanson08, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

acurtis, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of ThomasZD11
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

ThomasZD11, May 13, 2014
Photo of switzer
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

switzer, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

mdaschaf, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of GilGarp
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

GilGarp, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

distantmantra, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

FinnishTheBeer, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

fthegiants, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

SamuelR, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jmccraney, Jun 20, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +8.4%

beerloverofbham, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of mc4z
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

mc4z, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of emerge077
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Chris & Sharon for sharing their Portland bounty!
This was a highlight of the evening. Quick review from written notes.

Behold, the Pliny-Killa™!

Bright high clarity orange with some larger bubbles clustered on the surface.
Minimal spotty lacing, decent surface coverage.

Dank and sticky, tropical aromas of mango and tangerine from the Galaxy hops.

Juicy citrus flavors, earthy mango reappears, long bitter aftertaste of green hop botanicals. Light bodied with a clean bitterness, slight stickiness on the lips. To say this is very drinkable is an understatement, a growler would surely be no problem.
An everyday IPA of epic proportions. If only...

This beer has singlehandedly put the PacNW region back on the map in the IPA arena, imho.
Call me crazy.

emerge077, Sep 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

spark3148857, May 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

WhatAlesMe, Sep 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Hopmodium, Dec 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Austin_M, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this at Crux on Saturday night.. reviewed from paper notes.

Pours a hop hazed orange.... Long lasting white head with great lacing and retention.

The aroma is just bursting with citrus and tropical notes... Brenda says "passionfruit" ... I don't know what passionfruit tastes like, but I trust her.

Very clean bitterness... just enough residual maltiness to carry a sorta oily hoppiness... the flavors is again citrus zest and tropical fruits.

Body is maybe a bit heavy for a standard IPA... but so is the ABV.

Pretty damn good... Glad I got to try this one... I would have taken home a growler, but they were out of glass.

And thanks to all the very nice folks I met at Crux... Especially the gentleman behind the bar.

4.5/4.5/4.5/3.5/4

JohnGalt1, Jul 29, 2012
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4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Chuckanut pint glass. Pours a clear, medium golden amber with a nice two finger white head kept intact by constant carbonation; drinking eventually leaves thick lacing. Aroma of piney, citrus hops, pineapple and other tropical fruit, caramel malt. Flavor is sweet bready malt, citrus and pine hops with some light dankness, citrus and tropical fruit flavors. Very nicely integrated flavors with quite sturdy malt support. Medium bodied with a pleasant light creaminess. A nice hoppy, malty IPA that is not super hop bitter, but has plenty of herbal hop flavor. This is my second Crux IPA and I have to say I really like the balance and malt character of their ales. I will be drinking this again soon.

LiquidAmber, Dec 19, 2013
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Outcast from Crux Fermentation Project
90 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.