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Outcast - Crux Fermentation Project

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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 07-28-2012

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Ratings: 125 | Reviews: 21
Reviews by yeaprolly:
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.72/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A. Pours a pretty clear yellow-gold with a touch of orange and half a finger of white head.
S. Citrus and a bit of cedar, some sweet tropical fruits.
T. Sweet tropical fruits, some slightly woody/herbal hops. Good stuff.
M. Medium+ body, medium-low smooth carbonation. Very nice.
Overall. Maybe not so amazing on the nose, but good stuff.

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Outcast from Crux Fermentation Project
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