Outta Focus Double IPA | Appalachian Brewing Company

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Outta Focus Double IPAOutta Focus Double IPA

Brewed by:
Appalachian Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by stakem on 09-08-2010

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Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 33
Reviews by nimrod979:
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3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber. No freshness date.

Appearance: Clear bronz-ish color with one finger white head. Fades quick with just hints of lacing.

Aroma: Floral and citrusy hops. Caramel malt presence leads me to believe this won't be a hop bomb.

Taste: Nothing really stand out in the flavor. Quick citrusy hops bitterness hits up front before being taken over with a caramelized sweet malt flavor. A bit too malty for a DIPA.

Mouthfeel: Almost full bodied with a thick stcky mouthfeel. Carbonation is slightly low. Subtle lingering bitterness and alcohol.

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Photo of nstroup
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of petewheeler
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryser2k
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prdstmnky
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of whatname
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of tdm168
3.42/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hessian257
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
2.84/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap @ ABC Harrisburg on 4/8/11. Served in an oversized mug.

Pours a clear copper, topped with a smooth finger of eggshell-white head. This retains with a rich ½ finger, leaving back a foamy cascade of lacing. The aroma smells flowery but is mostly more piney, with a big underlying push of tropical fruit and caramel sweetness. This definitely has some power going on here in the nose but some more floral character would have definitely been welcome here.

The taste initially has a strong bitter grapefruit bite up front, before swallowed up by that tangy wave of sugary fruit, sticky caramel and bready feeling grains. Hops control the finish with resins, rind, and spice all lingering hard but the profile here is mostly coming off as very sweet. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, maybe a touch fuller feeling, with a more of a smooth mellow texture to the carbonation. This just seems like the overall feel could be tightened up some, as some more sharpness here might have brought more of those hops out. The alcohol is mostly well hid here though, with just some alcohol warmth coming out across the back of the palate after each sip.

I missed this one last year when it was on and well; I can’t really say that this one was worth the wait. This just seemed way too unbalanced toward the sweet side of things, with the body lacking some needed presence, and the aroma needing some more fresh and floral character to it. This just seemed like a bit of a mess of a DIPA. Hopefully they will continue to work this one.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

3/2....pours bronze amber with a light white foam layer. Very subtle pine hoppy nose. Taste is a gritty chewy malt backed by an oily wobbly bitter. Thick mouthfeel, somewhat uneven. So so.

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Photo of dtx00
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of erialbill
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ryften
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Psg5062
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerthulhu
3.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: When backlighted a burgundy with orange highlights that showed a haziness with a strong, glass consuming effervesce. The head was 3 inches plus, cantaloupe flesh color, with a marshmellow texture. Long lasting capping with a generous amount of foam stickage on the glass.

S: Touch of apple-citrus, fresh, with some cinnamon stick and toasted caramel breadiness. Sweet toasted malt fruintess, nice mixture, low aromatic strength.

T: Dry caramel citrus hopping upfront. Toasted dryness of malt, pine, dried apple and a fade of grassy hops. Moderately strong rate of hoppiness, lemon peel-pine and sticky caramel on the swallow.

M: Bready full of speciality grains, toasted dryness, moderate carbonation, slightly sticky.

O: Overall nice full bodied, toasted dryness flavor. A more then adequate hopping rate, while some ipas lose some luster deeper into the drink, this gains strength and moementum throughout the bomber experience. good overall.

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Photo of philbe311
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - A finger and a half worth of delicate fluffed pure white foam... The color is a medium gold... Moderate carbonation... Some rings of lacing cling to the glass throughout the session...

S - Hops are at the forefront, but are much more muted than I expected... There is a slight caramel sweetness and biscuit quality to the nose...

T - The palate follows the nose exactly... The hops are at the forefront, but are not nearly as assertive nor inspired as I would have hoped... There is a decent malt base of caramel and biscuit which add a bit of depth, but there isn't too much else going on... The finish has a slight peppery component to it...

M - Medium bodied... Sleek... Light to moderate carbonation... Smooth... Even and consistent with each sip...

D - This one is a rather timid DIPA that drinks much more like a traditional American IPA... It's not a bad beer by any means, but is rather pedestrian and unremarkable in all facets... Many better options out there for those looking for a hop fix...

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Photo of buzzy
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Dodo2step
3.34/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- Copper color with amber highlights. Minimal head but leaves a mountainous lacing on my pint.

S- earthy and citrus hop with faint caramel malt.

F- mild citrus hops. more earthy taste. pine and caramel malt notes round it out.

M- heavy and boozy. the pine and caramel linger in the mouth.

O- double IPA's are hit or miss usually but this one ranks right in the middle.

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Photo of Gregaroo
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got a six pack from my sister-in-law for my birthday. Good overall IPA. Not sure I'd rank it up there with other DIPA's., but I had no problem finishing the six!

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Photo of mikr
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very cloudy copper orange with a fluffy head. Left some very sticky lacing around the entire glass.
Sweet malt dominates the nose. Also some faint hops.
Taste is malt forward. There is some bitter hoppiness in the finish. Hops seemed to come out a litle more as it warmed.
Medium carbonation saves this one from being a sticky malty mess . Probably my favorite part of this beer.

BA says this is a spring release. Has it been sitting on shelves since spring? Who knows? There isn't a bottled on date. I usually do not buy IPA's if there isn't a date but this 22oz bottle was only like $6.

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Outta Focus Double IPA from Appalachian Brewing Company
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