Far Out IPA | Bootlegger's Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery
California, United States
bootleggersbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Galaxy hops from Australia give it a funkadelic tropical fruit aroma, and the balance between the malt and hops is wicked. You’ll want to bogart this one because every sip keeps you wanting more, and at 7% alc by vol, this IPA will have you talking jive in no time. It’s going to be difficult not to dig this beer, because it’s far out, man.

Added by Popp24 on 02-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,016
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
189
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
31
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Photo of evanwoertz
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eaguilar
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheRougeBastard
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber, bottled on 03 Jan 18, purchased 01 Jul 18...so not fresh, at all, but still a solid example of the style, would love to find a fresher example.

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Photo of buckeye16
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of osocave
3.34/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eychung
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Truth81811
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tbone1384
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vovo
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.05/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of spiritual_puberty
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of G_Shoe
3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rammed96
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gboley
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whatthehull
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a hybrid glass from a 12 oz bottle

A - A nearly cloudy copper/straw, one fingered velvety head and some serious sticky lacing and legs

S - pineapple, pine, bright flowers, fresh cut grass, dank, WLP001 yeast (or something close), slightly spicy hops, lots of soil and green earth, sugar, grapefruit, decent booze, crisp clean water and a really nice mix of lightly toasted and sweet malts/grains.

T - Really nice west coast style IPA. Pine, grapefruit, floral, island fruits, very dank, pineapple, refreshing water, California style yeast, lots of sugar (pale malt), nice bitter (toasted malt/grain and hop), nice spicy hops

M - Medium plus body, well balanced, great complexity, medium minus carbonation, medium plus acidity and just a great start to finish WCIPA.

D/O - When you think of a WCIPA, what do you think of? Hoppy? Sweet and Bitter malts? Clean yeast? Fruity? Flowers? Danky goodness? All that is here in a clean, refreshing and downright-poundable West Coast IPA and we're loving it! Nothing fancy, nothing over the top, just an awesome WCIPA that needs to be enjoyed fresh. Paired this with a chicken (no noodle) soup and it was near perfect.

Final thoughts - $13 is a bit high when comparing other like-minded IPA's that come in 6-packs and the 7-7.2% is pretty usual when comparing others in the same genre. I've already started my search to find this baby on tap and hopefully locally.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flyersfan900
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JustinPStewart
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Haybeerman
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TonyLema1
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: deep Amber, thin white head with streaky lacing
S: a little dank, a little fruity
T: citrus rind, some pine,
F: tons of mouthfeel for a light beer
O: a great example of a west coast IPA

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Photo of MeanMotaScootah
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Love this one from Bootleggers. The aroma has tropical fruit notes and also a flowery character - I guess that is the Galaxy hops talking. Nice mouthfeel - easy drinking for an IPA. 7.2% ABV is not noticeable - drinks like a 5.5% abv. Piney hop on the finish - good malt "backbone" but not overly heavy by any means. A nice west coasty IPA.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of batt6343
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Far Out IPA from Bootlegger's Brewery
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 189 ratings