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Focal Banger India Pale Ale | The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
Vermont, United States
alchemistbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American IPA, hopped judiciously with Citra and Mosaic.

Added by hillvt4me on 01-30-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36
Reviews:
425
Ratings:
3,353
pDev:
6.97%
Bros Score:
4.53
 
 
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4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.73/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Top 10 beers ever. Very citrusy. I prefer it to Heady any day of the week.

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4.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gotta say this is one of the finest ales I've ever tasted. Poured into a pint glass, the Alchemist floaties (chunks) might disturb some, but if this is what puts the beer over the top in flavor, I'm all in. A ridiculously flavorful IPA.

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4.15/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Translucent straw gold that is slightly hazy. A moderate white head. Moderately active. Sticky lacing.

Smell: Notes of grapefruit juice, pineapple, passionfruit. There is some lightly grassy notes and a thin cracker malt. Almost all hops.

Taste: Much like the nose. Juicy grapefruit pith on the attack. A body of pineapple, not ripe mango, guava, and dried mandarin oranges moved quickly forward. As the body fades there is a bitter floral note that reminds me of rose water. There is a thin water cracker malt as the floral bitterness builds on the finish.

Feel: Medium body. Moderate bitterness. Semi-dry body with a dry finish. Solid carbonation.

Overall: A solid American IPA. It’s got all the right notes in just the right amounts. Nothing mind blowing here. Just a well crafted IPA that has no real flaws.

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3.69/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev -10.7%
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4.42/5  rDev -3.7%
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Focal Banger India Pale Ale from The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
Beer rating: 4.59 out of 5 with 3,353 ratings
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