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

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Focal Banger India Pale AleFocal Banger India Pale Ale
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:
#38
Reviews:
427
Ratings:
3,379
pDev:
6.97%
Bros Score:
4.53
 
 
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4.94/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.65/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.39/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.23/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.27/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can at Hellcat Annie’s, New York, NY

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of grapefruit are present in the nose along with notes of pineapples and hints of pine.
T: The taste follows the smell and starts off with juicy flavors of grapefruit and pineapples and finishes with piney hops. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is kind of like a blend between a New England IPA and a West Coast IPA as it combines the juiciness and pineyness from the hops.

Serving type: can

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4.4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.96/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Side by side with the Heady - I slightly prefer the Focal. Excellent offering from Alchemist.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.98/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.55/5  rDev -0.9%
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4.28/5  rDev -6.8%
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4.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A delicious, juicy, hoppy delight. I started out drinking this from the can, then I poured about two thirds of my pint into my glass. Light golden, lots of chunks and kinda funky looking. Decent head and some lacing.

Juicy nose. Tropical fruits. Light malt. Pine and mild citrus.

Yum! Honey, pine, grapefruit. Some dough and grains. Clean short finish. Hop oil lingering and coating my mouth.

Crisp feel with a spot on carbonation. A mild creaminess. Nice weight with an enjoyable suppleness.

A great IPA. I could drink this all day into the night.

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Focal Banger India Pale Ale from The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
Beer rating: 4.59 out of 5 with 3,379 ratings
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