Far Out IPA

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by JayORear, May 9, 2013.

  1. JayORear

    JayORear Feb 22, 2012 California
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    This is a relatively new one from Bootlegger's (they do Knuckle Sandwich), and I'm surprised no one's talking about it. The mediocre reviews here on BA are all for the on-tap version, and I've been drinking it by the bomber the last several nights and loving it. I've heard from more than one person that they enjoy bottled KS more than on-tap, and I'm wondering if something similar is going on with Far Out; i.e., it's just better from the bottle.

    Anyone else drinking this and liking it?
     
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  2. Mersh

    Mersh Mar 10, 2013 Connecticut
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    I'm dying to try it.
     
  3. sirsteve42

    sirsteve42 Jan 15, 2009 New York
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    Send me a bottle and ill make sure to give you my feedback immediately ;)
     
  4. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    There is only one real mediocre review for the on tap reviews. Now I want to get a bottle to compare.
     
  5. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Mar 28, 2009 California
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    Had it yesterday at the brewery on tap and thought it was legit. I checked the reviews that night and thought wow did I have the same beer?
     
  6. Lagger

    Lagger Jan 18, 2013 California

    Had a few bombers from this year, no tap pours. Thought last years was slighty better, but it's still a freakin great beer. Galaxy rocks. Would like to try it against TIPA just for s hits & giggles.
     
  7. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Dec 11, 2006 California

    And I would like to try Gandhi-Bot ;) (I live close to Bootleggers)
     
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  8. sukwonee

    sukwonee Dec 13, 2011 Washington
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    are Bootleggers beers easily found in LA? I am dying to try this and Knuckle Sandwich during my trip next week
     
  9. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Dec 11, 2006 California

    Bootleggers is pretty much everywhere. Knuckle Sandwich is another thing though. In Orange County it's actually kind of rare to see it in liquor stores, so I imagine it would be the same in LA. I don't really think it's that special anyway, but you won't know until you try it! Make the trip to the brewery, it's not that far (without traffic, of course).

    Peep their site:

    http://www.bootleggersbrewery.com/index.php/2008080921/Find-our-Beer/find-our-beers.html
     
  10. Paramecium

    Paramecium Jun 23, 2010 California
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    Knuckle is starting to be seen around more often but it still moves fast at stores. Go to the tasting room and they should have it though.
     
  11. Mersh

    Mersh Mar 10, 2013 Connecticut
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    Don't live in Cali so just hopping over to the brewery is pretty slim. Lol. Trust me if I lived in Cali, I would for sure be in AA meetings with the amount of awesome local brew out there. We are a bit cheated over here in CT.
     
  12. cavedave

    cavedave Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    NEBCO is a fantastic brewery and anyone who can't get any of their stupid delicious beers are the ones who are cheated. You can drive to Vermont from Conn. anytime, and you are close enough to NY to get all of Peekskill and Capt. Lawrence beers if you want. You miss out on nothing nowadays, it's the W. Coasters who miss out now.

    Knuckle Sandwich is a malty and piney IIPA that isn't even in my personal top 25 best, I imagine this new one is the same, thick and not very refreshing, but with different hops.
     
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  13. Mersh

    Mersh Mar 10, 2013 Connecticut
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    I love NEBCO, by far my favorite CT brewer. I'm not saying there isn't great brew out here, I know there is. Wish I had the time to make the drives for some seriously monster brews that are a car trek away. Unfortunately I can't find the time with work and the kids.

    The west coast has some great brewers as well and there is a lot out there and Midwest that I would love to taste. Always wanted to taste KS because I've heard a lot of good things about it and I love DIPA's.

    We are definitely lucky to have the great beers and brewers here on the east. I just would like to see what my palate thinks of it. Cheers!!!
     
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  14. cavedave

    cavedave Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Yeah, not trying to discourage you at all, especially as I speak from long experience, and love so many of the W. Coast beers I have tried. Off the top of my head my favorites are Bad Boy, Hoppy Birthday, Nelson, Kern Citra, Just Outstanding, Blind Pig, Aroma Coma, Denogginizer, Hop Venom, Notorious, Hop Henge, Cowiche Canyon, so very many good ones.

    My point was now we have an equally great list of equally great hoppy pale ales to choose from, including the best of them all, Heady Topper.
     
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  15. Mersh

    Mersh Mar 10, 2013 Connecticut
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    Didn't think you were my friend. I respect everyone's opinion on here, well mostly everyone, lol. I'm always looking to learn. I've been drinking craft for many years myself, I'm a little new to BA but I enjoy having this site for so many reasons. I can always learn more and meet some great people as well as get some great trades. You seem very knowledgeable and I thank you for your knowledge as well.

    The east is definitely becoming a threat and it's great for all of us over here. Heady is definitely the king. I finally had it a few months ago and was so happy it lived up to all the "hype" and more. Currently working on setting up a road trip to get some.

    Cheers My Friend.
     
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  16. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Oct 24, 2009 California
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    FO >>> KS
    Not even close for me.
    Do they do growler fills of this?

    Also, I thought tapped KS is better than bottled.
     
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  17. JayORear

    JayORear Feb 22, 2012 California
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    Got an e-mail from them a couple weeks ago saying the next release of Knuckle is going to be in June.
     
  18. JayORear

    JayORear Feb 22, 2012 California
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    It's way lighter and juicier than Knuckle Sandwich IMO. All I know is I can't stop drinking it--that's coming from someone who drinks Blind Pig regularly.

    Wish I could argue with you on East v. West, but my refrigerator would betray me: I've been trading for East coast stuff like mad.
     
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  19. Mersh

    Mersh Mar 10, 2013 Connecticut
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    This is why we have BA, so we can all share in making refrigerators jealous. ;)
     
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  20. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Jan 31, 2005 California
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    It's not thick, actually medium to lite in the mouth, a bit piney..pretty good.
     
  21. dcgunman

    dcgunman Jul 1, 2009 California
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    I was at the Boot Brewery Sat afternoon for the Lupulin Thrill IPA. But it was all gone by the time I got there. Was hoping for a growler fill. Oh well. I've had the Far Out a few time now. The first time a year or two ago when Boot first released it. It was okay then. I was into their KS then. Then I saw they released it in bottles a month or so ago. I picked up two bottles and had one. I thought it was good. Since they were out of the Lupulin Thrill I had a pint of the Far Out on tap. My first thought was I liked it out of the bottle over tap. Still a good IPA for Boot. Much better than their Rustic Rye by far. But not as good as their Lupulin Thrill. If you like Far Out and never had their Lupulin Thrill I would say try it. I think you would like the Lupulin better than the Far Out. Just too bad it was gone over the weekend. I still like a good KS every now and then, but I prefer their Lupulin over KS. I think it's one of their better IPA's as you can see it went quick on Saturday with KS out. Far Out is my #3 from Boot.
     
  22. Lagger

    Lagger Jan 18, 2013 California

    I like Far Out better than Lupilin. More west coasty
     
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