Sunday, September 26, 2010
Appalachian Brewing Company Outta Focus Double IPA
I stopped into Appalachian Brewing Company to try their new September release Outta Focus Double IPA. I was pretty excited that ABC was adding a double IPA to their lineup. The beer pours a red amber color with a foamy white head. The aroma consists of grapefruit with caramel, tangerine, and sugar. The taste is big on grapefruit with underlying caramel and some tangerine mixed in. There is a bitter pine hop finish. The after taste has the sugar and grapefruit returning to the palate. The alcohol content is 8.0% ABV. Where does this Double IPA stack up? I would put it as slightly above middle of the road double IPA. However, it definitely is one of Appalachian Brewing Company's best beers.