Thursday, November 14, 2013

Crux Fermentation Project Outcast IPA

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Crux Fermentation Project Outcast IPA.  Crux Fermentation Project came VERY highly recommended and since I only had a couple days in Bend, OR I decided to visit their brewery and tap room one afternoon.  I’m not sure if I picked this bottle up at the brewery or at Broken Top Bottle Shop (here), but if you see Crux Fermentation Project beers anywhere…pick some up!

From the Crux Fermentation Project website: “The name “Outcast” gives a nod to the origin of the Galaxy hops used. The hops came from Australia, which was originally populated by English “Outcasts” or outlaws.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a pale orange with nice white head and foamy lacing.
Aroma: Citrus, topical and floral hop scents dominate with biscuit malts lingering in the background.
Taste: Clean and bright, citrus and tropical hops with a nice biscuit or cereal sweetness balancing this one out.
Overall: Highly drinkable and balanced, Crux Fermentation Project Outcast IPA is stellar.  As I said above, if you can find any of Crux Fermentation Project beers pick some up.  This 8% ABV offering is a real treat both on tap and in the bottle.


Mark Harvey

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