22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Yes folks I AM rating this beer a 4.8. NEARLY PERFECT. I am going to be bold and say that this beer very well could be this generation’s version of PLINY the ELder. It is THAT big and different. I bought this bottle on a whim, thinking that most other IPAs that feature galaxy hops tend to showcase the hop in a subtle way while blending in other American C-hops. This particular beer though brings forth the Galaxy in a very unapologetic way. Pouring a light copper, slight haze, with an average amount of head, one would never expect the BLAST of galaxy hops form the first sniff. There’s a deep dank-ness about the aroma, the tropical passion-fruit aromas hit you right in the nose-hairs! It is absolutely unapologetically tropical fruit. On a plus note, they did not f this one up by complicating the malt bill. The malt is simple, straightforward, a touch of caramel sweetness and a little bit of biscuit, but not much more. The bittering is incredibly smooth, no harsh cohumolone induced pucker faces or cat pee aromas. It is so smooth that it really just rolls off the tongue and implies a slight alkali-sensation. I wish more people could try this double IPA. This IPA should push brewing to the limits and do what Dogfish head 90 and Pliny the Elder did for the last 10 years. I have a new favorite beer, and it’s an outcast. Captn_Ken (5) - - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
The Outcast has great flavor that lingers long after the first swallow. It hits you with a strong bittery-citrus taste at first and then the floral tropical tones take over. The golden burnt-orange color looks great. For me, it’s higher ABV value makes a great sipping IPA that you can enjoy all night long and the Outcast is my new favorite beer. liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2015
16.9 oz bottle. Aroma: malty and citrusy, with hints of barnyard, pineapple, and grass. Taste/Palate: sweet and creamy; finishes bitter. idalesky (5) - Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2014 does not count
Bend’s best Double IPA. Hands down. Tasty, and pair this with food from their pub (Crux Grilled Cheese) and you’ll be in hoppy heaven.