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Ouroboros - The Alchemist

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97
world-class

78 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.9%
Wants: 59
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Alchemist visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.88% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
An American Double IPA first brewed for 8/8/08. Plenty of hops are complimented by a large addition of Curacao orange peel.

(Beer added by: chippo33 on 11-30-2013)
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On tap at the Reservoir. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange. Nice white head. Leggy with a nice white collar. Sticky lacing.

Smell - Super hoppy. Lots of orange, but herbal hops in equal measure. Sweet pale malts.

Taste - Immediately tastes like Heady Topper, but then an herbal character takes over. Grassy and orange-y. Sweet in the middle. Minimal bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium to medium heavy. Sweet, but there's enough hop flavor to justify it.

Overall - I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that this is just Heady with a slight change in malt and hops. Plus the orange additions. As a result, it's awesome.

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A: Pretty, but I didn't have enough time to appreciate it in my anticipation.

S: MUCH more citrusy than Heady, yet more orangey than grapefruit.

T: Dear God. Juicy orange, juicy orange, juicy orange. Simply amazing.

M: Creamy and delicious, my good friend likened it to a creamsicle--I somewhat agree.

O: Undoubtedly superior to Heady Topper. If they ever can this, look out. Get it if you can for the love of God.

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Ouroboros from The Alchemist
97 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.