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Ouroboros - The Alchemist

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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.9%
Wants: 67
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Vermont, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: chippo33 on 11-30-2013

An American Double IPA first brewed for 8/8/08. Plenty of hops are complimented by a large addition of Curacao orange peel.
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Figured my first review should be a beer that absolutely blew me away. Totally unexpected taste from a brewer I should have expected it from.

A- Golden color served in a tulip glass. I'd give it one finger of foamy goodness. As good as it looked I had to move on.

S-I closed my eyes and was in an orange grove, blossoms from an April morning

T- Hops hit you hard but then an orange sweetness takes over, and hangs in there. The orange was so powerful you couldn't taste the alcohol, and I didn't taste any bitterness.

M-Definitely a full-bodied feel to it.

O-This beer was absolutely perfect. I'm new here, but I've drank enough beer to know that this was an outstanding beer. I had it right along side a Heady, and man I have to say this was slightly better. Please can this.

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A-hazy orange amber color with a decent white head and good lacing

S-citrus, orange, pine, bready malt, hint of herbal and sweetness

T-grapefruit, malt, herbal, orange, hint of sweetness, pine, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-reminiscent of Heady but with a pleasant orange and slightly sweet flavor on the palate

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Ecstatic to have had it on-tap at Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, Vt. I had heard great mutterings that this could be better than Heady. Oh baby.

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
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