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Ouroboros - The Alchemist

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97
world-class

78 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.9%
Wants: 55
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:
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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SupremePie

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-07-2014 00:03:20 | More by SupremePie
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JohnParadee

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-04-2014 03:11:27 | More by JohnParadee
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

02-03-2014 15:22:40 | More by tom10101
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halfshell

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

02-01-2014 15:19:34 | More by halfshell
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev -0.5%

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

01-31-2014 18:33:35 | More by MDDMD
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corysmith01

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-31-2014 16:59:28 | More by corysmith01
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

01-28-2014 03:14:10 | More by Massbmx
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-26-2014 19:16:54 | More by ShemRahBoo
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SloppyJoeWasAMan

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

01-21-2014 23:55:47 | More by SloppyJoeWasAMan
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-21-2014 18:24:10 | More by PatGreer
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sfr26

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

01-21-2014 02:39:38 | More by sfr26
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BTVflatlander

Vermont

4.99/5  rDev +12.6%

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.

01-19-2014 19:16:22 | More by BTVflatlander
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hikeeba

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -9.7%

01-18-2014 00:49:58 | More by hikeeba
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

5/5  rDev +12.9%

01-14-2014 22:40:07 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-12-2014 05:12:15 | More by facesnorth
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prdstmnky

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-12-2014 04:18:55 | More by prdstmnky
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KingdomBobcat

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-11-2014 04:04:49 | More by KingdomBobcat
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4/5  rDev -9.7%

01-10-2014 03:06:48 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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HopChef44

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-07-2014 02:41:48 | More by HopChef44
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-05-2014 18:14:36 | More by lgmol
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OnryAndMean

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-05-2014 14:40:52 | More by OnryAndMean
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campfirebrew

New York

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

01-05-2014 12:42:18 | More by campfirebrew
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SkiBum22

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-01-2014 19:11:43 | More by SkiBum22
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WTKeene

Texas

4.89/5  rDev +10.4%

Served in a Tulip glass at the Prohibition Pig on 12/27/13. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance: Hazy amber with a creamy white, head that doesn't stay around too long. Beautiful, persistent lacing.

Smell: Oh my god. Oh my god. Lots of citrusy, floral hops, and the bitter orange peel just accentuates all of this. This may be the best smelling DIPA I've ever had. I want to bathe in this.

Taste: Like the smell, absolutely amazing. Tons of citrus, with creamy, bready malts backing up notes of herbal pine and orange peel. The hops here are ridiculous. This is like Heady, but better. And bitter, too, particularly in the aftertaste. I just can't get over how fantastic this is.

Mouthfeel: Beautifully creamy, with a thick body for an IPA. Carb is well balanced, and moderate. It lingers in the mouth for quite a while.

Overall: Please can this beer, I want to drink this much more often than I can get to Waterbury. I never thought anyone would be able to outdo Heady Topper, but this beer definitely does so in my book. Every hop-head should get a taste of this.

12-28-2013 17:15:51 | More by WTKeene
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bobv

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

12-27-2013 14:30:39 | More by bobv
Ouroboros from The Alchemist
97 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.