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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: 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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SupremePie, Feb 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

JohnParadee, Feb 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

tom10101, Feb 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

halfshell, Feb 01, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

MDDMD, Jan 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

corysmith01, Jan 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Massbmx, Jan 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

SloppyJoeWasAMan, Jan 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

PatGreer, Jan 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

sfr26, Jan 21, 2014
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4.99/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

BTVflatlander, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

hikeeba, Jan 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

facesnorth, Jan 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

prdstmnky, Jan 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

KingdomBobcat, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

HopChef44, Jan 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

lgmol, Jan 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

SkiBum22, Jan 01, 2014
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4.89/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

WTKeene, Dec 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

bobv, Dec 27, 2013
Ouroboros from The Alchemist
97 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.