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Ouroboros - The Alchemist

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world-class

77 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.92%
Wants: 50
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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judkinst

Vermont

4/5  rDev -9.5%

12-24-2013 04:43:10 | More by judkinst
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

4.94/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

OVERALL: This beer is a slightly more hopped up version of Heady Topper, with a hint more cat piss on the nose underneath the other aromas, and a taste of pepper and zest. Compared to HT, it sips smoother, it's lighter in body, and it is more dry with a more bubbly pop on the tongue. Great DIPA!

A: A darker version of Heady Topper (might be the lighting), that is more red orange tulip than it is HT's grapefruit color. About 70% opacity, with no noticeable sediment. The only thing that makes this less than perfect is the lack of head on my pour (may have just been my pour). The head is a thin half a centimeter that did not linger overly long.

S: Citrusy, hoppy. There is an underlying nose of cat piss/ dankness - but you really have to stick your nose in the glass to get this sense. I would say that inhaling deeply provides you with three other aromas (citrus, pepper, malt), before you get to the little bit of stinkiness.

T: Again, a more hopped up version of HT, with the same level of citrus, but not the same grapefruit taste of HT. A little peppery. A little bit more citrus peel bitterness with an accompanying lack of sweetness. A little piney. Very refreshing. Nearly perfect DIPA taste overall, only lacking that extra level of juiciness that I associate with a perfect DIPA. I still gave it a 5.00, but it's more 4.95 on the Taste scale.

M: A small head translated into small carbonation bubbles, with a decent amount of crispness, acidity, and effervescence that pop on the tongue. This all lends itself to a beer that is exceptionally smooth, a little light in body, and is quite dry. Very nice mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2013 14:57:34 | More by tkdchampxi
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HeadieBrews

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -9.5%

12-22-2013 18:38:13 | More by HeadieBrews
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

12-22-2013 13:48:18 | More by InspectorBob
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

12-20-2013 04:14:57 | More by yourefragile
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ThirstySavage

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

12-19-2013 21:00:58 | More by ThirstySavage
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -9.5%

12-19-2013 16:36:21 | More by thegerm87
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EvilAsh

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-17-2013 18:16:46 | More by EvilAsh
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LoveStout

New York

4/5  rDev -9.5%

12-15-2013 23:45:48 | More by LoveStout
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

12-15-2013 23:14:20 | More by WVUbrew
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

12-14-2013 20:05:13 | More by HopsHopenstein
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.5%

12-14-2013 00:39:33 | More by acurtis
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Jsmercer

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

12-13-2013 02:50:38 | More by Jsmercer
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itsjreal

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

12-08-2013 18:39:49 | More by itsjreal
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -9.5%

12-08-2013 14:15:49 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

12-08-2013 05:37:12 | More by Kelp
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80x2HopHead

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

12-08-2013 05:16:06 | More by 80x2HopHead
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Brendog9

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.5%

12-08-2013 02:20:33 | More by Brendog9
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BoldRulerVT

Vermont

4.64/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Traveled down to the Reservoir pub to enjoy this.
Served on tap in a snifter glass.
Appearance is intimidating. Light will not pass through it, so hazy. I've never seen a thicker looking DIPA. Nice solid 1 finger of foamy head.
Aromas are hops, not too dissimilar from Heady, but also present an undercurrent of orange.
Taste is intense. Big, fat, full flavor of hops and flavor/bitterness of orange. That bitterness after sipping an Orangina is a note I would compare the orange/bitterness to. It's unique and interesting. The range of flavor is in perfect balance with the hops and not overly sweet.
Mouthfeel is chewy. A whole lot of flavor for your palate to work on. Mellow sweetness and mild bitterness linger.
This beer is not to be taken lightly. The flavor profile here goes up to 11. A sipping beer that might be too much for some. For those who get it though, it's unforgettable.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2013 23:31:42 | More by BoldRulerVT
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hillvt4me

Vermont

4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - The beer is slightly cloudy golden yellow with a mellow white head. good lace in glass

S - citrus with other tropical fruits

T - delicious citrus DIPA that fills your mouth

M - balanced citrus and hop embodied mouthfeel

This elusive beer is worth the effort to find; hopefully a new can is in the works or at least a return to the growler

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2013 03:14:53 | More by hillvt4me
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

12-04-2013 22:51:03 | More by millerbuffoon
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

12-04-2013 22:45:40 | More by Knapp85
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.5%

12-04-2013 19:35:57 | More by trevorpost
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.5%

12-03-2013 17:07:11 | More by waddellc2
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Denzo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

12-01-2013 22:35:06 | More by Denzo
Ouroboros from The Alchemist
96 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.