The Crusher - The Alchemist
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Reviews by bahnfire:
4.94/5 rDev +7.9%
Drank 1/2 from HF balloon glass, 1/2 from the can.
A: Pours a hazy orange, minimal head. Looks similar to Heady/Focal
S: Hops, lots of hops. Some citrus, some pine, some I can't describe.
T: Holy hops. Taste follows the nose. The first sip tasted very, very bitter, but after that it seemed to balance out and was straight hop deliciousness. Somehow very bitter but also balanced.
M: Mouthfeel similar to other Alchemist IPAs. Good carbonation and very drinkable. I am guessing it is conan yeast like Heady/Focal, but it doesn't come through like it does in those two.
O: I wasn't sure how I'd like it given the description. I didn't know if it would be super bitter or a little boozy/sweet due to the ABV. Its neither. While very bitter, especially initially, I actually find it quite balanced. It doesn't taste like Heady at all to me, which is neither good nor bad, but I found Focal (which I love) to taste very similar to Heady, so the fact that this doesn't is a nice surprise.
UPDATED: After working my way through my remaining cans of this, I feel this might just be my favorite DIPA ever. It is perfect to me.
03-08-2014 21:51:22 | More by bahnfire
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