Rapture - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

12 Reviews
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Reviews: 12
Hads: 126
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 2.33%
Wants: 76
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Alchemist visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 08-11-2014

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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This is beer is nothing short of FABULOUS. (42 characters)

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Purchased at the truck sale on 8/16 and consumed that evening. Pours with a big sticky head, remarkable for a beer of this ABV. Aroma is pine, tangerine and blueberries with some herbal dankness lurking in the background. Taste is more of the same, with some sweet malt flavor and considerable alcohol. There is a slight oxidized flavor that doesn't detract much. Rapture is pushing the upper limits of the style, and alcohol is getting too much stage time at the expense of hops, IMO. I know that alcohol is needed to dissolve the hop oils and deliver them to our taste buds, but this one just seems a little over the top... not that it isn't a great beer, just one to approach with caution as it is very clean and dangerously drinkable for a strong beer. (762 characters)

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16 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange body. Medium white head. Nice surface wisping and a medium collar.

Smell - Has a sharp simcoe hop aroma. Grapefruit. Pungent garlic. Pale malt and some caramel.

Taste - Intense grapefruit. Not quite as simcoe-y. Orange citrus lends a sweetness. Some caramel malt. Slightly bready. Mild hop bite.

Mouthfeel - Medium to medium heavy. Sweet, but not like Heady Topper. It has a deeper sugar flavor.

Overall - Well, it's totally different from other Alchemist IPAs. Not as citrusy with a deeper malt profile. It's a more varied beer, but less enjoyable in the end. (638 characters)

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Rapture from The Alchemist
90 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.