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Rapture - The Alchemist

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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 10.11%
Wants: 59
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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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.

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Rapture from The Alchemist
96 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.