Heady Topper - The Alchemist
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Ratings: 7,355 | Reviews: 1,553 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Beerandboards:
4.89/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I've enjoyed this beer both on tap and in a can, review based on the can
A - The can says to drink it straight from the can, and I'll agree that tuis is the best way to do it. But I've poured it into a glass as well, and the appearance is a murky orange semi opaque appearance with a medium density head. Looks like somebody blended up some orange slices in a beer.
S - best smelling beer I've ever encountered. Tropical pineapple mango citrus goodness. Smells like a juicy bunch of tropical fruit.
T - largely follows the nose. Pineapple is a dominant flavor. First and only beer where I've really been able to pick that out. Lots of tropical and citrus notes. Tangerine, mango, orange. Just the slightest hint of bitterness. Perfect.
M - medium carbonation, nice presentation of oily hops, leaves plenty on the palate for copious amounts of aftertaste.
O - the best IPA I've ever had, period.
Serving type: can
01-28-2013 05:35:15 | More by Beerandboards
More User Reviews:
2.86/5 rDev -39.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Not sure why there so much hype behind this beer. I loved the old Alchemist pub in Waterbury and miss it a lot. Alchemist makes a few great beers but Heady Topper isn't their best offering. Living near the brewery makes you hate it however. Tourist obsess over it and it's become an annoying attraction.
Serving type: can
07-21-2014 19:08:42 | More by TriggerMolyneaux
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,355 ratings.