Heady Topper - The Alchemist
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Reviews by Crazy4LegMoose:
4.95/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured from a can into a brew fest tasting glass that holds 4 oz. The rest was consumed out of the can.
A: Pale yellow-orange hazy brew with a finger of creamy off white head.strong lacing left on the glass that lasted for a good 3 hours. Good looking fresh beer.
S: Overwhelming smell of grapefruit and resin hops. Strong enough to make me gulp and suck in extra air.
T: Strong hop bitterness of grapefruit, and slight hints of orange that hit the palate hard and blend into earthy bits of rye, ginger, honey and caramel for a smooth clean finish. This beer is deep and complex and not a mere vessel to display hop bitterness. The tart sweetness of ginger comes on after the hop burst with earthy spicyness reminiscent of rye malts and sweet honey at the end. A very complex profile that gets more flavorful and intense as the beer warms up and the sediment in the can mixes back into the body of the beer.
M: Very creamy mouthfeel. very good for an ipa.
O: Great beer. The Alchemist followed the Dogfishhead model and made an exceptional deep and complex brew that accentuates the hop profile as well as having an interesting malt profile to back it up and make it interesting.
Serving type: can
07-28-2013 00:12:34 | More by Crazy4LegMoose
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4.56/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
7/22/14: at home, poured from a (fresh) can into a 16 oz. snifter
A: cloudy, light orange. some hop resin that sinks to the bottom.
S: one of the best smelling beers I've had: pineapple, orange, lemon, citrus.
T: similar to the smell, but the bitterness has a cumulative effect that grows harsher as you drink.
M: pretty balanced, not too thick/syrupy and not too dry.
O: the bitterness borders on being annoying, but the smell and taste more than qualify this to be considered among the best DIPAs around.
Serving type: can
07-23-2014 13:02:44 | More by dr_rash
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,384 ratings.