Heady Topper - The Alchemist
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Reviews by JWU:
4.93/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
16oz can. Drank it straight from the can. I did pour just a tiny bit in a small glass to get the appearance.
A- A hazy as heck golden/orange. Big fluffy white head. All sorts of sediment. Strangely beautiful.
S- Simcoe. Lots of it. Big astringency, orange, mango, and
T- Big hype, and it lives up to it. It's PERFECTLY bitter. Not too crushing, but just enough in your face. Orange, mango, some hoppy floral presence as well. A very slight sugary sweetness. It all melds just perfectly. The aftertaste is slightly sweet, and a present, but not overkill bitterness is there as well. Pine mostly on the finish. I could drink this stuff all the time.
M- Slick and creamy. Oily. Carbonation perfectly scrubs the palette.
O- I've had plenty of big hype beers that didn't deliver. Heady delivers. In spades.
Serving type: can
03-05-2014 01:28:21 | More by JWU
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Appearance - Even though you are supposed to drink from the can i poured a little bit out just to get a look at it. Pours a very light orange, with almost no head.
Smell - Very hop full aroma. hints of citrus and heavy pine, i would even say it has a canabis type aroma being very grassy and piney.
Taste - Hops are strong forward and stay consistent all the way through. Hints of pine and grass.
Mouthfeel - very rich mouthfeel, staying wet on the palate making you want more.
Overall - this beer is perfect, very complex and well balanced making it one of the best IPA's out there.
Serving type: can
07-25-2014 00:27:28 | More by Tobes181
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,411 ratings.