Heady Topper - The Alchemist
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Reviews by JohnnyMc:
4.73/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Oh man look out for the hype train!!! ;)
So you're supposed to drink this from the can, but I wanted to try some from a glass too so I poured a little out.
This pours a very hazy golden orange with a finger of off-white head.
The aroma is very floral, there is some pine, grapefruit and some citrus as well. Not really any malt that I can detect.
The taste is very hop forward with a good amount of floral, pine, grapefruit and orange right up front. There are some sweeter tropical fruit notes like peach and mango too. There is a bit of caramel malt, but not too much and to just add some balance to the beer.
The body is medium and the mouthfeel is crisp and clean, but leaves some hop residue on the tongue. The alcohol is extremely well hidden and it's very, very easy to drink.
You definitely wanna drink this from the can because it really does enhance the hop flavors compared to pouring it in a glass. This is a great DIPA, but certainly not my favorite. It has very nice flavors, but I prefer a more intense DIPA and more tropical, juicy fruit notes too. Definitely worth trying, but nowhere near perfect in my eyes.
Serving type: can
05-06-2013 21:56:32 | More by JohnnyMc
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4.63/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into Dogfish IPA glass
A-hazy golden tint, fluffy white head, very thick lacing that clings to glass
S-Bursting with citrus tropical hops...grapefruit, orange
T-follows the nose with some slight pine to it. lots of grapefruit with a somewhat bitter finish
M-more carbonated than other DIPA's, creamy medium bodied,
O-very drinkable, smooooth, very sessionable despite ABV, completely balanced no one aspect of the beer dominates
Serving type: can
07-31-2014 20:10:52 | More by beerbully
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,504 ratings.