Heady Topper - The Alchemist
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Reviews by MaineBrewing:
4.75/5 rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A little old, about a month, I bough two four packs on my way through VT when I went to vacation in upstate New York, so my ratings will be heavily weighted on my original impressions.
A - poured a murky orange with a slight half finger head. Leaves some nice decent lacing.
S - intense hop aroma from the can and immediately after pouring, most forward is the grapefruit, backed by slight citrus and grass notes, and a nice malt presence.
T - even after a month of age, the hop flavor is still amazing. Although noticeably less fresh. Fresh grapefruit, citrus and grass dominant matching the nose well. There is very little Bittering hops present, it does leave a bitterness afterwards but at the finish it is really smooth. There is a nice malt sweetness which provides a great balance that I think really makes this beyond great.
M - mouthfeel is medium to thick, or at least on the syrupy side, ample carbonation.
O - with a month of age, it had only lost that brewery fresh wet hop dankiness, the flavor is still huge. I feel this is excellent, but I put it at about the same level of greatness as some other great IPAs such as enjoy by and sucks. Worth the 4 hour drive to VT, but not the be all end all of IPAs.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2013 01:21:13 | More by MaineBrewing
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I thought maybe the hype was too much for this beer, but god damn! This is amazing! The appearance is a dark golden hue with a nice head that lasts and then trails down the glass. The smell is full of citrus and baked bread. The taste is crazy complex with different sensations of hops coming through all through out the taste. Love this one, maybe a new favorite.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 20:48:52 | More by WhiteHillsStore
4.8/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I was lucky enough to try my first Heady thanks to a very generous fellow BA(mojosly!!)
A: not sure because I "drank it out of the can!" Like it says to do but I gotta believe it looks like all great DIPA's do.. Hazy orangish with a cream head and a good amount of lacing?
S: smells of citrus.. I got alot of lemon and even a little flower bouquet.. Not much pine which was a bit surprising
T: citrus.. Less lemon than the smell.. More sweet.. Zero pine and no bitter after taste.. Devine!
O: very very good.. Is it better than other amazing DIPAs that I've had? Maybe? Either way it is damn good and I am stoked to get some more and try it out of a glass to see if it changes anything for me.. Thanks again for the hookup Nat!
Serving type: can
07-28-2014 02:07:56 | More by BarrelAgedG
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,458 ratings.