Heady Topper - The Alchemist
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Ratings: 7,401 | Reviews: 1,556 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by OTB:
4.43/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Recieved in a trade along with fresh Hopslam from NDAK, thanks man, we will swap again.
First off the can thing, I was told to drink it from the can so I am.I like good canned craft brew, Caldera IPA is IMHO world class in a can.So I forgo the appearance to be loyal. Wow ! Not what I was expecting. Huge bitter hops, the first wave is insanity, then the tropical fruits come into play, grapefruit is the most predominant initially, then wave after wave of mango, bitter orange, huge mint, and fresh ground black pepper. The finish goes on for ever ! This is one complex beer, each sip reveals more layers of fruit and bite. I am digging this bad boy big time.
I have one more can to play with and I think I may split it between my glass and the can for a more traditional experience and to see what this delicious brew looks like.
I am so glad I have finally been able to get a taste of east coast goodness, it really lives up to the hype, truly unique and original.
Serving type: can
02-18-2012 01:09:04 | More by OTB
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 7,401 ratings.