Heady Topper - The Alchemist
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Reviews by Oxymoron:
3.9/5 rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75
An east coast DIPA trying to be an west coast DIPA. Pours a very cloudy light amber to dark golden color. A good carbonation with good retention through the tasting.
The nose offers a lot of complexity and very malt forward. A nice citrus forward aroma with notes of orange mango and lemon. Some minor grapefruit, more comes out as you taste it. Some piney and hint of herbal undertones as well but more citrus forward. A hint of bready malts but no off yeast notes.
The taste is a bit one dimensional. Hoppy flavors up front with good citrus and orangy flavors. The grapefruit comes out a bit more versus the nose. But the bitterness is a bit lacking and the malt/body is hidden. Some piney and over resiny notes come out as well into the finish. But I would have liked a bit more complexity in the taste.
The body is moderately light. Has more of a single IPA character instead of the DIPA complexity. Carbonation is good.
I do feel like Im nit picking this beer, and there are some fantastic hop notes that really come out, but I am really looking for a bit more character here. Well it's a good thing no one really reads these reviews anyways.
Serving type: can
06-16-2013 07:13:25 | More by Oxymoron
More User Reviews:
2.86/5 rDev -39.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Not sure why there so much hype behind this beer. I loved the old Alchemist pub in Waterbury and miss it a lot. Alchemist makes a few great beers but Heady Topper isn't their best offering. Living near the brewery makes you hate it however. Tourist obsess over it and it's become an annoying attraction.
Serving type: can
07-21-2014 19:08:42 | More by TriggerMolyneaux
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,366 ratings.