Heady Topper - The Alchemist
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Ratings: 7,405 | Reviews: 1,556 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by brewandbbq:
4.4/5 rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16oz can, with no canning date, $17.99/4-pack at Andover liquors.
Pours hazy gold with a peachy hue and loads of chunky flakes of yeast. Seriously, a beer of this caliber should have a far better presentation! Beyond the murky, sedimentary body there is a very nice display of tattered lacing and a partial skim coat on the surface for the duration.
Aromatics lead off with fresh peaches, mango, pineapple, and sugar-dusted apricots. Very tropical in nature with lots of lush, ripe fruit.
Just short of medium bodied with a smooth but crisp mouthfeel. A bit lush and velvety.
Fresh, juicy tropical fruit start the palate. A drying, smooth bitterness quickly follows. Peaches, pineapple, mango, and melons aplenty.
Finishes with lingering fruit and a smooth bitterness.
The beer is bone-dry, extremely fruity, and has a very low bitterness for the style. The result is an insanely drinkable treat of which I wish I had a keg of.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2012 02:26:02 | More by brewandbbq
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 7,405 ratings.