Heady Topper - The Alchemist
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Ratings: 7,393 | Reviews: 1,556 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.15/5 rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #58 (November 2011):
LOOK: Unknown as we drank from the can as demanded by the can.
SMELL: Macerated oranges, minty, herbal, estery alcohol, excessively hoppy
TASTE: Raw, sweet, super bitter, semi-dry, kernel of malt sweetness, hop oil, orangey, mouthful of grass
Hop insanity in a can! Lots of talk about this brewski finally being canned. The greatness forgives the sheer rawness it brings to the palate. In our opinion, this is what sets it apart from other highly hopped ales in the US. Keep it tamed in the can, as pouring it out will only show the extreme rustic measures to make this beer.
Serving type: can
04-06-2012 13:46:58 | More by BeerAdvocate
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 7,393 ratings.