Heady Topper - The Alchemist
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Reviews by charlzm:
4.3/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Consumed October 4th, 2013 from an undated can. Poured into a Samuel Adams "perfect pint" glass.
Beer is slightly hazy light yellow. Lots and lots of happy little bubbles rising energetically from the glass's nucleation point. An off-white/pale yellow head erupts three fingers high. It slowly subsides, leaving behind fluffy, splotchy lacing. Some little floaties in the bottom of the glass. To be honest, not the best looking DIPA I have ever seen.
Aroma is sweet with lemon, mango and pineapple and spruce. Good, good stuff, except for that fleeting whiff of onion...
Flavor is similar to the aroma, but with a strong note that's almost, but not quite, lacquer. Slightly tingly with a nice, modulated bitterness on the finish. This beer is in no hurry to finish up the flavor of each sip, so it's one to savor slowly. It comes on strong but not sharp and finishes smooth but not fast. Each sip is a little experience of its own.
Mouthfeel is slightly thin (though with a little extra body - a trace of oatmeal to thicken it up, perhaps?) and tingly with carbonation. Just a few sips will reveal the alcohol in the form of some heat.
I find it quite an impressive achievement, but I let my non-beer-drinking girlfriend try some and she said it tasted like "pine-scented poison".
Serving type: can
10-05-2013 04:17:12 | More by charlzm
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4.73/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
One of the best Double IPAs I've ever tasted.
Hoppy. Clearly. But not too bitter or over powering. You will like this even if your not an IPA/Double IPA fan.
Citrus notes such as orange and grapefruit. Little bit of pine as well.
I enjoy road trips to have you!
Serving type: can
03-14-2014 05:05:59 | More by phuntasy
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
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