Heady Topper - The Alchemist
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Reviews by dasenebler:
4.85/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5
16oz. can, purchased at the brewery. No coding. Told by an employee that it was "probably" canned on 2/10/12. It's fresh, okay?!
Cloudy, glowing orange with some chum floating around. Small head, without much lacing or retention.
Aroma has it all. Hops in spades: pine resin, bright citrus, tropical fruit, melon, and a big floral note. Most IPAs have one or two hop qualities in the nose, but Heady Topper seems to have them all, I do reckon. Wow.
Flavor has some pale, malty heft to it, but not in terms of richness. The alcohol has to come from somewhere, right? This beer is a vehicle for hops, and they come through loud and clear in waves of drinkable goodness. Lots of sappy, resinous hop character. Fruity, but not as strong or citrusy as the aroma. Nevertheless this stuff is really, REALLY good. Mouthfeel seems a touch under-carbonated-- is this intended?
Great to drink some fresh, fantastically hoppy beer from New England. As the Bros. have preached all along, East Coasters know how to hop (even if they are emulating West Coasters). Prost! Slainte! Cheers!
Serving type: can
02-18-2012 02:44:37 | More by dasenebler
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4.63/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into Dogfish IPA glass
A-hazy golden tint, fluffy white head, very thick lacing that clings to glass
S-Bursting with citrus tropical hops...grapefruit, orange
T-follows the nose with some slight pine to it. lots of grapefruit with a somewhat bitter finish
M-more carbonated than other DIPA's, creamy medium bodied,
O-very drinkable, smooooth, very sessionable despite ABV, completely balanced no one aspect of the beer dominates
Serving type: can
07-31-2014 20:10:52 | More by beerbully
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,506 ratings.