Heady Topper - The Alchemist
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Ratings: 5,833 | Reviews: 1,424 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ktrillionaire:
4.9/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Ridiculously huge thanks to G311 for the brew; spreadin' love - that's just how G311 do thangs.
HT pours... well, it pours not at all; I am following Alchemist's wishes and taking it straight outta the can... the can looks good, ergo the appearance is nice. And the aroma is f'n sick. Sick. Nuts. Insane. Ridiculous. I was gonna pour it in a glass - the Alchemist's instructions be damned - but as soon as I cracked the can - HFS - JFC - WTF - this is hop Godliness. It smells like wet Cascade, and it tastes like it too (though I've not actually ingested wet Cascade directly); if you don't know what that is like, try smoking some triple Kush, while drinking grapefruit juice, in a lumberyard, hovering over a tropical fruit salad - then add a superbly balanced pungency, and you are imagining a brew half as good as this is. There is also a big sturdy malt, but it is not the star, so why speak of it? Suffice it to say that the malt contribution is nearly perfect, exceeded only by the hop contribution. Big, sticky, and definitely hype-worthy; I hope to have some more cans of this REALLL soon.
Cheers again VG - you know I am not a hop-whore, but this one is out of this world.
Serving type: can
09-28-2011 20:37:39 | More by ktrillionaire
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Thanks has to go to nedvalton, a most generous BA'er for hooking me up with my first Heady Topper. As soon as I popped the top on that shiny silver and black can I got blasted with the dankest, hoppiest, fruitiest, hop bombiest goodness I have ever experienced. There's just so much going on with the smell, that I am having a hard time nailing it down. Here goes nothing, grapefruit, pineapple, citrus, Bubblegum surf wax, I swear I'm getting that. This stuff smells exactly like I imagined it would after reading so many of the reviews on here, an absolute delight. I poured about half into a tulip glass so that I could get a good look at it. Pours a super hazy and resinous golden orange hue, minimal head and lacing. It smelled amazing in the can, but the complex aroma really opened up once poured, now I'm even more intrigued. My first sip and all I can say is, YES! Worth all the hype, 100 percent! I've had a few other beers that come real close to this, but the mouthfeel and balance along with the juicy aftertaste make this an absolute work of art in a can! With each sip it gets better and better, the bitterness isn't overwhelming at all, and couple that with the citrusy/fruity/floral undertones that coat your tongue, it's easy to forget that theres alcohol in there. Just like it says on the can "so drinkable, it's scary" Overall I can see why this beer is ranked #1, because it just became my #1 as well. Thank you nedvalton, and thank you Alchemist!
Serving type: can
03-08-2014 21:30:37 | More by Qwest_35
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 5,833 ratings.