Heady Topper - The Alchemist
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4.48/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Big thanks to wyatt13 for sharing a can!
Appearance - Hazy, light yellow. Nice and fresh. Light head that disappears fairly quick. Didn't pour much in the glass. Just enough for a quick look. Drink from the can!!!
Smell - Big. Lots of pine. Background grapefruit, and a little bit of orange peel.
Taste - Massive hops, as expected. More of the citrus comes through in the taste. Astringent pine as well. Big bitter aftertaste that lingers. Packs one hell of a wallop too. Halfway thru the can, I was already buzzed.
Mouthfeel - Heavy body (for a DIPA), medium carbonation, semi-dry, semi-sticky finish
Overall - A damn fine beer, yes. #1 beer ever? No. My first impression was that this is the beer that Surly Abrasive tries to be. It tastes very natural, very raw and overall, very nice. If you love hops, you'll love this. Keep your expectations in check though. It's simply an awesome DIPA. Nothing more, nothing less. Don't compare it to Pliny. Two totally different beers, in my opinion. And both are great!
Serving type: can
05-25-2013 04:39:23 | More by sbxx
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