Heady Topper - The Alchemist
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Reviews by xseanprimex:
4.99/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured a 5 oz. taster just to see the color.
A: An unfiltered golden straw color. Poured a nice thick white head that stuck around for a bit.
S: As soon as I popped the can I could smell the pretty complex hop profile. A little piny but mostly citrus on the nose. Sweet and juicy.
T: Not a hopbomb, it's a hop experience. The flavor is a little piny but overall it is fruity. Crisp and not overpowering I am getting grapefruits and tropicals.
M: IMO the best feature of this brew. The beer completely coats your mouth with the juicy goodness of its complex hop profile. The carbonation is perfect, not too prickly but invigorating.
O: Overall this is an impossibly drinkable DIPA. If had access to this brew I would pay the $3 a can and drink it every day. Can't wait to have the opportunity to do a blind side by side with the likes of Pliny and a few Alpines. It's the only way to really rank these top contenders.
Serving type: can
08-18-2013 08:54:11 | More by xseanprimex
More User Reviews:
4.56/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
7/22/14: at home, poured from a (fresh) can into a 16 oz. snifter
A: cloudy, light orange. some hop resin that sinks to the bottom.
S: one of the best smelling beers I've had: pineapple, orange, lemon, citrus.
T: similar to the smell, but the bitterness has a cumulative effect that grows harsher as you drink.
M: pretty balanced, not too thick/syrupy and not too dry.
O: the bitterness borders on being annoying, but the smell and taste more than qualify this to be considered among the best DIPAs around.
Serving type: can
07-23-2014 13:02:44 | More by dr_rash
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,382 ratings.