Heady Topper - The Alchemist
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Reviews by yankeepride:
4.44/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
The first words I heard about this from a cicerone buddy was "please, don't drink it from the can like they say." So, I poured 80% into a glass and left the rest in the can. After it hit the glass, I understood the desire for the can. The unfiltered, resin-floating view was less than flattering. But, I figured, two million people can't all be wrong. So I took a whiff, and enjoyed the crisp, apricot notes coming back at me. Nothing piney, no citrus, just clean. Next was where the rubber meets the road - the taste. My wife summed it up best, when she said "wow, an IPA I wouldn't have to pair with food to drink!" I absolutely agree. It's perfectly brewed, and is surely the best, most balanced IPA I've ever had. First taste threatens to turn into piney hops in your mouth, yet never does. It just slides away, leaving you with a tasty, refreshing treat that doesn't stay past its welcome. Now I know why this is such a revered brew, and why people love to have more than one at a time. It's just that inviting, and one I wish was closer to me in availability.
Serving type: can
04-07-2013 21:18:37 | More by yankeepride
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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 7,505 ratings.