Heady Topper - The Alchemist
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5/5 rDev +5.7%
Have had this plenty of times in a can and in a glass.
Notes from 11/10 after drinking blind pig and pliny previously
A: Golden deep orange with a small fluffy off white head. Awesome lacing that clings to the side of the glass.
S: Easily the best smelling beer period. Lots of herbal pine and resinous hops mixed with fruity tropical citrus. The cans still smell great weeks after being drank. (Yes I some times keep cans around that long)
T: Easily the smoothest tasting hop juice you can imagine. Tons of hop flavor. Crisp with lots of pine, resin, and grapefruit/orange hops up front. Slightly bitter at first that transitions into the best tasting sweet tropical citrus hop flavor that stays with you after your done drinking. Slightly sweet malt profile balances the hop bitterness very well.
M: Crisp with a medium-full body. Really smooth with a nice syrupy consistency. Perfectly carbonated. If I could I would drink this every day of my life.
O: This is the standard for me in comparing other beers. This is my DIPA benchmark and very few beers come close to this with the exception of IPAS from HF. Easily the best beer made to date and can't wait for it to become more accessable in the coming years.
11-21-2012 17:34:30 | More by omniscientcause
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,936 ratings.