Heady Topper - The Alchemist
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Ratings: 7,967 | Reviews: 1,602 | Display Reviews Only:
4.91/5 rDev +3.8%
Poured from a 16 ounce can into a Spiegelau tulip - no, I didn't follow the rules and drink it out of the can. No freshness date printed on the can.
Appearance: Pours a hazy dark honey blond with orange highlights and a 3 finger fluffy eggshell white head which dissipates very slowly leaving a 1/2 finger puddle of foam gently resting on top. Decent lacing.
Smell: The nose is huge. I got a blast of hops as I poured it from the can into the glass. Huge citrus aroma with resinous pine, floral sweetness, pineapple, a touch of honey and just a bit of bready malt in the background .
Taste: Sweet citrus, pine and grapefruit dominate throughout. The flavors aren't overly complex, but it's incredibly well-balanced. The aftertaste is bitter, but not overly so. There are hints of sweet orange in the aftertaste as well. This beer just does what it intends to do: give waves and waves of hoppy goodness on your palate.
Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full-bodied with just the right amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Insanely high drinkability. I wish they still counted that toward the score here on BA. Goes down so smooth, I can't believe it's 8% ABV.
Overall: Amazing beer overall. There is a reason this is considered amongst the world's best beers. It's phenomenal. Honestly, I don't think there's one thing I would change about this beer. This is a beer to seek out. If you ever get the chance, you must try it. It's world class.
12-05-2013 21:31:11 | More by adam42381
4.75/5 rDev +0.4%
Finally got my hands on some of this, first off let me say this beer is awesome. The second you open the can you are hit with an explosion of hops.
Everything about this beer screams DIPA
Definitely one of the top 3 IPAS I've had!
The questions is Pliny the Elder vs. Heady
Verdict HEADY TOPPER
12-04-2013 22:34:44 | More by De_Nada_Brewing
4.89/5 rDev +3.4%
I must say this is the best beer I have ever tasted. Not only does it taste flawless but it looks and smells flawless as well. One of the most difficult beers to purchase on the market! Well worth the wait though. The smell alone if like no other, very fruity and strong, but not over powering.
12-03-2013 01:11:34 | More by Pratt33
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,967 ratings.