Heady Topper - The Alchemist
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Ratings: 7,957 | Reviews: 1,601 | Display Reviews Only:
4.61/5 rDev -2.5%
Definitely worthy of a 100 rating. Fresh hop beer consumed very soon after shipment arrived. Dank, grassy hops. Slight spice and earthy tones. Perfect carbonation and a sweet, faint malt character. Still trumped by Pliny and Enjoy By but among the top of its class. Oh, and I was a bad boy and didn't drink from the can. Hats off to the Alchemest all the way from Vermont doing the west coast ipa as good as or better than almost anyone out there.
12-01-2013 01:16:26 | More by djjacobsen
4/5 rDev -15.4%
Can that traveled from Vermont to Washington to Maine.
The beer is is golden yellow witha sticky white head. It laces the glass and the can doesn't look half bad either.
The nose is dank with spicy hops there is a slight malty sweetness but the hops are obviously the star. From the can the smell of hops seem a little more prominent but the spicyness is subdued. Reminds me of a less intense abrasive.
The taste matches the nose full of hops spicy and very dry. I am a little underwhelmed, while tasty probably wouldnt make my top 5 dipas
11-29-2013 00:52:40 | More by bishopdc0
4.88/5 rDev +3.2%
Another head sucked into the hype. After trying the sample from the Alchemist tap, which was damn delicious, I was still unsure if the journey was worth it. Settled back where I was staying, I cracked a can and fell in love.
Traveling via car, ferry, train, cab, subway, tram, and plane... a case made it back home to Arizona with me. Friends rejoiced and the nectar was sparingly enjoyed to the last drop.
There are enough ASTMO reviews so I just thought I'd share my story instead.
11-28-2013 09:04:15 | More by hearsnobrain
4.89/5 rDev +3.4%
When it's fresh it's truly amazing. Liquid hop candy. It has a hard-to-pinpoint sweetness (not malty, something else) with notes of resin, pine and grapefruit. Like drinking a liquid forest. Over time it loses it's sweetness and grassy notes begin to dominate.
11-28-2013 02:12:38 | More by BastardFromABasket
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,957 ratings.