Heady Topper - The Alchemist
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Ratings: 7,816 | Reviews: 1,588 | Display Reviews Only:
4.83/5 rDev +2.1%
poured/drank from a 16 oz can (poured a bit in goblet to test the contrast)
A- pours a murky hazy deep golden orange with a thin white lace and a touch of lacing
S- the smell is just incredible pungent sweet citrus all the way, massive grapefruit and orange juice, mango, lemon peel, tangerines, so floral sticky, resiny and dank.
T- kicks off with a blast of grapefruit, followed by sweet orange juice, mango, just hops hops hops so good finishes with a rise of bitterness that ends with a nice sublte lingering grapefruit peel resin.
M- Medium bodied, soft, light, dangerously too easy to drink, i cannot keep the can from my mouth, low to moderate carbonation
O- This beer lived up to the hype, its hop blend is just absolutly perfect, subtle sweet malt base on the back, just so well put together. Flowery and floral, blasts of citrus, not one single off flavor or feeling, i gotta say this is as close to perfect to a beer that ive ever tasted
08-11-2013 00:13:24 | More by gabedivision
4.95/5 rDev +4.7%
I live in South Florida (not a place well known for it's beer) so I had to look northward to the second least populated state in the USA for great beer. I was begging my relatives, clients, Ebay posters and friends to find a way to get me a try since I saw that Heady was the world's top rated beer on Beer Advocate. Finally, one of my friends came thru and told me my prayers had been answered and a case was on its way last week. After inspecting the case to make sure all cans were on hand and in great shape I began my personal journey. I have now concluded that Heady Topper is far and away the finest quality beer made, should be deemed a national treasure and is the best tasting Imperial IPA I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. As smooth as a great brew could be with hints of grapefruit,1st rate hops, blood orange citrus, delicate cream and subtle pine. I am truly fortunate to be able to share my case of Heady with my beer friends and hope you are able to find a way to get a few cans to savor yourself. Please let me know when you have finished your first can, if you feel the way I do send me a personal note. Cheers to all!
08-10-2013 21:01:04 | More by Azureblue
5/5 rDev +5.7%
The best IPA I have ever had! I mouthful of hops and a dry bitterness that stays in your taste buds minutes after each sip.
Living right across from Burlington, VT in Plattsburgh, NY makes it a mission every time I'm in Burlington to find this genius work of craftsmanship!
Props to The Alchemist brewery on achieving a 100 rating. You guys/girls deserve it!
08-09-2013 17:11:59 | More by DSTUR001
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,816 ratings.