Heady Topper - The Alchemist
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3/5 rDev -36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Don't know why this beer is so hyped up. I've tried it fresh multiple times and think it is the best east coast attempt at a west coast IPA that I have had. With that said, it falls very short when put up against west coast ipas. Nose is slightly muted and taste is light and slightly too malty. Not much else to say except in glad I live in san Diego...
Serving type: can
01-09-2013 05:39:07 | More by Schmaltzy
4.89/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Yesterday this was #3, new BA format and BOOM #1, tastes even better now!
Anyways. It's Tuesday and this can was canned last Thursday, picked it up at the brewery. I had one that day but wanted to focus on the mindblow.
It's great out of the can but I poured this into a bourbon snifter to review, it had the smallest mouth opening of any glassware I had.
A- Pours a hazy beautiful orange with a quick fading white head
S- smells like straight hops but not in a sharp way, I get a lot of lemon, I get tropical fruits.
T/M- this is pretty unique, it's so freaking balanced for DIPA and its goes down almost buttery. Needless to say you get a boatload of hops but its sooo smooth, I don't even get it. As it goes down you get a lot of lemon and tropical fruit, pine, some subtle caramel. even the the aftertaste is great, very earthy
O- I honestly never thought I'd get to buy fresh heady, and I'm so glad I did. This is not overhyped if you like DIPA's, I can't believe this is 120 IBU's. is so smooth and it leaves you waning more after every sip, good thing it comes in 16oz cans. Almost makes me want to drive 12 hours to buy more.
Serving type: can
01-09-2013 02:06:13 | More by brewtus
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,163 ratings.