Heady Topper - The Alchemist
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Ratings: 7,989 | Reviews: 1,604 | Display Reviews Only:
5/5 rDev +5.7%
Best. Beer. Ever. Well maybe but its incredible. The hops smell from the can is overwhelming. It must be drunk from the can. For all the hops smell the bitterness is smooth and just right. Drink this if you can find it. And if you find it buy me a few extra cases, I will pay ya back!
01-13-2013 23:28:05 | More by crager013
4.71/5 rDev -0.4%
16 oz can of deliciousness served into a tall tulip.
A- pours golden pale with a lot of sediment floating around giving a very unfiltered look.
S- big huge hops orange and citrus floral notes.
T- the taste pairs right up to the nose.
M- medium body and carbonation. Very smooth week rounded body for such a big beer.
0- heady is a great offering. Big bold hops and great drinkability make this beer great. The only problem is never having enough of it!
01-13-2013 04:42:33 | More by Keyportnick
4.98/5 rDev +5.3%
This is definately my favorite IPA.
Smell: Great aroma with a nice piny kick that lets you know that these hops mean business.
Taste: Great residual taste that stays with you for nearly fifteen minutes after you've completed the can. Certainly has a ton of hops but what i love most about this beer is it seems to have a yeast strand that i both love but am unfamiliar with.
Mouthfeel: Great mouthfeel with alot of yeast sediment which i personaly am fond of however i know not everyone feels the same sentiment.
01-12-2013 19:38:43 | More by KELPAK
5/5 rDev +5.7%
Keeping it simple, this is a fantastic beer worthy of the praise it gets. Great job Alchemist on brewing a single beer perfectly. Please don't change that focus. You can't miss with a singular objective like that!
Smell, taste, and appearance sum up to be a beautiful thing! I made it up to Waterbury at the brewery where I picked up some stock and had an excellent experience. Stopped by the Prohibition Pig afterwards for a full serving and lunch, which was epic.
01-12-2013 17:17:46 | More by Drumomatic
4.64/5 rDev -1.9%
Second time around with this beer in the last week.
The first I think might have been less than fresh or didn't travel well (?) - I guess I really don't care now.
Thanks to RandyKemka for hooking me up with this one.
I have to give an average 3 for appearance - although I'm drinking from the can, I owe it at least a par score for that.
The smell is what I expected - pungent grapefruit hop citrus...very nice
The taste kind of took me by surprise - a biting hop resin up front, and then WHAM...it did a disappearing act on my tongue, as if my mouth was a cloud drawing little droplets of water and nothing else.
Then just as I was focusing on the amazing nothingness - the hops came back and gave my mouth a little hop resin kick (or should I say re-kick)
The mouth feel is nothing short of amazing...medium to full body on an IPA? WoW!
Overall, I would say I will have to bow to the hype on this one. A+
It reminds me of an AIR Abrasive (if they made such a beer) - except Abrasive doesn't have the magic trick in the middle of the show.
01-11-2013 23:12:22 | More by lonewolfcry
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,989 ratings.