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Comment Heady Topper #1 on BA

Discussion in 'Site' started by joeebbs, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poobah (1,045) New Hampshire Apr 9, 2010 Beer Trader

    I haven't poured it in over a year. I stick to the can now. Not like the look turned me off, but I couldn't give it a 5 in that column.
  2. bobv

    bobv Poobah (1,045) Vermont Feb 3, 2009 Beer Trader

    nah, about 2ft. away!
  3. Brunite

    Brunite Savant (430) Illinois Sep 21, 2009

    Yes! I do rather like that lamp! It's perfect. Too bad there is a glass of beer in the way.
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  4. UncleJimbo

    UncleJimbo Site Editor (1,000) Massachusetts Sep 11, 2002 Staff Member

    Heady Topper in my fridge since September still tastes fine.
  5. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Advocate (635) Minnesota Feb 15, 2005

    Not that it wouldn't, but the higher ratings of Heady might be due to the higher turnover.
  6. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Advocate (640) Oregon Mar 2, 2008

    In honor of this thread, I'm thinking about lowering my score for Heady Topper by a full point.

    Just because I can.
  7. If thats your accurate opinion of the beer then do it, but to change it just to change is seems pretty silly to me.
  8. bobv

    bobv Poobah (1,045) Vermont Feb 3, 2009 Beer Trader

    Don't shoot the message, shoot the messenger!
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  9. Dirtinabottle

    Dirtinabottle Savant (490) New York Aug 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    I will boost my score up a point to even it out boys. Oh wait, its a GD 5 already.
    omniscientcause likes this.
  10. RandyKemka

    RandyKemka Savant (310) New York Dec 13, 2011

    Yeah, I would use it to track the beers that I've HAD and just quickly rate it to remind myself how I felt about the beer.
    bbrown12 likes this.
  11. RandyKemka

    RandyKemka Savant (310) New York Dec 13, 2011

    Drinking a can of Heady Topper makes me happy.
    frankthetank86, bbrown12 and bobv like this.
  12. Catchy_Name

    Catchy_Name Advocate (520) California Dec 21, 2011 Beer Trader

    Look forward to trying Heady Topper one day. I got a bottle of Cantillon Gueuze for anyone who sends me some!
    frankthetank86 likes this.
  13. IPAyForHops

    IPAyForHops Savant (280) California Apr 24, 2010

    Why u mad doggie?

    Get your definitions right before posting the link to my account and calling it a troll account, in case you don't know how to look it up:

    In Internet slang, a troll (pron.: /ˈtrl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.

    Seems like your the troll, huh? Direct your online aggression somewhere else, perhaps 4chan.org.
  14. honestly i cannot tell the difference between drinking from the can or the glass. how noob of me.
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  15. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Savant (380) Arizona Jul 29, 2012

    Gotta love being in a state where its not available : (

    There are plenty of amazing DIPAs I can get here in AZ though
  16. DJButters

    DJButters Savant (330) California Jun 23, 2010

    I apologize. At the time your account had some of the poorest ratings for the finest beers in the world. Those reviews are now mysteriously gone.
  17. IPAyForHops

    IPAyForHops Savant (280) California Apr 24, 2010

    Don't apologize, just delete your original post and we are good. No hard feelings.
  18. DJButters

    DJButters Savant (330) California Jun 23, 2010

    Sorry but it wont allow me to edit or delete. Just know you have my apology.
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  19. IPAyForHops

    IPAyForHops Savant (280) California Apr 24, 2010

    no worries! I deleted the original "beers had list" in my profile as I mistakenly put the qty of beers I had instead of its reviews. I would never give Melange No. 3 a 2 rating hahah, its a wonderful beer IMO.
    DJButters likes this.
  20. SenorHops

    SenorHops Savant (475) Rhode Island Aug 10, 2010

    Does this mean that the beer that was #1 before the merge and now isn't #1 sucks?
  21. Knapp85

    Knapp85 Champion (830) Pennsylvania Dec 25, 2009 Beer Trader

    If there is ever a time when you do that again maybe put x2 or x3 behind it. that way some people don't snap on ya haha!
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  22. mnphish

    mnphish Savant (385) Minnesota Aug 19, 2012

    Westy will always be #1 in my book.
  23. UncleJimbo

    UncleJimbo Site Editor (1,000) Massachusetts Sep 11, 2002 Staff Member

    Yes, every beer that is not #1 sucks. o_O
    SenorHops likes this.
  24. Dirtinabottle

    Dirtinabottle Savant (490) New York Aug 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    Personally rank each style separately. I can't compare a Westy to a Heady. Then, its really beer-by-occasion for me. Campfire in the snow = FIS, Steelhead fishing on the Great Lakes in July = Anti-hero, Raking leaves in the fall = Southern Tier Pumking, rare gathering with college friends = the best lineup I can find. The rankings are a fun way to catalog and discuss different beers over time.
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  25. sdpaul

    sdpaul Savant (340) California May 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    great beer not sure if it is Number 1 worthy though...love the can aspect
  26. I agree. 98% of the time you can read the last 10 reviews and at least three people will take the time to tell you what you need to know
    Jason likes this.
  27. Yea, that's only 48 1/2 of them (limited distribution in MA = the 1/2) not counting mules.
  28. willbm3

    willbm3 Savant (390) Massachusetts Feb 19, 2010

    Where is the limited distribution in MA? They don't distribute outside of northern VT
  29. DougC123

    DougC123 Savant (435) Connecticut Aug 21, 2012 Verified

    That would be 49 of them.
    WeymouthMike likes this.
  30. dougfur

    dougfur Savant (355) New York Jan 24, 2011

    I feel like I've written this two or three times in the past few days, but one more won't hurt: Whether you think Heady Topper deserves #1 , #10 or # 25, it's a really impressive brew, both from the taste dept. and the brewing skills dept. And, sitting at # 1 currently, it costs 12 dollars per 4 pack of 16oz cans! It's one of the cheapest DIPA's on the whole list and that's pretty cool of them. They could charge more.
  31. mountsnow1010

    mountsnow1010 Savant (380) Vermont Jan 23, 2009

    It has made it to Boston before, but that hasn't happened in a few months as far as I know.
  32. See below...and there we go...but let's call it 48 7/8ths states without HT.

  33. willbm3

    willbm3 Savant (390) Massachusetts Feb 19, 2010

    Haha not sure I would count a one time shipment last summer
  34. You're probably right but at least it did make it out of VT besides via a mule. Carry on.
  35. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Savant (420) Massachusetts Nov 18, 2011 Beer Trader

    Boston has had a few shipments, with promise of more "soon", although "soon" has been said since the last shipment. we used to get it before the brewery washed away, and a couple times after, then they focused on the local market only for a while
  36. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (420) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    Is it really that good? or is it that fact that so few people can get it on a regular basis? I assume it is wonderful, but how much does the hype play into that?
  37. willbm3

    willbm3 Savant (390) Massachusetts Feb 19, 2010

    It's easily the best IPA/DIPA I've ever had and has an incredibly unique flavor that I've never experienced in any other beer. I haven't had every beer so I can't tell you it's the best on the planet. What I can tell you is that it is really fucking good. If you like hops, you will love it.