What other IPA's are similar to Heady Topper?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BladeRunner, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. BladeRunner

    BladeRunner Savant (270) Illinois Apr 4, 2007

    Just wondering what other IPA's share a similar hop aroma/flavor.
     
  2. jmw

    jmw Savant (440) North Carolina Feb 4, 2009

    Not trying to shit on you, but this question gets asked about every 17 days. Try doing a search on the topic.
     
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  3. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (805) Florida Oct 24, 2010 Verified

    I guess mine will be the first of many responses echoing the same sentiment, but . . . nothing is really comparable.

    In my experience, the hop character meshes with the fruity esters of the yeast and malt in such a way that it gives Heady all these different layers of flavor that I haven't seen anywhere else, in quite that way.

    Edit: Oh hey! I wasn't the first response. But jmw is right, there's a ton of threads on this.
     
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  4. Hopefully the home brew my brother and I are making this weekend. I have not come across anything that resembles heady topper.
     
  5. BladeRunner

    BladeRunner Savant (270) Illinois Apr 4, 2007

    Well at least it's not once a week.
     
  6. Revenant

    Revenant Savant (350) Minnesota Aug 8, 2012

    *As opposed to the 8 or 9 threads a day about people trying to rationalize their alcoholism, or sugar coat the fact that they are beer hoarders? Yeah I think I like this one better.
     
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  7. DropInBrewer

    DropInBrewer Aspirant (40) Vermont Oct 25, 2012

    Palate Wrecker from Green Flash has a similar Amarillo note as does Lagunitas Sucks... neither have that yeast flavor which I don't enjoy that much anyway.
     
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  8. rails

    rails Aficionado (205) California Nov 8, 2012 Verified

    Hop Stoopid is the closest I've had, it even has hop resin you can see in it just like Heady Topper.
     
  9. Heady978

    Heady978 Savant (260) Massachusetts Jan 11, 2013

    Lawson's Double Sunshine and Abner from Hill Farmstead are very close, but harder to get a hold of. God dammit now I'm thirsty...
     
  10. bleakies

    bleakies Savant (430) Massachusetts Apr 11, 2011

    Fuller's London Pride.

    Trust me.
     
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  11. Abrasive
     
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  12. klink40

    klink40 Savant (265) Massachusetts Apr 9, 2010 Subscriber

    Hmm. The closest I've had are HF Abner and double galaxy. Lagunitus Sucks, Lawson's Kiwi, and Jacks Abby Kiwi Rising are other ones but more citrusy and less floral.
     
  13. themind

    themind Savant (485) New Jersey Mar 14, 2011

    Maybe Dales Deviant.
     
  14. VitoFerrante

    VitoFerrante Savant (320) Pennsylvania Sep 11, 2012 Subscriber

    Double Dorado by Ballast Point and Artic Panzer Wolf by 3 Floyds. Also Lake Erie Monster by Great Lakes.
     
  15. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Savant (280) Ohio Apr 11, 2010

    Really?
     
  16. bleakies

    bleakies Savant (430) Massachusetts Apr 11, 2011

    No.
     
  17. I hope this is a joke.
     
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  18. brikelly

    brikelly Savant (465) Massachusetts Apr 11, 2010 Verified

    Next week's Heady
     
  19. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (585) California Dec 12, 2009

    He meant Kern River Citra!!
     
  20. brikelly

    brikelly Savant (465) Massachusetts Apr 11, 2010 Verified

    Plus I only drink future Heady, way moar fresher than present-day Heady
     
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  21. VitoFerrante

    VitoFerrante Savant (320) Pennsylvania Sep 11, 2012 Subscriber

    Love Deviant, but Heady-like? No.
     
  22. MinnesotaMoon

    MinnesotaMoon Zealot (90) Minnesota Jan 15, 2013

    surly abrasive is damn good....but only seasonal.
     
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  23. ferillo

    ferillo Fest Captain (395) Massachusetts Sep 12, 2009 Verified Subscriber

  24. dcraig13

    dcraig13 Aficionado (240) Ohio Sep 13, 2010 Verified

    Heady is in its own realm but if you want an IPA with similar pine characteristics I would go with Elevated IPA.
     
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  25. BeerLover99

    BeerLover99 Advocate (745) Illinois Dec 13, 2008

    THANK GOODNESS someone finally said it. The beer hoarding is just sick. I guess I'm just totally weird or an odd one on this site, but I love sharing good beer with worthy friends. Talking about it, savoring it, and having fun.
     
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  26. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Advocate (560) Massachusetts Jun 8, 2011 Verified Subscriber

    Gandhi Bot is the closest I've come across.
     
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  27. DAllspaw

    DAllspaw Savant (305) Indiana Nov 7, 2009 Subscriber

    great profile pic
     
  28. dmgnyc

    dmgnyc Aficionado (165) New York Jul 14, 2008

    Ithaca Flower Power or New Englad Gandhi Bot