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What other IPA's are similar to Heady Topper?

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

  1. BladeRunner

    BladeRunner Member

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

    jmw Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    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 Member

    Location:
    New York
    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. Hoptologist

    Hoptologist Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    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 Member

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

    Revenant Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    *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.
    GFG, jlordi12, BeerLover99 and 6 others like this.
  7. DropInBrewer

    DropInBrewer Member

    Location:
    Vermont
    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 Member

    Location:
    California
    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 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    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 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Fuller's London Pride.

    Trust me.
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  11. MinnTwins

    MinnTwins Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Abrasive
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  12. klink40

    klink40 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    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 Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Maybe Dales Deviant.
  14. VitoFerrante

    VitoFerrante Member

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

    Dan_Bowman Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Really?
  16. bleakies

    bleakies Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    No.
  17. theGlasstronaut

    theGlasstronaut Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I hope this is a joke.
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  18. brikelly

    brikelly Member

    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Next week's Heady
  19. ChanChan

    ChanChan Member

    Location:
    California
    He meant Kern River Citra!!
  20. brikelly

    brikelly Member

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

    VitoFerrante Member

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

    MinnesotaMoon Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    surly abrasive is damn good....but only seasonal.
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  23. ferillo

    ferillo BA Fest Captain

    Location:
    Massachusetts
  24. dcraig13

    dcraig13 Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Heady is in its own realm but if you want an IPA with similar pine characteristics I would go with Elevated IPA.
    omniscientcause likes this.
  25. BeerLover99

    BeerLover99 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    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.
    MilkManX and GFG like this.
  26. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Member

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

    DAllspaw Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    great profile pic
  28. dmgnyc

    dmgnyc Member

    Location:
    New York
    Ithaca Flower Power or New Englad Gandhi Bot

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