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Ouroboros | The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center

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4.38/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
Vermont, United States
alchemistbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American Double IPA first brewed for 8/8/08. Plenty of hops are complimented by a large addition of Curacao orange peel.

Added by chippo33 on 11-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#784
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
157
pDev:
7.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
95
Gots:
12
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 27
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4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of jhavs
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopley
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I like the slight orange sweetness but not as much the lingering bitterness of the orange peel - but both are relatively subdued and well-done so I'm not complaining and would easily drink this again. Other than that, its a nice orange West Coast DIPA with a white head that is quite refreshing and quenching.

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Photo of Vicirus
4.69/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eddie729
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 7irondave
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of plaid75
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasatch
4.02/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to cavedave for this brew.

16 oz. Can

It's been many years since I've had a Alchemist brew. Very Nice Extra!

Poured into a Tired Hands glass a very nice clean/clear dark golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger white head, which also leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, citrusy (oranges, grapefruit), slight pine. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with some citrus (oranges, grapefruit), slight pine. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well, nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Glad to have gotten a chance to try it. Thanks Dave!

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4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hop_God
4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of srw
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: light orange color that's easy to see through. Large creany white head. Surprised it isn't murkier coming from the alchemets
S: Lot's of orange. Some lemon zest.
T: Nice orange flavor, pretty bitter and not juicy at all. Bitterness that lasts with a nice malt profile and some pine flavor.
F: Medium bodied with a nice carbonation
O: I came in expecting more of a juciy beer but this is more similar to a west coast DIPA which really hit the spot after the NE IPAs I've been having lately.

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Photo of BobbyT836
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.74/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Samact
4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.51/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gordavidson
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shoretaxi
4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of agreenman19
4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - this one doesn't say "pour from the can" and oh gee! It's filtered! Maybe a few dust specks floating about, but mostly a clear, dull orange.

S - there's orange alright. Malty and sweet with lemondrop candy.

T - continues the malty trend in the taste. Heavy and sweet robust orange peel. Has a mature elegance about it and a deceptively bitter hoppiness. Hits you after a few sips when you're wondering why your mouth is numb. Lots of resin, lots of stick. Semi-dry on the finish.

F - masterful as usual. More viscous and creamy, which suits the ABV. Low in carbonation.

O - well done malty IPA. It hides the hops in the taste, but blows the roof sky high when it comes to bitterness.

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4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nuggetlover
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GinjaSlice
4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Ouroboros from The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 157 ratings
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