Ouroboros | The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center

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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
Ratings:
129
Reviews:
21
Avg:
4.45
pDev:
7.42%
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
12
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Moestavern
3.89/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.09/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gbw5009
4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FFreak
4.21/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another great beer from the Alchemist. Perfectly clear gold with a tall, chunky head. Nice tropical fruit and cannabis in the aroma. Taste is great, with pineapple and pine. Mouth feel is just right. Overall, another well done IPA.

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Photo of dar482
4.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sk8sean86
4.02/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ben1313
4.27/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of irishkyle21
4.91/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dogleg_left
4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 finger head that disappears into a crystal clear golden pond. Piney dank citrus aromas. Wonderfully complex with resinous hops and citrus oils swirling into a bitter lingering finish that is backed with a present but subtle malt. Full finish, nice carbonation, and a little heat to remind you that Alchemist loves to make big assertive IPAs.

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4.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of countrypeddler8
4.26/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TrilliumFan
4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Citrus, bitter, smooth, world class. Alchemist pumps out beers that continue to defy my expectations. My personal aversion to fruit-additions in beer? Ouroboros crushed it. The orange peel does exactly what they say - adds a cohesive element of crisp citrus to the smell, taste and feel. Heady-esque with a sharper bite of orange. Pours a surprisingly clear amber-gold out of the can; nice puffy two-finger head that lingers. The aroma! My god the aroma: orange peel, hop-citrus, and toasted malt. Taste is orange peel, pine, clementine, spruce, grapefruit, toasted grains. Delicious. The mouthfeel is right up there with Heady - crisp, bitter and tingly on the palate. Nice lingering bitterness gently fades away before the next sip. Real hard to put this can down. Unreal DIPA.

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4.09/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.66/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours and looks like focal banger but the flavors and smells that come out of this beer arw incredible! Love it. Cheers alchemist!

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Photo of MJSFS
4.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of haazer
3.67/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden color out of the can, turning a nice orange hue. Highly carbonated, many bubbles on the bottom running up to a thick eggshell foam. Leaves lacing on the glass. This beer appears to be more filtered than heady and focal.

Clear aroma of orange peel. Some pine mixed with stone fruit. Some melon and apple as well.

The orange peel again is on full display. Upfront and on the backend. In between I pick up a phenolic taste of the alcohol, not so much the booze or burn itself though. This is strongly bitter. I don't get the taste of the hops like heady and focal, however this has more bitterness to it.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, highly carbed and easy to drink.

This is a different direction than the focal and heady hoppy offerings from Alchemist. Not so much my favorite kind of ipa, but a good beer nonetheless. I've yet to be disappointed from Alchemist.

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4.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.52/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnnnniee
4.1/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can shared by someone at the meeting last night, thanks for the opportunity! Hazy earthy pine and light citrusy fruity hoppiness with faint beady maltiness underneath. Tasty as always.

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Photo of ScottP
4.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Ouroboros from The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
4.45 out of 5 based on 129 ratings.
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