Heady Topper: can or glass poll

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by cookiequiz, May 22, 2013.


Do you drink HT from the can or a glass

  1. glass

    223 vote(s)
  2. can

    203 vote(s)
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  1. eduardolinhalis

    eduardolinhalis Meyvn (1,378) Jan 10, 2009 Switzerland

    I prefer drinking it from the machine that puts it into the can... and I mean it...
  2. SteelersX

    SteelersX Disciple (381) Jan 30, 2011 New York
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  3. Longstaff

    Longstaff Initiate (0) May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    I enjoy it more from a glass. Like any bottle conditioned belgian beer, I fill the glass and keep the particles behind, then after having a taste from the glass, drink the dregs out of the can. I am doubtful that the can helps keep a blanket of co2 over the beer any more than a glass does - and I think the last drop is just as delicious as the first.

    Drinking from the can is useful when drinking outdoors when its sunny.
  4. DrLaFollette

    DrLaFollette Initiate (102) Oct 19, 2012 Utah
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    To each their own, the hop floaties kind of grossed me out while I was drinking mine from a glass this weekend, I think from now on I'll only be drinking it from the can. I don't necessarily mind the cloudy part it was the floating particulates that weirded me out.
  5. Kinsman

    Kinsman Champion (873) Aug 26, 2009 California

    I'm fortunate enough to drink Heady on a fairly regular basis so it's not like each time is a religious experience. At this point I usually drink it from the can because I think it taste pretty fricken excellent as is but occasionally I pour a few ounces for a nice aroma.
  6. mhksuccess

    mhksuccess Zealot (586) Jul 7, 2012 California
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    So last night drank 2 heady at same time one from a FFF teku glass and other from can
    I think the fact that I poured it into the glass super slow and didnt pour out the very last where it has the bottom floaties may have added to the way it tasted, but I think I prefer to drink it out of the glass I finished the can first and the glass lasted a little longer but I did notice a change in the taste by the end of the glass it seemed not as much as bitter hop bite and tended to taste a little more fruity The can seemed to retain the initial hop bite through out although I went thru it pretty quickly
    All in all was great experiment and can't complain about drinking 2 heady topper except that I have 2 less lol
    I recommend giving it a try and see what you think yourself
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  7. Thehuntmaster

    Thehuntmaster Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 South Africa

    I had two cans last year. I drank 1 from the can and 1 from a wine glass side by side. Initially there was no difference, but I noticed the nose and flavour of the beer in the glass seemed to deteriorate over the course of the hour I spent on the beer.
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  8. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,545) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    You can do both as I posted previously: “I had a can of Heady Topper where I drank it half & half (half in a glass and half from the can).”

    If you do this please drink the glass first and take note of how the last sip from the glass compared to your first sip from the can and reports back your experiences.

  9. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Disciple (351) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Yeah what a rube, he doesn't even know how to drink his own #1 rated beer.
  10. RyFikes

    RyFikes Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New York

    Is this horse dead yet?
  11. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,545) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Management’s solution to whipping a dead horse: get a bigger whip!:wink:

  12. klaybie

    klaybie Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2009 Illinois

    I prefer the can over the glass just because I don't want to see the floaties. I'very had it out of the glass and it's really not that different taste wise.
  13. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,585) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Can for aesthetics, glass for everything else.
  14. celfan

    celfan Disciple (327) Jul 4, 2004 Vermont
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    i buy it weekly and I've only seen floaties once in the past year (about six weeks ago), and they were pretty tiny
  15. regularjohn

    regularjohn Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 New Jersey

  16. mmikey8

    mmikey8 Disciple (305) Aug 2, 2012 California
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    Glass (any) - love smelling as I'm drinking. One of the best aromas (as far as hops) around.
  17. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Who F*cking cares, just drink it!
  18. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (582) Mar 28, 2009 California
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    Negative. Still ISO. I guess I got to up my offer. I thought this was a fair trade but Heady's value is higher than I thought.
  19. beerranger

    beerranger Initiate (68) Jan 10, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Glass, although my brother is a straight can guy. Go figure...
  20. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    I have had 8 cans of HT and I have drank all 8 from the can. Was it because I was too lazy to get a glass? Maybe. Was it because the back of the can said to drink it from the can? Maybe. Or was it because I really didn't give a fuck and just felt like drinking it however I wanted to and drinking it from the can at the moment seemed like the easiest option. Either way, this is an amazing beer and I don't think I would have enjoyed it any more had I poured it in a glass. Whichever way makes you the happiest is the way you should drink it. God I can't wait to get more of this stuff...
  21. Brad007

    Brad007 Poo-Bah (3,422) Mar 28, 2007 Vermont

    Drinking my last one from the can. I picked it up a few weeks back actually so not that fresh but still good!
  22. Ericness

    Ericness Initiate (186) Nov 21, 2012 Massachusetts

    Frosted mug all the way
  23. ndepriest

    ndepriest Aspirant (264) Feb 21, 2012 Georgia
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    I'd venture to say there would be a lot MORE votes for can if this poll was taken anywhere other than BA. It turns out people can (on a rare occasion) just relax and enjoy a beer, often times out of a can.
  24. Miamilice

    Miamilice Aspirant (287) Feb 6, 2011 Virginia
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    I dig it both ways. Just sayin'! :wink:
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