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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

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

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    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

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    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

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    Hopefully the home brew my brother and I are making this weekend. I have not come across anything that resembles heady topper.
     
  5. BladeRunner

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    Well at least it's not once a week.
     
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    *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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    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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    Hop Stoopid is the closest I've had, it even has hop resin you can see in it just like Heady Topper.
     
  9. Heady978

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    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...
     
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    Fuller's London Pride.

    Trust me.
     
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    Abrasive
     
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    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.
     
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    Maybe Dales Deviant.
     
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    Double Dorado by Ballast Point and Artic Panzer Wolf by 3 Floyds. Also Lake Erie Monster by Great Lakes.
     
  15. Dan_Bowman

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    Really?
     
  16. bleakies

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    No.
     
  17. theGlasstronaut

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    I hope this is a joke.
     
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    Next week's Heady
     
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    He meant Kern River Citra!!
     
  20. brikelly

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    Plus I only drink future Heady, way moar fresher than present-day Heady
     
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    Love Deviant, but Heady-like? No.
     
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    surly abrasive is damn good....but only seasonal.
     
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    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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    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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    Gandhi Bot is the closest I've come across.
     
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    great profile pic
     
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    Ithaca Flower Power or New Englad Gandhi Bot
     
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