What other IPA's are similar to Heady Topper?

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  1. BladeRunner

    BladeRunner Aspirant (210) Apr 4, 2007 Illinois
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    Just wondering what other IPA's share a similar hop aroma/flavor.
  2. jmw

    jmw Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2009 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 Meyvn (1,309) Oct 24, 2010 California
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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

    Hoptologist Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2012 Michigan
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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

    BladeRunner Aspirant (210) Apr 4, 2007 Illinois
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    Well at least it's not once a week.
  6. Revenant

    Revenant Aspirant (280) Aug 8, 2012 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.
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  7. DropInBrewer

    DropInBrewer Initiate (0) Oct 25, 2012 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 Initiate (145) Nov 8, 2012 California
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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

    Heady978 Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 Massachusetts
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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...
  10. bleakies

    bleakies Disciple (381) Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Fuller's London Pride.

    Trust me.
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  11. MinnTwins

    MinnTwins Initiate (0) Oct 18, 2012 Minnesota

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  12. klink40

    klink40 Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2010 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 Defender (696) Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey

    Maybe Dales Deviant.
  14. VitoFerrante

    VitoFerrante Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2012 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 Aspirant (217) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
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  16. bleakies

    bleakies Disciple (381) Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

  17. theGlasstronaut

    theGlasstronaut Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I hope this is a joke.
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  18. brikelly

    brikelly Aspirant (269) Apr 11, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Next week's Heady
  19. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (469) Dec 12, 2009 California
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    He meant Kern River Citra!!
  20. brikelly

    brikelly Aspirant (269) Apr 11, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Plus I only drink future Heady, way moar fresher than present-day Heady
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  21. VitoFerrante

    VitoFerrante Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2012 Pennsylvania

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

    MinnesotaMoon Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2013 Minnesota

    surly abrasive is damn good....but only seasonal.
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  23. ferillo

    ferillo Devotee (489) Sep 12, 2009 Massachusetts
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  24. jethrow44

    jethrow44 Aspirant (204) Sep 13, 2010 Ohio
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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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  25. BeerLover99

    BeerLover99 Poo-Bah (1,607) Dec 13, 2008 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.
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  26. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Devotee (416) Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Gandhi Bot is the closest I've come across.
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  27. DAllspaw

    DAllspaw Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2009 Indiana

    great profile pic
  28. dmgnyc

    dmgnyc Initiate (175) Jul 14, 2008 New York

    Ithaca Flower Power or New Englad Gandhi Bot
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