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Alchemist Heady Topper

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RATINGS: 1258   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBU!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (7234) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 23, 2015
Can. Amber beer with a cream head. Summer fruit and tropical fruit aroma with grapefruit and pine. Grapefruit and tropical fruit flavor with light pine. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Tropical fruit and grapefruit linger with light pine and light malt backing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
geophagus (457) - Lubin, POLAND - APR 23, 2015
(Half of can) Yellow, hazy colour. Medium body, low carbonation, a bit oily texture. Medium sized, medium fast to slowly falling head. bbMinimal lacing. Aroma: Strong hoppy, dried zest, grapefruit,tropical fruits, peach ,medium strong pine. Taste: Soft to medium malty sweetness, strong hoppy, piney citrus. Strong and long resiny bitterness. Very long, piney, bitter finish. Good drinkability, good hidden alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
atrox (329) - Kraków, POLAND - APR 22, 2015
Golden, cloudy colour. Great, white head. Some malts in aroma and citrus fruits (especially grapefruit), pine, grass. Dry, hoppy taste. Lot of citrus fruits, grass and pine also. Great, balanced bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dohny (298) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 22, 2015
Can courtesy of Cuso. Hazy yellow color with white head. Citrusy aroma. Citrusy also in flavor. Flavor of grapefruit zest is present. Medium body, average carbonation. Balance towards bitterness. Sweet in beginning followed with assertive bitterness which lingers long in aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MisoW (2098) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 22, 2015
Can shared by Cuso and Gurthnar, many thanks guys. Pours hazy yellow/golden color, white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange. Taste is medium sweet, bitter, grapefruit, orange. Very nice finish starting medium sweet and ends extra bitter. Alcohol is absolutely well hidden.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mateuszk (282) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 22, 2015
Can. Pours hazy and golden, quite pale with frothy lacing head. Aroma is a bit of malt in the begining and after hops: citrus, grass, pine and also peach (from yeasts?). In flavour citrus, mango and grapefruit plus some malty base. It’s bitter, but doesn’t feel like 120 IBU, very balanced. Alcohol well hidden. The beer has medium-heavy body, finish is dry. Very drinkable, great Imperial IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Keogh (112) - Świebodzice, POLAND - APR 22, 2015
Barwa ciemno złota. Piana obfita, drobno-pęcherzykowa, trwała, ładny lancing do tego. Aromat bardzo intensywny, czysty, świeży, ogrom owoców tropikalnych i żywicy. W smaku równie przyjemnie, owocowa słodycz, do tego dobra podbudowa słodowa, gładkość i na koniec spora grejpfrutowa goryczka która szybko znika i aż prosi się o powtórzenie w następnym łyku. Wysycenie niskie do średniego, gładkie, bardzo pijalne - zdradziecko, nie czuć alkoholu. W porównaniu do Focala, bardziej treściwe, w aromacie więcej owoców tropikalnych, gdzie w Focalu bardziej leśnie/żywicznie, no i w Focalu jest ta słodycz przyjemna na języku po goryczce czego brak w Heady - no cóż, nie można mieć wszystkiego. Oba piwa zasługują na topowe miejsca w rankingach i bardzo się ciesze że miałem możliwość spróbowania (BGM2 - dziękuję!)

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LanaBanana (7) - POLAND - APR 19, 2015 does not count
Barwa ciemnozlota, piana obfita drobnopecherzykowa, trwala. Aromat bardzo intensywny, oczywiscie chmielowy, troche slodki, owocowy w strone owoców tropikalnych. W smaku dokladnie to co zapowiada aromat, goryczka dociera dosc szybko, jest bardzo przyjemna i krótka. Piwo jest wyjatkowo pijalne, alkohol bardzo dobrze ukryty, z kazdym lykiem chce sie wiecej.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cavie (3977) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2015
Can. Pours a murky yellow color with a white foamy head. Aroma is spicy hops, floral, pine, citrus and crazy intense hops. Flavor is spicy hops, citrus, pine, and fresh grass. Nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
scirtes (75) - POLAND - APR 19, 2015
Can. Amber, cloudy beer with white head, which disappears quite quickly. Aromas of tropical fruits, citrus, resin. Taste is somewhat sweet, malty at first, but soon high bitterness is dominating. Bitterness is surprisingly complex, grapefruit-like, with distinct resinous character. Long, bitter, very pleasant finish. Great beer. Very drinkable.


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