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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Crisp, clean malt character supporting copious additions of Citra and Mosaic hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2705) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Sample at first sunday. Hot damn I love Alchemist IPAs. More subtle than heady but I think I prefer the subtley these days. Lemon and tangerine tropical fruit aromas and flavors. Later in the palate is a little more grassy and herbal again, slight citrus bitterness. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4403) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2014
500 ml. can sampled @ Pure Apricot Tasting. Thanks! Sampled side-by-side The Crusher / Heady Topper / Rapture / Focal Banger. Heady Topper came out last unanimously. Bit Heady Topper-light in a good way, this one tasted a bit like a mix of the previous 3 beers which seems logical since this one is Citra & Mosaic and The Crusher was Citra only I believe & Rapture was Mosaic, yeast is probably same as Heady Topper. Lighter hazy citrus, creamy white head. Huge cheese, citrus, creamy raw hop nose. Taste is cheese, light Heady Topper-like floral bitterness and touch of grass, creamy, dank, more balanced & bit subdued, fruity, pear,… Creamy, very easy to drink, seems light compared to others but that is probably just the ABV. Better than Heady Topper but not on par with either The Crusher or my favourite Rapture.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1289) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2014
Fresh can from trade with Matt. Pours yellow with some small particles floating around and with a white head. Aroma is just BOOMING with grapefruit, citrusy notes, ginger, unripe pineapple, mango and just a tiny bit of breadyness in the background. Taste of fresh and tropical citrus fruits. Just WOW! ginger, pineapple, mango, grapefruit and with a hint of mint in the aftertaste. Very bitter, crispy and freaking refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (343) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2014
Can shared with rasmusott and Vestergaard. The feast is on! Pours a hazy (and dirty) yellow with a white medium head. Aromas of strong grapefruit, citrus. Slight ginger-like bitey notes. Some subtle bread and slight sour yoghurt. Taste in grape-bitter up front, some grassy fresh hops, tropical unripe pineapple, pretty minty and very grapefruit finish. Great great IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (477) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2014
Can from trade. Have to admit that i poured it into a glass. Fresh stuff. Pours yellow, hazy with a white head. Aroma has huge crispy grape fruit and citrus. Almost ginger-like bite. Fresh hoppy and exotic fruits. Taste has extremely minty fresh hops. Citrus, some pine, pear, grape fruit peel, unripe pineapple, A sweet winegum sweetness. Has a little bit hay or grains. Crazy crisp body, and pretty high carbonation. A very nice IPA!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete (1656) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
Can from De Hopduvel. Shared with tderoeck and Erwin. Hazy cloudy yellow, white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, honey, hops. Light sweet with bitter dry finish. Extremely well balanced, easy drinkable. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2014 50cl can, as Focal Banger, American brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly floral/malty/woody, very balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!, ’Heady Topper’s little brother, still very big!’

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5057) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2014
From can. Hazy golden color with a white head. Strong aroma of resinous hops. Pine cone and lemon lime soda. Honeyed grass. A bit of compost pile dirt. Similar flavor. Sticky honeyed bread and a bit of graham cracker. Big, boisterous dank hops. Lemon and herb. Pine wood on the dry finish. Sort of sticky. Medium body, active carbonation. Yep, very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3681) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Can from TheEpeeist, much thanks! Pours cloudy golden straw with a medium creamy off-white head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is strong cat piss, dank as shit, some stonefruit, passionfruit, grassy notes. Flavor is light sweet and light bitter, resinous and dank. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Intangibles - check! But somehow an IPA with two of my favorite hops just doesn’t come through for me in this case.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (5001) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2014
Can, tfs JulienHuxley! Hazy pale golden colour, white head. Aroma of citrus, mango, sweat, some pine, tropical stuff, light soapy, crisp malts. Flavour is full-on fresh citrus fruits and tropical fruits, crisp malts, hint of honey, firm bitter finish with some citrus, pine and grass. Light-bodied. Great.

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