Buczer (346) - Łůdź, POLAND - APR 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can, pours golden, hazy with stable white head. Intense hoppy citrus and resin aroma with tropical notes. Medium bitterness, citrus notes in taste, great malty, cereal but not sweet background. Great balance, alcohol noticable only by warming in throat. Great beer.
NachlamSie (2898) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can. This was a very nice gift to receive. I poured this into a goblet despite the long rant on the side of the can. By the way, thatís one of the dumbest things Iíve seen on a craft beer package. They worked so hard on the aroma that they want to preserve it to the point of no one else being able to smell it? I canít really smell your beer if it never leaves the can! Then thereís the thing about stirring up the sediment. If I drink from the can, repeatedly tilting it to my lips I will stir up the sediment much more than if I pour it into a glass once to decant. Then thereís the whole drink fresh command but no date stamp on the can. The whole paragraph makes the author come across as uneducated and arrogant. Too bad I donít get to lambast the beer itself because itís damn good. The aroma is endless. Itís a clean, elaborate, powerful bouquet of hop glory. Thereís a load of melon up front with citrus rind, pineapple, herbs, grapefruit and a dash of forest. The color is pretty light, it doesnít look like they use much specialty malt at all. Doesnít taste like it either, though it gives the impression of having wheat in the grain bill. It has a smooth, yet full palate. The bitterness is strong, but it comes across mostly on the front end and is completely surrounded with huge hop flavor. Layers of juicy hops give way to a dry finish. Itís so vibrant and delicious that it goes down way too easily. I get more melon and huge citrus in the flavor with a little dankness creeping through on the back end. Iím glad I got to try this. Itís a top tier IIPA for sure. Itís not overrated, as it completely deserves the ratings that it gets. Overhyped, perhaps. Iím not sure I understand driving hundreds of miles to purchase several cases to store and let fade away in the closet when there are a handful of world class IIPAs easier to obtain. Anyway, awesome beer. It was truly a pleasure to consume.
ElDesmadre (2010) - Mikołůw, POLAND - APR 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at BGM2. Lots of fresh hops upfront - citrus, resin, herbal, tropical notes. Solid malty backbone, amazingly well balanced. Dangerously drinkable at this ABV. Great stuff.
adasko (782) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 13, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great aroma of fresh fruits, mango, pineapple, peach, citrus. Itís hazy, dark golden color, with rather poor head, but nice lacing. Itís nicely carbonated, and itís super easy to drink. Itís almost like session IPA, a bit refreshing and even dangerously close to light. Taste is not very complex. Itís rather dry, sweetness in it is on far background, but yet - itís really good balanced. Bitterness seems not that big tho. Itís rather short and strict, end quite quickly in aftertaste. It really is an awesome beer. It gets better in every sip. You just somehow need to take another one, immediately after placing the glass on the table.
marcnow (49) - Pszczyna, POLAND - APR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Piwo jasne, mętne, piana średniej wielkości o dużej fakturze, szybko opada ale zostawia ślad na kuflu
Wyrazisty zapach cytrusowy, grejfrutowy, půźniej bardziej łagodny zapach pomarańczy.
Średnie nasycenie, dosyś duże ciało, gorzkie, przypomina niedojżałe pomelo.
finisz długi, gorzki.
Bardzo porządne piwo, aczkolwiek zbyt drogie moim zdaniem.
KoNrRiI (679) - Ňrhus, DENMARK - APR 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.473 can. Hazy, gold color and a medium, white head of poor retention leaving a delicate lacing. Very hoppy aroma of citruses, resin, coniferous trees, mango, peaches, and grapefruits. Taste is bitter but balanced; again resin, pine trees, bitter grapefruits, and fruity sweetness. Medium body, slick texture, and average carbonation. Finish is quite sweet, very nicely composed, follows the taste but pine trees dominate this time. Overall a marvelous beer, Iím glad I had the chance to taste it.
scarab (44) - - APR 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well. Awesome aroma of fresh citrus and tropical fruit, some resin in the background and... the lack of malts (slight touch of caramel is not enough in imperial IPA). But still - Heady Topper is surprisingly refreshing and easily-drinking beer. One of the best imperial IPA Iíve drunk so far. For real.
Cuso (5557) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 13, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can at Beer Geek madness 2. Hazy golden color with medium white head. Nice clean aroma of citrus hops, resin, biscuity malt. Strong citrus hoppy, resiny taste wit notes of caramel. Long hoppy bitter finish. Very tasty balanced beer.
sokuzs1 (153) - - APR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: fresh hops, resin, grapefruit, biscuits and alcohol in the backgroundTaste: heavy bitter, light sweet, grapefruit, resin, biscuitsToo long finish
Blade86 (777) - Wrocław, POLAND - APR 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
golden, hazy, medium white foam; hoppy, grapefruity, peach, grass, pine, with malty, caramel base; very high bitterness, medium+ sweetness, very delicate sour notes; full body, thick and oily feel, average carbonation, very long bitter finish;
Overall: fantastic taste and aroma, without flaws, very bitter but greatly balanced, fantastic beer