TheJester (2094) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 mL can. (From Rob T via Dave T - thanks guys!) I poured it into a glass so I could see it. Sorry Heady purists. It’s pale and really hazy with a small white head. Now you know. The huge hoppiness hits your nose as soon as the pour begins. This is hop juice, plain and simple There is no attempt at balance here, other than the balance of pine and citrus. Bitterness is perfect. Incredibly drinkable for such a hoppy beer.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy golden with white head and big lacing. Aroma is piney, magos, pineapple. Taste is full of mangos. grapefruits, piney, grassy, good malt backbone without being too sweet. Medium to full body and medium carbonation. Fantastic
williamherbert (1365) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pungent hops, onions, color of dark pineapple juice. Opaque, hazy, tons of yeast sediment. Tastes bitter: grapefruit, heavy pine oil. Juicy feel. This is pretty outstanding. If I didn’t have sky high expectations I might even rate it higher.
BDbeer20 (5) - Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
jimmytalent (84) - New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Drink from the can!" The Alchemist Heady Topper is amazing. I did just as it said on the can and drank it direct. With that said... I didn't see the pour. It doesn't matter. This beer is amazing. Smells citrusy and piney. Flavor is bold. Hops, pine, lots of citrus. Simply amazing and definitely worth the hype.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ICEatALAMO (1099) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can, fresh. The pour is a light hazy yellow. The aroma is big time hops, pine. The taste is bitter big upfront and continues. Seems like a hop heads dream come true.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2014 50cl can, American brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly floral/woody, very balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew!, yet expensive! "I couldn’t resist rating this (I normally never rate cans); this is indeed an awesome IPA!"
Homer321 (2560) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from growler. aroma of moderate hops. very floral. pours a cloudy, but not chunky light red with large head. moderate hop bitterness. very smooth hop flavor and malty backbone. overall, a very nice enjoyable beer
dctriman (59) - USA - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral nose. Great head and color. Fruitier and cloudier than I expected. Very good, but not great.
tmoreau (2844) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Friend shared pint can, poured to stemware with a yeasty cloudiness and orangy hue, a decent layer of cream colored head foam, and wavy lacing. The nose was intensely resiny & grapefruity, with some pleasant, backup tropical notes. Very malty, with a nice creaminess to the mouthfeel. Medium+ bodied, hop bitterness was strong, very lingering, but drinkably under control, with the flavor also presenting some dusty earthiness, a touch of soapiness, and obvious but subdued alcohol. Impressive DIPA!