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RATINGS: 1282   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBU!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rejtable (1685) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
I’m ready for a Heady! Fresh can. In the can, smell is big pine. Poured into a small taster also getting some fruity smell. Pours murky light tangerine with no head or lacing. Aromas are pine, some light peach or apricot, maybe some biscuit. Tastes are light sweet and heavy bitter. Body is medium, bitterness almost makes it feel sticky. Bitterness and flavours last a long time. This is crazy drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (858) - - APR 1, 2013
Fresh can. Hazy orange, white head. Nose is citrus fruits, pine, grapefruit. Taste is citrus fruits, earth, grapefruit, pine. Really smooth mouthfeel, dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2086) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2013
Chilled 16 oz. can, big thanks for Josh. Rating was blind against two other IPAs. Pours deep golden/light amber with small white head. Medium body, low carbonation, and nice hop aroma. Taste is heavy grapefruit, pine, spicy hops, and bitter finish. Lots of flavor, but the grapefruit was too heavy and not the lighter fruitier I prefer and I am not a fan of the pine. I expected more from the highly rated Heady-Topper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (1183) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a murky, pale, wheat golden color with a cottony, stubborn white head. Flecks of barley and vegetable matter float all around the beer. Juicy grapefruit with some pine on the nose. Once the beer settles, sweeter fruit breaks through. Grapefruit up front then grass and pine emerge. But, the flavor suddenly falls of a cliff for an abrupt finish. Alcohol and unami get picked up right away and pervade throughout. The mouthfeel is a little thin for the style. It dries a little toward the finish. Pretty big disappointment. Pliny, Abrasive, Sucks, all way superior in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
reberiii (405) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2013
16oz. can. Nice hop on the nose, hop punch on the tongue. Citrus. Bit thin on the tongue for a double IPA, but overall delightful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baugh12 (14) - lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Very hoppy with citrus flavors. Very drinkable, but drink it from the can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
County95 (11) - Pleasant Valley, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Pint can from Grand Cru Rhinebeck, NY. Amazing beer that lives up to the hype. I will make a trip to VT to get more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
michaelinwa (629) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Fresh can from Phatdog1. Been looking forward to sampling this one. Golden pour, big thick, lacey white head that doesn’t go away fast. The aroma on this is amazing. Smells like a bag of hops when I homebrew. Super fresh. Taste is big hop forward without being massively aggressive on the palate. Mostly pine notes. Very resiny, but again, not overdone. Balanced but still interesting, which I think is often a challenge, but the brewer got it right. Finishes with a lingering bitterness, but at the right level. I think what sets this apart is how well it pushes the envelope with the use of hops without going too far, and just the incredibly fresh nature of it. Appropriately rated high. Thank you, Craig!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BiereLuc (1092) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2013
Bière orangée floconneuse avec un col de mousse satisfaisant. Le nez est incroyable : du houblon frais, du houblon fruité, des agrumes et encore du houblon. Ça sent la tondeuse! En bouche, la magie se poursuit avec les notes fruitées et amères des houblons. Même à 8%, ça se boit d’un trait. Cette bière est simplement dangereuse. J’aurais aimé ne pas avoir à suivre la cohue et scander que cette bière est surestimée par tous les beer geeks qui la placent obsessivement sur un piédestal... mais puisqu’ils ont raison : je vais simplement hocher de la tête en espérant pouvoir me ramener quelques cannettes du Vermont très bientôt.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2013
It’s a really good beer. I hate to jump on the bandwagon, but drinking this beer is like breaking the seal on a fresh bag of hops...game, set, match.

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