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.
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ICEatALAMO (1144) - 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 (2844) - 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 (2988) - 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!
jbruner (2985) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2013 Can in trade with phatdog1! Pours a hazy golden orange with dissipating creamy off-white head that webs nicely. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruits. Taste is a slightly bitter menagerie of tropical fruits and citrus with a nice caramel malt back end. Nothing over the top, a nice balance. Great IPA.
gunnfryd (12622) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is peaches, malt, hop, pine, grapefruit. Flavour is peaches, malt, hop, alcohol, pine, grapefruit. Full body. Nice beer.
luttonm (3307) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can in Massachusetts, thanks so much to my cousin Lauren who saved a couple for me! (and to know that she loves this as much as all of us, is just great). Fantastic aroma, dank, tart hops with vinegar. Body is huge resiny hops. Full, heavy mouthfeel, and heavy acid hop finish. Rich and smooth. This is crazy huge and thick but oddly restrained and balanced in that context of huge dipa. Funky citrus, citrus rind. Sticky sweetness. Crazy good. Rich and tasty. East coast’s intense dipa king.. east coast Pliny. Both beers I simply wish I could have more often.