joshj2176 (103) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange/straw hue with 1 finger white head. Best lacing I have seen on a beer, no visible carbonation. Citrus (orange/lemon) and pine hops in the back. Pine hops dominate, mostly bitter hops with a good malt background. Slightly grainy. Light to medium bodied
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. First reviewed 10/14/2011. Poured from a 16 oz. can into a tulip. Thanks to CharlieMurphy for dropping this in my box.
Out of the can, Heady Topper has a bright orange amber color, slightly hazy, with a soft sea foam froth.
Pale malt, some honey, and a long drawn out bitterness. Pine, grapefruit, and a little spice.
The flavor starts with a little malt sweetness and toasted grains, then moves to a blend of hoppy bitterness - pine, grapefruit, and a bit of herbal spice. The finish is a straight bitterness.
The body is slightly fuller than medium for the style. Grainy character, with some hoppy resin from the middle to the end. Medium carbonation.
Heady Topper has a strong, pleasant bitterness, with the hop flavors taking a backseat. Good, but I donít see how it really differentiates itself from the top notch DIPAís.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can as an extra in my growler swap box. Rating #233. Very cloudy, almost looks like a hefeweizen, dark yellow in color with some orange highlights and a small white head. Decent citrus aroma with a little onion in there mixed with some pine. Above average bitterness, a touch of sweetness, mild citrus and pine. Decent stuff. (2229)
OmegaX (1256) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to the chap in line that shared this with me at Hunahpu 2012. Nose is huge grapefruit and orange. Earthy as well. Incredible aroma. Pour was a light amber color with some light off white head. Taste was full of citrus and grass with some light honey malt. Dry as hell on the finish with an effect that makes you come back for more. Excellent DIPA.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Pours a nice amber. Pine tar aroma is almost stinky. Flavor is highly pine pitch with some slight sweetness. Really nice.
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is full of grapefruit, resin, and pine resin. The flavor is spicier than expected but mostly dominated by sweet malts. Very bready and full of caramel. Great balance. Fantastico!
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very nice citrus smell. Canít see what it looks like as its in the can ;) . This is the definition of a dipa. Bitter and sweet and Fucking unreal
b3shine (5481) - Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2012 Notes from 10/19/11. Thanks to Jnorton00 for this brew. Itís better than Pliny (the Elder). The quintessential camping beer (and yes, the can contributes to this moniker). Everything you want and nothing you donít. Better price point than Dreadnaught; just canít decide if itís better. I guess itíll take another night of "research" to come to a conclusion :)
Update: After a head to head comparison the next day, this beer edges Dreadnaught. And for the value, it blows it out of the water.
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this on tap at The Alchemist last summer.The color is a hazy honey with a thick off white head. The aroma is an overpowering of hops and more hops what a pleasure with citrus fruits mostly grapefruit. The taste all of the above plus that great bitterness.The aftertaste is long lasting wich is again great. This was just so wonderfull.
TurkeyBoy (2) - , New York, USA - MAR 6, 2012 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Seriously citrusy on the nose. Even though Alchemist recommends drinking this from the can I had to see the first one Iíve had the chance to try, sue me thereís 23 more in the case to drink "properly"... Anyway, it pours a hazy straw with an off white head. Tastes as delicious as it looks. Big bad hops that donít over power the taste buds. This one has some serious drinkability. Finishes dry and clean and leaves you reaching for another.