48FanInCali (724) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz can. This is a pretty badass DIPA. Thick light honey colored pour with not much head. Nose of a ton of hops but actually some malty, and fruity notes. Taste is great with a real hop train ride. Bitter upfront, a different kind of bitter in the middle and great back end bitterness. Each taste can be enjoyed for 15-20 seconds. Iím not a big hop guy so the reported 120 ibus I figured would just suck but certainly not the case.
jtclockwork (8391) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can shared by Paul at tasting at my house. Pours cloudy apricot with off white head. Nose/taste of mango, citrus, hops, tropical fruits and freshly cut grass. Tons of mango and tropical fruit in the nose. Finishes slightly dry. Bottle on the lighter side. Overall, this one definitely lives up to the hype.
hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
All I can say is WOW and from a can. This is how you brew a double IPA ..Very drinkable and a mixture of hops that blend together for a pleasurable you just right level of Hoppiness. Pours a proper golden wheat hue , cloudy yes I poured it into a glass! And from the very first sip i was convinced this was one of the better double IPAís iíve ever had the pleasure of tasting. If youíre looking for THE best brew from Vermont look no further than a fresh can of this beer. Highly recommend and without a doubt a beer that puts CRAFT into the term CRAFT BEER! Hatís off to the Alchemist...
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 15, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2013 Pours a hazy golden with a small, white head. The nose on this beer is fantastic. Waves of cat piss and pine and even an odd marijuana scent. Flavor is also very good. Primarily piny with some lemon. Itís a really great beer. Iím drinking this next to one of my favorite IIPAs, Founderís Double Trouble, and Iím fairly confident I prefer the Heady Topper. Great beer.
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can. Oh my good lord this is an awesome beer. Pours orange with a white head. Big and bright piney and citrus aroma, with tropical fruits and spicy hoppy notes. The flavor has just incredibly fresh and full of flavorful hoppy goodness, with pine, tropical fruits, flowers, and citrus. This beer is like Christmas. Very well balanced, with some lightly sweet malts backing the big hop profile. An easy top 10 beer in my book.
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pounder can. Canít believe how strong this one is. Very refreshing and smooth. Citrusy and well made.
wedgie9 (1929) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 11/11/11 from a can shared by ryan585, thanks Ryan. Pours murky orange with a very thin white head that leaves a thin collar of lace, with some chunky sediment. The nose is intense orange peel citrus, resin bitterness, chewable kids vitamins, caramel malt, and a touch of earthy yeast. The flavor is orange and grapefruit peel, bitter resin, chewable kids vitamins, the same earthy yeast, and just enough caramel malt to keep everything in balance. The body is medium with an oily texture, lighter than average carbonation, and a very long resin and citrus peel bitter finish.
Nickls (1847) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Foamy white head with good retention on a murky amber orange brown. Very resinous and grassy hop aromas that dominate, with some slight malty sweetness. Herbs, garlic, resin, grass, and a slight bit of fruit tinge...hugely bitter. Medium body with softer carbonation. Whoa, resin bomb. Nice
Doodler (312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from Dr Greg - grazie amigo! Shared with buds. Poured a cloudy orange with a decent white head Nose is lemon / grapefruit citrusy and huge on the hops. Taste is slippery sweet and well integrated among the hop resins and citrus / fruit flavors. Finished off with a nice bitterness and soft bite. The lasting finish is well balanced. Loved this one.
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma:Sweet orange and grapefruit, peaches, cotton candy. Smells delightful.
Appearance:Iím drinking it from the can, so it looks great.
Taste:The foretaste is nicely hoppy with grapefruit, and peaches. Itís pretty sweet, which holds up well to the hoppyness. The fruit and hop flavors fade slowly, until there is a nice nuttyness in the aftertaste.
Palate:Medium body, good carbonation. Feels a little sticky as I drink it.
Overall:This is one of the best DIPAs that I have had. It has a great complexity of delicious flavors.