GBZ59 (600) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), - JUN 19, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bote de 1pt. Sólo un trago en vaso de ½ pinta –para apariencia y aroma- el resto directamente del bote como sugiere la cervecera. Saboreada en jun´12. Color pajizo pálido y apariencia velada. Espuma marfil, de burbuja pequeña y corona que se disipa lentamente dejando una fina capa en la superficie. Aroma intenso de fruta tropical madura, resinas y maltas dulces. Entrada agradable de dulce malteado mezclado con fruta tropical y amargor ascendente. Cuerpo medio/pleno, textura oleosa y baja carbonatación. Fruta madura en el intermedio “cortada” por un toque resinoso que permanecen hasta el breve y seco final. Deliciosa. Probablemente una de las mejores AIPAs que haya tomado.
1pt Can. A drop into ½ glass –just for appearance & smelling- the rest direct from the can following brewer´s suggestion. Enjoyed on jun´12. Pale straw color, hazy. Off-white, small bubbled, froth. Slowly dissipated crown leaves a thin foam layer on top. Intense ripe tropical fruit, resin & sweet malt aromas. Pleasant sweet, creamy, maltiness at fist sip mixed with tropical fruits & increasing bitterness. Medium to full body, oily texture. Low carbonation. Ripe fruit in the middle cut by resiny touch lingers into the short, dry finish. Delightful. Probably one of the best AIPA I´ve ever had.
jimmytalent (50) - 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 (536) - 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 (4194) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl can, American brew, thx alot to Secret Santa!, very complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly floral/woody, very balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew!, "As I got this as a gift, I couldn’t resist rating this (I normally never rate cans); this is indeed an awesome IPA!"
Homer321 (135) - Rockledge, 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
Caskalefan (120) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great, multi-dimensional fresh hop nose that unfortunately doesn’t carry over into the flavor. The floaties are also extremely offputting, and simply suggesting that the beer be drunk out of the can doesn’t get Alchemist off the hook for such a shoddy presentation.
dctriman (37) - 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 (1625) - 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 (1129) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 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 (8564) - 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 (1631) - Belgrade, SERBIA - 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.