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RATINGS: 1168   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.24   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBU!


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
squidknuckle (22) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - MAR 15, 2012
From a 16oz can into a clear plastic tumbler. Looks like a hefeweizen. Smells like walking through a sassafras grove on the warm summer afternoon. For its vividness and abv the beer is very balanced and soothing. Clingy, refreshing, layers of soft resinous dewy golden flowers, fruits, and herbs. Sweet vs bitter battle long toward a no decision. Can’t recall a better strong IPA in this classic American style.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fitwitchik (367) - USA - DEC 14, 2014
Poured from a can compliments of friend Pete’s trip to Vermont into a Spiegelau glass. Light yellow at the base and deeper orange toward the huge off white head. As it settled down the cloudy brew was more consistent. Aroma is juicy citrus fruits subtle pine. Flavor is W-o-W! Luscious grapefruit & oranges sweet with a nice lingering bitterness. If it lingered longer I would bump this up to almost perfection. Its all it supposed to be. Superb and hard to get. Worth every moment of pursing if you don’t live in Vermont.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gad905 (162) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Can shared at RichTheVillan’s, 27/11/13. Pours clear orange gold, offwhite head with decent retention. Huge blast of grapefruit and bitter orange on the nose, some caramel malt underneath but essentially this is all citrus. Tastes medium sweet, little caramel, then big bitter, loads of juicy citrus, again grapefruit and orange. Touch of booze, medium carbonation, oily, medium body. I feel my rating of this benefits from being in retrospect cos I now have a better idea of what separates the ’mythical’ beers from the merely very good ones, and that’s not a lot tbh. Nevertheless, this is one of the best I’ve had, for sure.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
arnold931 (625) - Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Can. Pours hazy yellow orange. Lasting off white head. Nose is big. Pine and citrus. Taste is sticky pine and grapefruit and citrus and dankness. Some nice sweetness. Dry. Lasting bitterness in the aftertaste that continues to build. A great alternative to Pliny.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nothingbutIPAs (21) - Hillsborough, USA - DEC 1, 2014
close to perfection. very, very good IIPA. probably deserves a higher rating, but got so hyped up that is was delicious but not amazing. very hoppy, like my IIPAs even hoppier. wish I had more than one can to really give this an honest review.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
dhatton (30) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Huge grapefruit notes with fresh pine scents. Poured half in glass so I could take a gander at this beaut. Hazy yellow body, minimal white head with limited lacing. Waves of grapefruit taste blanket a bed of fresh pine needles. Finishes with sweet citrus / apricot flavors and a bit of a spicy peppery aftertaste. Drank the remainder from can. “Oh, this beer here is cold, cold and hop-bitter, no point coming up for air, gulp, till it’s all–hahhhh.” I would drink this beer for the rest of my life and be fully sated.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tobias (203) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2014
16oz can: cloudy straw colored pour. Tangerine, grapefruit, peach, honey, and apricot flavors and aromas. Smooth and balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1980) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Can shared with brian and sara in St louis... pours orange with small head...This stuff is incredible

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LuisinQC (1) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014 There?s something about the aroma that sets you up just perfectly for the intensity of this beer. The taste, at first striking, grows on you quickly and leaves you wanting more, and wanting nothing but. The experience with Heady Topper is one of a kind, and has led me on an endless path to find a challenger...but to no avail. Worth the trip to VT...every time.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (2026) - WALES - NOV 22, 2014
Very pleased to try this one. Thanks to tderoeck. Pint can, around 4 weeks old. Drank from the can whilst watching Wales lose to NZ…again. From the sample poured into a glass it’s hazy orange, still, big foamy white head. Looks great. Aroma is lemon, some tropical notes, light must and perfume. Body is medium, soft carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is very grapefruit forward, lemon, peppery bitterness, some alcohol coming through. Pine burps. Good...but I’ve had a lot better!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mjkexchef (1) - - NOV 21, 2014 does not count
OMG! If you can find it get it, this is a one of a kids enjoyable drinking experience!


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