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RATINGS: 1130   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBU!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KevinfromNH (11) - Concord, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2014
I’ve had Pliny the Elder and this is much better. The guy who said otherwise (ahem, Rick) must be smoking crack or is just blinded by west coast pride or some other bullshite. Pliny was actually a huge disappointment and quite boring. Trust me. The beauty of Heady T is that it doesn’t have that cloying syrupy mouthfeel and sweetness that every Imperial IPA seems to have. Perfect Beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SimonTja (265) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Very pungent piney, citrusy aroma. Pineapple, over ripe fruit, hop forward. Mouthfeel fills your mouth, lively carbonation with an abrupt bitterness finish, quite oily and again very very much hop aroma. Taste does not disappoint, again straight forward hops, no crystal malt, very dry. The amount of hop taste The Alchemist actually gets is very impressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JeffroDH (18) - - SEP 20, 2014
The definition of IPA. BITTER, citrus, floral, hoppy deliciousness. This is the only IPA I've had to date that beats my home brew. Wow. What an experience.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ciocanelu (59) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 20, 2014
Very nice, dank and piney aroma and taste. Very balanced between malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Only downside for me is the lack of some tropical fruit and the alcohol being just a bit too present.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duntoyou (104) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2014
Pinaple, citrus. Nice colour. Smoth. Thanx to Stephen at nøgne ø for sharing this one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scipio (701) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Thanks to Steve for this thoughtful gift. Pours a bright, hazy golden in color with a medium, slowly settling, white head. The aroma is heavy, with plenty of grapefruit, orange, pineapple, peach, and floral hops. The taste is extremely bitter and hoppy, with a very dry finish. Pine and grapefruit are most prevalent here. Peach, pineapple, tangerine, and orange are found as well. There are touches of sweetness that compliment the beer instead of overpowering it. The aftertaste is a long lasting grapefruit flavor. Medium in body, a slick, slightly sticky texture, and lots of lively carbonation. Despite everything this is offering, I find this very easy to drink. Its delicious, refreshing, yet still packs a punch. This is one outstanding beer. It is among the best of this style that I’ve ever had. It might be the best. I won’t be forgetting this one anytime soon.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gendv138 (1331) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
From notes, 16 ounce can consumed on 5/18/2013 at ChurchKey. Hazy honey orange with two fingers of off-white head. Nice head retention and lacing. Aromas of grapefruit and other citrus fruit, tropical fruit, caramel, floral notes. Tastes of big grapefruit citrus, caramel, pine, resin. Medium body with a semi-dry and bitter finish. Medium carbonation. Great stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (86) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Huge hoppy citrus arome from this clear orange highly carbonated brew. Taste of grass brapefruit and malt back bone. Dominated by fresh hop character. Great brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
schlitzfaced (64) - Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Once again my Brother comes through. Poured from can into pint glass. Pours a light hazy orange color. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, hops. This is a well balanced Hoppy beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eructoblaster (3022) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
Can - 473ml. Pours a hazy, light amber body with an average, lasting, white foamy head. Fresh, complex aroma for such a hoppy beer. It is obvouisly dominated by hops but malty, citrusy, and some subtle vanilla hints are noticeable. Its sharp hoppy taste carries citrusy, coriander, and piney notes. Ends with a long, strong bitter finish. Awesome DIPA and a perfect pick for my 3000th rating!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
chiiidog (42) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Got a 4-pack in a trade. Shared two with friends, drank two: one from a glass, one from the can. Can seemed to be more pungent, like it funneled the citrusy hop goodness into my mouth. Aroma is pure citrus grapefruit hops. Taste follows and expands. There’s malt here, but its just enough to balance out those hard hitting hops. Still this isn’t a bitter hop-bomb. Like Pliny (which I was fortunate enough to have side-by-side with this), this is incredibly well done, balanced, and drinkable, especially for 8%. I couldn’t decide if I liked Pliny or this more; they’re both perfect DIPAs and perfect beers to me. I know Heady is supposed to be hazy since that’s just the nature of their approach to brewing, but I deducted a point for appearance because Pliny easily outdoes it and looks absolutely marvelous in a glass. Overall a n incredible beer. Must-try.

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