josarah (112) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft (cask)at brewpub, white head, cloudy amber color, citrus aroma. I agree with HopHeads review 100%. Make the trip soon while it last.
muzzlehatch (4837) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Un-Muzzling Olde Muzzlehatch Ratings, #100. Draught glass at the (late, lamented) original location brewpub, late August 2008. Only a bit darker than the Honky witbier which preceded it, it’s a light, bright cloudy gold that eventually clears with the yeast settling, and a huge white slow-receding head tops it...fresh citric nose is actually a bit overwhelming and overly-acidic/sharp, though the curacao sweet liqueur notes do moderate a bit, and there are light hints of dry bread, and a bit of coriander and ginger, eventually...juicy, very rich body with that fruity orange liqueur noticeable but not overwhelming some lovely vanilla-lightly caramelized cookie malts which work nicely with the spicy notes in the nose...all of this ends in a building hop attack that dominates the very long finish...lightly syrupy, very full body. I remember liking this more than, or as much as Heady Topper at the time, and I’m glad to see it’s made a return. Comparing several of this great brewery’s strong IPAs side by side is something I hope to be able to do on my next visit out east, whenever that may be...
vtafro (6743) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Orange pour with white head. Orange is as herbal spice flavors, some grassy and other hop tones. Orange , citrus and other grassy aromas.
Minderbinder (3297) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Prohibition Pig, Waterbury.
Pours pretty hazy golden with low white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of citrus, tropical fruits. Taste is of citrus, fruits, tropical stuff. Palate: Light-medium body. Overall: Pretty good. Fruity.
tom10101 (5397) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Prohibition Pig (Waterbury). Hazy golden with a medium white head and some lacing. Aroma is mostly of orange/orange peel along with malt sweetness and light alcohol notes. The taste is also dominated by orange/orange peel along with moderate sweetness, malt, coriander, light alcohol and grapefruits. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Good DIPA. Orange is hiding some of the other components, but it’s still quite drinkable.
Reynolds314 (3328) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the pro pig. This is no heady topper but its still really nice. The maltyness is grainy and pilsener tasting with great hops and a heavy orange zest note. I like this one quite a bit.
merc7186 (2957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Grapefruit Rind, Piney
Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw/Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Sticky Lacing
Taste: Citrus, Orange Rind, Mild Corriander
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Drying, Mildly Bitter
dogfish120love (1161) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 Pours a pale orange with a thin white lacing. Huge grapefruit, orange and alcohol notes. Orange doninates the aroma.The palate is heavily carbonated and bitter.
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft t propig, fantastic dipa, huge hop and Belgian esters with strong orange citrus flavors. Home run
Stine (1761) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blonde, hazed appearance. Celery seed and dill aroma aroma surrounded in other bitter herbs and only minor appearances of desirable hop characteristics.
Vegetal stem like notes dominate the flavor, while hints of citrus and pith fill in. The bitterness is somewhat overwhelming, which is a tolerable trait, but these hops just feel so tired.
The airy, dry palate lets the beer find its feet somewhat, while those bitter, pungent herbal flavors push back in the finish.
bellco33 (699) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Blue Stone: pours orange and cloudy, looks like a memosa. Lots of citrus on the nose, orange zest, grapefruit. Taste is outstanding, lots of orange and other citrus, a little sweet but nicely balanced with the hops. A little bitter on the back end, full bodied, with a soft mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. I’m enjoying the non-heady Alchemist beer!