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Formerly brewed at The Alchemist
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Stowe, Vermont USA
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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An American IPA packed with a ridiculous amount of hoppy goodness. Dry, crisp and bitter, this ale is made with Pearl malt and three strains of hops. 110 IBU.

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3.1
JBell14 (144) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2017
Pours a clear caramel. Dank and malty. Crisp with a little pine and mango on the back end. John L - Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.5
Kleg (405) - The Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2017
Draft at The Alchemist Brewery in Stowe, VT. 7.7 ABV. Clear gold colow with a white head and great retention. Super hoppy and bitter flavor. Bleh. Thank God it was a free sample.

3.7
Jabic (702) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 6, 2017
Can from the brewery, bought on 10/03/17; 7.7% ABV. Ar: Dense orange pith and mango; lots of pine and resin; clean cracker malt. Ap: Golden and clear; medium white head with moderate-low retention, leaves a ring that creeps up the glass side and a splotchy covering of foam. T: Blast of pine and menthol up front; very minty; bitterness is high but very clean; lemon and lime, very focused citrus; malt is extremely clean and light; smooth alcohol, but there is some warmth; lemon, lime, and lots more pine on the finish. P: Medium body with high carbonation; finish is medium-dry. O: This beer is a pine and citrus bomb, with the citrus favoring tart citrus like lemon, lime, and orange pith, not juicy citrus; very focused, bright, and pointed hop flavor; a change of pace for The Alchemist, this really comes across as a west-coast-style IPA; pine and citrus are very fresh, but almost too focused, as if vaguely bordering on cleaning chemicals.

4
jredmond (8648) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Backlog from BQ2010 - very random how i forgot to enter this, and even more so how i stumbled across this old book. Draft at the Brewpub with bros, what a great host - very friendly and informative and directed us to a great beer bar later that night. The beer pours a slightly hazy blond body with nice white lacing. Aroma is super fresh and crisp hops, light pine and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is crisp with notes of pine and grass hops, light citrus - overall clean hoppy flavor with some bitter citrus fruit in the finish.

4.2
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2011
In short: An blonde IPA delivering an intense fruity hop bomb. A must for hopheads
How: Tap at the brewpub (the now defunct brewpub). This lastest batch listed as 7.0% and 100 IBU
The look: Partly cloudy glowing orange-blonde body topped by a small white head
In long: The intensely fruity hops is citrusy, tropical fruits and everything fruity, which grapefruits coming through strong. Taste is pure resinous fruity hops juice with aromas, intensity and freshness that matches the IPAs of fellow Vermonter Hill Farmstead. Almost a little too much dry hopped with hops juice sticky all over my mouth. Just enough malt sweetness to provide some opposition without achieving balance. Nice full mouthfeel with a relaxed carbonation. This is the type of world class beer that I’ve come to expect from The Alechemist, I’ve always set the bar very high at The Alchemist, much to chagrin of the limbo dancers who used to hang out there.

3.3
czar (9430) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
on tap at brewpub. bright golden, very slight haze, small white head, no retention, some lacing. loads of herbal-citrusy and strawberry nose. decent malt structure. grapefruit bite at the end. average carbonation, medium body.

4.1
Stine (1799) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Shimmery bright orange; a beer made up of sunny-savory hops in the nose, forward white stone fruits and sweet summer vegetables beneath, and glowing floral hop character on the tongue, oily, bitter and bracing.

The bright, sweet, bitter and savory qualities of it come together with ease and simplicity; it has the singularity and cleanliness of a single-hop example. Spritzy palate with medium weight. A classy, but aggressive offering; well done.

4.1
Quevillon (3174) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2008
Bu sur place en cask (20oz), le 27/9/08. Blonde miel, mince collet avec de la denteille. Arome d’houblon sucré de pêche, amerturme plaisant. Goût d’houblon sensuelle avec une amerturme pour les vrai tripeux et une finission de jus de pêche légé avant qu’amerturme te frape dans ta guelle. Ça c’était un IPA foqué!

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VTHopHead (1513) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Draft at the brewpub - Poured a golden amber in color with a medium white head. Aroma is very strong of citrus/pine hops and little else. Flavor is intensely hoppy (Yum!) and has a more than average bitterness. I think that this is the hoppiest brew yet for this talented brewmaster. Could use a bit more of the malts to balance, but I’m not complaining. A hop head’s dream brew... exceptional.

4.1
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2007
on tap at the brewpub. Lightly hazy golden appearance with a creamy white head. Aroma is a ton of citrus hops with pine. Don’t really get any malt in the aroma at all. Taste is massively hoppy with alot of citrus, some pine, and a nice earthy wood character from the hops. This is quite a bitter IPA, with a continuous attacking sharp bitterness throughout. Body is light to medium, just enough malt to back up the hop character. Like John’s other IPA’s, this one is very well crafted- awesome stuff if you are hophead. If not, stay away- FAR away!


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