Ed5388 (3478) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2017 josarah (112) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at brewpub, deep copper color, malty aroma. Great toasty, roasty ,malty beer. This batch had a much lower ABV (5.3) and the IBU’s 25. The perfect autumn beer.
16oz can shared by John. Poured a dark Amber color with a small foamy tan head. Aroma/taste of floral and herbal hops, tea leaves, grass, and toasted grains. JulienHuxley (5807) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2016
Can. Murky brown pour with tons of floaties. Aroma is really yeasty, pickles, light hopiness, lots of caramel. Taste is resinous, piney, bitter, yeasty. Palate is med bodied with good carbonation. Very meh. dmac (6261) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Sampled at Dan’s. Poured a light brown under a smaller beige head. Aroma is herbal, tea bags, earthy, brown paper bags. Flavor is better than the aroma, light chocolate malts, tea, earthy hops, dry grass. Medium body with average carbonation and lingering aftertaste. bytemesis (8375) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Can thanks to Vin! Pours hazy copper, large beige head, creamy and long lasting, nice lacing. Aroma is roasty Bready caramel malts, pine. Flavor is medium sweet, fully bitter, roasty and piney. Full boost, creamy mouthfeel. Different. I would call this a brown IPA, never an APA. Sudz4Dayz (136) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2016
16oz can purchased on site at The Alchemist. Pours a hazy, brown, caramel color with a sudzy, frothy, quickly dissipating off white to beige head. Smells of hops and malt. Sweet, malty, caramel flavor with a hoppy backbone. Lovely tasting beer. Small mouthfeel, smooth, not too carbonated and light. Pleasantly surprised. Well done.
ctipping (2047) - Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2016
16 oz. can. Kinda murky amber body. Medium white head. Smells kinda like rye, though I read the description and I know it’s not. Also grassy hops, nutty maltiness. Tastes of rye as well. Grapefruit hops. Sweet and bready malts. Aggressively bitter. Medium body and kinda creamy. Not what expected. Dynamic flavors, none of which scream northeast pale ale. Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2016
Pours hazy reddish with high creamy beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, fruits. Taste is of roasted malt, bitterness, toasted stuff. Palate: Medium body, light-medium carbonation. Overall: Not sure at all about the malt profile here. 100% Munich? And why exactly? mathieuc (3989) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2016
Pours a clear dark amber with a small to medium beige head that leaves spotty lacing. Nose is quite on the roasty side and almost ashy with some caramel and pine. Taste is more caramel, roasted malt and is moderately bitter. Some toffee. What is that? Not quite a black IPA and really not up to the level of Heady... Medium body, medium carbonation. A little harsh. We’re used to wet hop beers being awkward sometimes but I never expected The Alchemist to release something like that. Subpar for them and really not that enjoyable... czar (9066) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2016
can. pours hazy/cloudy dark copper-orange with a small creamy off-white cap offering some retention and lacing. lots of strawberries, maybe pickled, very fruity melons, some sweetness - darn munich; clean american yeast. moderate carbonation, light body - oily; semi-sweet grassy finish. entirely munich malt - seriously? awkward harvest ale. tom10101 (6084) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2016
Can, shared. Cloudy dark orange with a small off-white head leaving some lacing. Aroma is of earthy spiciness, floral hops, caramel and rotten notes. Taste is caramel forward with loads of earthy spiciness, grains and rotten notes. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Spicy finish. That’s quite bad. Ok it’s an Harvest Ale, but coming from The Alchemist it’s disappointing. Cloying.