rcasta (861) - EL SALVADOR - JAN 4, 2014
From Waterbury Vermont a la casa de David. Viva el 2014 con 8 % de contenido de alcohol BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Kinda lucked into trying this one. Some dude who looked like a vagrant came into the Panama City Beach Qwikr Likr yesterday and handed a can of this to the manager. Apparently heíd promised him one some time before. Got a chance to sample some, and Iím extremely glad for his generosity. Iím a big DIPA fan, but hadnít had a superb example in quite some time. This is one awesome beer.....great hop aroma and flavor...gritty/dirty in a good way...reminded me of some of the great SoCal DIPAs of my past (Hop Suey comes to mind!). Not sure if I can but Iíll look to pick up some of this stuff! John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2014 From the can. Aroma of fresh pine. Heady totally lives up to the hype! Incredible double ipa. Very dank resiny hops. Perfectly described on the can "wave after wave of hoppy goodness." I was lucky enough to get a case from my buddy in VT about a month ago. This can isnít quite as fresh as the first one I had but itís still excellent! Very drinkable and smooth for a double ipa. I canít wait to get more!! KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2014
Rich citrus aroma. Orange flavour, an extra piney twist in the tail. Very refreshing, very drinkable. Iíd love this as a regular in my fridge! tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2014 Can: Thanks to the many Heady hook ups Iíve had over the years, Nick being the first. Of all the Heady Iíve had, my cans have never had sediment. Completely opaque, yeast hazed sunburst orange with a creamy, eggshell foam that leaves nice lacing behind. Aroma is gushing with wet, citric & tropical hops. Pineapple, passion fruit, mango, tangerine, mildly dank hop oils, a touch of green onion, some sweet bread, a hint of honey, & a kiss of malt sugars. Taste is so smooth for 8% ABV. Leafy, oily, lightly herbal hops with notes of grapefruit peel, sweet orange rind, mango, light passion fruit, & some finishing pineapple. Touch of white pepper, grass, & hemp oil. Wet & dripping with hop. Finish of tropical hops, light honey biscuit sweetness, & faint herbal notes. Simply great DIPA, the hype on Heady Topper is legit, & it never disappoints!
cards04 (2784) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
Many thanks Northropfrye. Pours a hazy light orange. Beautiful aromas of citrus, tropical fruit, and resin. Flavors are grapefruit, sweet tropical fruit, resiny hop bitterness. Incredibly smooth. A truly delicious beer. markducommun (1096) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Cloudy, pale yellow, small white head. Melons, floral. Some hay. Very bitter, but balanced against quite a lot of sweetness. Lighter bodied, fairly carbonated. Effervescent. Excellent, tremendously well balanced. Cunningham (7861) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2013
Appearance: Hazy deep golden color with a frothy white head that leaves a fine lacing.bellco33 (807) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Aroma: Rich balanced grapefruit hoppy and mild tropical fruity.
Palate: Full body. Slightly sweet, and a rich balanced bitterness. Average carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Rich grapefruit hoppy, rich fruity and a deep malty back.
Overall impression: Well what is there to say about this one that is not already spoken? There is a natural reason why we want this one. Pure pleasure!
Personal stats: Can from a trade with Perrin515
Poured from a one-day old pint can: Pours a hazy golden with a one finger white head and a few yeasty chunks on the bottom. Aroma is unlike anything else Iíve ever had. Floral, grapefruit, lemon rind, little grassy, pine, just wonderfully fresh smelling. Taste is incredible, so much grapefruit, hoppy, resiney goodness. Finish is clean with a little bitter kick at the end. The bitterness increases as the cans age, and the beer gets a bit boozy. Donít sit on these, they only get worse. On tap at the source this might the best IPA in the world. The only knocks I have on it are the slight bitterness at the end of the sip (really knitpicking here), and the rather chunky appearance as itís unfiltered and unpasteurized. Chunky is not appealing. Other than that, itís perfection. beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Can, poured into a snifter. Pours a very cloudy straw yellow with a moderate white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Very pleasant aroma of grapefruit and pine. The flavor begins with mild malt but is quickly overrun by grapefruit and pine hops bitterness. A bit less resinous than I would have liked and more dominated by the grapefruit than the pine. This beer actually gave me heartburn and required 3 Tums after consumption. A fun beer to try but falls a little below the hype for me.