theisti (4126) - Kansas, USA - SEP 30, 2013
16 oz can generously given to me as a bonus in a trade with BrewJay. The pour is a hazy murky orange golden with a one inch off white head that falls noisily and quickly. The aroma is fresh citrus pineapple mango, along with a bit of fruit stripe gum. Some resin is present in the back. The taste is the fresh and bright pineapple mango tropical citrus fruit of the nose along with some sharp bitterness, along with resin, earth and some warming alcohol. The palate is medium bodied with active carbonation and the bitter alcohol sweet ending. Solid double IPA, thanks Jay. 8dannyB2 (3) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2013 does not count
Finally got my hands on some Heady. It lives up to the hype. Great fresh hoppy aroma and taste.
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All I can say is... this is the best beer ive ever had!! Its very bitter yet so smooth. With hints of pine and grape fruit all I can say is... this is the holy grail of ipa Upsbob33 (18) - Sewell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Well well well finally got a chance to try this and wow this lives up to the hype it deserves. charule (2268) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2013 Fresh can thanks to artmcd8. Poured cloudy yellow orange with decent head. Nice grapefruit citrus aroma. Quite smooth balanced taste. More resinous then the aroma would suggest.
Ontape (471) - Valley Village, California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Can that came as a bonus in a trade, thanks Lukaduke! Chilled this one straight away, it didn’t stand a chance of making it through the night. I had a couple of these on a trip to Vermont and was excited to revisit. It certainly didn’t disappoint. Is it head and shoulders above other DIPAs or even the best one out there? I wouldn’t say so but to each their own. Certainly a prime example of the style. Disregarding the hype, it’s a delicious beer that I’d always be happy to enjoy. OKBeerFan (67) - - SEP 26, 2013
Wow...what an amazing beer! Thank you Alchemist what an awesome experience! Thank you PhillyCraft for including this as a bonus! Wow it's a great beer! Ok on to the actual review...the reason I gave this a 4.8 instead of 5 is the whole appearance thing...drinking from the can all I saw was the can. The flavor is grapefruit, orange hop goodness! Not too bitter. This beer is amazing. Sometimes I wish I lived in Vermont!!
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Bought from the cannery in Waterbury. Was excited to try it and it didn’t disappoint. In fact it is unreal how good it is. Resin, spruce, citrus, grass on the nose, but the body is light, it’s dry, it’s balanced, alcohol well integrated. Also the most recent one I drank smelled like weeeeed man. It was really pronounced. In any case, it’s a delicious beer, I literally have nothing bad to say about it, hence the 5. Buy it when you see it. BroSpud (2188) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2013
16oz can. Poured into a sam glass (against clear instructions on can). Cloudy yellow with a white head and medium lacing. Possibly the cloudiest beer I have ever seen. HUGE hop aroma which surprisingly does not overwhelm the flavors. Yes it has alot of hop flavors, great flavors of grapefruit and pine, but somehow the 120 IBUs do not slap you in the face. There is some magic sorcery going on here. I had to go on a quest to find this stuff as I was driving through the organic state of VT but a quickie mart at a mobil gas station saved the day when I found their last 4 pack. The hype is true my friends. Go north to the green state and seek this stuff out. Possibly the best beverage a hop head could wish for. zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2013
(can - 16 oz) Hazy gold pour with a fizzy white head. Rich and sweet citrus hop aroma but not overpoweringly hoppy. Flavor is amazingly smooth and citrusy. The hops are definitely present along with the bitterness but they’re balanced out by a strong grapefruit sweetness and a lingering pine resin finish. Definitely not as thick or heavy as I thought it would be. Highly impressed.