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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.88%
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An American double IPA with Curacao orange and a plethora of American hops. Initial release on 08/08/08.

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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
josarah (112) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - AUG 21, 2008
Draft (cask)at brewpub, white head, cloudy amber color, citrus aroma. I agree with HopHeads review 100%. Make the trip soon while it last.


3.7
rejtable (2818) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2017
Can. Pours clear orange some head and lots of lacing. Dank, peach. Taste med bitter light med sweet. Full sticky body lively carbonation.

3.9
Johnsense (1734) - - JUL 4, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2017 Nearly clear gold pour, smaller head, lacing. Aroma is weed, think a Phish concert between sets. Pot up front, overripe orange, light roasted malt. Medium to lighter body.

4
andrewje41 (4156) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2017
16 oz can poured, with a massive thanks to Prufrockstar for the can. You spoil us with these fresh cans. Not seeing the can date on here, but I trust that it is fresh, especially after tasting it. A clean golden orange pour, separating this a bit from the other beers I’ve tried recently from the area. Thin fizz head. This has quite a nice bite to it. A solid imperial that is too easy to drink. Slight cream body, low bitter hops that linger. Flavorful, precise, and very well made. I’ll take a case of this stuff too.

3.5
Sammy (12600) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2017
Decent DIPA, yes orange taste. Brian share. Booze warming. Novelty - I would not even want to finish a half pint.

4
rxeight (3218) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2017
16 oz can. No date. orange yellow color. Aroma is orange, slightly tart Citrius. Taste is juicy citrius hops. Slight grapefruit rind. Medium sweetness, lower bitterness for being so hoppy. Solid ipa

4
johnnnniee (4403) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Can shared by someone at the meeting last night, thanks for the opportunity! Hazy earthy pine and light citrusy fruity hoppiness with faint beady maltiness underneath. Tasty as always.

3.9
luttonm (6634) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Can in Seattle. Huge thanks to Prufrockstar for sending these out to me and Andrew. Creamy white head, mostly clear yellow-gold, looking rich. Nicely balanced nose, some resin and bitterness. Mild sweetness under everything. This is a super fresh can, and it tastes it. Balanced bitterness that stems from a pithy, resin-forward hop body. Quite silky body. Delicious.

3.9
jtclockwork (17070) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2017
Can with label - pours gold white head - nose and taste of orange peel, dank weed, lemon and biscuit malt - medium body

3.9
Stoned99 (1648) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2017
473ml can bought yesterday at the brewery with Guillaume. Drank half in a glass, half in the can. Aroma: lots of orange zest, floral, resin, crispy cereals with this typical Alchemist signature. In the glass in the orange zest are way more present than straight from the can where we can smell more the bread/malt character. I enjoy both: in can or in a glass (teku). App: cloudy golden, small to medium white head leaving good lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, a tad juicy, a tad grassy, moderate bitter finish. Overall: it’s been a few months since I’ve had an Alchemist beer. Not that I don’t like them but there are so many good IPAs /IIPA these days. At always feels good drinking an Alchemist beer. To me they are the precursor of the good american IPA. This one, a IIPA though, has this same typical Alchemist signature of hop resin, hop oil and some flower. It’s never too sweet, most of the time crisp and dry making it extremely easy to drink. I’ll sure update this rating in a few days when I drink some more.

4.2
muzzlehatch (4970) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2016
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...


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