Alchemist Rapture (2007-2011)

 
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 233   ABV: 7.77%
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Our newest IPA (just in case you are with us when we get "left behind") this should calm your nerves for the End Times. 77.7 IBUs.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3631) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Pours a dark amber color with a thin white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, and bread. Caramel, bread flavor with pine, citrus and a bit of chocolate at the back end. Unique and tasty beer. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (3951) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 14, 2011
On tap at the Alchemist. Pours a slightly cloudy almost amber color with a fluffy white head that shows some resolve. Smells of earthy piney hops with traces of bready malt deep underneath. Taste is much the same earth and pine that are barley sweetened with a bready malt that struggles to show itself. Medium body and level of bubbles with a sticky resinous mouthfeel. Great IPA, if the Alchemist had opened at 3 I would have had more than one of these and not gotten filled up across the street with Hill Farmstead beers.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2011
On tap at the brewpub in Waterbury, VT. Looks like its the first review in two years. I really enjoyed this, and it was a significant departure from the Holy Cow. Poured an almost red, and smelled almost caramel sweet. The malts were much more pronounced in this when compared to Holy Cow. That doesnt mean that its not hoppy though. I really enjoyed this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13183) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
A nice amber ale with a thick frothy off white head. In aroma, a superb c-hops, very floral, smells from far away, pinhey and rich. In mouth, a rich and smooth IPA, with mentol alcohol coolness, grapefruits, grains of spices, biscuitty malt. Rich and balanced. On tap at brewpub August 2 2009.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaktikMTL (7215) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2009
En ft. Verre de 12 oz dguste directement la brasserie. Arme: Trs forte odeur dhoublon rsineux avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est brune voile. Prsence dun moyen col crmeux et dune large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de pins avec une pointe de pamplemousse. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Amertume dhoublons en arrire got. (Rating #2535)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2009
In short: A great woody/coniferous toasted IPA. Almost a Dark IPA. Great tasty beer.
How: Tap at brewpub. Summer 2009 batch.
The look: Cloudy copper body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: Intense nose of resinous hops, toasted bread, citrus fruits. Very toasted malts without reaching roasted level (small grey zone). Malts have a flavour of crusted toasted bread with caramel. Rich enough body yet restrained enough to give a lot of room to the hops. Hops have a lot of dry wood bark, coniferous trees, resin and some citrus. This is a tasty beer. With beers such as this one, the much improved The Crusher, their regular Holy Cow, and the amazing El Jefe I now believe the Alchemist is the master of hoppy beer on the entire east-coast. And they really can stand toe-to-toe with the best west-coast hop masters. Named after a concept in Christianity relating to the return of Jesus. Not sure why, Im an atheist. What sucks about being an atheism is that we dont get many holidays

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12296) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
@VT Beerfeston tap-pours a big retaining foamy white head and hazy amber color. Aroma is bitter citrus. Taste is bitter grapefruit hops/lemon-which is drying, plastic mouth feel. Too big, sipping.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5774) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2007
Tap at the brewpub - explosive, grassy, piney hop aroma, with a huge, dry, woody character - very crisp, herbal, earthy simcoe hop flavor, balanced with a perfect malt backbone, not getting sticky like most - hops remain center stage, and keep the finish very dry and woody - reminds me of Sixpoint Gemini - nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4902) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2007
6 ounce draught sample at the Vermont Brewers Fest (July 2007). Murky and rather dirty-dusky loozing bronze with a lasting creamy white head....aroma an intense mix of resninous PNW hops, lots of citrus...but also it seems to me something of a noble hop character, Hallertauer perhaps? could be imagination, but the dry grassiness adds a lot of interest....juicy, pungent and quite bitter throughout, cherry-apricot juice character in the middle....quite full-bodied, low carbonation, lightly syrupy. Another solid effort from Vermonts IPA master.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Draft at the brewpub on 7/7/07 - Poured a darkish amber in color with a small off-white head that faded quickly. Aroma was distinct/strong of citrusy and piney hops. Underlying sweetness that foretells of a nicely balance of malt. Flavor is *big* with hopiness (yum!) and the anticipated malt balance is clearly present. This is one of my favorites that John has done to date. Im hoping that this one comes back again and again and... !!


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