Heady Topper - The Alchemist

Heady Topper

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Overall: 9.58/10 by 1 dude

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Style: Imperial/Double India Pale Ale

ABV: 8.00%

IBU: 120

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

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  • Color: Deep Gold
  • Pours very cloudy with an inch of large bubbled, white foam. Average retention with small, sporadic bits of juicy lacing.

    Aroma is huge on the hops. Awesome. Citrus, grapefruit, and mango hops prance through my nostrils. Sweet and bread malts add mellow malt notes.

    Taste is another brash splash of hops: grapefruit swallows the middle while mango, tropical, and citrus hit the end. The finish brings more grapefruit bitterness. A dab of sweetness helps to balance the hops.

    Medium body with medium carbonation and a drying of the palate.

    120 IBUs and it doesn't completely ruin my palate - good balance (to a point). A real nice drinker with a great hop profile and one that is left to consume the beer. No apology needed. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Friday, October 14, 2011 at 22:34:29
  • Tasted: Friday, October 14, 2011
  • $0.00 for 16 oz. can