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Kurt's Tasting Note #25 | Alchemist | Heady Topper

February 20, 2018

HUGE hop aroma filled with passion fruit, lemon, and a touch of pine.  Flavor opens with more of the same, wrapped in a light crystal and slightly toasted malt blanket.  Some grainy goodness enters in the middle, and the slight astringency from this combined with an assertive but not overdone hop bitterness dries out the finish of this otherwise “juicy” IPA, and leaves a lingering bitter hop resin pleasantly coating the tongue.  A world class beer - the archetype of the new East Coast IPA (along with other classics like Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine).

 

 

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