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Brewed By: The Alchemist Pub & Brewery

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Number of Ratings: 4093

Style: American Imperial IPA

Brewed In: 35 Crossroad, Waterbury, VT 05676-9003, USA

ABV: 8%

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Tasting Notes

Please sign in to post comments about this beer and see your Beer Buddies' comments. profile - February 2, 2019
Interesting earthy bitter hops. Unique. profile - November 20, 2018
Poured this baby in a glass. Extremely smooth and perfect hoppy. Taste tested it next to Uinta Detour and it was hard to tell the difference. If I lived in Vermont this would be a staple. Since I live in Utah, detour will be just fine.
Fonar profile pictureFonar - August 25, 2017
I disobeyed the orders on the can and poured it into glass. It's opaque, hazy orange-yellow color, with a big, fluffy white head. All sorts of lace was left on the glass. Slight breadiness and sweetness, but the citrus really comes out with the hoppiness. Finish has a slight fruity flavor too. Medium body for mouthfeel. A great complex nicely balanced brew. Totally see why it gets such high scores.
PhilTheBeerKill profile picturePhilTheBeerKill - July 31, 2017
Semi aggressive pour out of a can into a solid transparent plastic cup (sorry, on the beach) yielded a hazy, dark yellow color with very limited head. Smell is dominated by piney hops. First taste of citrus. Then bitterness kicks in. Piney hops taste to follow. Full floral aroma unfolds. Bitterness remains in the aftertaste, but not unpleasant. A veeery complex beer. I know it is hyped and it probably is overrated, but it truly IS an excellent beer. Maybe I would rate it a 4.8, but it is more a 5 than a 4.5. If you have a chance to get it, enjoy it! profile - July 21, 2017
It was good, but just good. I would drink it again but certainly wouldn't wait it line for it.
elk3 profile pictureelk3 - July 11, 2017
One of the hoppiest IPA's I think I've ever tasted. In my opinion, it's all it's cracked up to be profile - June 28, 2017
Super hoppy profile - May 20, 2017
The most interesting IPA I've had, but it's still an IPA.
sam-i-am profile picturesam-i-am - May 5, 2017
Best double IPA I have had yet!
triple m brewing profile picturetriple m brewing - April 14, 2017
The near mythological status precedes tasting, reading the can adding to the anticipation. Decide to follow directions and drink out of the can. Delightfully layered packed full of tropical notes if not slightly sweet but does not linger as sweet. Aroma through finish it is incredible and very drinkable with caution needed to remember the 8% abc. Had a pack of 4, the first 2 the best. May have held on to the second pair a bit too long as lacked the same intensity of flavor but may have been result of being several drinks in when opened.
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