HopCast Episode 204

Episode 204: The Alchemist Heady Topper & Dogfish Head Burton Baton

In episode 204 of the Hop Cast, Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski crack open a couple IPAs. It’s been a while since they’ve featured an IPA on the Hop Cast which is a bit of a surprise. First up is the Heady Topper from The Alchemist. This 8 % ABV IPA is currently the number one beer on beeradvocate and for good reason, it’s delicious. What’s surprising is how different this beer is in the can, then when it was poured out into a glass. The Alchemist does recommend drinking it from the can but we had to test this for ourselves. Next, Ken pulls out a 5 year old Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery that had been hidden away in his basement. This beer really shouldn’t of been aged for this long but it was interesting to see how well it held up over the years. Remember when you drink those IPAs, the sooner the better.

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  • Dan_Duvall

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  • Anonymous

    Every time I drink Heady Topper I always wonder about the encouragement behind the can drinking? It seems to work. I do think the beer appears to have some sort of cold break proteins that never came out of suspension hence the super-haziness, and could be why they don’t want you to look at it in a glass. Hmmm? Great episode guys! Keep up the good work.

  • Matt

    The reason the logo has a glass not a can, is because the logo predates the canning facility, back when they were a pub/brewery. After Hurricane Irene destroyed the pub and they decided not to rebuild, they started the cannery. Hence, the logo has a glass of beer, not a can.

  • http://www.digitalhitchhiker.com Brad Chmielewski

    Matt, thanks for the info!