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How did you manage to get ahold of ANYTHING from the Alchemist? I've never seen or heard of that but they do have a reputation ya know :D

Had to see what it was all about.
Same as Heady Topper, Focal Banger makes a strong case for drinking this beer directly from the can. ... Heady is a sweeter, fruitier beer with an unfinished, yeasty flavor that we've grown accustomed to with hazy IPAs. Focal Banger is a finished beer with a crisp, malty backbone and more traditional IPA bitterness
 

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The kids and grandkids came down to spend the day with Nana to help celebrate her birthday. The "fellas" enjoyed some seriously heavy hitters this afternoon.

2021 World Wide Stout. Somewhere North of 15% ABV, aged in Sam Adams Utopia kegs.
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How did you manage to get ahold of ANYTHING from the Alchemist? I've never seen or heard of that but they do have a reputation ya know :D
Washington Beer Company in PA as traveling recently. I have a couple Heady Toppers too.
Date on the can said it was canned two days prior.

PA alcohol law changed a year or two ago and they’re living in good times despite COVID.

I could have bought two 4 packs of heady or four of the other, but I opted for two cans of each because I was there to get things I can’t get in my home state.
 

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I find it somewhat interesting that you like this one. I’m only familiar with one of the hop types.

Piraat triple hop is a balanced, complex brew with defined hop character. Brouwerij Van Steenberge uses the famous Piraat ale as the base providing the brew with a full-bodied fruity flavor from the malt blended with dry characteristics derived from the high levels of alcohol. Then, four different hops are added into the brew three times during the brewing process (hence triple hop).

The hops pitched are saaz, tetra and aurora twice in the brew house and then cascade is used to dry hop. These four hop styles deliver a complex character, which stands up to the great name of Piraat.
 
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I find it somewhat interesting that you like this one. I’m only familiar with one of the hop types.

Piraat triple hop is a balanced, complex brew with defined hop character. Brouwerij Van Steenberge uses the famous Piraat ale as the base providing the brew with a full-bodied fruity flavor from the malt blended with dry characteristics derived from the high levels of alcohol. Then, four different hops are added into the brew three times during the brewing process (hence triple hop).

The hops pitched are saaz, tetra and aurora twice in the brew house and then cascade is used to dry hop. These four hop styles deliver a complex character, which stands up to the great name of Piraat.
It is very Belgian and strangely doesn’t have a strong boozy taste. Usually high alcohol beers aren’t for me. As I don’t like them to be too much like spirits. This one has a lot going on but I like it.
 
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