1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Heady Topper - The Alchemist

Not Rated.
Heady TopperHeady Topper

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,370 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 7,370
Reviews: 1,553
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,749
Gots: 1,306 | FT: 38
Brewed by:
The Alchemist visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"An American Double IPA” 75 IBU 8.0% abv

(Beer added by: scottum on 03-27-2004)
View: Beers (11) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 7,370 | Reviews: 1,553 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BrownNut:
Photo of BrownNut
BrownNut

Florida

3.88/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Straight from can as recommended, 10 min out of the fridge.

A - ?

S - Smells alternately nice and piney and something sort of chemical-y sweet, partly like sunscreen. Not bad but unusual.

T - That sunscreeny/piney element carries through on the palate. It seems a more green and planty overall now, with the sunscreen aspect leaning more toward something buttery sweet that you'd find in baked goods. It's a very pleasant and smooth taste overall. It's definitely an accomplishment in fresh tasting flavor. It pops. I'm glad the bitterness isn't stunt-grade. It's just enough to give it substantial bite to this fairly lupulin-tolerant palate of mine without becoming that distracting kind of bitter that must be partially tolerated while being partially enjoyed. This bitterness was all enjoy and a pleasant complement to the flavors.

M - Nothing special. Just sort of normal beery, a bit sharp. Leaves some mild hop abrasion on the tongue afterwards for a good while.

O - I knew the hype on this one but have trained myself to go into these things now just expecting a very good beer instead of ecstasy and in that respect I was not disappointed. It's a very good beer. I'll try the next one out of a pint glass and adjust/refine this review. A tornado was coming when I drank this and I figured I'd better go ahead and try the top rated beer in the world before I maybe died (didn't). So next time will be calmer.

Serving type: can

06-06-2013 22:22:06 | More by BrownNut
More User Reviews:
Photo of rtkskater44
rtkskater44


5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-23-2014 04:25:34 | More by rtkskater44
Photo of The_Gluepig
The_Gluepig

New York

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-23-2014 02:51:51 | More by The_Gluepig
Photo of dorne29
dorne29


5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-23-2014 02:19:08 | More by dorne29
Photo of WantonFaun
WantonFaun

New Brunswick (Canada)

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-23-2014 01:44:37 | More by WantonFaun
Photo of kingsleymj
kingsleymj

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-23-2014 01:36:14 | More by kingsleymj
Photo of kmatth
kmatth

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-23-2014 00:52:43 | More by kmatth
Photo of william_mackey
william_mackey


5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-23-2014 00:34:33 | More by william_mackey
Photo of PvillePat
PvillePat


5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-23-2014 00:33:50 | More by PvillePat
Photo of D35TR00
D35TR00

New York

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-23-2014 00:33:14 | More by D35TR00
Photo of jerefreakinmiah
jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-23-2014 00:12:57 | More by jerefreakinmiah
Photo of Roos
Roos

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-22-2014 22:49:58 | More by Roos
Photo of rbfurr3
rbfurr3

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-22-2014 21:09:45 | More by rbfurr3
Photo of KDubzMP
KDubzMP

New York

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-22-2014 21:07:34 | More by KDubzMP
Photo of Wjawde
Wjawde


5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-22-2014 19:38:20 | More by Wjawde
Photo of Drumtgot
Drumtgot

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-22-2014 17:07:14 | More by Drumtgot
Photo of Stagga_Lee
Stagga_Lee

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

07-22-2014 04:58:33 | More by Stagga_Lee
Photo of loganburgh
loganburgh

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-22-2014 04:38:05 | More by loganburgh
Photo of Utjamie1975
Utjamie1975


5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-22-2014 04:19:08 | More by Utjamie1975
Photo of KnowYourCraft
KnowYourCraft

California

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-22-2014 02:16:18 | More by KnowYourCraft
Photo of WillYellott
WillYellott

New York

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-22-2014 01:08:56 | More by WillYellott
Photo of green_plastic
green_plastic

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-22-2014 00:29:58 | More by green_plastic
Photo of 31beersonthewall
31beersonthewall


3/5  rDev -36.6%

07-22-2014 00:13:13 | More by 31beersonthewall
Photo of Bigfish1181
Bigfish1181


4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-21-2014 23:34:27 | More by Bigfish1181
Photo of Cwoodard89
Cwoodard89


5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-21-2014 23:08:13 | More by Cwoodard89
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,370 ratings.