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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,494 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,494
Reviews: 1,568
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,844
Gots: 1,369 | FT: 37
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)
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CManuel

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Cans received from a fellow BA bud 5/4/13. Believed to be within a couple weeks of being canned.

Poured into pint glass.

Pours a gorgeous golden orange with a lot of floaties. Smell is BIG on grapefruit/citrus/pine, lots of good stuff going here. Taste is dead on with the aroma, with more pine/resiny flavors coming through. There's almost too many wonderful flavors to mention, but everything is balanced and so well crafted.

This is one amazing brew. One of the rare "white whales" that certainly lives up to the hype. I always look forward to these in my mailbox!

Serving type: can

05-05-2013 03:23:00 | More by CManuel
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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,494 ratings.