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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,504 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,504
Reviews: 1,568
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,848
Gots: 1,374 | 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)
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

4.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Oh man look out for the hype train!!! ;)

So you're supposed to drink this from the can, but I wanted to try some from a glass too so I poured a little out.

This pours a very hazy golden orange with a finger of off-white head.

The aroma is very floral, there is some pine, grapefruit and some citrus as well. Not really any malt that I can detect.

The taste is very hop forward with a good amount of floral, pine, grapefruit and orange right up front. There are some sweeter tropical fruit notes like peach and mango too. There is a bit of caramel malt, but not too much and to just add some balance to the beer.

The body is medium and the mouthfeel is crisp and clean, but leaves some hop residue on the tongue. The alcohol is extremely well hidden and it's very, very easy to drink.

You definitely wanna drink this from the can because it really does enhance the hop flavors compared to pouring it in a glass. This is a great DIPA, but certainly not my favorite. It has very nice flavors, but I prefer a more intense DIPA and more tropical, juicy fruit notes too. Definitely worth trying, but nowhere near perfect in my eyes.

Serving type: can

05-06-2013 21:56:32 | More by JohnnyMc
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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,504 ratings.