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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,154 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,154
Reviews: 1,543
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,594
Gots: 1,204 | FT: 35
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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Tilley4

Tennessee

4.08/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a recent trade and I'm stoked to be able to finally try this beer...

I drank 3 of these from the can and poured one into a glass... Very hazy and full of yeast particles, this definitely isn't the most attractive brew... Now I know why they want you to drink it from the can...

Probably the highlight of the beer... Very pungent citrus hop aromas... Pineapple, orange, lemon... the aromas coming out of the can are ridiculous... They are deep and juicy and dank... Crazy aromas... Not much in the way of maltiness in the background but that's ok to me...

Hop flavors are citrusy in nature with the pineapple and orange holding the forefront... The flavors are good but don't really hold up in measure to the pungency of the aromas... I don't detect any booze whatsoever so that's a good thing... This is a good Imperial for sure... It's not overly boozy as some are and the bitterness is held in check quite nicely..

I liked this beer a lot and would buy it if available locally... Would I trade for it again? I'm not so sure about that... It was good but just not world class level... at least to me...

Serving type: can

12-10-2012 18:32:02 | More by Tilley4
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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,154 ratings.