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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,165 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,165
Reviews: 1,543
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,603
Gots: 1,208 | 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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barczar

Kentucky

4.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Special thanks to a very kind individual who brought this back from vacation.

Pours a hazy golden peach color with a solid 2 finger head that dissipates slowly into a thick bubbly film on the surface. Leaves thick lacing on the glass.

Aroma is heavily grapefruit based, with dank resin and slightly sweet caramel malt giving a rich, decadent balance. By far one of the hoppiest beers I've smelled. Pine and mint surface as it warms, adding to the complexity.

The flavor is delicious! Tropical fruit, mangoes, pineapple, and a grapefruit tang assault the mouth, with a bready malt backbone providing a transition into pine, resin, and a slightly bitter finish. Apricot and tangerine add more depth of flavor to this fruit salad of a brew.

Body is moderate, with a fairly high level of carbonation and a warming alcohol finish.

Overall, the best dipa I've had to date. It's hop nectar to the extreme. I don't want the experience to end!

Serving type: can

03-27-2012 03:13:16 | More by barczar
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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,165 ratings.