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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,393 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,393
Reviews: 1,556
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,772
Gots: 1,321 | 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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beerfan99

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16oz can - Second distribution

A: Medium/dark amber in color and unfiltered. Carbonation was on the low side and produced a very small white head. Ok, I admit it, I did not follow directions and poured it into a glass. In my defense, the picture on the can is showing someone drinking out of a glass, not a can.

S: Perfect hoppy, fruity, floral, and sweet aromas. Hops smell like simcoe and amarillo to me, but I'm not sure. The smell by itself is intoxicating.

T: Taste is hoppy and sweet. For an American DIPA, this beer is very well balanced. I usually enjoy more hoppy bitterness with this style, but I cannot complain, this was very enjoyable. The flavors are very powerful and long lasting.

M: Thick, creamy, and smooth. I was not anticipating this beer to be so creamy and smooth. Perhaps a little more carbonation would enhance the mouthfeel.

O: My first beer from The Alchemist and hopefully the first of many. Heady Topper blends some of my favorite hops to produce an excellent and very drinkable American DIPA. Hard to believe that there is 8% in there somewhere. Since I tend to compare beers while I drink them, I immediately thought this beer was similar to Alpine Duet and Maine Beer Company Lunch in both smell and taste. I am looking forward to my next Heady Topper and planning an upcoming trip to VT.

Serving type: can

09-16-2011 04:40:51 | More by beerfan99
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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,393 ratings.