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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,469 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,469
Reviews: 1,566
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,833
Gots: 1,354 | 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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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4.4/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can, with no canning date, $17.99/4-pack at Andover liquors.

Pours hazy gold with a peachy hue and loads of chunky flakes of yeast. Seriously, a beer of this caliber should have a far better presentation! Beyond the murky, sedimentary body there is a very nice display of tattered lacing and a partial skim coat on the surface for the duration.

Aromatics lead off with fresh peaches, mango, pineapple, and sugar-dusted apricots. Very tropical in nature with lots of lush, ripe fruit.

Just short of medium bodied with a smooth but crisp mouthfeel. A bit lush and velvety.

Fresh, juicy tropical fruit start the palate. A drying, smooth bitterness quickly follows. Peaches, pineapple, mango, and melons aplenty.

Finishes with lingering fruit and a smooth bitterness.

The beer is bone-dry, extremely fruity, and has a very low bitterness for the style. The result is an insanely drinkable treat of which I wish I had a keg of.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 02:26:02 | More by brewandbbq
More User Reviews:
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vermontskier

Vermont

5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best DIPA in the world. Feel like the ABV % is much higher than stated, which is a bonus.

Keep it cold, always. Never let it warm, it will change the taste. Drastically. I think lower reviews for Heady on this site had this beer shipped or let it warm up and re-cool.




Serving type: can

07-30-2014 11:13:41 | More by vermontskier
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eclinchy


5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-30-2014 05:32:46 | More by eclinchy
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Danimal25

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-30-2014 03:55:21 | More by Danimal25
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ramay86

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-30-2014 03:48:02 | More by ramay86
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802Brewing

Vermont

5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am looking at all of these reviews from people all around the country,getting this beer shiped or allowed warm at any time, the taste seems to get compromised and you dont get to enjoy the full experience. If your in Vermont, waiting every Wednesday at 10 am outside of the store for the truck to arrive, hoping you'll get a 4 pack or 2, when it's as fresh as ever.

This beer has a truly one of a kind taste and smell. A bright hazy gold, with a fluffy head. It's by far one of the most unique beers in Vermont, and anyone who's from here knows, that's a lot to compete with. Absolutely the greatest IPA out there. We're all hoping for "The Crusher", "Focal Banger", "Holy Cow IPA" to start bigger production. Keep it up Alchemist.

Serving type: can

07-30-2014 03:13:55 | More by 802Brewing
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Pbyoukil


3/5  rDev -36.6%

07-30-2014 01:54:44 | More by Pbyoukil
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Rocknroll52

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer. I have some for trade...if interested. Number 1 beer right now. Lives up to its name. Turning heads in DC with it!!!
Looking for hillstead Farms and Lawson's. Also crop Bistro Idyletyme ipa !!!
Beautiful color. Every sip is like the first sip. This beer is amazing.

Serving type: can

07-30-2014 01:40:37 | More by Rocknroll52
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JDelder

Arkansas

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-30-2014 01:36:03 | More by JDelder
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Mesa512

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-30-2014 01:09:43 | More by Mesa512
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Aferg5

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-30-2014 01:07:14 | More by Aferg5
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LLL_MKE

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-29-2014 20:58:07 | More by LLL_MKE
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jwp2007

Texas

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-29-2014 18:19:56 | More by jwp2007
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dscott421

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-29-2014 16:23:53 | More by dscott421
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NickT1133

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-29-2014 16:21:49 | More by NickT1133
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XtalBlue3556

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-29-2014 15:02:59 | More by XtalBlue3556
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AmericaGWShark

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-29-2014 14:56:17 | More by AmericaGWShark
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explorer2008

Vermont

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-29-2014 14:31:41 | More by explorer2008
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ettbeer

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-29-2014 13:51:08 | More by ettbeer
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1jstafan

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-29-2014 12:24:32 | More by 1jstafan
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Shapantleg


5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-29-2014 11:29:14 | More by Shapantleg
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Lochnessmonster

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-29-2014 03:29:27 | More by Lochnessmonster
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Jcru33

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-29-2014 00:20:11 | More by Jcru33
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gell_man


5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-29-2014 00:12:36 | More by gell_man
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jebwhitley


5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-28-2014 20:56:41 | More by jebwhitley
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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
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