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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,507 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,507
Reviews: 1,568
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,850
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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Todd

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-03-2014 16:30:00 | More by Todd
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

09-01-2013 12:19:15 | More by Jason
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #58 (November 2011):

LOOK: Unknown as we drank from the can as demanded by the can.

SMELL: Macerated oranges, minty, herbal, estery alcohol, excessively hoppy

TASTE: Raw, sweet, super bitter, semi-dry, kernel of malt sweetness, hop oil, orangey, mouthful of grass

Hop insanity in a can! Lots of talk about this brewski finally being canned. The greatness forgives the sheer rawness it brings to the palate. In our opinion, this is what sets it apart from other highly hopped ales in the US. Keep it tamed in the can, as pouring it out will only show the extreme rustic measures to make this beer.

Serving type: can

04-06-2012 13:46:58 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Poured into Dogfish IPA glass

A-hazy golden tint, fluffy white head, very thick lacing that clings to glass

S-Bursting with citrus tropical hops...grapefruit, orange

T-follows the nose with some slight pine to it. lots of grapefruit with a somewhat bitter finish

M-more carbonated than other DIPA's, creamy medium bodied,

O-very drinkable, smooooth, very sessionable despite ABV, completely balanced no one aspect of the beer dominates

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,507 ratings.