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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,382 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,382
Reviews: 1,554
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,758
Gots: 1,314 | 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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brydeen

Minnesota

4.31/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a rich orange color, with a nice inch thick white head. Tons of sediment floating in the glass. Gives the appearance that they're suspended in a jello mold. Not the most appetizing start.

S: A tropical paradise. Loads of mango and pineapple right off the bat, with a faint piney aroma in the background. Very sweet smell.

T: A nice bitter hop bite on the initial sip. Nice juicy sweetness follows, with mango being the most noticeable fruit flavor. Really nice balance between the sweetness and bitterness.

M: Rich, creamy, full bodied DIPA. Carbonation is very subtle. Much thicker than you'd expect. Almost chewy. Alcohol is noticeable, but not overpowering.

O: Extremely tasty, flavorful brew. Doesn't jump out as the "best beer in the world" to me however, as the ratings show. Very good, but visually unappealing, and heavier than I'd prefer, but that's just nitpicking

Serving type: can

05-01-2013 00:47:33 | More by brydeen
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S: one of the best smelling beers I've had: pineapple, orange, lemon, citrus.

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M: pretty balanced, not too thick/syrupy and not too dry.

O: the bitterness borders on being annoying, but the smell and taste more than qualify this to be considered among the best DIPAs around.

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,382 ratings.