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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,199 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,199
Reviews: 1,543
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,620
Gots: 1,222 | 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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cosmicevan

New York

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

extremely excited to try this long time want. huge thanks to baconsausage for hooking this up in Growler BIF round 2.

a - can is shiny. cracked it and filled my capt lawrence taster tulip. poured a deep but semi transparent honey orange brown with a finger of frothy off white ipa head that hung out for a while. visible carbonation. slightly sticky lacing. very attractive and to style.

s - a very nice burst of hop. great sweetness. not over the top at all. just pleasant. pretty resiny and somewhat sweaty. smelling from the can (as suggested by the can) has a very similar smell but a bit more citric concentrated and definitely more metallic (think i'm actually smelling that can itself).

t - wow. very nice. as suggested on the can, not an all out assault of hops, but rather a nice thick hop with good balance. definitely more resiny in the taste than the smell. took a couple of swills from the can and the hop concentration is definitely more significant and in your face. it also finishes much more bitter from the can.

m - alive. lots of carbonation, great tingle in my mouth. medium bodied with a refreshing finish and thick bitterness.

o - overall, a winner. wish this was readily available to me. would love to try it as fresh as it can get. quite nice from the can or the glass and one that i'd happily swig from the can.

Serving type: can

10-19-2011 23:28:02 | More by cosmicevan
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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,199 ratings.