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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,384 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,384
Reviews: 1,554
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,764
Gots: 1,315 | 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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drowland

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6/17/12. Tallboy shared by a dude in the BA Zhukov line. Nice pour - orange with a nice khaki head.. Wonderful hoppy aroma with lots of citrus and grapefruit, some malt backing. Nice hoppy flavor with plenty of sweet caramel backing up the bold citrus and grapefruit. Nice!

Serving type: can

08-01-2013 01:32:57 | More by drowland
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A: cloudy, light orange. some hop resin that sinks to the bottom.

S: one of the best smelling beers I've had: pineapple, orange, lemon, citrus.

T: similar to the smell, but the bitterness has a cumulative effect that grows harsher as you drink.

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,384 ratings.