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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,227 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,227
Reviews: 1,544
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,640
Gots: 1,235 | FT: 36
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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herman77

Minnesota

4.7/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big Thanks to MarkF150. Believe this was canned 8/9

A: Very cloudy honey orange with a cream colored head. Good retention. Very nice lacing.

S: Lots of sweet tropical fruits, mango, papaya, pineapple. Simcoe hops? Sweet malty backbone.

T: Follows the nose. Again, all those kinds of hop flavors I love and nice bitter bite in the finish. Not overpowering though. The sweetness helps balance it out as does the carmel malt backbone which I feel is bigger than it really tastes. Finishes fairly dry, maybe a little too dry. That would be only real complaint in the taste department.

M: Medium body. Average to lower carbonation. Feels really slick with all the hop oils.

O: Good drinkability. A world class IIPA. Right up there with Pliny, Hopslam, Abrasive and Apocalypse Cow in my book.

Serving type: can

08-23-2012 22:48:26 | More by herman77
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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,227 ratings.