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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,359 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,359
Reviews: 1,553
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,742
Gots: 1,296 | 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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klaybie

Illinois

4.9/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got this one in a trade. Damn good stuff.

A: I'm only giving it a 3 because I didn't pour it into a glass, as demanded on the can. If I can't pour it, it must not look too good. Average

N: The nose on the other hand...amazing! The aroma is straight resinous hops. Glorious hop aromas can be detected even from a few feet away!

T: Sweet mother of God! Resin, pine, some bitterness, not overpowering but instead perfect. This can not taste any better.

M: Medium bodied, I believe I got some sediment or hop nugget pieces in mine but I don't care. No improvement needed.

O: The only thing that would make this beer better is pouring it in a glass. I am standing by my 3 score on appearance. However, based on everything else, this beer is a perfect 5/5 in my book.

Serving type: can

01-18-2013 14:54:18 | More by klaybie
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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,359 ratings.