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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

6,232 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 6232
Reviews: 1469
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%


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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lokieman

Oklahoma

4.9/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours hazy, golden. Lighter color than I expected but still beautiful. Reminds me of a dank heffeweizen...haze for days. Very little head that dissipates quickly.

S: The aroma smacks you as soon as you pop the top. Tropical, pungent hops embed themselves in your nostrils and have no intention of going anywhere soon. This might be the best smelling beer I've ever had the pleasure of laying my lips on. Absolutely delicious aroma...can't wait to dive into this one.

T: Taste is an exponent of the aroma. Fruity, piney and dank...wow! So smooth even with all the IBU's, very bitter at first but then an inviting sweetness envelops your mouth and everything blends together so well. As this beer warms the tropical notes take center stage and surprisingly this beer becomes easier to drink as it warms. Not harsh at all at 8% and 120 IBU's...just amazing.

M: So rich and creamy in the mouth. The carbonation is a little lighter than I was expecting but it makes sense as you work your way through the beer. With all those hops a light carbonation doesn't wreck your taste buds...allows you to enjoy the depth of the hop profile. Well done...

O: I got a 4 pack of this bad boy from a buddy who lives in the Boston area. I've had many IPA's and DIPA's but there's something different about this one. Every sip you take invites you back for several more. I received a box with a 4 pack of Heady Topper, 4 pack of FBS, 3 Expedition Stouts and a FW 14th anniversary bottle and i honestly would have been more than content drinking the Heady Topper all night. Absolutely lives up to it's rep...I just wish I had more. I've never had Pliny but if it's better than Heady Topper then it's the world's 8th wonder. Absolutely delicious...get some if ya can.

Serving type: can

02-18-2012 04:16:50 | More by lokieman
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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 6,232 ratings.