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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

6,185 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 6185
Reviews: 1468
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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nUgZ

North Carolina

4.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

16 ounce can poured into a snifter. Big thanks to st9647v3 for this opportunity.

A: Pours a hazy orange color with a 2-3 finger head, excellent lacing, and some suspended sediment.

S: Citrus, piney, and floral hops abound with a hint of sweet malts.

T: Tons of hops up front with some sweet malts and a slight grassy flavor. Quite bitter.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O: What an amazing brew!! Super tasty, easy to drink, and hides the alcohol almost completely. Lives up to the hype for sure.

Serving type: can

02-16-2013 00:09:25 | More by nUgZ
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

04-19-2014 00:05:29 | More by BobsledTM
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kfh227

Connecticut

3.21/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I had one of these in Burlington, Vermont at a bar straight from the can.

I was pleasantly surprised that they had it.

I only care about taste so here it goes. I generally don't like IPAS because they are bitter. Some bitterness is OK. There are two things to know. 1) This one is not bitter at all. 2) this is very hoppy.

Having said that, this is one of the best IPAs that I have ever had. But it is in all honesty, just a good version of Budweiser. A very good version. Point being that I don't understand all the fuss. I could name 20 beers that I'd rather have than drink this ever again. It's honestly not all that special unless you prefer IPAs above all else..

Serving type: can

04-18-2014 21:22:51 | More by kfh227
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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-18-2014 15:03:41 | More by tripeldan
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

04-18-2014 13:27:54 | More by smolder23
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Washington

4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

04-18-2014 03:04:50 | More by bthomas
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California

4.74/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Although residing in the west coast, I've had the pleasure of trying this beer multiple times due to awesome friends. The first time I had this beer it was split three-ways, poured into glasses. At that time i felt that this beer was overhyped and couldn't stand up to the likes of PtE. However upon having a can to myself, straight from the can, I can definitely see why HT is so highly regarded.

Serving type: can

04-17-2014 23:36:45 | More by jsunj
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Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-17-2014 22:57:14 | More by jburns301
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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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Texas

5/5  rDev +5.7%

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Virginia

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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5/5  rDev +5.7%

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Kramerwtmf

California

4.81/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Lucky enough to find a local shop that gets it shipped by a Vermont local. This beer is amazing a few weeks old, I can only imagine how good it tastes fresh! Even though it says to enjoy out of the can I prefer it poured into a glass. Helps me capture the amazing aroma.

Serving type: can

04-17-2014 02:38:22 | More by Kramerwtmf
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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

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Pennsylvania

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New York

4.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into a glass yesterday at the Farmhouse Taphouse in Burlington yesterday. $8.00 to taste what is now a cult followed beer. I enjoyed enough to skip over to 240 Pearl Street and buy a case of 24 for roughly $88 USD. In case anybody wants to load up, delivery for Heady Topper is on Tuesday, so make sure you go when a delivery is imminent or shortly thereafter. Sitting around today and on my third can right now, and each one sheds more light on why this beer is so popular. It tastes light...fresh...and just bottom line - a real nice IPA.

Drink it from the can !

Serving type: can

04-16-2014 21:35:46 | More by beer456
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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 6,185 ratings.