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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,396 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,396
Reviews: 1,556
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,773
Gots: 1,322 | 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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onefmatt

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A+ in my book, just a fantastic and well rounded beer.

A: Dark gold/copper almost zero head but what little there is, is white.

S: amazing, pine notes exude, floral hop notes there as well. They almost mask any malt aroma in the beer but what comes through is a biscuity malt aroma.

T: seems like mostly two row in typical APA. I'd say some Munich malt maybe as the taste is all about the hops, if there is some caramel I'd be surprised. But the hop explosion, wow. Blends well with the nose and finishes bitter, but on the right side of the balance. The full body malts mix very well with these pine flavors, just the right amount of grapefruit coming through as well.

M: almost viscous for an ale. Creamy feel and again, blends well with the taste and nose. Makes you want to sip it which is great as the taste profile changes as it warms.

O: a fantastic beer

Serving type: can

11-12-2011 06:06:44 | More by onefmatt
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Smell - Very hop full aroma. hints of citrus and heavy pine, i would even say it has a canabis type aroma being very grassy and piney.

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,396 ratings.