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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,183 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,183
Reviews: 1,543
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,613
Gots: 1,214 | FT: 34
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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robboyd

Indiana

4.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Drank directly from the can, as the can itself instructed me to do. The hoppy goodness literally filled the room. I could smell the can from several feet away, beckoning me to come take a sip. I pulled it right from my fridge so I gave it about five minutes before I took my first sip after opening. Probably five of the most grueling minutes of anticipation in my life. There is obviously a lot of hype around this beer so I knew I was in for a treat.

The smell if floral and hoppy. There are citrus notes, a bit of grapefruit and something else that reminded me of sticking my tongue across a nine volt battery. I don't think metallic is appropriate, maybe electrifying? It was pleasant and fresh.

The taste of this beer is god nectar. It's a wonderful beer that is so balanced between bitterness and refreshing. There are flavors I haven't experienced in any beer. It's complex. I pull the citrus immediately and just a touch of booziness comes across the palate with the initial swill. The booze quickly dissipates and hops take over. I couldn't tell you what hops are used, why they are used, or what characteristics they impart on this beer but I can tell you that the mix is right and this beer is delicious. I want more of them and I want them now. The best way to describe this beer is fresh and unique. Maybe I got caught up in the hype machine a bit one this one but I think it's easily surpased to my expectations.

Serving type: can

10-27-2011 22:02:47 | More by robboyd
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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,183 ratings.