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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,941 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,941
Reviews: 1,601
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.4%
Wants: 5,164
Gots: 1,584 | FT: 36
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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phooky

New York

5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-25-2013 17:26:28 | More by phooky
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jmkoller11

Arizona

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-07-2014 21:30:15 | More by jmkoller11
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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

A - (only poured a little out to see) cloudy, kinda apple juicey, small white head, but since your supposed to drink it outa the can, amazing can art, really cool looking and nice write up on the beer.
S - huge mix of pine and floral hops
T - perfectly balanced between both hops and malts, and floral and piney hops
M - very easy to drink, slightly creamy, very smooth
O - quite possibly the best beer I have ever had, totally worth the wait it took me to get in pa, the perfect IIpa

03-29-2013 17:31:48 | More by vicsju1991
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teag

California

5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-01-2014 23:04:44 | More by teag
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Crimsontider22

Alabama

5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-15-2012 22:09:36 | More by Crimsontider22
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JakeEsterly

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-07-2013 01:39:02 | More by JakeEsterly
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brianlindman

Colorado

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-31-2011 14:31:24 | More by brianlindman
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Amnesia87

Texas

5/5  rDev +5.7%

02-08-2012 05:35:39 | More by Amnesia87
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njbusa

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-19-2014 14:12:50 | More by njbusa
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Garrett101488


5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-13-2014 11:07:35 | More by Garrett101488
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balinor

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-12-2013 20:12:07 | More by balinor
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kjlester

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-06-2014 17:28:23 | More by kjlester
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PUFFAL0S0LDIER

New York

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-03-2014 01:25:12 | More by PUFFAL0S0LDIER
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pranaferox

Washington

5/5  rDev +5.7%

11-27-2011 08:30:10 | More by pranaferox
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dillon-tid


5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-02-2014 01:27:55 | More by dillon-tid
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x_Khalix_x

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

10-05-2013 00:40:25 | More by x_Khalix_x
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prossi44

Vermont

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-11-2014 02:11:35 | More by prossi44
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bushdere

Florida

5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-01-2014 13:12:33 | More by bushdere
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avalonct

Michigan

5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-31-2014 19:09:20 | More by avalonct
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Travis7009

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +5.7%

11-17-2013 22:48:50 | More by Travis7009
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OleDixie

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-13-2013 14:32:01 | More by OleDixie
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ssoulf

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

10-24-2013 01:27:28 | More by ssoulf
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seanwhite

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

Regretfully the brewery got hit hard by Hurricane Irene and only the cannery remains, and thank hop god that it was not impacted.

The first thing I think of with the aroma is straight hops in the face. The aroma is very crisp and refreshing, I could sit and smell this for a while.

The flavor is very hoppy and juicy, like biting into a hybrid hop fruit of all the aromas in one. There is the right amount of bitterness and a nice sweetness that cuts through it.

The mouthfeel is smooth, a little more creamy and thicker then I was expecting, moderate carbonation. Though, as a whole everything works well together.

This is an incredible beer, the best DIPA/IPA I have had in a long time and possibly ever.

09-15-2011 17:47:30 | More by seanwhite
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xHopHeadx

Georgia

5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-23-2013 23:45:04 | More by xHopHeadx
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wildcats10

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-18-2012 04:29:48 | More by wildcats10
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,941 ratings.