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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,375 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,375
Reviews: 1,554
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,751
Gots: 1,309 | 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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phishdaly

New York

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-12-2013 23:04:11 | More by phishdaly
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ChuckS

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-02-2012 00:56:08 | More by ChuckS
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Hoppytree

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-08-2013 21:09:56 | More by Hoppytree
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DasBoot2112

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-02-2014 01:57:22 | More by DasBoot2112
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OldeBrickHouse

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I absolutely love this beer. The first time I had it I wasn't overly impressed. Since then it has grown on me and I love it. I had been shying away from IPA's and there were few DIPA's I really enjoyed. Since having Heady several times over the last month I keep drinking more and more DIPA's only to be disappointed that it doesn't live up to Heady. Some may match it in 1 or 2 area's but I don't think there is an IPA or any style I would rather drink than Heady.

Serving type: can

08-28-2013 18:55:03 | More by OldeBrickHouse
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adhuntr

New York

5/5  rDev +5.7%

10-09-2013 00:56:16 | More by adhuntr
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Jakers90

Michigan

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-21-2011 16:33:36 | More by Jakers90
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bglynn

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-24-2013 00:55:15 | More by bglynn
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clayton8625

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +5.7%

10-12-2012 22:33:30 | More by clayton8625
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bpasquini

California

5/5  rDev +5.7%

09-16-2013 05:38:49 | More by bpasquini
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Vancoubeer

Washington

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-12-2012 07:00:54 | More by Vancoubeer
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reyna311

Delaware

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-23-2012 14:34:43 | More by reyna311
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seanswee

Quebec (Canada)

5/5  rDev +5.7%

11-05-2013 20:55:06 | More by seanswee
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DrDogbeer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-15-2011 15:27:17 | More by DrDogbeer
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brewzip

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-14-2012 01:48:56 | More by brewzip
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mwbbq

Texas

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-15-2014 17:23:08 | More by mwbbq
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KohlbeckM

Virginia

5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-27-2013 21:12:20 | More by KohlbeckM
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patfoley17

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

02-19-2012 01:57:04 | More by patfoley17
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maxhock

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-30-2013 23:38:41 | More by maxhock
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partisan

Ohio

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-15-2013 21:10:33 | More by partisan
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J-Pro

California

5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-05-2014 23:48:53 | More by J-Pro
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TxUltraRunner

Texas

5/5  rDev +5.7%

09-23-2013 01:27:19 | More by TxUltraRunner
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eihei_dogen

New York

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-02-2014 06:41:06 | More by eihei_dogen
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Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First of all this is my favorite beer definitively. Its in the top 5 best things about living in Vermont for me (I still lovermont) so take this review with a grain of salt if you must

Can to HFS sniffer but I went ahead and drank one straight from the can because the paragraph on the back tells me to.

A:Pours like an DIPA should hazy cloudy orangey honey with plenty of hop floaters and completely opaque with a nice fluffy white head.

(rest of review is direct from the can)

S:citrus hop smells are more powerful then any beer I've ever smelled its overwhelming and fantastic at the same time. There is definitely hints of pine resin from the blast of hops but other then hops there really isn't anything else but in a DIPA thats all i need.

T: This stuff is liquid hop juice there really just aren't many beers that can even compare. There is just a massive amount of hop flavor (citrus orange pine resin) and bitterness with a wide range but they do not overpower one another and still maintain balance. This thing is the hop bomb of all hop bombs and it still tastes balanced. WTF?!?!??!

M:Oily and dripping with resin you can feel it in your mouth for a long time after just a single sip. It is very pleasant though and I consider it the proper bitterness feel as it is good and matches the tremendous amount of hops used

O: LIke I said I love this beer, I don't know what I will do if/when I leave VT it really is that good it makes my day every time I pick it up and never lets me down I can't recommend it enough. Get it if you like ipa's it is the top of the mountain.

Serving type: can

11-10-2012 01:42:59 | More by Pinknuggets
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gpblackgt

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-30-2012 11:52:42 | More by gpblackgt
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,375 ratings.