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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,416 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,416
Reviews: 1,557
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,794
Gots: 1,333 | 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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Tarps68

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-22-2014 03:16:49 | More by Tarps68
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DerekCorn


4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-22-2014 02:25:34 | More by DerekCorn
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DrewZ926

New York

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-17-2013 16:35:37 | More by DrewZ926
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Sanchezrox23

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-31-2014 16:50:02 | More by Sanchezrox23
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KDawg

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from can into a tulip. Pours a clear gold color with a very foamy head.

The nose is jam packed with aromas if grapefruit, guava, papaya, citrus, and hops. There is a lot if depth with a cleanness to the aromas a well.

The feel is extremely smooth and polished. Along with it comes great notes of guava, grapefruit, hops, and some papaya.

This is one of the best double IPAs I've had. This certainly lived up to the hype and I wish I could get my hands on it more often.

Serving type: can

04-20-2013 02:18:26 | More by KDawg
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quindog

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-24-2014 20:56:06 | More by quindog
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-27-2014 01:10:31 | More by CRJMellor
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Plissken

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-22-2013 12:37:34 | More by Plissken
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Bonna

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-27-2014 19:33:23 | More by Bonna
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LIQUORBARREL

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

TheDudeRules was kind enough to share a can.

Crack the can and the fun begins..bam aroma immediately..oh ya this Ipa smells like hops and citrus.

Pours the expected orangey haze with a pleasant light sticky white head.

The taste is something down the alley from Surly Abrasive. Mouthfeel seemed a little bit creamy with plenty of hops and citrus. Nice finish with out crazy lingering bitterness.

Can Art work is neato to boot.

Serving type: can

09-26-2011 16:44:28 | More by LIQUORBARREL
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-02-2014 01:11:04 | More by buzzy
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itracy63

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

09-18-2013 02:43:53 | More by itracy63
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-06-2013 03:09:32 | More by LotsofLupulin
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-11-2013 01:33:03 | More by Atomicskis5
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TexIndy

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-16-2013 12:52:44 | More by TexIndy
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singingninkasi

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-28-2013 18:22:44 | More by singingninkasi
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AnchorDrops

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-13-2013 01:37:45 | More by AnchorDrops
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u2carew

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tall boy can
A) Pours with a big head. Tight, big bubble head slowly settles to a thin lacing at the edge of the glass. Slightly hazy body copper in color. Semi-sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Crazy aromatic - could smell the hops as soon as I cracked the can. Orange. Pink grapefruit. Hints of pine. Bright floral notes.
T) A great blend of hops and malts. The malts are subdue midway through by the hops. Pine resin. A lingering hop bite in the aftertaste.
M) Medium body. Tannic, slick tongue feel. Dry leafy finish.
O) A delicious IPA. I'd have another ... If I had another.

Serving type: can

06-22-2013 00:52:52 | More by u2carew
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Ctrauty

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-20-2013 01:25:11 | More by Ctrauty
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JordanPP

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-19-2013 00:17:28 | More by JordanPP
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Beercanman1

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-19-2014 08:51:41 | More by Beercanman1
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ububru

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-29-2012 14:21:10 | More by ububru
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kermis

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-19-2014 22:32:20 | More by kermis
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uncccegr

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-31-2013 12:59:58 | More by uncccegr
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IBetYouCouldUseAColdOne

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-08-2013 00:04:07 | More by IBetYouCouldUseAColdOne
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,416 ratings.