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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,410 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,410
Reviews: 1,655
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 5,449
Gots: 1,774 | 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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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.

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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.

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 8,410 ratings.