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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,223 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,223
Reviews: 1,544
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,639
Gots: 1,233 | 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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jdobe13

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-01-2013 12:37:11 | More by jdobe13
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ChrisBakken

New York

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-29-2013 01:17:16 | More by ChrisBakken
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Dan114

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-27-2014 03:01:29 | More by Dan114
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jh1982

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-29-2011 05:42:31 | More by jh1982
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erikcx

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-02-2014 21:36:20 | More by erikcx
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cspieth

California

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-15-2012 22:44:28 | More by cspieth
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blabaer

California

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-26-2013 03:35:53 | More by blabaer
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Homberto

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-13-2013 13:06:59 | More by Homberto
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Desaparecido

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-16-2011 17:34:09 | More by Desaparecido
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Deshon2688

California

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-15-2013 22:46:30 | More by Deshon2688
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Pegram

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

09-12-2013 22:24:27 | More by Pegram
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CraigMack61

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-20-2014 02:45:38 | More by CraigMack61
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jheezee

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-22-2013 23:48:47 | More by jheezee
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huskermike12

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-20-2014 14:54:16 | More by huskermike12
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jburns301

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-17-2014 22:57:14 | More by jburns301
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PretzelCity

California

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

09-17-2012 18:58:24 | More by PretzelCity
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-09-2014 02:35:43 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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sjones5045

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ok so this beer says to drink out of the can, so I am reviewing this beer drinking one from the can and one poured into a glass on a separate session. So the look isn't good. Tons of grainy sediment but to be fair they do tell you to keep it in the can for smell reasons, but after seeing it in a glass I call BS and say this is why they don't want you to see it. The smell is a hoppy citrus explosion. Might be the most citrus I've ever smelled in a beer. Most importantly the taste, and the taste is pretty good and smooth on some tastes and others a little more harsh. Never bad but kind of inconsistent taste through the beer. Overall, it's a good beer but not great, or for that matter the best rating on advocate. Double IPAs is perhaps the most competitive class of beers and I have definitely had better than this.

Update: had a third now out of the can, and it was a hell of a lot better than I remember. Extremely smooth and consistent. Now I don't know what to think about this except that I need to get a 4th to see if its as good as this one. It's very smooth but interestingly enough it lacked the citrus explosion like the last one had. Still can't say it the best double IPA. Yet.

Serving type: can

05-31-2013 20:57:20 | More by sjones5045
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tonyclifton36

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-10-2012 02:48:31 | More by tonyclifton36
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glass_house

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-26-2014 23:27:19 | More by glass_house
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-06-2012 21:06:44 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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rouhlas3

Greece

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-27-2014 06:51:10 | More by rouhlas3
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penguinstout

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-12-2013 20:05:47 | More by penguinstout
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mzeld

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-02-2013 06:38:40 | More by mzeld
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dumptruck81

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-11-2012 18:49:35 | More by dumptruck81
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,223 ratings.