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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,916 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,916
Reviews: 1,905
rAvg: 4.74
pDev: 6.96%
Wants: 7,063
Gots: 2,693 | FT: 40
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:
Beer added by: scottum on 03-27-2004

"An American Double IPA" 75 IBU 8.0% abv
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Photo of AlyssaMk22
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Soooo damn good. So happy I was able to try it!

Photo of kjmcc0729
4.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was able to try after a friend visited Vermont. A beautiful beer visually (I cheated and poured into a Spieglau IPA glass.)
While I absolutely enjoyed it, I wonder if the quest to obtain Heady overwhelmed the experience of tasting it.
I am a relative noob, but I can recognize a truly great beer and this is definitely one! Definitely worth the try-though if I'm being honest, I am more partial to Gandhi--but that could be a Connecticut bias;-)

Photo of Hopheadgou
3.92/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aj_tuna
4.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of adkieffer
4.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of teffcity0331
4.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of PhillyBrewPhan
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As good as it gets.

Photo of ssman4432
3.9/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was lucky enough to have this one at Sam Horne's Hop Rodeo. The only bad thing was, this was the "mystery beer" and it was consumed after Pliny The Younger. While it was a very good beer, I believe it's slightly over-hyped. I'm a West Coast IPA guy, so that might also be why. This was good, not great. Both Plinys blow this beer out of the water. But, hey, I got to cross this one off my bucket list. Never thought I'd get this on the West Coast, and glad I did.

Photo of Gregaustin24
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bongodan
4.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of EcoBrew
4.46/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of munnster76
4.88/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

UMMMMMM HEADY.....UMMMMMMM....Give me more. Daddy likes... The only bad thing is that it comes in a can. Otherwise, it would be the perfect 5....Just reflecting on my personal biases

Photo of Mwmeunie
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cringram01
4.77/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PincherMonkey
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best beer I ever had. Great taste, great buzz.

Photo of doobwaa
4.85/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of talbotjf99
4.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of UtisTheLaw
4.77/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JohnScofield
4.88/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of RobertH50
4.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cbeck6523
4.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Incredible nose and drinks so smooth. The numbness on my tongue after lingered a little more than I wanted, but either way this is a truly incredible beer.

Photo of KidSalami
4.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fondyball20
4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 9,916 ratings.