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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,385 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,385
Reviews: 1,757
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 6,224
Gots: 2,236 | FT: 39
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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4.66/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.94/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4.7/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.94/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JamesStreet
4.45/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured it (I know) into a Parish mini snifter
A- Absolutely gorgeous beer! Somewhat cloudy yellow-orange pour with a fat, foamy off-white head that left a good bit of lacing down the glass.
S- Big citrusy smell like grapefruit coming to the forefront the most. A little resiny dankness as well
T- Citrus, piney bite, nice bitterness throughout with a good balance of malt.
M- Light-medium side with a slight prickly carbonation.
O- Huge expectations with this. Honestly though, not the best DIPA I've ever had. A great beer, no doubt. I would always take it if available but not over EVERYTHING.

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4.94/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

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4.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.29/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drank from the can as requested by The Alchemist. The anticipation of getting this beer lead to a little bit of an expectation that I didn't necessarily get from drinking this; however, I still think this is a stellar beer and will never turn it down!

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4.54/5  rDev -4%
look: 1 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Duvel tulip from a can. (yes it says drink from can and I will with my next one and post it in this review also)

A. Wow. The most opaque IPA/APA I've ever seen. Pours a tangerine color with a 2 finger head. I gotta say that opacity really strikes some curiosity.

S. Smelling big citrus here. Grapefruit predominantly. Little bit of malt sweetness that kinda reminds me of marshmallow. The curiosity grows.

T. Wow this is good and complex. Citrus right away with sweetness and a little bitterness then bam, a decent bitterness takeover. Leaves a grassy/piney aftertaste. Makes me feel like I need more to refresh my palate. Which is OK cuz I'm enjoying it. Very complex flavors going on here. Maybe not totally balanced. But it takes you for a ride through the palate spectrum.

M. Prickly that chases the swallow. Light to medium body. Finishes dry.

O. An awesome beer. Especially if your in a bitter mood. Keeps you wanting more. Mysterious to look at. Aromas a very nice. Glad I tried. Soon I will try out of the can and re-review.

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4.96/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

What more can I say about Heady Topper that hasn't been said before? Amazing tropical hoppy flavors that just explode from the can. Amazing!

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4.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.81/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +5.7%

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 9,385 ratings.