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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,979 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,979
Reviews: 1,603
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.4%
Wants: 5,187
Gots: 1,601 | 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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Sgraziosa

New York

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-01-2014 22:23:53 | More by Sgraziosa
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theJohnChamp

California

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-01-2014 21:23:43 | More by theJohnChamp
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elzilcho

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-01-2014 20:32:40 | More by elzilcho
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j-con1263

Ohio

4.88/5  rDev +3.2%

My first BA review... here goes..

Drank most of them from the can as instructed (but had to drink one from a glass too)
Appearance is a wonderful, murky, yellow-orange.. looks as much like a geuze as it does an IPA

Smell is ridic, best scent on an IPA ever... whatever your 'mental image' of the way an IPA should smell like is, it should be heady.

One of the best tasting IPAs out there, but HF double citra was the first I have had beat it in a side by side. Not excessively citrusy or floral, but a good mix of the two.

Mouthfeel is what makes this beer amazing in my opinion, unlike any IPA I have ever had.. almost thick in its own unique way. Incredible

Overall this has to be a 5. It ca be beat, but when you are comparing greatness to other greatness, it is hard to say that one is the clear winner. This beer has made me drive 12 hours one way 2 years in a row. If you haven't had it, trade for it, or make a beer-cation to Waterbury VT... it is worth the effort and then some.

07-01-2014 17:33:41 | More by j-con1263
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dougieboy

California

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-01-2014 16:32:42 | More by dougieboy
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timjr2500

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-01-2014 14:24:57 | More by timjr2500
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kushlash23

Georgia

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-01-2014 14:13:33 | More by kushlash23
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suckaj

Florida

4/5  rDev -15.4%

07-01-2014 12:01:07 | More by suckaj
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englishwc

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-01-2014 11:56:57 | More by englishwc
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HeadyIPA

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-01-2014 03:49:01 | More by HeadyIPA
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StayWhatYouAre2

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-01-2014 02:16:57 | More by StayWhatYouAre2
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agandt

New York

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-01-2014 01:58:19 | More by agandt
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Ralba003


5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-01-2014 01:57:11 | More by Ralba003
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greenalisson


5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-01-2014 00:44:04 | More by greenalisson
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MikeM417

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-30-2014 22:09:57 | More by MikeM417
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MattHolloway


5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-30-2014 21:44:25 | More by MattHolloway
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ckocay

Texas

5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-30-2014 20:33:39 | More by ckocay
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JKIPA05

New York

5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-30-2014 18:06:17 | More by JKIPA05
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Ronin

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

06-30-2014 17:11:52 | More by Ronin
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poorbuthappy

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-30-2014 15:40:25 | More by poorbuthappy
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BabyTree

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-30-2014 13:47:57 | More by BabyTree
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teamwinning


5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-30-2014 12:27:00 | More by teamwinning
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WI-Beer-Man

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-30-2014 03:42:52 | More by WI-Beer-Man
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MisSigsFan

California

4.74/5  rDev +0.2%

Finally got my hands on a can after all this time. Poured into my SN Liettich Balloon glass despite the "DRINK FROM THE CAN" text on the can. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a foamy white head. This is exactly what a DIPA should look like. Smell is of citrus and mango. The Simcoe really comes through in the smell. Taste follows the nose. Just in-your-face juicy hops. Fruity, cirtusy, a little pine. The bitterness isn't overwhelming, which makes for a very drinkable and enjoyable DIPA. Mouthfeel is great. I always say with a juicy IPA you need a fuller mouthfeel and this is exactly what I mean. Overall, a great DIPA, one of the best. Would I go way out of my way to get it again? Probably not but it's something everyone needs to try at least once.

06-30-2014 03:19:42 | More by MisSigsFan
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grifter119

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-30-2014 01:51:49 | More by grifter119
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,979 ratings.