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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,020 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,020
Reviews: 1,606
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.4%
Wants: 5,214
Gots: 1,621 | 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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5/5  rDev +5.7%

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5/5  rDev +5.7%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Vermont

4.92/5  rDev +4%

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2/5  rDev -57.7%

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5/5  rDev +5.7%

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Massachusetts

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

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Quebec (Canada)

4.55/5  rDev -3.8%

First beer I had in my trip to Vermont. From very recent notes.

A: Looks like every other DIPA I had. Hazy yellow/orange with a strong pure white head. Strong lacing and retention.

S: I still can smell it. It is very sweet, juicy and home made pink lemonade-ish. In the sense it smells like a sweet red grapefruit, some notes of lemon rind, orange juice and peach. Some hops dry-ness in the shape of lemon rind.

T: It's just like the smell. First, you get the grapefruit and the hop punch (citrus peel, grass), then you get the sweetness with the orange juice, peach and very ripe pineapple. And a taste that lingers on and on and on. Actually a bit sweeter than expected.

M: Medium body with a light amount of stickiness.

D: This is extremely drinkable and is a summer beer. You can down this one very easily. The sweetness helps to balance the hops punch in the long run, but this is still sweeter than what I prefer.

This IS an amazing beer, but, to me, this is not my favourite beer in the world. But, I do see how it must pleases highly to everybody and makes it so everyone gives it a really high score. Still, it feels slightly over rated, very slightly, but this is an amazing brew.

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Massachusetts

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 8,020 ratings.