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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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9,898 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,898
Reviews: 1,899
rAvg: 4.74
pDev: 6.96%
Wants: 7,032
Gots: 2,676 | FT: 41
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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5/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.64/5  rDev -2.1%

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: My friend Chad
Price: ??
Purchased: ??
Consumed: Nov. 19, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Thanks Chad!

Poured a honey, orange, hazy color with two fingers of off-white, frothy head. Sporadic foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Great retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.13)

Smelled potent juicy hops from the get go. Got Citra hops, tropical hops, juicy peaches, tangerine, nectarine, Ruby Red grapefruit , orange, floral hops, pine, mango juice, caramel, passion fruit, slight pineapple juice and faint wet Cascade hops. Pretty damn good on the nose. (Smell - 4.88)

Taste wasn’t quite as good as the nose, but still pretty great. Got tropical hops, passion fruit, grapefruit juice, mango, pineapple juice, Citra hops, nectarine, peaches, tangerine, caramel and astringent bitter finish. Felt like I could taste pulp it was so thick. A bit boozy late. (Taste - 4.63)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Abrupt, fruity, refreshing finish, but bitterness lasts for some time on the tongue after. (Feel - 4.50)

So glad I got a chance to try this one. One of the best IIPA’s I’ve had. (Overall - 4.63)

4.64 | 100 | A+

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4.6/5  rDev -3%

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4.44/5  rDev -6.3%

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5/5  rDev +5.5%

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5/5  rDev +5.5%

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5/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.72/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +0.2%

Was lucky enough to take a trip up to Stowe and Burlington last weekend. As a non-hophead this is incredibly drinkable. The bitterness does not destroy your tastebuds like most DIPAs and the taste is fantastic. I came across it in a liquor store later in the day and bought the limit for an individual.

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4.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.44/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.88/5  rDev +3%

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4.95/5  rDev +4.4%

Well this beer was everything i hoped for and more. Definitely lives up to all of the hype. Perfect balance of fruit and bitterness from the hops and the malt profile balances them out perfectly. don't know if there will ever be a more balanced beer then this. its everything i wish for in an IPA

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5/5  rDev +5.5%

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5/5  rDev +5.5%

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5/5  rDev +5.5%

When Fresh (within 10 days) best IPA ever!

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4.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -20.9%

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4.82/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy honey orange with 2 finger white head. Smells floral, orange/grapefruit. Tastes of sweet orange blossom,grapefruit, sweet malt and pine. Silky medium/full body with medium carbonation. Leaves a great hop resin in mouth and lips and back of throat. Incredible beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +0.2%

Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 9,898 ratings.