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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,627 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,627
Reviews: 1,672
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 8.03%
Wants: 5,618
Gots: 1,862 | FT: 34
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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Purchased 2 cases in barre,vt on 08/11/14

Appearance- drank it from the can- but the can is a beauty!

Smell- it's like happiness, rainbows, money, cars, puppies and everything good was condensed into the aroma wafting from the can

Taste- what can I say- perfect, not the most bitter, not the most sweet, just probably the tastiest

Mouthfeel- perfect, full bodied, not too carbonated,

Overall- so I had to drive 4 hrs, wait in line for 2 1/2 hrs and ended up securing two cases. To me, it's the experience, almost a ritual. That's what adds to the allure and that has made this beet gain a cult following. Driving through some of the most rural and beautiful country in the u.s. Just to wait in a line with people who are as fanatical about great beer as you are. Totally worth the $80.60 for 20 beers.

BMFR

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 8,627 ratings.