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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,459 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,459
Reviews: 1,564
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,829
Gots: 1,348 | FT: 37
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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PictureThi5

California

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

05-21-2014 18:06:25 | More by PictureThi5
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nabit

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

05-21-2014 06:20:40 | More by nabit
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mkmarth

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-21-2014 01:19:00 | More by mkmarth
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kingofcarrotflo

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

05-20-2014 22:56:44 | More by kingofcarrotflo
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GolfingGq

California

5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-20-2014 22:14:40 | More by GolfingGq
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LostinNJ

New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A friend brought this to me on a recent trip to Vermont.
It's the best beer I have had in a long time.
The flavor lingered long after finishing the last drop.
I would recommend this to any IPA fan.
More ibu's would be nice, but not necessary.
Wish it was available in NJ.

Serving type: can

05-20-2014 21:57:59 | More by LostinNJ
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Kvannost802

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

05-20-2014 18:37:48 | More by Kvannost802
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Dawgboned37

Missouri

4.91/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The one definitely lived up to the hype. Tried it on a "can-share" with some friends. Nose was incredible, despite my initial distaste for IPA's. This helped me cross over to the hop side because the taste was not overwhelmingly bitter, but rather pleasant with pine and citrus flavors. A beer I hope to have another opportunity to sip on soon!

Serving type: can

05-20-2014 17:54:50 | More by Dawgboned37
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Thishops4u

Kansas

5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-20-2014 14:42:41 | More by Thishops4u
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LagersAndAles

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-20-2014 13:00:38 | More by LagersAndAles
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MTBrewr

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-20-2014 05:58:54 | More by MTBrewr
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cd34

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

05-20-2014 00:33:48 | More by cd34
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pecokid

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

05-19-2014 23:37:19 | More by pecokid
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vancean2

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

05-19-2014 23:35:52 | More by vancean2
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Monkeypuker

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

05-19-2014 19:22:02 | More by Monkeypuker
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clay_i

Georgia

5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-19-2014 19:09:25 | More by clay_i
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Zorora

California

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

05-19-2014 17:33:29 | More by Zorora
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Flippengruven

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-19-2014 16:33:07 | More by Flippengruven
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oso

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-19-2014 15:54:46 | More by oso
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BLC11

Alabama

5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-19-2014 15:17:36 | More by BLC11
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mcgovern1010

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

05-19-2014 14:19:30 | More by mcgovern1010
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Fitze

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-19-2014 12:29:04 | More by Fitze
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FIN

Georgia

5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-19-2014 02:57:57 | More by FIN
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jason_nwx

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-19-2014 02:15:51 | More by jason_nwx
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von_kaiser

Connecticut

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

2 months old
A: I don't know. It's in a can. Staying in the can. (Remember it being unfiltered golden brown)
S: this hop scent is nothing like I've ever smelled before. Like cotton candy
T: cotton candy. So sweet and bitterly good. Perfect balance of everything.
M: just stays with you. The resin is sweet. Hop sweet. I get no citrus. Just a sapy hop resin
O: prior to this I had coriolis. Coriolis was unbelievable! Heady Topper...god damn! This is by far the greatest beer I've ever had. Hands down.

Serving type: can

05-18-2014 23:18:20 | More by von_kaiser
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,459 ratings.