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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,401 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,401
Reviews: 1,761
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 6,252
Gots: 2,249 | 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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On a trip up north to Vermont I realized I was in Heady topper country. I honestly wanted not to like this beer based on the fact everybody likes it. I thought the limited access was the majority of the reason it was so desirable. Expecting a normal IPA with some deviations I can say I was dead wrong. It was like nothing else I've had before but so familiar to my favorite hoppy IPA style. I was a little unsettled about drinking it out if the can but got used to it after the third one. The first thing I did was smell the hoppy aroma which was great. The beer was excellent, a dank, hoppy, piney, citrusy IPA with a more heavy mouthfeel. Very complex If I could buy this I would always have a 4 pack in my fridge. But I'm from NY and the beer doesn't travel far. I tried 5 or 6 different stores the alchemist website states it delivers to and all the stores sell out in hours to a single day. A bartender hooked me up with two cans after a couple of hours of drinking and chatting. It's not easy to obtain this brew making me want it more. The two in my fridge are killing me right now I'll be sure to give one to a real beer guy friend who knows his hops and has been around the beer isles. This will not be wasted on a bud light drinker I promise

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 9,401 ratings.