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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

10,141 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 10,141
Reviews: 1,973
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 7,327
Gots: 2,868 | FT: 46
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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Ratings: 10,141 | Reviews: 1,973
Photo of gojagspvb
4.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mhs413
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A treat every time I get to have one.

Photo of Hopyard57
4.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DreTheProphet
4.02/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of m_dub
4.2/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

One of the best beers I've ever had!

Photo of dfunk1986
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tuowl74a
4.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

As good ad advertised. Poured out of the can into glasses because I wanted to see what a legend looks like. Really excellent. We are living in the golden age of brewing. Enjoy.

Photo of jennaglover
4.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of beerfuker
4.28/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic IPA. Totally solid. Hype-worthy.

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

Photo of Merl77
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ben_Damboise
4.61/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Exceptional dgipa from the alchemist.

Photo of GregSpeaksHisMind
4/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I obeyed and drank straight from the can. spritzy, splash of citrus. hoppy and toppy. T slight grapefruit. F all other beers. Overall ... As good as people said I think it should taste. I love what reviews tell me to love and this is DEFINATELY one the worst spellings of definitely out there. I believe Heady Topper is not alone at the top though as, in my opinion, other people have told me that other beers compete.

Photo of maizeandblue93
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

I disobeyed and poured into glass. L golden and hazy. S piney and hoppy. T slight citrus and sweet. F smooth and balanced. Overall ... As good as advertised. I love DIPA's and this is DEFINATELY one of the best. I believe Heady Topper is not alone at the top though as, in my opinion, Gandhi Bot and Sip of Sunshine are also in the same class.

Photo of ncustead
4.76/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gdj09001
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mkhartnett
4.45/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JakeMucha13
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Flamefireorange
4.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of anaids
3.99/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Was very happy to grab a few when i could. Sadly it didnt live up to what i was expecting. i guess it's all the hype on it being so limited in availability. Overall its a solid IPA just not the BEST AROUND... in my opinion.

Photo of snakeayes11
4.52/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shillzor
4.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A friend from Vermont hooked it up and brought a few cans over.

Appearance: I drank it from the can (as instructed), so I'm not sure. The can is interesting enough.

Aroma: Possibly muted due to the can. I was expecting something more intense, but it has a nice piney-hop aroma.

Taste: I took one sip and was overwhelmed by waves of pine and citrus long after swallowing.

Mouthfeel: A bit on the syrupy side, but has an incredibly smooth and clean finish.

Overall: I won't hesitate to call it the best IPA/DIPA I've tried. I had a Sculpin immediately afterwards and it paled in comparison.

Photo of sjantiflow
4.71/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 10,141 ratings.