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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,928 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,928
Reviews: 1,910
rAvg: 4.74
pDev: 6.96%
Wants: 7,079
Gots: 2,699 | 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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Photo of briancregg101
4.91/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Livendadream
4.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Schlegelq1
3.16/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Amazing beer, but I believe there are many that rival it's flavor, and are much easier to get your hands on.

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mbertrand2
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JSchmid
4.24/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jimsaw88
4.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bmeGT
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ctbrewer227
4.77/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Calibrews
4.38/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 77beermerchant
4.34/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattsox94
4.97/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ryan_Hinman
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Shawner
4.4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Illinasia
4.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of markguerin
4.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gives me a reason to travel to northern Vermont or beg some buddies too. Just can't beat heady!

Photo of Alextravis845
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Furlinator
4.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My 600th Beer Advocate review. Enjoyed on my birthday 02/21/15.

I poured about 2 ounces of this into a glass in order to rate it's appearance. The remaining beer was left in the can as requested by the brewer's notes.

This poured slightly more pale yellow than I expected, with a 1/2 inch white head that left strands of lace.

The smell is of citrus fruit, tropical fruit and faint pine.

The taste is bitter grapefruit, subtle tropical fruit sweetness followed by pine bitterness on the finish.

The texture is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This is a very well balanced double IPA. Not a one-dimensional hop bomb by any means. World class without a doubt.

Photo of snaxcat
4.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rden4654
4.02/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tsandler
4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tedho21
4.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jgoth34
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ACWatkins
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 9,928 ratings.