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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,371 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,371
Reviews: 1,755
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 6,204
Gots: 2,229 | FT: 39
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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5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Poured into a Duvel tulip from a can. (yes it says drink from can and I will with my next one and post it in this review also)

A. Wow. The most opaque IPA/APA I've ever seen. Pours a tangerine color with a 2 finger head. I gotta say that opacity really strikes some curiosity.

S. Smelling big citrus here. Grapefruit predominantly. Little bit of malt sweetness that kinda reminds me of marshmallow. The curiosity grows.

T. Wow this is good and complex. Citrus right away with sweetness and a little bitterness then bam, a decent bitterness takeover. Leaves a grassy/piney aftertaste. Makes me feel like I need more to refresh my palate. Which is OK cuz I'm enjoying it. Very complex flavors going on here. Maybe not totally balanced. But it takes you for a ride through the palate spectrum.

M. Prickly that chases the swallow. Light to medium body. Finishes dry.

O. An awesome beer. Especially if your in a bitter mood. Keeps you wanting more. Mysterious to look at. Aromas a very nice. Glad I tried. Soon I will try out of the can and re-review.

Photo of RJM1978
4.96/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

What more can I say about Heady Topper that hasn't been said before? Amazing tropical hoppy flavors that just explode from the can. Amazing!

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4.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.81/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.63/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +5.7%

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5/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.84/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.68/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.62/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.96/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.4/5  rDev -7%

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4.76/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of tim007007
4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Great beer. Super hoppy, but a great drinker.

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4.76/5  rDev +0.6%

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4.92/5  rDev +4%

Photo of pfhanlon
4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Brother bought me a case for my fiftieth birthday. He drove up three hours one way to a store in Northern Vermont as the truck was arriving. They had sold out before he left with his share.

Shared with family and friends and was a huge hit. Save 11 for myself. I think I'll enjoy savoring these for quite some time.

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5/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 9,371 ratings.