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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

10,151 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 10,151
Reviews: 1,973
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 7,338
Gots: 2,876 | 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: 10,151 | Reviews: 1,973
Photo of rhong187
4.61/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of patm185
4.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Good taste. Strong to strong.

Photo of theleechster
4.94/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

A - More yellow-gold than other DIPAs. Not too much of a head. Nice lacing.

S - Citrus hops smell

T - Very balanced between malts and bittery hops with lovely body.

F - Smooth with a slight tingle of carbonation, good body. Smooth.

O - Yup, world class. Will need to try a fresher batch! Absurdly drinkable.

Photo of schuess10
3.7/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 4 pack while driving through Vermont. Solid IPA but certainly not the best beer in the world. I don't get the hype.

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

If you ever have a chance to have this....DO!

Photo of tomtom63
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nothing less than excellent. My #2 overall beverage.

Photo of SkiBum227
4.96/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of johnpalisi
4.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Beervana
4.47/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of D_Min
4.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryan350
4.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Willyd81
4.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wolvesinthetaproom
4.97/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Vogie
4.21/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank this beer straight from the can. Aromas of grapefruit, tropical fruit, pomegranate, mango, kiwi, oranges, pine. Taste is wave after wave of hops. Tropical fruits upfront followed by a piney resinous bitterness on the back. Medium body, carbonation is moderate, extremely refreshing at 8.0% abv.

I can see why hopheads flock to this beer. Even long after I finished my can the hop flavors were still lingering on my tongue. Its impossible to appreciate the complexity of this beer if you don't like hops. I am not a hophead myself but this brew deserves its world-class ranking.

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

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

Photo of emtprincess
4.44/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love a good hoppy beer and this one is delicious.

Photo of Ecxeeder616
4.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of katiesilva
4.56/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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

seriously the best tasting beer i've ever had

Photo of lucascal7
4.91/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jimbok232
4.96/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 10,151 ratings.