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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,404 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,404
Reviews: 1,763
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 6,257
Gots: 2,250 | FT: 36
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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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 9,404 ratings.