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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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9,395 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,395
Reviews: 1,761
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 6,240
Gots: 2,242 | FT: 38
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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I'll preface this by saying I was incredibly skeptical of this beer. I was in Vermont and couldn't pass it up. Everyone kept telling me it was the greatest thing ever, all I could think was "yeah right don't buy the hype." Now I know that no amount of hype can do justice to this beer.

Appearance: Had it straight from the can as directed. Honestly not a huge fan of the can artwork.

Smell: Very fruity, I picked up faint earth scents. Like being in an orange grove on a dewy morning with bits of soil clumping to your shoes.

Taste: The fruit smell flowed into the taste, but the taste was complemented with a pleasant hoppiness and grass-like flavor. Dry but not overwhelmingly so. Hints of so many things yet nothing dominated.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with enough carbonation to know you're still drinking a beer.

Overall: Someone outside of Stowe told me that people have been known to hide out by the brewery and tail delivery trucks while they make their runs. If I lived in Vermont I'd do the same.

Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 9,395 ratings.