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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,982 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,982
Reviews: 1,603
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.4%
Wants: 5,188
Gots: 1,603 | 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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A- Canned 2 -3 weeks ago. Flagrantly ignoring Mr. Kimmich's instructions I poured 1/2 of the can into a snifter glass and consumed the other 1/2 in the can. Spoiler Alert: It made absolutely no difference whatsoever. Heady pours a hazy straw color with a solid 3 finger head that lingers for a while and laces the glass with each sip.

S- Floral bouquet with grassy herbaceous notes. Hop bitterness. Dominant citrus. Light peach, pear, unripe grapefruit rind. Biscuit malt. Unique aroma profile for a DIPA. Pleasant but I was expecting more of a hop assault based on the reviews.

T- Hop bitterness up front immediately followed by fresh cut grass, herbs. Sour/unripe grapefruit follows with a crisp pine flavor that finishes with a drying bitterness that lingers a bit too much for my liking although it is smooth and easy drinking. I wouldn't call this a well balanced beer but I get the feeling that it's not supposed to.. This is an abrasive beer that is meant to be that way..

M- Probably my favorite thing about this beer. Medium bodied with a viscous, sticky sweet mouthfeel, great carbonation.. Just what I'm looking for.

O- Does it live up to the hype? No. Is it a nice DIPA? Absolutely. I'm happy and very thankful to my trading partners for giving me the chance to try this beer. Will I seek it out again? No. Been there done that. I'm good. Top 20 DIPA easily but not in the top 10 for me, but that's just me and my palate, and like anything else in this world your mileage may vary.. Cheers!

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,982 ratings.