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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,384 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,384
Reviews: 1,554
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,764
Gots: 1,315 | 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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tmbgnicu

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-17-2014 11:47:35 | More by tmbgnicu
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tylerstravis

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-17-2014 04:56:44 | More by tylerstravis
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Kramerwtmf

California

4.81/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Lucky enough to find a local shop that gets it shipped by a Vermont local. This beer is amazing a few weeks old, I can only imagine how good it tastes fresh! Even though it says to enjoy out of the can I prefer it poured into a glass. Helps me capture the amazing aroma.

Serving type: can

04-17-2014 02:38:22 | More by Kramerwtmf
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beerman73

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-17-2014 01:00:06 | More by beerman73
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quesobol

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-17-2014 00:43:59 | More by quesobol
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beer456

New York

4.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into a glass yesterday at the Farmhouse Taphouse in Burlington yesterday. $8.00 to taste what is now a cult followed beer. I enjoyed enough to skip over to 240 Pearl Street and buy a case of 24 for roughly $88 USD. In case anybody wants to load up, delivery for Heady Topper is on Tuesday, so make sure you go when a delivery is imminent or shortly thereafter. Sitting around today and on my third can right now, and each one sheds more light on why this beer is so popular. It tastes light...fresh...and just bottom line - a real nice IPA.

Drink it from the can !

Serving type: can

04-16-2014 21:35:46 | More by beer456
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Mbrown44

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

04-16-2014 20:08:53 | More by Mbrown44
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joshfullam

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-16-2014 19:50:10 | More by joshfullam
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ksills

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

04-16-2014 18:40:00 | More by ksills
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mhind52

Illinois

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-16-2014 18:31:27 | More by mhind52
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Westyn

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

04-16-2014 17:54:58 | More by Westyn
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standDEFIANT

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

04-16-2014 14:42:25 | More by standDEFIANT
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SovietBear1982

Connecticut

4.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

What can I say about this beer, it is everything people say it is and the hype is spot on. Although, the level if IBU's have been consistent at times I can have one where the hoppiness really comes through while other times it is more gradual and the notes are released with perfection. I know that the brewery has other brews that it releases in limited quantities, but I hope they can try and produce the other options with a bit more releases then they currently offer. But no complaints they are staying true to their brew and "Heady Topper" is always on my list of brews that I would have on any given day.

Serving type: can

04-16-2014 13:45:14 | More by SovietBear1982
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funkyaudio

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

04-16-2014 03:08:47 | More by funkyaudio
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mabermud

Washington

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

This is an extremely, well-crafted beer. It is wonderfully balanced and well-hopped. Truly made by an Alchemist, or the devil himself.

I now understand why it is the #1 beer on BA. My favorites were always Pliny the Elder and Enjoy by. This one boasts them both. I immediately opened a Pliny to compare while I still had some Heady left at the bottom of my glass. To me, the Heady looks much better. The PtE is clear and the Heady is cloudy with yummy goodness. The Heady smells scrumptious and emits a better aroma. The PtE is crisp and clean and the Heady is complex tasting. PtE is a bit more carbonated than the Heady, however, I believe this Heady is nowhere near as fresh as the PtE. In the end, I love them both.

If I were to be stranded in the mountains for any amount of time and I had to select one of these to keep me company, I would have to select the Heady, and the PtE would be his backup.

Nauseatingly good.

Serving type: can

04-16-2014 01:55:39 | More by mabermud
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KornWallace

New York

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-16-2014 00:37:06 | More by KornWallace
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Justinmatt21

Illinois

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-15-2014 23:14:09 | More by Justinmatt21
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jvf1970

Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I drank Heady Topper a couple times from cans only, never on tap. I thought it was a great beer but not the best in the world. If I went out to a pub and they had HT , I would order and drink it over probably others because it's so hard to get anywhere outside Vermont.

Serving type: can

04-15-2014 20:57:44 | More by jvf1970
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sugarman

California

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-15-2014 19:35:04 | More by sugarman
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DanVW

Vermont

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-15-2014 17:39:01 | More by DanVW
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jmlschlee

Vermont

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-15-2014 16:31:59 | More by jmlschlee
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avalenzuela

New York

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

04-15-2014 15:55:14 | More by avalenzuela
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cmq103

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

04-15-2014 01:25:06 | More by cmq103
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59rockabilly

Kansas

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-15-2014 00:51:45 | More by 59rockabilly
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-14-2014 21:46:53 | More by LarryMyers
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,384 ratings.