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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,942 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,942
Reviews: 1,601
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.4%
Wants: 5,164
Gots: 1,584 | 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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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-17-2014 23:13:45 | More by Taycro
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Scott1020

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

05-17-2014 21:56:44 | More by Scott1020
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Michigan

5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-17-2014 21:37:46 | More by crapulence
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Mhollerb

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

05-17-2014 18:06:35 | More by PappyVans
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J-Bonestradamus

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

05-17-2014 15:28:13 | More by J-Bonestradamus
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EmmetD

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-17-2014 14:35:21 | More by EmmetD
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cmgray03

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-17-2014 04:32:22 | More by cmgray03
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OU_Bobcats

Ohio

5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-17-2014 02:22:09 | More by OU_Bobcats
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djbreezy

Washington

4.33/5  rDev -8.5%

Drank this in the recommended can so it's difficult to rate the appearance. I gave it a 4 knowing that it's unfiltered.

Smells really good. Big, dank hop nose leaning towards the pine spectrum.

Taste is very intense. Immediately reminds me of Stone Ruination. It's about all hops with some subtle cues to the malt body.

Mouthfeel is medium to light for a double ipa! I had to double check the can. It's real nice though. Has a bit of stickiness, a bit of dryness.

Overall I think the beer is great. I had a vertical of it next to Pliny the Elder. Heady Topper definitely blew my palate out. I've drank hundreds of IPAs. I don't think it really lent itself 100% to my taste preferences for hop but it was damn good. I'm a bigger fan of the citrus, grapefruit west coast style IPA.

Either way, super glad I got to try this. The beer has eluded me for years and I finally got to give it a go last night. Sweet!

05-16-2014 21:32:47 | More by djbreezy
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California

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Kentucky

5/5  rDev +5.7%

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New York

4.89/5  rDev +3.4%

This beer is fantastic! Every time I have it I am amazed at how smooth it is for the it's ABV. The taste is extremely complex and refreshing. I can't help but feel like I'm pouring an IPA through a bouquet of fresh hops directly into my mouth. Hands down a beer to get your hands on if you happen to come by it.

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +5.7%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +5.7%

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Ohio

5/5  rDev +5.7%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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Indiana

5/5  rDev +5.7%

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Michigan

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Michigan

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,942 ratings.