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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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Heady TopperHeady Topper

Educational use only; do not reuse.

9,931 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,931
Reviews: 1,913
rAvg: 4.74
pDev: 6.96%
Wants: 7,089
Gots: 2,705 | FT: 40
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:
Beer added by: scottum on 03-27-2004

"An American Double IPA" 75 IBU 8.0% abv
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Tap and 16 oz can. Very good IPA, especially when had fresh from the tap at the brewery. Delightful citrus/hop flavor that isn't overpowering. Get this if you can.

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I cant decide which double ipa i like more, this or pliny...

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Well I finally had a chance to try the infamous Heady Topper. A friend was working in Vermont and came across a 4 pak at, of all places, a gas station convenience store. Well, with great anticipation, we sat down at my home bar, popped the top on a can and away we went. First thing to hit you was the aroma. Piney, hoppy. And that's where it ended for me. This beer is better suited to be an air freshener than a drink. I was sitting there tasting what in my opinion is way over the top flavor finished with bitterness. I just don't see what all the fuss is about. With all of the thousands of beers in the world this is the # 1? Not a chance. In the end I felt like a kid who got a beautifully wrapped gift only to discover a bag of sox or underwear inside. What a bummer.

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 9,931 ratings.