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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,095 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,095
Reviews: 1,715
rAvg: 4.72
pDev: 8.26%
Wants: 5,963
Gots: 2,090 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Heady Topper is not overrated. My first taste tonight (technically 4th) of this fine, superfine IPA , and I was not disappointed. West Coast style, in my opinion, and a beautiful cloudy hoppy dirty brew. If you pour it in a glass. Which is NOT recommended, so says the can. Well, some like it in the can, and I tried it, then poured it into a pint glass.

This pretty much defines what a brewer dreams hopwise. The alcohol is hidden, blends nicely at any rate, and will kick yer ass if you don't watch it. Cheers to Alchemist and Bobby Peru who's gift has not gone unappreciated.

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 9,095 ratings.