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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,513 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,513
Reviews: 1,568
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,857
Gots: 1,374 | 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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ubiq3000

California

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-13-2013 03:47:39 | More by ubiq3000
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

12-13-2013 01:05:38 | More by appetiteforparis
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Flik

Arizona

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-12-2013 20:31:11 | More by Flik
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Mild_Bill

Illinois

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-12-2013 02:59:50 | More by Mild_Bill
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-12-2013 02:33:27 | More by AlaskanYoung
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stashedgumbo

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

12-12-2013 00:03:41 | More by stashedgumbo
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thebeerbeast

Oregon

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-11-2013 23:34:16 | More by thebeerbeast
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Hefeweizie

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-11-2013 16:47:55 | More by Hefeweizie
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

12-11-2013 07:18:58 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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jscontom

Vermont

4.99/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So many flavors. Drank out of a snifter poured fresh from the can. A variety of hops throughout although not too much (I am no "hophead"). Delicious malt. Cannot recommend enough. Lives up to the hype if you can get your hands on a can. Glad I live in Vermont.

Serving type: can

12-11-2013 05:13:37 | More by jscontom
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Ebbs

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

12-11-2013 04:11:06 | More by Ebbs
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GameFreac

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can sent in a trade - 2 weeks old.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy murky yellow color. Definitely unfiltered. It's obvious - looks like a hefeweizen.

Smell: Smells of super dank tropical hops. Bursting with hop aromas.

Taste - Taste mirrors the nose but is more subdued in a good way - not very bitter (which I like).

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel.

Overall: Best beer in the world? Nah. But it's an amazing IPA and in my top 10 for sure.

Serving type: can

12-11-2013 01:22:04 | More by GameFreac
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NERM

New York

4.91/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is an absolutely incredible beer. I am a huge fan of Double IPAs, so I try them all and this is the best one I have had to date. It has such a refreshing taste and it packs a punch. I wish it wasn’t so hard to find, but I know that adds to the mystique. For all you beer fans out there, you will find it in Burlington along with many other good beers. I usually can argue top 250 ratings, but this one has the right top dog.

Serving type: can

12-10-2013 21:13:17 | More by NERM
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AZBeerDude

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

12-10-2013 17:56:48 | More by AZBeerDude
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eggs

Illinois

4/5  rDev -15.4%

12-10-2013 05:46:22 | More by eggs
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -26%

12-10-2013 02:54:18 | More by sparx1100
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ozzman54

Illinois

5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What else can I say. Heady Topper has been one of the few beers out of all that I've tried that really lives up to the hype. A masterpiece by The Alchemist. Beer looks great and tastes great whether out of the can or poured. Appearance is copper, orange, unfiltered, cloudy, danky looking. Smell is spot on hoppy, piney, danky and citrusy. Taste is incredible with lots of pungent grapefruit in your face balanced by the piney bitterness and malt. Keeps you wishing you had a whole case. Mouthfeel is smooth and perfectly carbonated. It goes down so easy. This beer is #1 for a reason.

Serving type: can

12-09-2013 20:11:26 | More by ozzman54
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koutkid41

Illinois

4/5  rDev -15.4%

12-09-2013 13:12:12 | More by koutkid41
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rjm0715

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-09-2013 12:21:12 | More by rjm0715
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Rotero24

California

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-09-2013 07:20:11 | More by Rotero24
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HeadieBrews

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-09-2013 03:52:27 | More by HeadieBrews
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leojhartiv


2/5  rDev -57.7%

12-08-2013 23:19:38 | More by leojhartiv
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Willi_BW

California

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-08-2013 22:56:36 | More by Willi_BW
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MNMike

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-08-2013 00:07:27 | More by MNMike
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cbgoods

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-08-2013 00:06:50 | More by cbgoods
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,513 ratings.