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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,489 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,489
Reviews: 1,567
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,843
Gots: 1,366 | FT: 37
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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Lkell30

New York

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

This is a useless review, I'm no critic but I love heady topper. Got a case the last canning day at their current location. No refined palate here, but I appreciate great beer and I consider ht a leader of the pack. I love the can, I prefer drinking out of a can across the board, and I am no stranger to Budweiser or miller lite. To me all these beers have a place, but as far as double IPA's go, this is my favorite so far.

Serving type: can

11-14-2013 22:45:55 | More by Lkell30
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GNH3

Virginia

5/5  rDev +5.7%

11-14-2013 22:32:11 | More by GNH3
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HabiMendes

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-14-2013 22:26:43 | More by HabiMendes
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dobmaster

Quebec (Canada)

4.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Firts time i stop at the alchemist (driving from Ottawa Canada to Cape-Cod) they were out... i was mad. On the way home...they were still out of beer. I was really mad. The free samples were nice...but its more like torture.

Then last week i manage to take a trip down Vermont, Skip the monday craziness lines.
Whent back on thuesday...waited maybe a hour in line. Now im happy :)

This is a great beer! not a big crazy hop megabomb ( i REALY like hop megabomb) but its a very very good beer. Sooo easy to drink, you just want more more and more...Now i actualy think its a good thing that its hard to find and 4 hour drive from my place coz if i ad easy access to this beer ? it could become a problem lol

Serving type: can

11-14-2013 17:54:51 | More by dobmaster
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JArt

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +5.7%

11-14-2013 15:15:27 | More by JArt
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SightinColor

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-14-2013 05:07:28 | More by SightinColor
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creepinjeeper

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

11-13-2013 21:47:19 | More by creepinjeeper
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Juice-O

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

11-13-2013 14:07:08 | More by Juice-O
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Moopband

New York

5/5  rDev +5.7%

11-13-2013 04:26:12 | More by Moopband
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sahd-1

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

11-13-2013 04:01:11 | More by sahd-1
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

11-13-2013 02:55:28 | More by mmulebarn
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Nelli769

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +5.7%

11-13-2013 02:45:41 | More by Nelli769
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AnchorDrops

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-13-2013 01:37:45 | More by AnchorDrops
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Amerikon

California

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

11-12-2013 15:14:42 | More by Amerikon
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jackmax

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

11-12-2013 02:09:24 | More by jackmax
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Lebzilla

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

11-11-2013 16:12:03 | More by Lebzilla
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BringbakFavre

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

11-11-2013 04:26:07 | More by BringbakFavre
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TommyD335

New York

5/5  rDev +5.7%

11-11-2013 02:03:21 | More by TommyD335
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Chipleton3

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-11-2013 00:55:10 | More by Chipleton3
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Kevin_Chapman

New York

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

11-11-2013 00:15:19 | More by Kevin_Chapman
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dansmcd

Australia

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

11-11-2013 00:11:42 | More by dansmcd
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kandiiman86

New York

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

11-10-2013 23:38:13 | More by kandiiman86
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T-34-85

New York

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

Stopped by the brewery as part of a tour around New England, having an onsite sample and picking up a case of cans.

Poured into a balloon glass (tried from can as well):

A: Orange and cloudy with a nice foamy head.

S: Intense and complex hop aroma with citrus and pine notes.

T: Hop bitterness with surprising level of sweetness.

M: Intense mouthfeel that really attacks the tongue.

Overall: Intense beer that leaves you hard pressed to have another right away. Great hop aroma and intense flavor. Worth the effort to get your hands on this beer. Amazing Double IPA.

Serving type: can

11-10-2013 16:16:10 | More by T-34-85
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-10-2013 04:45:27 | More by bulldogg915
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morrowd3

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

11-10-2013 04:34:52 | More by morrowd3
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,489 ratings.