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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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9,121 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,121
Reviews: 1,719
rAvg: 4.72
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 5,993
Gots: 2,097 | 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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- amazing honey color hazy with a tinge of orange very little head little glass lacing one of the prettiest beers ive ever looked at

S- sweet fruity piney strong pineapple notes mild citrus

T- as claimed not too big and not overly hoppy mild sweetness mildly fruity starts strong sweet pineapple notes throughout finishes piney perfectly balanced

Mf- mildly carbonated slight toungue tingle lighter than appears stays with you for some time after every sip 10 minutes after drinking and i still have a piney hoppy sweet taste in my mouth

O- lives up to the hype i drove from southern MA to stowe VT for a small chance to find what is a beer milestone in my books and well worth the trip it is as good if not better than i anticipated scarily drinkable and very refreshing you can taste the attention to detail and appreciate the desire to keep the brewery closed the public to perfect their craft deserving of the hype

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so I have to pour it into a glass to see its appearance... right? first drink is out of the can, as recommended, and very nice. first drink is also just after the Pliny, for comparison purposes... hazy and unfiltered, my brain is saying "hefe!" dark, hazy yellow, some head from a soft pour. fragrant. some lemon. as someone else said, "rich, creamy citrus nose..." perfect description. and I liked this description also: "silkier and thicker unfiltered mouthfeel..." this is very good; I can see why it is compared to Pliny. both are very legendary brews.... I cant say one is better, it always fits your mood at the time, right? a little sweet, a little biscuit, very very beautiful... i'm happy to have tried this. I wonder how it tastes fresh?

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can to snifter, although just out the can is great.

A- perfect. I love a light colored DIPA with little malt in the appearance. Yellow with a slight orange hue.

S- punch of fruity and citrus hops. Mango, orange, and other fruits on the nose. No malt anywhere but that's how I love a DIPA.

T- by far the best beer I've had. I'm an IPA or dark stout guy by heart, and while there's tons of great barrel aged and rare stouts out there, this is just my favorite beer overall. No alcohol apparent and one must careful with these. I could drink a case of Heady and have to be carried home or to the hospital, just that refreshing.

O- I find it harder to find words for the good ones. This us just the best beer I've ever had, no matter the hype, this deserves to be #1 in my book.

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 9,121 ratings.