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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,395 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,395
Reviews: 1,761
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 6,239
Gots: 2,242 | 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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Dear beer drinking community,

Never understood the hype behind this beer. Yeah, it's good, but there are so many better IPAs out there, at least to my palate. Fresh Pliny and Blind Pig are examples. What rogers your jollies so ferociously that you would put this into such lofty heights as being the ranked 1 beer? Maybe I'll never understand, maybe it's the exclusive market, or the story behind it, or maybe it is the fact that you probably over-traded for this, and you're quietly lying to yourself on a site to make yourself feel better and the sensation that it gives you makes you jizz uncontrollably, but that does not make a beer taste better. After all, now there's jizz in your beer. Get over the ego-trip of having a beer people have had thousands and thousands of times over.

Sincerely, a hype hater.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Purchased during almost monthly trips to Vermont. Drink out of can and out of tulip and occasionally from tap.

Appearance - golden-orange hue.

S - citrusy, pine notes. Hop aromas galore. One of my favorite smells in the world.

T - world class taste from beginning to end.

M - nice feel, good level of carbonation

Overall - Definitely one of my favorite beers in the world and very accessible for me. I tend to think some of the Hill Farmstead brews are slightly better, but I stock-up on Heady 4-6 times a year. I feel lucky to get to imbibe Alchemist brews frequently!

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 9,395 ratings.