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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,485 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,485
Reviews: 1,567
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,840
Gots: 1,365 | 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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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
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11JON11MO

New York

4.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

OK we made the pilgrimage from the Capital District in NY to Vermont. The Alchemist will not be open to the public past 11/15/13 while they look for another place to open up. Yep it was worth the trip.
A - If you are looking for clear then look for a filtered beer. This is and was meant to be unfiltered. Nicely done
S - Pine, Grapefruit, Citrus very nice smell.
T - Again the Hops shines and the pine, grapefruit taste comes out.
M - Very nice not too much alcohol.
O - very nice almost perfection.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2013 02:51:22 | More by 11JON11MO
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saxclar123

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

11-09-2013 23:45:37 | More by saxclar123
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WMEugene

Virginia

5/5  rDev +5.7%

11-09-2013 20:36:54 | More by WMEugene
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xVERITAS

Colorado

4.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The OG of the DIPA world. Had 1 from the can and 1 from a glass.

Pours a murky, shiny orange color. Smells very citrusy and piney. The bitterness is extraordinary. Has a thickness to it that makes it unique but not strange. Easy drinking, making it hard not to just chug it after a long day. Lives up to the hype for sure, and would highly recommend it

Serving type: can

11-09-2013 20:09:59 | More by xVERITAS
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,485 ratings.