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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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9,662 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,662
Reviews: 1,839
rAvg: 4.74
pDev: 6.96%
Wants: 6,622
Gots: 2,489 | FT: 39
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:
Beer added by: scottum on 03-27-2004

"An American Double IPA" 75 IBU 8.0% abv
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Ok there really isn't much I can add the the rep of this beer but rather than just ticking for the sake of ticking, I'll leave a comment.

Super fresh can from the brewery thanks to a fellow BA.

Cracking the can open I'm hit with tropical hop aromas and grass with the fury of a thousand suns. Immediately I'm transported to the moment I had my first whiff of a hoppy beer. Wow. So juicy. Immediately I know this is a treat.

Then came my first hurdle...to pour or not to pour? The answer was simple: do both. With a few size able gulps thrown into the trusty Kane Teku, I could see this beer is unapologetically hazy.

The taste is basically everything you want a DIPA. Very tangible flavors of pineapple, clementines, and mango hit you like a right hand from Iron Mike all the while a very pleasing bitterness lingers long after the finish.

With each taste, you get hit with waves of flavor, as if a war is being waged between tropical fruity hops and the piney/grassy hops. Both vying for your attention.

medium chewy body with no alcohol to be seemingly present. Absurdly drinkable.

Over this was an experience very much akin to that feeling a kid has getting an xbox on Christmas.

Truly a benchmark beer for me.

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 9,662 ratings.