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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,995 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 7,995
Reviews: 1,604
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.4%
Wants: 5,201
Gots: 1,609 | FT: 36
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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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

12-25-2013 23:29:41 | More by thatoneguymike
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BigGold

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

12-25-2013 18:44:55 | More by BigGold
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Ptzy13

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-25-2013 14:41:06 | More by Ptzy13
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HoppyBastard1

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

12-25-2013 13:41:23 | More by HoppyBastard1
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cfinch2

Virginia

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-25-2013 13:38:33 | More by cfinch2
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CMalenda

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-25-2013 05:47:50 | More by CMalenda
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neverdie77

Texas

4.9/5  rDev +3.6%

I have had many hoppy beers....but this one takes the cake.

I am currently drinking my first Heady Topper. I drove, and I am not exaggerating, 30 hours to get a can of this beer. Texas to New York. I thought I would have to do another 3 hrs but I lucked out in New York and found a four pack for a whopping 32$.

But God, was it worth the 32$. I have never drank something so aromatic. Upon opening, it literally smelled like the bliss of a summer day in a field of evergreen trees.

Lots of people on here are talking about complexity. This beer isn't as complex as an einsbock, but the wave after wave of hoppy goodness that overtakes you is TOTALLY worth the wait, price, or sacrifice it took to get a can of this liquid gold in your hands.

Enjoy...when you get some yourself.

12-24-2013 22:49:42 | More by neverdie77
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-24-2013 21:35:48 | More by TTripp725
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Inglewood

Illinois

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-24-2013 18:45:14 | More by Inglewood
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Maltyduo

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -20.7%

12-24-2013 18:04:24 | More by Maltyduo
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Sergeh

California

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-24-2013 07:27:24 | More by Sergeh
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MattLatuchie

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-24-2013 06:43:31 | More by MattLatuchie
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DerrickW

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

12-24-2013 05:08:48 | More by DerrickW
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jroof1

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-23-2013 23:35:11 | More by jroof1
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mykill84

Ohio

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-23-2013 05:30:43 | More by mykill84
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BarberDan329

Massachusetts

4.99/5  rDev +5.5%

A: hazy golden, i want to jump in

S: every time i crack one i get a really good kind bud scent, hoppy, citrus, bread, floral

T: WOW, each time i have a Heady i am just flat out floored. All the smells come through in the taste.... I Crave this flavor

M: wonderful, smiles as it makes its way down my throat, a great aftertaste that i would be happy to have linger all day

O: fantastic, it just doesn't get better in the the DIPA world, or maybe any other world for that matter. I am always ready for a Heady!

12-23-2013 04:17:12 | More by BarberDan329
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Tirefan

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

12-23-2013 01:14:42 | More by Tirefan
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MarkF150

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-22-2013 20:48:25 | More by MarkF150
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BigZ2214

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-22-2013 18:43:16 | More by BigZ2214
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lorkovicb

New York

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-22-2013 16:41:18 | More by lorkovicb
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Plissken

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-22-2013 12:37:34 | More by Plissken
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Stofko1992

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

12-22-2013 07:02:36 | More by Stofko1992
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Huolis72

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-22-2013 03:35:05 | More by Huolis72
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mkennedy119

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

12-22-2013 02:42:59 | More by mkennedy119
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kjlcm

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +5.7%

Finally got to try. My can is under a week old. In my book this stuff absolutely lives up to the hype. A perfect hop forward IPA. I prefer it in the glass so I can admire the color and the smell. It appears a murky yellow / orange almost resembling juice. The smell is hops and more hops. Taste just like it smells - awesome! This is the real deal!!!

12-22-2013 00:28:29 | More by kjlcm
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,995 ratings.