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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,957 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,957
Reviews: 1,601
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.4%
Wants: 5,173
Gots: 1,592 | 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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FreeTasteTester

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

12-01-2013 19:24:33 | More by FreeTasteTester
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fthegiants

California

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

12-01-2013 18:31:36 | More by fthegiants
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UcDru

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

12-01-2013 05:26:52 | More by UcDru
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edhizdeid

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-01-2013 04:00:38 | More by edhizdeid
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djjacobsen

California

4.61/5  rDev -2.5%

Definitely worthy of a 100 rating. Fresh hop beer consumed very soon after shipment arrived. Dank, grassy hops. Slight spice and earthy tones. Perfect carbonation and a sweet, faint malt character. Still trumped by Pliny and Enjoy By but among the top of its class. Oh, and I was a bad boy and didn't drink from the can. Hats off to the Alchemest all the way from Vermont doing the west coast ipa as good as or better than almost anyone out there.

12-01-2013 01:16:26 | More by djjacobsen
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Cruick

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-01-2013 00:53:14 | More by Cruick
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ringwersen

Illinois

5/5  rDev +5.7%

11-30-2013 22:34:38 | More by ringwersen
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djgustafson

New York

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

11-30-2013 19:09:01 | More by djgustafson
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PickleBucket29

Illinois

5/5  rDev +5.7%

11-30-2013 17:52:35 | More by PickleBucket29
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StevePac

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

11-30-2013 16:16:43 | More by StevePac
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surferdrew

California

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

11-30-2013 04:31:07 | More by surferdrew
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Brianofthemarsh

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-30-2013 03:18:22 | More by Brianofthemarsh
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-30-2013 01:48:24 | More by SuomiHobbit
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Rainier

California

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-29-2013 07:16:54 | More by Rainier
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socaldiver

California

5/5  rDev +5.7%

11-29-2013 04:01:33 | More by socaldiver
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wakeuptothesun

California

5/5  rDev +5.7%

11-29-2013 03:32:31 | More by wakeuptothesun
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bishopdc0

Maine

4/5  rDev -15.4%

Can that traveled from Vermont to Washington to Maine.

The beer is is golden yellow witha sticky white head. It laces the glass and the can doesn't look half bad either.

The nose is dank with spicy hops there is a slight malty sweetness but the hops are obviously the star. From the can the smell of hops seem a little more prominent but the spicyness is subdued. Reminds me of a less intense abrasive.

The taste matches the nose full of hops spicy and very dry. I am a little underwhelmed, while tasty probably wouldnt make my top 5 dipas

11-29-2013 00:52:40 | More by bishopdc0
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weezarc

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

11-29-2013 00:27:11 | More by weezarc
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Darwin232

New York

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-28-2013 20:14:29 | More by Darwin232
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

11-28-2013 16:56:13 | More by BigGingDrinker
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hearsnobrain

Arizona

4.88/5  rDev +3.2%

Another head sucked into the hype. After trying the sample from the Alchemist tap, which was damn delicious, I was still unsure if the journey was worth it. Settled back where I was staying, I cracked a can and fell in love.

Traveling via car, ferry, train, cab, subway, tram, and plane... a case made it back home to Arizona with me. Friends rejoiced and the nectar was sparingly enjoyed to the last drop.

There are enough ASTMO reviews so I just thought I'd share my story instead.

11-28-2013 09:04:15 | More by hearsnobrain
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Braden

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

11-28-2013 07:07:56 | More by Braden
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BfloBrewHound

New York

5/5  rDev +5.7%

11-28-2013 03:50:11 | More by BfloBrewHound
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BastardFromABasket

Massachusetts

4.89/5  rDev +3.4%

When it's fresh it's truly amazing. Liquid hop candy. It has a hard-to-pinpoint sweetness (not malty, something else) with notes of resin, pine and grapefruit. Like drinking a liquid forest. Over time it loses it's sweetness and grassy notes begin to dominate.

11-28-2013 02:12:38 | More by BastardFromABasket
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jono0101

Missouri

5/5  rDev +5.7%

11-27-2013 19:33:18 | More by jono0101
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,957 ratings.