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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,500 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,500
Reviews: 1,568
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,843
Gots: 1,373 | 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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tabhill

New York

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

09-25-2013 04:43:26 | More by tabhill
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TheBigJohnson

New York

4.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

To date, one of the most enjoyable beers that I've ever drank.

The only thing you need to know is that you must try it. Perfect balance of powerful hops with the perfect combination of finishing flavors like grapefruit, pineapple, peach, and caramel.

It's amazing how easy it is to drink, but it's just that good.

Serving type: can

09-25-2013 03:36:29 | More by TheBigJohnson
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BryanK

New York

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

09-25-2013 03:13:40 | More by BryanK
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enulcwww

Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is everything a beer should be amazing drinkability great odor and taste this is just everything that I could possibly want in a beer experience. The presentation of the can is perfect and well worth the journey into the middle of no where Vermont. While 72 for a case may seem high I would be willing to spend over and over again.

Serving type: can

09-25-2013 02:46:23 | More by enulcwww
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kkoehnlein

Pennsylvania

4.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Nice hazy orange color. Very nice off-white head.

Smell: Incredible hop aroma! Everything you love about the smell of fresh hops.

Taste: Perfect balance and harmony...bitter but not too bitter...wonderful hop flavors but not too much...malty but not too malty...wow!

Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation. Much smoother/thinner than I anticipated...very drinkable. The can says it perfectly...So drinkable, it's scary

Drinkability: I feel very fortunate to have tried this beer as it is very hard to get. If you get a chance you have got to give it a try. Hard not to sound cliche with this beer but it is nearly perfect...I think I could drink it exclusively and be happy.

Serving type: can (and a cool can at that)

Serving type: can

09-25-2013 01:56:31 | More by kkoehnlein
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

09-25-2013 00:59:30 | More by TastyIsBeer
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rEBELlION

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

09-24-2013 16:43:36 | More by rEBELlION
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Randyfultz

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

09-24-2013 02:13:49 | More by Randyfultz
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AndyBennett

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +5.7%

09-23-2013 21:36:27 | More by AndyBennett
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

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

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves lovely lacing.

Smell: Holy freakin hops. It has a very fresh tropical smell of citrus, pineapple, grapefruit, piney resins, buttery malts and sweet caramel.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has alot of citrus upfront, grapefruit, pineapple, a very nice resiny pine bitterness, bready/buttery malts, sweet caramel. The flavors all work so well together. Can't ask for a better balance.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a great overall balance and feel. I can't get enough of it.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas. This is a world class beer, if you ever get the chance to try it don't hesitate. It's near perfection in a can.

Serving type: can

09-23-2013 20:42:40 | More by SebD
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ToddThompson

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

09-23-2013 15:39:26 | More by ToddThompson
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

09-23-2013 15:32:29 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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kirchy

New York

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

09-23-2013 01:46:50 | More by kirchy
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TxUltraRunner

Texas

5/5  rDev +5.7%

09-23-2013 01:27:19 | More by TxUltraRunner
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jimmaay

Nevada

4.53/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First time having this brew. I must say it lived up to the hype for sure. great hoppy taste and not too bitter. very easily drinkable. I would choose this over any other ipa/dipa available. the only negative thing I can say about it is it's availability. I wish I didn't have to have it shipped out to Las Vegas! Cheers!

Serving type: can

09-23-2013 00:56:52 | More by jimmaay
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beermeister9

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

09-23-2013 00:16:12 | More by beermeister9
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socalbrewlvr

California

5/5  rDev +5.7%

09-22-2013 22:08:13 | More by socalbrewlvr
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Mia_S

Maine

4/5  rDev -15.4%

09-22-2013 19:34:32 | More by Mia_S
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barrelofbastard

California

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

09-22-2013 18:16:43 | More by barrelofbastard
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moonridge

New York

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

09-22-2013 10:32:16 | More by moonridge
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Benwasright

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

09-22-2013 01:16:42 | More by Benwasright
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chrisbarthol

Ohio

5/5  rDev +5.7%

09-21-2013 21:39:40 | More by chrisbarthol
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traviswhillier

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

09-21-2013 20:22:39 | More by traviswhillier
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The-yetti

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

09-21-2013 12:27:36 | More by The-yetti
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kidrogers

Illinois

4.76/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Was everything I hoped it to be. Thank you Danny Mac for sharing! I wish I had just one more sip, then one more can. Everyone can write more descriptive reviews, I just wanted to tell about the experience. Read a ton of opinions and this was one of the few that I whole heartedly agree with. If you have it, I am jealous, if you can find it, count yer blessings! If you have an extra share it with a friend. Drink, be fat and happy all!

Serving type: can

09-21-2013 04:58:05 | More by kidrogers
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,500 ratings.