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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,439 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,439
Reviews: 1,562
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,812
Gots: 1,339 | FT: 38
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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OldeBrickHouse

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I absolutely love this beer. The first time I had it I wasn't overly impressed. Since then it has grown on me and I love it. I had been shying away from IPA's and there were few DIPA's I really enjoyed. Since having Heady several times over the last month I keep drinking more and more DIPA's only to be disappointed that it doesn't live up to Heady. Some may match it in 1 or 2 area's but I don't think there is an IPA or any style I would rather drink than Heady.

Serving type: can

08-28-2013 18:55:03 | More by OldeBrickHouse
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fivealive

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

08-28-2013 18:37:58 | More by fivealive
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bitterbeerguy

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

08-28-2013 02:04:09 | More by bitterbeerguy
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WhipsBrew

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-28-2013 01:15:08 | More by WhipsBrew
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bsm789

Vermont

4.94/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer is amazing and quite unlike most other beers I've had, even DIPA's.

I'm drinking it from the can, but I've seen it poured before. It's a murky, cloudy yellow bordering on orange that is pretty nice to look at, but won't win any awards for its appearance.

The smell. Oh god the smell. Grapefruit, pine, and citrus mixed into a beautiful cacophony of awesome.

Tastes about as awesome as it smells, and unbelievably smooth. I still can't honestly believe it's 8%. Begins sweet, with an awesome bitterness that builds over time and begs for another sip. Gets fruitier as it warms.

Mouthfeel is light and with decent carbonation, maybe could be a little fuller, but I'm nitpicking.

Overall probably my favorite beer (though I acknowledge my local bias). Definitely worth having if you're in the area.

Serving type: can

08-28-2013 00:43:34 | More by bsm789
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tmhoye

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

08-27-2013 22:35:22 | More by tmhoye
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McAndrew

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-27-2013 21:55:58 | More by McAndrew
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-27-2013 19:14:28 | More by HRamz3
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davemathews68

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

08-27-2013 15:48:49 | More by davemathews68
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Nicole83

Vermont

4/5  rDev -15.4%

08-27-2013 15:07:32 | More by Nicole83
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simoen

Belgium

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

08-27-2013 12:43:34 | More by simoen
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peetza1210

California

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

08-26-2013 23:50:27 | More by peetza1210
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MRL731

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

08-26-2013 23:22:13 | More by MRL731
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-26-2013 23:20:05 | More by Blaze5445
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cstcyr

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

08-26-2013 23:02:44 | More by cstcyr
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-26-2013 20:44:23 | More by dfhhead25
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Quickicks

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

08-26-2013 18:55:45 | More by Quickicks
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bellsd62

New York

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

08-26-2013 15:45:56 | More by bellsd62
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michaeljstraub

Georgia

5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-26-2013 14:33:06 | More by michaeljstraub
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RussBeercier

Illinois

5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-26-2013 13:07:13 | More by RussBeercier
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acc88

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

08-26-2013 04:23:52 | More by acc88
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SlamLord

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-26-2013 03:09:23 | More by SlamLord
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Norm406

Montana

5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-26-2013 02:59:58 | More by Norm406
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Kaveman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

08-26-2013 02:28:36 | More by Kaveman
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HighLowJack

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

08-26-2013 01:29:58 | More by HighLowJack
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,439 ratings.