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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,221 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,221
Reviews: 1,544
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,638
Gots: 1,233 | 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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freebirdbm14

New York

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

06-11-2013 18:43:23 | More by freebirdbm14
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beerloverofbham

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

06-11-2013 16:29:32 | More by beerloverofbham
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CuddleZombie6

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

06-11-2013 16:22:50 | More by CuddleZombie6
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thaghost

Illinois

5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-11-2013 12:19:37 | More by thaghost
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Crafty99

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-11-2013 11:05:00 | More by Crafty99
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toomuchhops

California

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-11-2013 08:42:34 | More by toomuchhops
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

06-11-2013 06:43:59 | More by savagepm
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sarge27

California

4/5  rDev -15.4%

06-11-2013 04:46:53 | More by sarge27
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BubbleBobble

New York

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

06-11-2013 03:55:33 | More by BubbleBobble
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IndyDad

New York

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

06-11-2013 01:49:51 | More by IndyDad
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Curt1

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-11-2013 01:20:21 | More by Curt1
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agentli

New York

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-10-2013 22:08:20 | More by agentli
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Dorsch

Virginia

5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-10-2013 20:10:00 | More by Dorsch
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chutch15

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great nose! Excellent hazy orange color with substantial white head. I had this from the can, but would love to try it on tap. The on-can instructions to drink it directly from the can are a little disconcerting for the average beer snob. We like glassware!

In short, it is a very tasty beer, but a bit single-faceted to be rated as high as the Plinys. This is more of a grassy hop bomb like Anderson Valley Hop Ottin' than a full-bodied, well-rounded palette pleaser.

Serving type: can

06-10-2013 17:38:53 | More by chutch15
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is quite the beer with the only downside being the appearance, which is probably why the brewer suggests drinking it from the can.

Pours a nice light golden/yellow. But the uneven haze and murkiness just don't look appealing. The absence of a nice fluffy white head makes it worse. Lacing is splotchy

From there things look up. A nice mango, citrus, grapefruit pairing of hops in the nose. Not all that juicy as some dIPAs, but certainly above average. Light biscuit malt

As this one warms it gets a bit buttery, although butter isn't quite the right term. Pithy? Not sure, but the sharpness of the hop flavors (citrus, grapefruit, pomelo) loses a bit after a short while. The biscuit becomes doughy. Still, the flavors are really enjoyable and quenching.

Feel is dry and sparkly. A nice summer time dIPA that hides the abv well.

Serving type: can

06-10-2013 03:43:55 | More by Mebuzzard
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jarrgal

North Dakota

5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-10-2013 01:56:37 | More by jarrgal
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MaltyMates

New York

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

06-10-2013 01:07:27 | More by MaltyMates
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Skunkyluvmuffin

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

06-10-2013 00:44:26 | More by Skunkyluvmuffin
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patrickcmcd

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-09-2013 23:57:30 | More by patrickcmcd
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mlefebvre7

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

06-09-2013 20:20:57 | More by mlefebvre7
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SDG1070

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-09-2013 19:27:22 | More by SDG1070
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dvmin98

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-09-2013 19:17:35 | More by dvmin98
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mketchen

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-09-2013 17:01:08 | More by mketchen
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Andreias21

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

06-09-2013 02:07:14 | More by Andreias21
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PG2G

California

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

06-09-2013 01:31:44 | More by PG2G
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,221 ratings.