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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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10,162 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,162
Reviews: 1,975
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 7,363
Gots: 2,887 | FT: 47
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:
Beer added by: scottum on 03-27-2004

"An American Double IPA" 75 IBU 8.0% abv
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank this in the recommended can so it's difficult to rate the appearance. I gave it a 4 knowing that it's unfiltered.

Smells really good. Big, dank hop nose leaning towards the pine spectrum.

Taste is very intense. Immediately reminds me of Stone Ruination. It's about all hops with some subtle cues to the malt body.

Mouthfeel is medium to light for a double ipa! I had to double check the can. It's real nice though. Has a bit of stickiness, a bit of dryness.

Overall I think the beer is great. I had a vertical of it next to Pliny the Elder. Heady Topper definitely blew my palate out. I've drank hundreds of IPAs. I don't think it really lent itself 100% to my taste preferences for hop but it was damn good. I'm a bigger fan of the citrus, grapefruit west coast style IPA.

Either way, super glad I got to try this. The beer has eluded me for years and I finally got to give it a go last night. Sweet!

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 10,162 ratings.