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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,847 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,847
Reviews: 1,590
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.4%
Wants: 5,093
Gots: 1,534 | FT: 34
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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archiegraham

Pennsylvania

4.95/5  rDev +4.7%

I wasn't sure if this beer could live up to all the hype...

It did...

Very hoppy with excellent flavor, and perfectly balanced. Wonderful hop aroma and complicated flavor. Gets better with every sip.

My only complaint is that I would prefer a bottle over a can. And of course the fact that it's not available in PA.

08-01-2013 04:03:14 | More by archiegraham
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BrewQuest

Maine

5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-01-2013 01:38:29 | More by BrewQuest
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drowland

Georgia

4/5  rDev -15.4%

6/17/12. Tallboy shared by a dude in the BA Zhukov line. Nice pour - orange with a nice khaki head.. Wonderful hoppy aroma with lots of citrus and grapefruit, some malt backing. Nice hoppy flavor with plenty of sweet caramel backing up the bold citrus and grapefruit. Nice!

08-01-2013 01:32:57 | More by drowland
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mevans05

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-31-2013 16:58:50 | More by mevans05
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Ultra-Plinian

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-31-2013 16:53:12 | More by Ultra-Plinian
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AKuehn47

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-31-2013 16:34:18 | More by AKuehn47
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johunnic

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-31-2013 16:02:13 | More by johunnic
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Slater-san

Maryland

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-31-2013 10:51:29 | More by Slater-san
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Pecan

California

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-31-2013 06:02:57 | More by Pecan
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shredder83

Illinois

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-31-2013 04:51:15 | More by shredder83
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ChuyAvocadoCafe

California

4.34/5  rDev -8.2%

Drink it out of the CAN!!! First of all; dont tell me how to drink my beer...

It hit me in the face with a nose punch! I did drink it out of the can and I was surprised to find out I can actually smell it.. Nice and hoppy with a lot of zest, lemon orange and bitter on the nose..

I just experienced the Zombie Dust previous to this Gem, and in comparison I enjoy the fact that its not as skunky and citrus laced.. Yes, there are a lot of factors involved; Where was it stored? Where was it sourced? What temp was it stored at? How many times did the delivery guy drop the cases? Nevertheless, I was taken back by this beer and I can honestly say it had a perfect balance of hoppiness to bitterness to citrus and skunk... Well done..

Super creamy and dreamy, but not what I really expected,.. More effervescence than the "other" I have tried. Im glad it had a nice ZING to it. HOLY SHIT; DRINK OUT OF THE CAN!!! Now it makes sense. Pour in to a glass and lose the effervescence, keep it in the can and get that TINGE!! GENIUS! !! Well done John Kimmich! Well Done.

Im glad I am starting my beer journey. A little late in the Scheme of things in my life.. This beer DID set the standard.. Cant wait to see what happens next..

Please let me know what to carry at www.avocadocafes.com and email me at [email protected] HELP BRING GREAT BEER TO HB CA>!!

07-31-2013 04:14:18 | More by ChuyAvocadoCafe
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Masspike84

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-31-2013 03:49:19 | More by Masspike84
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texasdrugaddict

New Mexico

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-31-2013 02:39:11 | More by texasdrugaddict
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VTMatt

Vermont

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-31-2013 02:27:53 | More by VTMatt
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Chrixsus

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-31-2013 01:52:56 | More by Chrixsus
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

07-31-2013 01:30:46 | More by heerboth
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maxhock

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-30-2013 23:38:41 | More by maxhock
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JonathanC

California

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-30-2013 21:36:19 | More by JonathanC
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hit728

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-30-2013 20:17:09 | More by hit728
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jzmcd

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-30-2013 19:42:39 | More by jzmcd
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NorCalAussie

California

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-30-2013 19:13:01 | More by NorCalAussie
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.64/5  rDev -1.9%

Thanks to Liam for hooking up a few cans of this bad boy

Hazy peach-ornage colour, ring of white head with some spots of lace as well. Smell is all out tropical fruit, orange, peach flesh, light pine and some floral earthy points with a touch of malt in the back as well, nice fruity hop nose though. Taste is a mix of citrus fruit, tangerine, orange grapefruit, a little bit of white grape, assertive bitterness throughout but never tastes to bitter, certainly more hop flavour here as opposed to hop bitterness, a light sweetness present before a long dry hoppy finish. Lightly carbonated, oily and quite slick, medium-full body. Incredible stuff, insanely drinkable and something I would love to have a fridge full of as I could drink this daily and probably never get tired of it.

07-30-2013 16:25:31 | More by peensteen
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TheRavenger

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-30-2013 04:27:29 | More by TheRavenger
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sacrifyse

Florida

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-30-2013 03:42:47 | More by sacrifyse
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Wormwood14

Florida

5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-30-2013 01:07:50 | More by Wormwood14
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,847 ratings.