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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,910 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,910
Reviews: 1,903
rAvg: 4.74
pDev: 6.96%
Wants: 7,048
Gots: 2,689 | FT: 41
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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Photo of snaxcat
4.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rden4654
4.02/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tsandler
4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tedho21
4.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jgoth34
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ACWatkins
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of crebp
4.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ryan1
4.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of RWACKO
4.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of TheBresident
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Unassuming, tasty, a true treat on the palate. Better get in line early if you want some. Many thanks to my great friends who allowed me to indulge in this fantastic offering.

Photo of Bill-Brasky
4.55/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Philipsl
4.91/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hippieflip
4.71/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerOps
4.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dabear85
4.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

hoppy but not too hoppy bitter but not too bitter ..hands down the best beer I've ever had

Photo of baetix
4.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of elvisdoc
4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amazing. The best DIPA I have ever tasted. Even better than Pliny the Elder on tap (but not by much).

Photo of Grodd87
4.85/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kevlee722
4.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beaversfan12
4.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dsl72701
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of gcrowell77
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Allen_Modine
4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of micromaniac129
4.29/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very hazy, cloudy and just plan murky. the color is burnish orange. The head produced was tall with sticky froth that leave plenty of lacing in my glass.
The aroma is bursting with hops, and it should it's dry hopped. Lots of citrus and tropical notes like tangerines, pithy with pine and resiny dank freshness.
Very bold tasting with a sweet bitterness up front and then dries out to a smooth finish.
The hop flavor was more subtle then in the nose but in the taste i got some citrus and pine notes. Malts come to the fore front towards the end.
At the finish I can pick up some tropical fruits. The taste is also somewhat raw or wet.
A very good beer. Worthy to a point of all the praise and hype.

Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 9,910 ratings.