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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,409 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,409
Reviews: 1,654
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 5,446
Gots: 1,775 | 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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Photo of JonRogers
4.84/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I didn't see the beer in a glass as I drank it from the can as recommended, but I imagine it is beautiful judging from the smell. I also drank it a little on the cold side... to thirsty to wait. Taste is fruitful and as smooth as in Imp IPA gets. Hoppy as hell in the best way. Again, very smooth. I drink IPA's 90% of the time and I cant say I have had a better beer.

JonRogers, May 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +5.7%

mkirkland80, May 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

timoteo833, May 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

PowderRay, May 17, 2013
Photo of Glider
4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

Glider, May 17, 2013
Photo of muzzy
5/5  rDev +5.7%

muzzy, May 17, 2013
Photo of HinghamRick
4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

HinghamRick, May 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +5.7%

BillyHayes, May 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

zestar, May 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +5.7%

myersk27, May 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +5.7%

BigStein88, May 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

ReddMoneyBrown, May 17, 2013
Photo of Big_J22
5/5  rDev +5.7%

Big_J22, May 17, 2013
Photo of thegoon55
4.91/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Heady is the real deal.

A- standard golden color, big white head disappears into little lacing.

S- wow. Grapefruit bomb. I love.

T- massive grapefruit notes, pipe, little bit of bitter hops. Lovely.

M- medium perfect body medium carbonation

O- understand why this is the number one beer in the world. Is it the best or my favorite beer? No. But there is nothing wrong with it.

thegoon55, May 17, 2013
Photo of skyout
4.53/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth on the mouthfeel with excellent golden color. Very complex flavors, including a slight metallic taste which is common to IPA's of this type. Overall, excellent in all categories. The brewer encourages one to drink from the can, which isn't typical, but definitely adds to the experience.

skyout, May 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +5.7%

Cdunk11, May 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

BillRoth, May 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

JimmyFlatRock, May 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +5.7%

Mitch_Cumstein, May 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

BigbROB, May 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

moonknight31, May 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

SchuStar, May 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +5.7%

tattoopunk031, May 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Pidzik12, May 16, 2013
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 8,409 ratings.