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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,313 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,313
Reviews: 1,637
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 5,386
Gots: 1,736 | 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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5/5  rDev +5.7%

Mullen2525, Feb 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.53/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Props to my brother in law for snagging this for me. I've now had Pliny, Heady and Hoslam in one winter. Anyway, this stuff looks hazy, smells dank and piney. Tastes bitter pine and I'm not sure what else. Great stuff. Wish I could get it all the time.

DrStiffington, Feb 24, 2013
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5/5  rDev +5.7%

Burr297, Feb 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +5.7%

Thanks4nuthin, Feb 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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5/5  rDev +5.7%

N3ptune, Feb 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

MMAJYK, Feb 22, 2013
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5/5  rDev +5.7%

mendonza, Feb 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

deuce9259, Feb 22, 2013
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5/5  rDev +5.7%

Jballn, Feb 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Geuzedad, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of beagle826
4.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Per their request, drank it out of the can. Guess I'll have to rate the appearance of the can. Silvery and tall, not the best logo I've ever seen but not too bad.

Incredible aroma hops hops hops, most aromatic beer I've ever smelt.

First sip and...nice...not too bitter, not too floral, just the right balance of sweet, citrusy hops.

Nice finish, but as I progress into the can, the bitterness begins to build up a bit.

Overall, I loved this beer. Do I think it lived up to the epic hype? Probably not, they never do. It was an incredible IPA, maybe not the best I've ever had though. Does make me wish I lived in VT.

beagle826, Feb 22, 2013
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4.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I took a trip to Vermont with my brother and a friend of mine from Boston for a guys day out. This beer was well worth the 3 hour drive. Normally prefer bottles over cans but this beer was outstanding.

I am not normally a big fan of IPAs but i loved this one. One of the best beers I've ever had.

MikeB1984, Feb 21, 2013
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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 8,313 ratings.