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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,357 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,357
Reviews: 1,553
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,742
Gots: 1,295 | FT: 38
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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JRBecks

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

08-21-2012 19:37:40 | More by JRBecks
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wtfdic

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-21-2012 14:19:51 | More by wtfdic
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mikem0487

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My buddy went up to Vermont this past month and was lucky enough to pick up a 6pack for himself and gave me one!

A-Two finger head dissipated quickly back into the beer. Not to much lacing going on either. Unfiltered beer with a off amber brown color. Looks heady for a unfiltered double IPA!

S-Earthy grapefruit aroma dominates. Mild lemon/citrus notes with the caramel malts behind it all. Smells great!

T-Get hops throughout the whole palate. The hops arent too overwhelming however. Everything is cohesive until the end where the hops hit the back of the tongue. Leaves great after taste. Get all that earthy citrus hops found in the nose. Has a nice caramel malt profile to help subdue the hoppiness in this beer!

M-Has great mouthfeel. Love unfiltered beers. Slighty chewy. Good carbonation in this.

O-Great beer. Has everything you are looking for in a double IPA! Only thing that its lacking is in the appearance with the minute head retention. As long as the beer smells appetizing and taste good I am happy so nothing to worry about in this beer!

Serving type: can

08-21-2012 01:38:31 | More by mikem0487
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FullObs

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -20.7%

08-20-2012 16:55:01 | More by FullObs
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johnyb

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

08-19-2012 17:23:21 | More by johnyb
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ControlledBurn

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-18-2012 23:17:12 | More by ControlledBurn
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jvillefan

California

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-18-2012 04:53:42 | More by jvillefan
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Jmac91

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-17-2012 20:35:59 | More by Jmac91
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The22Lou

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-17-2012 19:49:35 | More by The22Lou
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truthcontortion

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

08-17-2012 13:54:44 | More by truthcontortion
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Brutesling57

Ohio

5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-17-2012 05:10:34 | More by Brutesling57
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FUNKPhD

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -26%

08-16-2012 20:57:02 | More by FUNKPhD
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diverite

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

08-16-2012 17:35:41 | More by diverite
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illini4x4


5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-16-2012 05:45:07 | More by illini4x4
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

08-16-2012 00:58:34 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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kpattonunc

California

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

08-15-2012 20:20:32 | More by kpattonunc
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Wildnoodle

Indiana

5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-15-2012 05:06:05 | More by Wildnoodle
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

08-15-2012 02:19:24 | More by ComRock12
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5/5  rDev +5.7%

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08-14-2012 23:42:31 | More by
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JackieTH

Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Rob for acquiring this one. Really cool can, by the way, although I didn't heed the advice to drink from it.

Poured a very hazy orange with a big billowing head that receeded slowly with ample lacing.

Pine and ripe tropical fruit in the smell, and that's where the ride started and it didn't end until the glass was emptied, or nearly emptied sans the heavy sedimentation that had settled into the bottom of the glasses. Smells of pine, tropical fruits, peppery even..almost like the faint cordite that lingers in the air after fireworks.

Flavors of tropical elements, also mint, sap resin, canteloupe, star fruits, watermelon rind..this fella is chaotic, but oh it's flavorful. Hints of the alcohol poking through. Mouthfeel is firm and zesty, excellent carbonation, very well crafted.

This one takes you for quite a ride but in the end it's simply refreshing and tasty.

Very nice.

Serving type: can

08-14-2012 21:34:06 | More by JackieTH
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Domeshot14

California

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-14-2012 20:08:01 | More by Domeshot14
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-14-2012 17:42:28 | More by TimoP
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TronDave


5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - An awesome can - Drink from it.

S - A Beautiful strong sweet Smell

T - Hoppy explosion with gusto and wisdom

M - crisp and refreshing

O - It's simply the best 2xIPA out there.... I had a fun time tasting the beer in Waterbury and meeting the crew. Its a great beer made by good people. Enough said.

Serving type: can

08-14-2012 01:15:58 | More by TronDave
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Nickfellow007

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-13-2012 07:37:20 | More by Nickfellow007
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Happyhopper

New York

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

08-13-2012 02:10:41 | More by Happyhopper
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
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