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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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Heady TopperHeady Topper

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9,899 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,899
Reviews: 1,899
rAvg: 4.74
pDev: 6.96%
Wants: 7,034
Gots: 2,676 | 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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4.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Cans received from a fellow BA bud 5/4/13. Believed to be within a couple weeks of being canned.

Poured into pint glass.

Pours a gorgeous golden orange with a lot of floaties. Smell is BIG on grapefruit/citrus/pine, lots of good stuff going here. Taste is dead on with the aroma, with more pine/resiny flavors coming through. There's almost too many wonderful flavors to mention, but everything is balanced and so well crafted.

This is one amazing brew. One of the rare "white whales" that certainly lives up to the hype. I always look forward to these in my mailbox!

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4.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A-Drank from the can per Alchemist's suggestion, but I'm sure it looks fine.
S-Hops, hops, hops are booming out of the can, which give it an aroma of citrus or grapefruit.
T-Beautifully bitter like unrequited first love, but with a fruity sweetness that keeps you coming back for more.
M-Feels like a very hoppy double IPA and you can taste it afterwards too.
O-Very glad that I can find this locally every week.

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4.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16oz Tall Boy purchased from the cannery hours earlier. Consumed from the can. Appearance is a murky dishwater color with sediment. Aroma is uber hoppy. Big grapefruit with sweet citrus and tropical fruits. Outstanding. Taste mirrors the aroma. Lots of hoppy goodness. Plenty of grapefruit along with citrus peel and hints of pine towards the end. Tropical notes as well. Pineapple. Dry, oily mouthfeel. Bitter and delicious. Highly drinkable. Amazing brew. Overall, hype warranted.

Note: Appearance rated from a separate time where I poured it into a glass.

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 9,899 ratings.