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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,235 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,235
Reviews: 1,627
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.61%
Wants: 5,331
Gots: 1,701 | FT: 35
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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16 oz. can. Canned 2 weeks ago.

Partly cloudy, Bright orange gold body. Thick, whipped, fat finger of rocky, dense, light beige head. Great head retention and lacing. Ridiculous hop nose with tons of fresh mangoes, pineapple, kiwi, mandarin orange, grapefruit, pine sap, and even a little resinous funk. Still, the tropical fruit hop aromas dominate and mix nicely with some candyish malt aromas. Heavenly.

Bitterish hops and toasted malt up front quickly give way to huge tropical fruit hop flavors. Fresh, juicy, luscious mangoes, pineapple, and mandarin orange. Resinous, slightly sappy, oily hop flavors hideout underneath and show up toward the finish. Sweetish, honeyish, fruity malt blends in nicely with the fresh hop wonder wall. Dries out in the finish with lots of lingering tropical fruit hop flavors. Moderately bitter, but mostly just flavorful. Medium-full body with a thickish, chewy feel. Half a case in, and whether straight from the can or poured into a glass this beer just keeps wowing me. World class.

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 8,235 ratings.