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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,260 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,260
Reviews: 1,628
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.61%
Wants: 5,356
Gots: 1,715 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hmmm, what can I say? It's one of the best beers I have had the joy of drinking. Everything from the presentation of the can, the four pack little plastic holder thingy, to the fact that it's a pounder can, just makes it that much more special.

I was lucky enough to make a trip to Montpelier, VT and purchase three cases of this delicious beer. I listened to the instructions and I have drank every single one from the can. That is the only reason I couldn't really judge the appearance that much as I can only see it in the bowels of the dark can.

The smell gets you immediately. My nose lights up as I take my first sip. You are hit with a wall of amazing hop flavor. I have come to expect this from double IPA's but what I was caught off guard by was the extreme smoothness at the end. I mean this in the best possible way when I say it ends with little to no drama. It's deceptively easy to go down and would be very dangerous if you didn't know what you were drinking.

Definitely in my top two or three beers...

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I have had this beer multiple times and I just can't get enough.
Always drink from the can if it is possible.
The smell will make you want to climb inside. You may find yourself smelling the beer more than you are sipping it.
I have had it straight off the tap in Vermont with John Kimmich and I have had a can 6 months old and this beer holds up nicely. Not saying I would suggest keeping it around that long by any means.
Drink it fresh and from the can and don't be a douchebag.

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 8,260 ratings.