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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,449 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,449
Reviews: 1,564
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,821
Gots: 1,347 | FT: 37
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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sjones5045

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ok so this beer says to drink out of the can, so I am reviewing this beer drinking one from the can and one poured into a glass on a separate session. So the look isn't good. Tons of grainy sediment but to be fair they do tell you to keep it in the can for smell reasons, but after seeing it in a glass I call BS and say this is why they don't want you to see it. The smell is a hoppy citrus explosion. Might be the most citrus I've ever smelled in a beer. Most importantly the taste, and the taste is pretty good and smooth on some tastes and others a little more harsh. Never bad but kind of inconsistent taste through the beer. Overall, it's a good beer but not great, or for that matter the best rating on advocate. Double IPAs is perhaps the most competitive class of beers and I have definitely had better than this.

Update: had a third now out of the can, and it was a hell of a lot better than I remember. Extremely smooth and consistent. Now I don't know what to think about this except that I need to get a 4th to see if its as good as this one. It's very smooth but interestingly enough it lacked the citrus explosion like the last one had. Still can't say it the best double IPA. Yet.

Serving type: can

05-31-2013 20:57:20 | More by sjones5045
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tonyclifton36

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-10-2012 02:48:31 | More by tonyclifton36
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glass_house

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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GuisseppeFranco

New York

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-06-2012 21:06:44 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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rouhlas3

Greece

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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penguinstout

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-12-2013 20:05:47 | More by penguinstout
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mzeld

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-02-2013 06:38:40 | More by mzeld
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dumptruck81

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-11-2012 18:49:35 | More by dumptruck81
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Jayhoop

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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wyckydsceptre

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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JeremyK684

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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sjstraub

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-06-2012 03:30:24 | More by sjstraub
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poohbearzeccola

New York

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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ChayDudeTheYounger

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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GBallHead

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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jason_nwx

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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rvajohn

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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broadway848

New York

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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xxcarpxx

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-23-2012 23:27:28 | More by xxcarpxx
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Keene

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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SCEV

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Kruxx

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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AndrewKroll

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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micko323

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-25-2013 23:54:12 | More by micko323
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,449 ratings.