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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,180 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,180
Reviews: 1,543
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,610
Gots: 1,214 | 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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mpenning13

Ohio

5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-23-2014 15:53:20 | More by mpenning13
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RobertHolley

Virginia

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

I do not like to "believe the hype" but Heady Topper did not disappoint. Did not drink out of the can. The color when poured in a glass is beautiful. The smell is very unique and the flavor holds true. One of my most important factors in tasting beers is the after taste. Heady just keeps going and going. Fantastic beer.

Serving type: can

03-23-2014 15:05:08 | More by RobertHolley
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WebGuyMike

Florida

5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-23-2014 14:33:51 | More by WebGuyMike
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Norseman

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

03-23-2014 04:44:35 | More by Norseman
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Hophead54

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -52.4%

03-23-2014 03:07:35 | More by Hophead54
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TwoBeers

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-22-2014 22:00:22 | More by TwoBeers
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wellsnb

Ohio

5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-22-2014 21:55:51 | More by wellsnb
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Ace1117

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

03-22-2014 21:38:37 | More by Ace1117
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thesarahfuller

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-22-2014 21:12:48 | More by thesarahfuller
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afsdan

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

03-22-2014 19:21:10 | More by afsdan
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chefmikeanderson

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

03-22-2014 18:39:45 | More by chefmikeanderson
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-22-2014 16:13:06 | More by KolbMarley
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-22-2014 03:18:16 | More by jpd7374
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controlfate

Illinois

4.99/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Received a 4-pack in a trade. Served chilled in the can, as per the manufactures instructions.

A: I drank it out of the can, so it's hard to assess the appearance.
S: The smell is outstanding, very fruity, citrusy, and piney.
T: The taste follows the aroma with notes of grapefruit, orange, pineapple, pine, and mango. The taste starts out citrusy sweet, with a piney bite that tapers into a smooth fruity finish.
M: A medium bodied mouthfeel that leaves the tongue salivating for more.
O: I have been searching for this beer for a while and it did not disappoint! I will have the next one in a glass to compare the taste. Heady Topper is a must try for any IPA and IIPA fans!

Serving type: can

03-21-2014 21:42:20 | More by controlfate
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

03-21-2014 13:44:11 | More by Celtics76
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Arrowhuntr

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

03-21-2014 12:31:16 | More by Arrowhuntr
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GJDitzler

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-21-2014 12:00:50 | More by GJDitzler
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pants678

California

3.7/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Yellow/orange body with a fluffy white head.

A honey-like sweetness and very floral.

Bread and not quite grapefruit but still a tangy fruit flavor. Spicy and not quite as sweet as the nose. Not bitter, as advertised, but a little metallic (or maybe alcoholic). I saw it's a combination of six hops, the only one I'm sure of is simcoe. After that, possibly cascade, possibly amarillo.

A softer finish, kind of a sticky beer.

Serving type: can

03-21-2014 03:48:40 | More by pants678
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Jaxbrew

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

03-21-2014 02:38:02 | More by Jaxbrew
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bdelonj13

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

03-21-2014 01:21:45 | More by bdelonj13
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Foxman

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-21-2014 00:06:38 | More by Foxman
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Dougish

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-20-2014 19:12:42 | More by Dougish
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beefsquatch

New York

5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-20-2014 14:35:31 | More by beefsquatch
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CrummyLuke

Nebraska

5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-20-2014 13:43:25 | More by CrummyLuke
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MortalKombat14

Michigan

5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-20-2014 05:00:25 | More by MortalKombat14
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,180 ratings.