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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,890 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,890
Reviews: 1,897
rAvg: 4.74
pDev: 6.96%
Wants: 7,022
Gots: 2,670 | 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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Photo of Illinasia
4.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of markguerin
4.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gives me a reason to travel to northern Vermont or beg some buddies too. Just can't beat heady!

Photo of Alextravis845
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Furlinator
4.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My 600th Beer Advocate review. Enjoyed on my birthday 02/21/15.

I poured about 2 ounces of this into a glass in order to rate it's appearance. The remaining beer was left in the can as requested by the brewer's notes.

This poured slightly more pale yellow than I expected, with a 1/2 inch white head that left strands of lace.

The smell is of citrus fruit, tropical fruit and faint pine.

The taste is bitter grapefruit, subtle tropical fruit sweetness followed by pine bitterness on the finish.

The texture is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This is a very well balanced double IPA. Not a one-dimensional hop bomb by any means. World class without a doubt.

Photo of snaxcat
4.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rden4654
4.02/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tsandler
4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tedho21
4.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jgoth34
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ACWatkins
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of crebp
4.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ryan1
4.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of RWACKO
4.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of TheBresident
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Unassuming, tasty, a true treat on the palate. Better get in line early if you want some. Many thanks to my great friends who allowed me to indulge in this fantastic offering.

Photo of Bill-Brasky
4.55/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Philipsl
4.91/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hippieflip
4.71/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerOps
4.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dabear85
4.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

hoppy but not too hoppy bitter but not too bitter ..hands down the best beer I've ever had

Photo of baetix
4.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of elvisdoc
4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amazing. The best DIPA I have ever tasted. Even better than Pliny the Elder on tap (but not by much).

Photo of Grodd87
4.85/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kevlee722
4.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beaversfan12
4.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 9,890 ratings.