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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,194 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 7,194
Reviews: 1,543
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 4,616
Gots: 1,219 | 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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Ksource

Georgia

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-30-2014 20:29:16 | More by Ksource
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Delco

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

04-30-2014 17:14:11 | More by Delco
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BillKuhnel

New York

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-30-2014 14:28:29 | More by BillKuhnel
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hansenm72

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-30-2014 14:22:37 | More by hansenm72
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QuietAlien

California

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-30-2014 10:41:00 | More by QuietAlien
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ellixsmj22

Vermont

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-30-2014 03:06:45 | More by ellixsmj22
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avas

New York

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-30-2014 03:03:32 | More by avas
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BeboThoughts

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-30-2014 02:56:08 | More by BeboThoughts
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BeerforLunch

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

04-30-2014 02:23:48 | More by BeerforLunch
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sanitysgoodbye

Michigan

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-30-2014 02:21:03 | More by sanitysgoodbye
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AlanBeerMan

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

04-30-2014 02:00:50 | More by AlanBeerMan
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NickT1218

California

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-30-2014 00:55:28 | More by NickT1218
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AJ_Barbieri

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-29-2014 18:13:47 | More by AJ_Barbieri
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CHILLINDYLAN

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

04-29-2014 17:00:11 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
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brahdeel

Illinois

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-29-2014 14:59:50 | More by brahdeel
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Kyle_Campbell

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-29-2014 10:42:20 | More by Kyle_Campbell
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random846

California

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-29-2014 09:37:42 | More by random846
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Choco86

Utah

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

04-29-2014 08:50:41 | More by Choco86
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ljthiesse

Manitoba (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big, fresh hop aromas right out of the can - tons of pine and some nice citrus. Flavor is quite bitter, yet beautifully balanced, managing to be easy drinking while still full-bodied and packing a huge hoppy punch. Great mouthfeel, nicely complex, very tasty. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Serving type: can

04-29-2014 04:23:18 | More by ljthiesse
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CraftyJoseph

California

4.74/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drank it straight out of the can!

You definitely get hit with an intense Hop aroma once you open the can!

Perfect balance of bitterness and hops

Definitely one of my favorite beers!

Can was about 2 weeks old, no hops had dropped off yet!

Can't wait to drink it again

Serving type: can

04-29-2014 04:03:42 | More by CraftyJoseph
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frogfan

Texas

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-29-2014 03:27:37 | More by frogfan
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

4.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not 100% sure of the age, but my trader (TPSReport...big thanks) says it is about 3-4 weeks old.

A- Deep hazy golden with a dense as can be. Intense lacing. Absolutely love the unfiltered look.

S- Wow. Can be picked up from 3 feet away. Huge citrus aroma. Grapefruit pith with biscuity pale malts.

T- Hop forward of course, but the balance impeccable. Finishes dry and bitter without roasting your taste buds. A few waves of west coast hop character dance over the tongue. Quite resinous and pith-like.

M- Mid body, creamy to a degree, with a lingering dryness with each sip.

O- A beer that my wife and I enjoyed on our second anniversary. It is a serious IPA that brings it with the hops, but remains so balanced. I would still prefer PtE and a handful of other IPAs over this one, but I can see why this one gets so much love.

Serving type: can

04-29-2014 02:51:19 | More by Bosoxfan20
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Lfty357

Florida

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-29-2014 01:37:26 | More by Lfty357
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tjmackie

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-29-2014 01:08:21 | More by tjmackie
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Flashyspoons

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-28-2014 22:31:01 | More by Flashyspoons
Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 7,194 ratings.