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Heady Topper - The Alchemist

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,295 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,295
Reviews: 1,633
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 5,374
Gots: 1,733 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Sellen, Jul 19, 2014
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4.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Brew: The Alchemist Heady Topper
Intro: Many thanks to Jet and Danica for the great surprise @ CAAS. 16 oz. can/ Served in a tulip glass and shared with a friend.

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange with a fair head that subsides into lacing that lasts throughout. Although the can says “drink from the can” I couldn’t resist seeing for the first time.

Smell: Straight away hops and citrus bouquet. Reminds me of Pliny and the West Coast IPA’s. No barrel aging, no honey, nothing to get in the way. Just simple, straight away goodness.

Taste: An extension of the bouquet. Hop forward, piney, and citrus. Very clean. Very consistent with any high quality brew. Well balanced, not over the top like Palette Wrecker.

Mouthfeel: Dry, crisp, and clean. Not syrupy on the finish, not malty, just the normal hoppy aftertaste.

Overall: I’m not going to gush over the best beer known to civilized man. I believe there is a lot of hype surrounding this beer. Admittedly, it’s a great example of a DIPA. One of the best I’ve had or known about so far. It’s very drinkable and very enjoyable. Thank you again Jet and Danica for allowing me to experience this.

heysuz, Jul 19, 2014
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look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Solid, really, really solid. Great beer. Lots of citrus and piney hops bursting through the can. Extremely smooth and delicious going down. Smooth, really smooth.

But let's be real, Pliney is still the king. This is a great beer, but Pliney is still in a league of its own. The hype of some competitors is real, but the champ is still the champ.

nickshep7, Jul 19, 2014
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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 8,295 ratings.