Heady Topper | The Alchemist

BA SCORE
100
world-class
13,301 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Alchemist
Vermont, United States
alchemistbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"An American Double IPA" 75 IBU 8.0% ABV. "Drink from the can."

Added by scottum on 03-27-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
13,301
Reviews:
2,356
Avg:
4.65
pDev:
7.1%
 
 
Wants:
9,201
Gots:
5,544
For Trade:
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Ratings: 13,301 |  Reviews: 2,356
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4.98/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Crisb184
4.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BigMFDaddy
4.3/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TomAllen
4.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Classic for a reason. Lots of fruit showing, and juicy mouthfeel. It is worth tracking this one down. Had it from the can, as advised to do. Slightly cloudy orangey color. Not quite as hoppy as Focal Banger.

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Photo of robmercaldijr
4.63/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Divindawg
4.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Maxzuzu
4.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of illpass78
4.4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint can. Poured most into a tulip, had a little from the can as per the instructions. Paired with Maine potato vegetable soup, Vermont sharp cheddar, and some crusty bread with garlic.

Appearance: Pours a glowing, hazy orange with a big white head. Ringed lacing. Great presentation.

Aroma: Citrusy bouquet with lemon, tangerine, grapefruit. Tons of hops.

Taste: Big, fruity, hoppy IPA. Excellent flavor profile. Tangerine seems to lead.

Mouthfeel: Very drinkable, as people tend to say. Great pairing with the sharp cheddar.

Overall: Great beer. As DIPAs go, it's one of the best. I like MBC's Dinner just a touch more, but am equally excited whenever I can get a hold of either.

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Photo of Formula94
4.25/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dsshuck
4.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of taywantsthis
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BruceHartford3
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of henryandfran
4.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ifalldownalot
4.18/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well done, but a bit more resinous than I prefer

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Photo of VG71
4.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Walbert_Neto
4.4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jpbrooklyn
4.62/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rchristopherm
2.44/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Overrated. Ommegang's Nirvana and Long Trail's Limbo are much better IPAs and they don't require you to drink them "in the can" to taste good.

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4.13/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nvbrew
4.02/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ERAUPike2005
4.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JeffSK
4.29/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jromer
4.64/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Heady Topper from The Alchemist
4.65 out of 5 based on 13,301 ratings.
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