Heady Topper | The Alchemist

BA SCORE
100
world-class
13,304 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:
13,304
Reviews:
2,357
Avg:
4.65
pDev:
7.1%
 
 
Wants:
9,200
Gots:
5,546
For Trade:
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Ratings: 13,304 |  Reviews: 2,357
Photo of Jaybirdtat2
4.77/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of hrtl
4.2/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerGenius_Eric
4.58/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NMA
4.73/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drinking first half from the can
second half in my hoppin frog snifter

Smell: Bright grassy/piney notes with a wave of citrus..grapefruit/lemon with some mango and papaya maybe
I get a mix of Bodhi w South of 11

Taste: tropical citrus then dank and piney...a hop bomb w very little malt, medium smooth mouthfeel and bitterness.
Citrus and resin linger on the tongue ...reminding me more and more of Bodhi

Finally pouring into my snifter

Look: Light hazy orange...I was expecting the suspended hop/yeast like I got w Focal but not present!?

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Photo of teddybrewksi
4.69/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hall22
4.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ECOBOOSTINST
3.46/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I think I may have had an old can of this....Got a very malty backbone and a weird sweetness

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Photo of CPAles
4.33/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ACiccalone
3.69/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psychgawsple
4.46/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dharmelink
4.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Philz0
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of WjRedneck
4.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of TavoSoCal
4.82/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very smooth and flavorful beer.

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Photo of Keffa
4.24/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of DustinGalvin
4.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cmurphy7
4.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

still my favorite beer despite trying all the other contenders here in New England (i.e. Julius, Sip of Sunshine, etc.). the last batch I picked up at the brewery is just perfect. however, I seemed to notice that within 4 weeks of canning it seems to be the best.

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Photo of IBUBrew
4.24/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of natevtaylor718
4.54/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wardt16
4.82/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Heady Topper from The Alchemist
4.65 out of 5 based on 13,304 ratings.
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