Heady Topper | The Alchemist

13,311 Ratings
Heady TopperHeady Topper

Brewed by:
The Alchemist
Vermont, United States

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

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.36/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Solid. Not cool I have to drive 3 hours to get!

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

This beer changed my life.

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev -14%

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4.6/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

One of my favorite Double IPA's!

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4.12/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

One of the best DIPA's I've ever had the privilege of drinking. For a DIPA to have so many aromas and tastes mingle so well with no one of them overpowering the others is a testament to the brewers. Tough to get but worth the effort.

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.93/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

A review is meaningless, there's nothing to complain about unless you haven't had it before, in which case you are most definitely doing something wrong. So dank, so heady.
There's a limited supply every season so don't bother if you hate IPA, not tryna get robbed by somebody "trying something new" just because "people seem to like it".

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4.65/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.76/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.72/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.53/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

First sampled Sept 2014 at The Reservoir in Waterbury, VT as part of an epic flight* (Heady, Edward, Sip of Sunshine, and Conehead); revisited today (April 3 2015) courtesy of a trade with one of our local ski club members who had the presence of mind to buy a CASE while he was up that way.

No idea what this beer looks like since I followed directions and drank it from the can. This is not the biggest DIPA I've ever had, nor is it a hop bomb. It is, of course, quite hoppy and has some alcohol presence, but the overall impression is that everything works together extremely well. Very smooth and easy to drink. This is a brew that makes me want to live in Vermont, and I hate winter.

* True confession: I thought Sip of Sunshine was the best of the flight.

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Heady Topper from The Alchemist
4.65 out of 5 based on 13,311 ratings.
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