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 ZackCollado
4.8/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of HellsRanger
4.86/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I just had the chance to have this stand alone beer for the first time this weekend and let me tell you it has all the characturistics of a World champion... oh thats right it it won four years in a row !!! I drank it out of the can as directed so as for color I can only figure it is great in color... to go along with the rest of my review. The taste is superb from the beginning to the end. The choice of hops is top notch with a smooth mouth feel with several different fruit notes with a great finish. It is a beer to sit, relax, and enjoy, but tough to do. Since you want to keep going back for more mouth euphoria.

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

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

Photo of Tmwright7
4.97/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of cmurda33
4.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I drank this beer from the can as it indicates to do on the label. Hits all the marks for me. It has a great hoppy flavor and aroma. As one reviewer mentioned, it is a hop bomb in your mouth. It goes down very smoothly. Perfect amount of carbonation and just enough bite at the end. If you get the chance, read the can, it is pretty funny.

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Photo of zappa99
4.49/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bum4ever
4.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of littlestevie14
4.49/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jshbrown40
3.9/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

cloud orange pour ( N.E. IPA normal) with decent amount of fuzzy, white head
smells of citrus and dank weed
tastes matches aroma with decent carbonation and a ton of hops bite to it

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Photo of Griffin2
4.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass.
L - Pours a hazy orange with a significant white head.
S - Smells of citrus and hops.
T - Tastes matches the Ames, very citrusy.
F - Nice soft mouth feel.
O - Awesome IPA.

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

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

Photo of PDOR1960
4.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StephenCollinsMarshall
4.1/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Robemiller9
4.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tazzman
4.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Coltron23
4.44/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chewy414
4.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JayC85
4.58/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marcust99
3.93/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Probably the best beer I've ever had, and I'm not one to over hype IPAs. It's everything you've heard and more.

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