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Heady Topper | The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
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
Ranking:
#3
Reviews:
2,409
Ratings:
13,738
pDev:
6.99%
Bros Score:
4.34
 
 
Wants:
9,321
Gots:
5,892
Trade:
72
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4.5/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SHMD_Brewing
4.47/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.7/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jlee91
5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of raylpendleton
4.56/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LoganMc
4.64/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Steveo99
4.62/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vidblain
5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Outstanding beer. Very light head, fragrant in the nose. Taste comprises delicious juice with complementary bitterness. Appearance breaks with NE style haze and is fairly clear. Slightly more maltiness than anticipated.

I wish I had access to this every single day.

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1/5  rDev -78.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Mctr234
4.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As good as noted. But there are so many other great ones the gap is closing

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4.73/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

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4.71/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

smells of citrus, good body. Flavors of sour citrus with late pine bitterness/resin. As advertised, really drinks well from the can.

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4.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.96/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a very cloudy yellow color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Very good citrus aroma with piney undertones. Blends very well. Aroma is similar to a NEIPA, but the taste is definitely not. Very smooth taste. Fresh citrus taste with a strong piney hop. Definite bitterness in the aftertaste that linger for a while. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

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4.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.83/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.39/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.69/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.13/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ttownsley57
4.93/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The definitive East coast IPA, with a citrus/pine flavor that is somehow both full and light at the same time. Many come close, but none has quite captured the hoppy delight of this brew.

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4.53/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
Beer rating: 4.72 out of 5 with 13,738 ratings
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