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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
Vermont, United States
alchemistbeer.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American Double IPA. Drink from the can.

75 IBU

Added by scottum on 03-27-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6
Reviews:
2,491
Ratings:
14,314
pDev:
7.01%
 
 
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6,269
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4.6/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.44/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JOSHRINARD
3.94/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

I would write a lengthy report; however, that has been done countless times. Is this the best IPA I have ever consumed? No. It is amazingly balanced with a very distinct flavor profile. I will say there was more pine in this than anticipated. Exceptional IPA but I cannot consider it the best I have had.

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

Photo of Hatecoach
4.5/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rapayn01
4.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I bought a can in Waterbury when we were driving north to Ottawa from Amherst in early fall. After that can had been sitting in my fridge for a couple of weeks, I finally built up the...nerve, I guess, to try it. It has a very tasty bitterness and the beer is quite rich. However, I prefer lower abv beers for a reason and this beer didn't alter that. It's boozy. I drank some "from the can," as recommended, but also poured much of it into a glass. Didn't really notice any difference there.

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4.64/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cookimnsta
4.61/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.01/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.83/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.14/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.44/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of estruntz
5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of wtpbod
4.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Branlott42
4.55/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pjm921
5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hard to describe the delicious complexity of this beer. Perfectly balanced hop profile that renders one speechless. The taste is so unique and delicious that it should almost render Heady Topper its own category of spirit. Heady is the best beer in the universe.

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4/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.74/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Skunkera
4.35/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cliffy21
4.25/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
Beer rating: 4.71 out of 5 with 14,314 ratings