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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:
#2
Reviews:
2,455
Ratings:
14,072
pDev:
6.99%
Bros Score:
4.34
 
 
Wants:
9,432
Gots:
6,109
Trade:
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Ratings: 14,072 |  Reviews: 2,455
Photo of Tmcet12
4.6/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JonBoy23
5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of ssjmalt
4.62/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SD_Brew_Bro
4.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChrisCova619
4.43/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks a bit hazy and full. Better to drink out of the can as the aroma of hops will escape on a pour. Smells extra malty and hoppy. Full of flavor tastes great and feels smooth. Overall an Epic beer and easy drink. Hops may contain: Amarillo, Centennial, Cascade and definitely Citra.

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Photo of lemonox
4.65/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Boulweevil
4.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Robertmorelli
4.83/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of emyers
4.42/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

Pours cloudy straw gold with a one inch white head dissipating fairly quickly

Nose: Pine, floral hops. Not necessarily the most potent hop-forward aroma out there, but very balanced.

Taste: very balanced. Nice bite from pine/floral hops right off the bat. Some bready malt follows. Finish is dry with a touch of bittering hops, but not overly bitter by any means. Hop character is actually not as intense as I expected, but the flavor profile is incredibly refined.

Feel: exceptional. Extremely light on the palate despite packing 8% abv. About as drinkable as a DIPA can be.

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Photo of mlatvakokko
4.8/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of synthxdill
4.84/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drink frosty from the can. Smooth, almost creamy front, bit of a thin, bubbly finish. Doesn't feel heavy by any means. no big hoppy hit like you might expect, more even throughout, which is probably why literally every human being likes this beer.

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Photo of FloydTurbo
4.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fragrances of pine, grass and notes of dankness. Smooth start with a tiny bit of hop in the middle, finish is blended well with a feel of hydration. Would recommend but definitely not rated as Many others have.

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Photo of MGoeltz
4.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Damn good beer......

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Photo of NRMeadmore
4.89/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JeannieVolpe
1.21/5  rDev -74.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of soulfinger
4.57/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheBeardedMeemo
4.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of justinv29
4.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jsr1961
4.71/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.7/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 16oz can (yes I know it says drink from the can but I have 4) into Snifter glass. No date.

L: Hazy yellow orange, finger and a half of off white head has decent retention.

S: Super juicy, mango and pineapple and orange and grapefruit with a leafy hop note. Wonderful.

T: Again an explosion of fruityness, mango, pineapple, orange and grapefruit. Leafy hop is there as well. Not overly bitter but hop flavors meld very well.

F: Light, crisp, lingering hops.

O: Stands up to its reputation.

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Photo of Beerman811
4.16/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DunzDog
4.88/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Really nice piney aroma. This is really balanced with nice hop flavor and light malt character. Very nice beer.

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Photo of cryptichead
4.5/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | 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 14,072 ratings