Heady Topper | The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center

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BA SCORE
4.72/5
13,588 Ratings
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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:
2,394
Ratings:
13,588
pDev:
6.99%
Bros Score:
4.34
 
 
Wants:
9,272
Gots:
5,768
Trade:
71
HISTOGRAM
 
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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

Photo of danajf
4.85/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of MMartin
3.54/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mjmoney23
4.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tjwarren
4.85/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great beer. Worthy of the hype. Love the unfiltered orange look. Aroma is bright, citrus, orange. Taste is hoppy and dank. I am glad they put the brakes on the dankness it made a nice balance. Feel is full and smooth. Hardcore but well worth a try.

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Photo of Ericthered121
4.85/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tcorbs88
4.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Had in Burlington at a couple restaurants - it did not disappoint. Great beer across the board with strong emphasis on the nice hoppy taste and rich flavor

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Photo of tstinz01
4.74/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SavageHopHead
4.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rmsullivan513
5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kgmocnpk63
4.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of matthewp
4.03/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BrianJennings
4.75/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of enorc14
4.23/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

I've had a number of Headys from the same batch over seven months, and this is sort of a combined review. It held up very well, but looks quite different at seven months than fresh.

Pours a hazy yellow, with fine, soapy head.

Smell is full of dank hops, melon, a bit of pine and citrus, and just a slight hint of wood.

Taste follows the nose well, and amps up the dank melon a bit more and throws in some peach. Very long finish.

Mouthfeel is soft and pillowy, well carbonated.

Heady is a legend, and for good reason. This is just a superb beer and remarkably drinkble for the ABV.

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

Good friend gave it me.shipped cross country.excellent

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

Photo of DanEasley
4.88/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of emoriero
4.64/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JTH
4.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This stuff isn't pretty to look at. But the aroma, taste, and feel are the best of the best. It's the gold standard to judge all other doubles against and to date nothing can touch it.

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4.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LBR93
4.9/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Look: hazy golden coloration with a thick foam head
Smell: Heavy citrus notes of pineapple followed by pine resin aromas
Taste: Juicy citrus at the front end loaded with heavy tastes of pine that sit on the palate after a sip. Definitely a well balanced profile that ultimately defines this beer
Feel: Light creamy feeling followed by a stickiness of the hop resin that gives the mouth a dryness to crave more
Overall: Such a balanced beer that has no gimmicks. Definitely deserves the name brand recognition that it has received.

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
Beer rating: 4.72 out of 5 with 13,588 ratings
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