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:
#4
Reviews:
2,388
Ratings:
13,534
Liked:
13,360
Avg:
4.72/5
pDev:
6.99%
Alströms:
4.34
 
 
Wants:
9,268
Gots:
5,733
Trade:
71
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Photo of WormGod
4.39/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grovejr20
4.1/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of albelair
4.62/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Excellent IPA. Slightly higher bitters than TreeHouse's Julius. Slightly lighter in color. Excellent aroma and rich flavors

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Photo of Zbeattie6
4.35/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bloodsnot77
4.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bork77
5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of osseo222000
4.83/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ChrisG523
4.98/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of WickedBeer
4.9/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Finally diving into this. No date on the can.

Pours a deep golden yello. Large foamy white head. trace amounts of foamy retention.

Juicy, hoppy, and wonderful. Tropical fruit, getting loads of pineapple and tangerine. Nice even hop presence on the nose.

Citrus and pine dominate the flavors here, so incredibly balanced. Resinous hops take over here in an awesome way. Similar characteristics on the tongue to Pliny, but with a better nose in my opinion.

Crisp, creamy, and slightly dry mouthfeel. Slight resinous stick is left behind. Legendary.

Well worth the wait. Very balanced, but love the clear hop presence that reminds you that this thing is an 8% beer. But still so crisp and drinkable. Consider me a fan.

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Photo of -steve-
4.38/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Traded with my buddy Mark for this can (Thanks!) and really looking forward to trying it out.
L: Not really sure as I'm drinking it from the can as per the directions on the can!
S: Hoppy, tropical fruit with pine resin escaping the can.
T: That is delicious! Citrus up front and dry, pine flavours on the end. Just invites another sip/gulp.
F: Dry and bubbly across the tongue.
O: Odd experience to be drinking a world-class beer from the can. Especially one so crushable. This one is not lasting long. The 8% alcohol is pretty well hidden. Awesome beer!

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Photo of Mikef438
4.15/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Truly one of the best, if not the best, DIPA on the market. So balanced you really can't tell it's an 8% beer. Wonderful.

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Photo of Bobbysproket
4.79/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of foundersasap
4.27/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MAR_801
4.7/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BB79
4.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of LukeGude
4.07/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sample at the brewery, then got two 4-packs. Better than Focal Banger and Crusher (smoothest). Probably prefer TH, but can see this as trailblazer.

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Photo of JoeyA30
4.29/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdamBC
4.14/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jps715
4.64/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of mduchesn2004
5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Solid mouthfeel, hoppy and complex. Well balanced

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Photo of ASAPJOHNNY
4.95/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Bobbca8
5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Billmehr111
4.9/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
Beer rating: 98.7% out of 100 with 13,534 ratings
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