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:
2,421
Ratings:
13,839
pDev:
6.99%
Bros Score:
4.34
 
 
Wants:
9,356
Gots:
5,950
Trade:
72
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of mikebeerz80
4.34/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erjadams
4.5/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JesseSC
4.22/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benji88
4.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of BearBrewing
4.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of AdamDlugacz
4.83/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dopadosio
4.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of diamondj91
4.5/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of jet812
4.6/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sev1975
5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dmwalters
4.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.52/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: pours cloudy light orange with a big fluffy white head.
S: sweet fruit juices, big pineapple, slight pine. Smells good
T: very hoppy and a nice balance of sweet and bitter. Starts with sweet fruit and finishing pine and slightly bitter
F: super easy drinking but has a slightly dry and bitter finish.

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Photo of BlueLine2009
4.57/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trygelski1
4.5/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of emeulemans
4.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

This is an amazing beer! Yes... drink it out of the can if you want! Not sure why the guy on the can is not doing the same! So hard to get down in the NYC area!

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Photo of ryanm3850
4.83/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Sooo good but very hard to come by. Your best bet is to locate a store where the beer is sold, find out when they receive their delivery, and wait in the parking lot. Seriously. That said, this beer is the center of much hype and you can just as easily swing by a local pizza joint and order one.

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Photo of Zach_Attack
4.34/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Distinct grapefruit with light hop nose, with a powerful kick of fresh hops on body and finish; super tasty.

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Heady Topper from The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
Beer rating: 4.72 out of 5 with 13,839 ratings
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