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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:
2,441
Ratings:
14,009
pDev:
6.99%
Bros Score:
4.34
 
 
Wants:
9,419
Gots:
6,048
Trade:
71
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 14,009 |  Reviews: 2,441
Photo of mjw2808
4.13/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeTag
4.56/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Extremely hoppy, bitter, fruity, and strong. After-taste is negligible and not bad. First few sips do not do the magic because of the relative bitterness, but as you sip on, it grows on you. A few moments later you cannot stop sipping. In a couple of hours, you possibly can gather your senses to call an Uber.

Overall, a classy beer!

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

Hands down, the most well-balanced IPA I’ve ever had! Extremely pleasant hoppy taste with a light nodes of citrus. My new standard for IPA’s

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

Photo of TSpartan4
4.73/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cp29
4.83/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jtadams69
4.23/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Piromnyk
4.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nograinleftbehind
4.73/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Have been drinking this beauty since they began canning it and still can't find a better IPA. It sets the standard for pleasure and complexity in all dimensions.

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Photo of awm316
4.62/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UncleCapt
2.65/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Horribly overrated...The best thing in Stowe VT is the skiing not this beer

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Photo of bb-magic
4.55/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Tbone10
4.74/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic Hoppy Flavor with a burst of Citrus!

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Photo of OldManStanford
4.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drink from the can...

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Photo of Pontoon473
4.96/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Robo123
4.47/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 18bbaker
4.93/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cyf5189
5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of jjbarranco
4.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Heady Topper from The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
Beer rating: 4.72 out of 5 with 14,009 ratings