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:
2,471
Ratings:
14,183
pDev:
7.01%
Bros Score:
4.34
 
 
Wants:
9,462
Gots:
6,191
Trade:
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HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 14,183 |  Reviews: 2,471
Photo of mothmanscott
4.44/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This one a gift from outdoor7or24 who made a pilgrimage to the brewery. Pours a hazy grapefruit juice gold producing 2 fingers of glowing white, somewhat lasting head. Aroma is fruity, citrusy grapefruit, pale bready malt & spun sugar/cotton candy. Taste is similar to the nose with a perfectly balanced finish that transitions to a pleasant bitterness. The most unique thing about this brew to my mind is its mouthfeel: slick, creamy and slightly viscous with a tiny pricke that fades to an astringent bitterness. Absolutely delightful!

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Photo of steinmanal
5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CaddIPA
4.46/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonewallSipper
4.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I finally got to taste HeadyTopper. It was at my favorite brunch spot near me. What a Fathers day surprise. I easily quaffed 3 cans with my food. This beer is all it was supposed to be. Aroma of juicy citru and piney hops, with an excellent aftertaste, smooth as can be for a IPA. This my highest rating on Beer advocate. Great job guys.

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Photo of Klopes7
5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rkcrozier
4.44/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of izzyismyrott
4.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
4.3/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rmcmanus7
4.39/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RaphaelSC
4.63/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jpike3
4.31/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of terpinsd
4.68/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of zhrike
4.47/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good, very hyped, so my reaction is colored by expectation. Sharp, clean, nice bitterness, cloudy yellow color. Reminded me very much of Neshaminy Creek's A Shape Of Hops To Come.

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Photo of Dan7997
4.36/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jameson44
4.54/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AllOfTheCats
3.8/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BcCraft710
4.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ejane
4.24/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubbler
4.15/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Herb64
4.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StanleysCup
4.31/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RonTurner9983
4.7/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Medlobis
3.83/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Minnesotamatthew
4.17/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TCOlson
4.56/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Heady Topper from The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
Beer rating: 4.71 out of 5 with 14,183 ratings