The Alchemist Heady Topper

Heady Topper

 

The Alchemist in Stowe, Vermont, United States 🇺🇸

IPA - Imperial New England / Hazy Regular
Score
8.11
ABV: 8.0% IBU: 100 Ticks: 93
We love hops – that’s why our flagship Double IPA, Heady Topper, is packed full of them. Heady Topper was designed to showcase the complex flavors and aromas these flowers produce. The Alchemist has been brewing Heady Topper since 2003. This Double IPA is not intended to be the strongest or most bitter DIPA. It is brewed to give you wave after wave of hop flavor without any astringent bitterness. We brew Heady Topper with a proprietary blend of six hops – each imparting its own unique flavor and aroma. Take a big sip of Heady and see what hop flavors you can pick out. Orange? Tropical Fruit? Pink Grapefruit? Pine? Spice? There is just enough malt to give this beer some backbone, but not enough to take the hops away from the center stage.
 

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7.9
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

Canned 12/09/2021. Slightly hazy orange, white head. Smell is very piney, light citrus, dry. Good body and carb. Taste is properly bitter, very piney. Also tried from can, more pronounced bitterness that way, I think I prefer poured, but both are good.

Tried from Can on 08 Jan 2022 at 23:00


4

billie's beerfest

Tried from Bottle on 11 Apr 2020 at 22:06


8.6
Appearance - 9 | Aroma - 7.5 | Flavor - 9.5 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 8.5

Alchemy wants people to drink this one from the can and there's no doubt of why that is, the aroma is very light. However, don't let the light aroma fool you because this classic beer packs a lot of flavour, and it's absolutely delicious. Tropical flavours galore with some piney undernotes. Medium carbonation. The Heady Topper is a very popular beer and not without reason.

Tried from Can at Embargo on 17 Mar 2020 at 08:27


8

Kuzwa, toc ja to pilem i to kilka razy... z okazji, ze klasyk, to backlog ;) jakis czas temu robil sups wrazenie, i dobrze wspominany, faktycznie NE. Ale mial goryczke z tego co panietam. Slodki raczej. I chlalny. Takie... kiedys duzo wiecej, teraz 4.1?

Tried from Can on 02 Jan 2020 at 19:59


9.8
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 10 | Flavor - 10 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

Hazy golden. Pine, pineapple, citric, juicy, light malty. Fairly bitter finish. Excellent.

Tried on 31 Dec 2019 at 09:45


8

#BCBF2018

Tried from Can on 25 Nov 2019 at 17:48


8.8
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

Can shared with Vestergaard and rasmusott. Boom! Pours hazy orange with a thin white head. Aromas of a sweeter grape, peach, some tropical pineapple, sweet ripe orange. Smooth malt profile. Taste is booming with peach, sweet orange, pineapple, slight pine, slight caramel malt, lots of resin. Some grassy hops but not a lot. Veryyy smooth.

Tried from Can on 06 Nov 2019 at 17:20


8.8
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 10 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

Thanks Davido! Subtle, very nice. Malt at the start, biscuity, then hops creep up. Pine, resin, lots of grapefruit. Minerals. Great stuff.

Tried on 09 Sep 2019 at 16:03


8.5
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

From can @ Borefts 2013, thanks to BRW. Grassy, citric slightly herbal aroma. Pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, oily grassy hops. Very well balanced, very good. Lives up to its reputation.

Tried from Can on 26 Aug 2019 at 12:06


8
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

Green City. Pours hazy yellow. Lemon, pine, papaya, fragrant, orange. Good body. Very nice.

Tried on 22 Jun 2019 at 16:57