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  Feb 13th, 2023  
Heady Topper


Double/Imperial IPA
8.00% ABV


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Heady Topper from The Alchemist
4.8 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
This beer was featured in
Podcast: New England Part 2: Vermont IPAs
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Heady Topper has a reputation for being one of the best beers available, which we would certainly agree with. The availability is the challenge, as it's hard to get your hands on this beer, even in Vermont! But if you can get it, you'll find a double IPA that is so well balanced and smooth. There's a ton of hops, some citrus and pine, but little or no hop bitterness. Malts are there and they don't compete with the hops, but they provide just the right amount of balance. This is a beer that you can truly describe as delicious.


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Beermonk Dec 13, 2016 at 4:51PM
Heady is one of my all time favorite beers, I have drunk a lot of beers in my time (I'm 70+ years old and a brewer) and this is in my top 2 or 3 beers from anywhere in the world.

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dheliker Dec 13, 2016 at 4:57PM
Hey Beermonk, just out of curiosity.. what is #1?

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Beermonk Dec 14, 2016 at 7:21AM
I think right now Heady is, Stone is close as is Crusher, but I am always looking for that one that might be a little edger, pushing the envelope as far as brewing for balance, flavor, etc. Hill Farmstead Brewery in Vermont is producing some pretty edgy brews I enjoy when I can get them. Pliny the Elder from Russian Brewing is another that gets into my top favorites, but it is hard to get here in New England. Hope I satisfied your curiosity dheliker.

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dheliker Dec 16, 2016 at 12:54PM
Yeah, we went to Hill Farmstead back in October. Very impressive. Curiosity satisfied!

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RexMundi Feb 20, 2019 at 6:54PM
Great beer. My cousin ships it to me from New Hampshire. Don't let the brewers see that you poured it into a glass.

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Hdad Aug 3, 2021 at 7:29PM
What are the release dates for Heady Topper and Focal Banger? Are they roughly the same time every year?

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