The Alchemist Brewery (Vermont Ale)

Heady Topper Ale

9.512 ratings
9.43 pro ratings
Vermont, USA
Top Notes For
Bill Bender

8% ABV. Frothy Christmas tree and citrus infused hops.

8% ABV. Frothy Christmas tree and citrus infused hops.

Dec 23rd, 2018
Joe Carroll

Owner/Wine Director Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm & Gotham Artisanal Provisions

9.4

Many double IPAs achieve their hop intensity at the cost of coating the drinkers mouth in furry bitter resin, kinda like eating a raw bud of weed. What makes this beer so incredible is it's ability to deliver an insane amount of hops and pithy citric bitterness with a super clean, precise and dry finish without any unpleasant, over extracted, resiny bitterness

Many double IPAs achieve their hop intensity at the cost of coating the drinkers mouth in furry bitter resin, kinda like eating a raw bud of weed. What makes this beer so incredible is it's ability to deliver an insane amount of hops and pithy citric bitterness with a super clean, precise and dry finish without any unpleasant, over extracted, resiny bitterness

May 19th, 2017
Morgan

Nothing beats a Heady

Nothing beats a Heady

Jan 1st, 2018
Casey Stringer

As a previous note suggested, heady topper is one of the holy grails of American beers. In an odd way this beer reminds me of Shafer Hillside Select. The mouthfeel is so big and smooth with this third dimension that is difficult to describe. To me that is what sets it apart.

As a previous note suggested, heady topper is one of the holy grails of American beers. In an odd way this beer reminds me of Shafer Hillside Select. The mouthfeel is so big and smooth with this third dimension that is difficult to describe. To me that is what sets it apart.

Jun 30th, 2017
Jonathan Bennett

Top of the evening to you! Delicious!

Top of the evening to you! Delicious!

Jun 16th, 2017
Ryan Pratt

Smooth as the water falling from Bingham falls!!!!b

Smooth as the water falling from Bingham falls!!!!b

Jul 18th, 2016
Matt Reilly

One of the recent beer holy grails. Little malty, creamier than I expected for an IPA, less "cut" if you will. Still, a very pleasant brew.

One of the recent beer holy grails. Little malty, creamier than I expected for an IPA, less "cut" if you will. Still, a very pleasant brew.

Jul 2nd, 2016
Joey pasta

The hype is there for a reason! Super fresh, oily but not cloying! A bit crisp...
It makes me so hoppy I thin I may cry!

The hype is there for a reason! Super fresh, oily but not cloying! A bit crisp...
It makes me so hoppy I thin I may cry!

Mar 2nd, 2016
Chris Leon

Chris had this 3 years ago

Chris had this 3 years ago

Oct 30th, 2016
Matthew Steilen

Matthew had this a year ago

Matthew had this a year ago

Mar 12th, 2018