The Alchemist

Heady Topper Ale

9.516 ratings
9.44 pro ratings
Vermont, USA
Top Notes For
James Forsyth

Heady Topper from The Alchemist is of course one of the great modern American beers, and a pioneer of the juicy style. Grapefruit, orange and mango with malt coming through in the finish. While it is a terrific beer, and quite extraordinary given it has been on the market for over 15 years, I feel it has been left behind by other beers that have innovated to become the current day references. Still, a classic and always a pleasure.

Heady Topper from The Alchemist is of course one of the great modern American beers, and a pioneer of the juicy style. Grapefruit, orange and mango with malt coming through in the finish. While it is a terrific beer, and quite extraordinary given it has been on the market for over 15 years, I feel it has been left behind by other beers that have innovated to become the current day references. Still, a classic and always a pleasure.

Jul 19th, 2019
John Sweeney

Pretty good, but definitely not the greatest beer I've had. Had it next to Pliny the Younger, and it held its own

Pretty good, but definitely not the greatest beer I've had. Had it next to Pliny the Younger, and it held its own

Feb 12th, 2016
John B. Paterson

Wine Director Frankies Spuntino & Prime Meats

9.6

Worth the hype & some.

Worth the hype & some.

Dec 4th, 2015
Jean Paul

Fruity aroma, chewy mouth-feel, and super-hoppy, but it isn't overpowering. Could drink a lot of this.

Fruity aroma, chewy mouth-feel, and super-hoppy, but it isn't overpowering. Could drink a lot of this.

Jul 28th, 2017
Yuriy Roman

Citrus on top with a sweet, resinous finish. Very good! Thanks Mircea!

Citrus on top with a sweet, resinous finish. Very good! Thanks Mircea!

Jul 2nd, 2016
Eric Kluge

The hype is legit

The hype is legit

Jul 18th, 2015
Jonathan Haysom

Worlds best beer. Yup

Worlds best beer. Yup

Apr 5th, 2015
Mark Sawicki

I guarantee this is the best beer you will ever drink, if you disagree I will finish it for you.

I guarantee this is the best beer you will ever drink, if you disagree I will finish it for you.

Feb 14th, 2015
Brian R

People apparently go crazy for this beer.

People apparently go crazy for this beer.

Jul 27th, 2014
Amanda Hawkes

Amanda had this 7 years ago

Amanda had this 7 years ago

Sep 6th, 2015