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Hopstalker Wet Hopped IPA - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

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Hopstalker Wet Hopped IPA
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93
outstanding

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BB1313 on 10-09-2013)
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

muraco3, Mar 08, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +12.8%

Steve_Trick, Yesterday at 03:36 AM
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Bright copper color on the pour it's head is cream colored forms thick bands of lacing evenly as it settles out a bit.

Aroma has dank earthy citrus notes hops right off the vine with tropical fruit notes think papaya and pineapple in there amongst the foray of hops. Biscuit malts give off a bit of bread like notes and perceived malt sweetness.

Flavor is pure hop juice, I'm sucking on hop candy raw hops with balanced sweetness Citra is one of the hops harmed in the making of this beer. Big citrus rind, tropical fruit notes including mango/pineapple on the palate. Stream of hop oils crosses the palate, this batch was canned on 10/15/14 I'm in heaven!!!

Mouthfeel is medium bodied slightly resinous in the fact that you feel like there are hop oils flowing across your palate within that experience is one of the most amazing hop profiles I've come across so drinkable, burping hop hops even carbonation canned a day ago.

Overall, incredible experience from Fat Head's I hope to have more like this...I'm probably driving down to Fathead's again soon to grab some more!!! They are that good!

WVbeergeek, Oct 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

jaxray8, Oct 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

gradergator, Oct 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

jampics2, Sunday at 02:07 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

wellsnb, Monday at 01:29 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

BobSacamano12, Nov 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

charliebuckeye, Jan 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

jsurfs82, Today at 03:23 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

STBbrewing, Yesterday at 01:45 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Tasting at Fat Heads Tap House on 10/15/2014, CLE Beer Week release of Hop Stalker.

Clear saffron-yellow elixir presented in nonic pint glass. Two-finger, thick, white head, heavy laced glass at the end of the draught.

Really nice battle of the hops going on here: dank, resinous pine in a battle with the citrus, mango and grapefruit. The sweet, sweet citrus wins by a nose.

Crisp citrus flavors of mango, pineapple and grapefruit cut by what seems like cane sugar caramel, then smooth hop pine, resin and subtle spice come up to provide balance. The mouth waters. The citra and simcoe hops really create a complex amalgam of flavors.

Medium body, nicely slick, alcohol hidden.

Another fantastic hop-driven brew from Matt Cole and FHs.

CaptCleveland, Saturday at 01:57 AM
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4.45/5  rDev +3.7%

Canned 10/13/14

Fat Heads can do no wrong with the hoppy stuff. They have another winner here. There are similar characteristics (smell, initial taste) between this and Head Hunter. Head Hunter is more bitter on the finish, while Hop Stalker leaves that fresh hop taste in your mouth for awhile. Delicious.

Swettenham_Shire, Today at 02:32 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

HopHealth, Nov 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

masterofsparks, Today at 12:29 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Morey, Saturday at 12:31 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

ScottJWing, Yesterday at 04:10 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Stinger80OH, Oct 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

ChrisMon02, Oct 10, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Fat Head's in N. Olmsted, Ohio

Pours golden with a slght haze; small eggshell white head that leaves nice lacing and retention. Smells awesome. Lots of mango, peach, and watermelon. There's a bit of sweet bready malts in the background. Flavors are very sharp and bitter. Sweet fruits along with some citrus. Nice amount of grapefruit. Hints of pine needles. West coast vibe. Finishes dry. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied; smooth with active carbonation. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

Yep, this is an awesome IPA. Most breweries would be extremely proud of this, but it comes off as just another day at the office for Fat Head's. Well executed.

BB1313, Oct 09, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from the can into a pint glass. Canned on 10/13/14, very fresh.

A- Poured a semi-clear orange color with some visible carbonation, big fluffy off-white head left dense, glass-coating lace.

S- Huge pungent and dank hoppiness, lots of grapefruit, pine, orange citrus, and tropical hop notes.

T- Lots of sweet citrus hop notes, big sweet candy caramel malt presence, lots of leafy and grassy hops. Finishes with moderate to high bitterness.

M- Very smooth, creamy, soft carbonation, dry, and medium bodied.

O- The taste didn't totally match the aroma. The aroma had a much more bold hop character, but this is a really nice well-balanced fresh hop IPA. The malt bill was very rich, flavorful, and played off the hop bill very nicely. It is hard to beat a fresh IPA in 16 oz. can.

Hoptometrist, Yesterday at 11:57 PM
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4.2/5  rDev -2.1%

dtm426, Today at 02:56 AM
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

ohiobeer29, Oct 27, 2013
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Hopstalker Wet Hopped IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
93 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.