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Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

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Fat Head's Head Hunter IPAFat Head's Head Hunter IPA

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2,675 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,675
Reviews: 424
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 492
Gots: 313 | FT: 30
Brewed by:
Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
1st batches were 7.0% ABV

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 06-19-2009)
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Reviews by Johnbenco34:
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Johnbenco34

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Availability- year round...style- IPA(west coast style)
Abv- 7.5%...87 ibu
Bottled on: 12/20/13---enjoyed on 04/14/14

A- pours a golden hue (5-6srm), slightly off white head sits well and slowly descends into the beer leaving a small thin layer of foam presenting itself as you enjoy it.great lacing helps this beer appear as sexy as my girlfriend looks(actually she is the most beautiful in the world).

S- a bouquet of tropical aromas like grapefruit,pine,citrusy sweetness,and pineapple. As an aggressively dry hopped west coast style beer, be prepared for a hop blast of bitterness aromas and resins qualities. If you like IPAs then you will fall in love with the bitter resin aromas that travel through your nasal cavity showing an intimidating robust bitterness that also showcases fruity aromas as well as lightly kilned, malt aroma.

T- "uncivilized and aggressive" and it's 100% true! A perfect blast of hop bitterness that lingers on the palate and sits so well as you dive into a fruity, citrusy sweet, pineapple,aggressive pine and grapefruit astringency that tingles the side of the tounge. Fits all the characters that IPA drinkers look for when they are walking threw there local beers hop. Very robust bitterness and fruity astringent characters. Hops are up front and upholds its bitter characters.

M- medium/full bodied,, carbonation is there but doesn't play a major role in the beer. The bitterness is preserved from the first sip to the last. A blast of bitterness upfront followed by a slight sweet tang and astringency (like chewing on grapefruit skins, notes of ripe grape fruits are as clear as sight).also in the middle the bitterness over powers all. On the finish a bombshell of bitterness lingering on the palate yet still silky smooth enough to enjoy another point after you finish the first glass and trust me you will want more, it's effin amazing.

O- a viscous yet playful IPA, showcasing its bitterness as a perfect example of a west coast style IPA. Very tropical and piney aromas lure you in for a taste and showcases its flavors of citrus, pines grapefruit, pineapple and luscious resin character. Great IPA if you want a hop blast of flavors and aromas.
Cheers my friends drink and share your experience with friends and family you never know they may take it into consider ration when they are shopping for beer! Peace love and beer
Food pairing- very sweet desserts like carrot cake, caramel cheesecake or crime brûlée. Also for a more robust plate try smoked beef brisket with this ale

04-15-2014 05:22:38 | More by Johnbenco34
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

06-14-2013 21:44:54 | More by DanGeo
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.3/5  rDev -0.9%

Thanks to cneville for this local extra! Pours a very nice, almost perfect looking amber and copper color with pretty decent clarity. A big, foamy white head mounts itself slowly and leaves some fat lacing as it slowly crawls back down.

The aroma begins with a solid installment of heavy, heavy tropical and citrus fruits - at first, it's almost all you can smell. Pineapple would probably be the biggest, followed by some grapefruit and tangerines. The fruits induce a subtle sweetness on the nose as well as a mild, pith-like bitterness. It doesn't take long for the hops to come alive; pine, grass, and some light and spicy white pepper. Pretty West Coast-ish just from the aroma - and that's certainly a good thing. Malt is very light and subdued, I'm not really picking much up at all.

Upon the initial sip, the beer is just a touch more watery than I would have guessed, but it's not bad by any means - perhaps I just set my expectations a bit too high after that monstrous aroma. The hops hit first on the palate; white pepper, herbal, grassy, earthy, and almost a bit dirty. Pretty raw and in-your-face - I like it. The hops aren't left alone for long; citrus makes its way into the mix, coming in more so on the bitter side of things - citrus peel, pith, skins - you name it. Oranges and tangerines jump out more and more with each successive sip, and finally add a bit of sweetness - though some of that may be from the underlying malt, which also brings a mild bread and cracker flavor to the mix, albeit cowering in comparison to the hop profile. Bitter 'til the very end with just a hint of sweetness as it fades out. Slightly sticky on the palate with a medium body and medium-high carbonation.

Damn, how did this fly under the radar for so long? This beer is fantastic. Any IPA fan will go nuts for this - very tropical and fruity aromas coupled with bitter and hoppy flavor profiles make for some of the best IPAs out there. Hopheads rejoice!

03-06-2013 21:46:30 | More by tectactoe
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

09-14-2013 11:19:12 | More by OhioBobcat
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New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-14-2014 00:32:44 | More by MadScientist
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npala86

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-30-2014 14:28:36 | More by npala86
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Schlais

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-29-2012 21:31:36 | More by Schlais
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StevenT562

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-08-2013 05:41:12 | More by StevenT562
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Pennsylvania

4.64/5  rDev +6.9%

08-19-2014 18:03:51 | More by GameOfBeers
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Krafty34

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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SkiBum22

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-05-2014 03:06:23 | More by SkiBum22
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-09-2014 21:15:35 | More by Anstuart5
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RebeccaMB

Ohio

5/5  rDev +15.2%

04-24-2014 02:52:33 | More by RebeccaMB
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Ben7773

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.8%

02-12-2014 03:29:30 | More by Ben7773
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supa0525

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-15-2013 00:45:13 | More by supa0525
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Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-17-2013 18:07:52 | More by jlmiller326
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Sam_Gladieux

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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csmartin6

New York

4/5  rDev -7.8%

09-21-2013 12:04:28 | More by csmartin6
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Hamburgers

California

3.99/5  rDev -8.1%

Pours clear dark orange with big fizzy white head. Big aroma of citrus fruit, mango and spice. Flavor much more predominate. Notes of citrus and yeast. Medium body with excellent carbonation. Extremely bitter finish. Very nicely balanced though lacking in complexity.

02-24-2013 06:05:17 | More by Hamburgers
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-27-2013 16:53:36 | More by warnerry
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C_O_A_C_H


4/5  rDev -7.8%

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DWolf

Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +9%

This is one beer that is better in the bottle. I've always enjoyed Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA on tap, but I have to say it was never one I craved or sought out. But, Fat Head's bottling is different ... in a very good way. Whatever, they did to capture the piney, citrusy, oily esters and resins in the bottle please keep doing it. The mildly high ABV hides beautifully behind zesty grapefruit, spicy hops, fresh cut grass, and biscuity maltiness. A very well-balanced and well-done IPA bottling that I crave and will seek out. Thankfully, I can find it, for now, right in my local grocery store. Bonus!

08-29-2012 18:08:09 | More by DWolf
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ValpoExpo

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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