Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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Reviews by twelvsies:
4.68/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Was in Pittsburgh visiting family for the holidays, and one of my first stops is always Fathead's on the South Side. I haven't been in several years, and was interested to see that they had opened their own brewery in Cleveland. Far out. I saw a banner hanging on their ceiling toting this beer as National IPA Champion (at what fest, I know not) so I figured it was worth a shot. Glad I tried it...
Pours on the lighter side of the spectrum for IPAs, bright and golden orange, healthy sticky head and lacing galore. Sharp piney aromas and loads of tropical fruit, citrus, uber fresh. I was expecting decent or even tasty at best, but I was really blown away by this beer. Super bitter, nearly astringent (in a good way), light malt profile allowing the citrus hops to shine. Really amazing pineapple-y minty sappy resinous danky hops. So bitter. My special lady friend was drinking other top tier IPAs such as Sculpin and Green Flash, and swapping sips I think this was a notch ahead, which is saying a lot. Nice smooth mouthfeel, not overly heavy, thick, syrupy, or sweet like some IPAs pushing the imperial tend to be. Crisp, fresh, quenching and highly quaffable. Definitely in the top tier of IPAs in my book. Wish it was more widely available but now I have another excuse to go visit the folks in Pittsburgh.
Serving type: on-tap
01-02-2011 17:52:16 | More by twelvsies
More User Reviews:
4.46/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle from the 7.9.14 batch, enjoyed out of a teku
A: this looks absolutely radiant in the glass: bright golden orange with faint hues of copper. not much head or lacing, but very bubbly
S: great blend of aromas. there are notes of candied oranges and marmalade, and notes of sweet, peppery onions or chives. all of that is tied to a thick, concentrated smell of piney, resiny hops.
T: grapefruit pith, some of those candied oranges from the nose, and juicy, resiny hops. the finish is dry and bitter.
M: star of the show. it's light and refreshing, but creamy, smooth, and full-bodied. pretty much the epitome of a beer that's flavorful, refreshing, and endlessly drinkable.
O: this beer is proof that all is not lost in Ohio
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 00:24:08 | More by blankenhoney
4.41/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle. Date of 07/14/14, just under a week old!
A: Clear copper body, with a strong pour it produces a finger of head. Decent retention.
S: Yup. West coast hop bomb. Tons of citrus from the "C" hops I presume. Top of its game.
T: Delicious hop flavor, more of that citrus. A fair amount of bitterness as well. Very similar hop bitterness to a lot of Stone IPAs. Light malt backbone that keeps this one pretty dry and bitter towards the end. Classic American IPA.
M: Good for the style, moderate carbonation. Soft. Wow.
O: Delicious IPA. Definitely worth the hype, at least when it's this fresh.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 18:18:36 | More by hoppytobehere
Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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