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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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2,565 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,565
Reviews: 419
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 490
Gots: 289 | FT: 28
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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kevrice88

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -30.9%

01-08-2014 05:18:31 | More by kevrice88
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coriswrasse

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -30.9%

12-22-2013 00:50:59 | More by coriswrasse
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Intimidtor

Ohio

3.03/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Tried this from the tap at Fatheads in North Olmsted Ohio. Everything fit and I though I was going to enjoy this one. Until I actually tried it.

As described in the previous tasting: "Uncivilized and aggressive, this West Coast styled IPA packs wicked hops flavors and aroma. Savage amounts of Simcoe, Columbus, and Cascade hops define this brew's signature pine and citrus notes".

I love IPAs but this one wasnt for me. The overpowering pine flavor killed this beer. Smell, Taste and after taste. Drank it all to get my money worth and then moved on. Their Weizenbock is wonderful though.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2009 02:06:26 | More by Intimidtor
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle purchased as a four pack at a grocery store during my recent visit to Columbus. No visible bottle dating.

Medium yellow orange with some soapy bubblage and oily lace. Looks fine.

Big piney bitterness and menthol on the nose. Some light sugared papaya lies underneath. Alcohol is evident. Gingerbread malts rise up upon warming. Each time I opened one of these I hoped that it would smell more lively, or more my speed, but alas it's just an average smelling IPA.

Surprisingly, there's just loads of booze taste here. Menthol coolness from the nose make a cameo here as well. Like someone exhaled their Newport directly into my glass. God those were gross and I smoked pretty much everything. Big bitter waves ride throughout and crash upon the shores of my tasting places, leaving a long tongue scraping finish. The tease of tropicality or light fruits from the nose plays as more a whisper than a shout. Harsh spicy rye-like notes provide a supple bed on which these sinful deeds are consummated.

Medium bodied, on the lower-to-moderate end of carbonation, and rather oily in body. She weighs a bit on the tongue.

Well, I had a bottle of this on the same day I had both Columbus Bodhi and Columbus IPA on tap. Granted, the Bodhi is classified as a double, but that is both arbitrary and meaningless as I believe these beers are the same abv. In my know nothing but know what I like opinion, this beers gets smoked by both Columbus versions. The abrasive bitterness and shocking booziness give no quarter. Not nearly as good as its reviews for my tastes.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 23:56:37 | More by BarrytheBear
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kaseydad

California

3.15/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yellow, golden pour with a bright white head that clings to the glass. Minor grapefruit smell with malt in the background. I'm also getting an old sock type smell. Hmmm. Unusual bitter taste which doesn't improve much at all. Metallic tasting. Not too pleasant. Very thin mouthfeel. This wasn't the greatest beer but it was unusual for an IPA. If you're looking for a different experience in an IPA...this is your huckleberry.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2011 21:26:25 | More by kaseydad
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TheDudeRules

Minnesota

3.2/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Generously hooked up on a trade from Stigs. Poured into my Darkness snifter.

I am going to point out the obvious of this review. It's short, and you will read why.

Pours a nice burnt honey color with about a fingers width of off white head. Smell.... Without a doubt it smells like bunk weed. You can't get around it. Taste is you guessed it... bunk weed with a bit of hop bite. Hop oil slightly coats the tongue in the backend.

I can't rave about this, or in fact call it bad. Very average ipa but it's weed flavored. You take it from there.

Serving type: growler

05-03-2011 06:47:34 | More by TheDudeRules
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Beer4B

Florida

3.2/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was let down with this one but will be giving it another chance when I find some fresher bottles.

Good smell and feel to it but the taste was disappointing to where it made we wonder how old it was or if it was a bad batch I got. There was a distinctive bad bitterness to the finish, hopefully not standard for this brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 16:31:05 | More by Beer4B
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NorCalYeti

California

3.23/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

interesting copper-pink color, sulfur smell in the nose, clear color, little to no lace, short finish, metallic taste, stinky, short medium-length finish, little less than average overall finish. wouldn't seek out this beer, there are much better examples to choose from.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2011 05:17:03 | More by NorCalYeti
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louiestaphouse

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

07-11-2014 21:49:31 | More by louiestaphouse
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

09-23-2013 07:17:42 | More by ohiobeer29
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

12-27-2013 05:20:56 | More by Dave_Treat
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Snodman

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

06-13-2013 22:16:39 | More by Snodman
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jeff1973

California

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

01-25-2014 22:56:18 | More by jeff1973
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DennisDullea

New York

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

01-01-2014 03:03:28 | More by DennisDullea
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chapmat2

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

10-25-2013 14:26:07 | More by chapmat2
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

05-05-2014 01:19:42 | More by facesnorth
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

12-12-2013 11:41:09 | More by DantheMan75
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

07-22-2014 18:53:15 | More by John_Beeryman
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JayKay412

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

07-29-2014 23:09:01 | More by JayKay412
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jw1978

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

05-09-2014 01:07:10 | More by jw1978
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

01-09-2013 03:39:04 | More by jrallen34
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output01x

Ohio

3.3/5  rDev -24%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed on tap in a pint glass at Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon.

There is absolutely no head to be found on this beer when I receive it. A thin foam ring barely exists at the edges of the glass. The body is a clear copper amber with no sign of carbonation bubbles. No lacing can be found throughout consumption.

Citrus and pine hops flow off the beer. Notes of grapefruit and caramel malt is also noticable. Not the strongest nose, but definitely pleasent.

Citrus and strikes at the beginning of the sip only to be quickly overtaken by a strong pine flavor. Notes of grapefruit and lemon add decent complexity to the beer. A dry, earthy pine aftertaste finishes each sip.

Medium bodied with little noticable carbonation, this beer is consumable but lacks drinkability. While not exactly flat, more carbonation would definitely have helped this beer out.

Honestly, I don't understand all the hype behind this beer. The flavor is great and the aroma is pleasing, but this beer fails pretty hard in all other categories.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2011 01:36:09 | More by output01x
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've had this brew several times. This review is fresh on-tap at Buffalo Wild Wings last night.

A- Looks good-glowing translucent amber hue that is served with a big white foamy 1-2 finger that stays nicely at 1/2 finger and leaves lacing all the way down the glass. Beautiful IPA

S- Nose is big and bright. Some grapefruit and lots and lots of pine. Definately eyebrow raising. A hint of spicy hops is down there somewhere.

T- the flavor upfront is kind of bland with a hint of grapefruit, some earthy hops, and a background of faint grainy malt. The finish is HUGE and agressive with some pine and a huge amount of resiny bitterness that lingers on and on and on with a hint of spicy hop flavor in the background.

M- High fizzy, assualting carbonation and and medium weight slightly grainy body.

O- Overall this is a very bitter and assualting brew. Think Moylan's Hopsickle. It also doesnt have much hoppy flavor upfront to justify the bitter finish. The malt backbone is scant at best. An average beer overall-and this just isn't my kind of IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2013 22:02:27 | More by PittBeerGirl
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice golden color with a slight head. The aroma is of floral and earthy hops with hints of citrus fruits. The taste is of a slight caramel malt backbone with touches of citrus fruits. The main taste is of earthy hops and touches of floral hops. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation. Overall its a nice beer, good flavor and nice aroma, not the best IPA you will ever have, but it is very solid.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2010 16:23:48 | More by goblue3509
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rabsten

West Virginia

3.48/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Wow, not overly impressed with this. Orange body, pale white head, average lacing. Pine and citrus nose. Enh. Grapefruity taste but quite sour; a little TOO much grapefruit, it seems. Astringent 'feel. Okay drinkability.

Seems all west coast on the surface but underneath it's pedestrian at best. Get one of the other 41 beers on tap is my advice. And, as an unabashed Fat Heads fanboy, it hurts to say this. Honestly. Bottom line: get something else.

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2009 01:02:05 | More by rabsten
Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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