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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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2,897 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,897
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 516
Gots: 367 | FT: 33
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Head Hunter has enough hoppiness that it could be coloured green. It's not of course, but it aught to be. This honeyed golden beer is a divine nectar indeed and looks picture perfect: brilliant clarity, resplendent highlighting, stalwart carbonation and a bulky head.

What sets this IPA apart, however, is not its appearance but its aroma; the smell of hops can be appreciated from the other side of the table (literally, I'm not kidding). I've been around the IPA block enough times that it now takes something pretty special to impress me - and the brimming, aromatic, vivid, layered hop notes here are certainly noteworthy.

Head Hunter has at its core an iron fist of juicy, acidic, tropical fruitiness that includes mango, pineapple, grapefruit, lime, tangerine, and guava. The finish is accented by an almost minty note and herbal, piny backbone. It's astounding that something with such a strong personality be so agreeable; one could drink this all night (and will want to!)

Although it feels broad and large - and at 7.5% and 87 IBUs this is certainly no skinny puppy - it drinks with effortless ease. Most IPAs of similar strength and character (even some of the best ones) are nowhere as approachable nor so endlessly drinkable; nothing pithy or astringently bitter, there wasn't a single rough patch or off-note in the whole growler.

Believe the hype - Head Hunter is the real deal. It is the living, breathing antithesis of the theory that all the best IPAs hail from the West Coast. People in Cleveland must be saying: "Pliney, who?" With Fat Head's you pretty much can't go wrong - there's not a bad beer on the list - but make one-hundred percent certain you try Head Hunter. As if you needed me to tell you that!

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Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
96 out of 100 based on 2,897 ratings.