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

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Ratings: 3,505
Reviews: 508
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 584
Gots: 613 | FT: 36
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Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 06-19-2009

1st batches were 7.0% ABV
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Ratings: 3,505 | Reviews: 508
Photo of 420Dude
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great west coast style beer. Can taste the chinook. centennial and cascade hops. Not sure of the exact variety but they did a good job balancing with the hops.

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mangos, Pineapple, Oranges and a balanced malt backbone that equals the hops.

A West Coast IPA that would fly off the shelves if actualy distrbuted in the west coast / CA.

Well Done Ohio. Once again, I'll say it...More impressed with you than Vermont.

Cheers!

Photo of Roby923
3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lots of citrus and grapefruit flavours in this tasty ipa. Surprisingly refreshing considering the 86 ibu. On tap at Fat Heads Sah Side.

Photo of BeersOverBaghdad
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First Fat Head that I've been able to get my hands on thus far.

Poured a robust golden color, not particularly hazy or cloudy.

Smell was out of this world. Grapefruit coming out of the woodwork. Other citrus flavors were mixed in there as well. Clearly well hopped with a variety of strands.

Lots of citrus in the taste. Given the amount of hops in the nose, i was expecting a harsher taste, but I was pleasantly surprised. The one downside was that the flavors were a bit muddled together and less layered than I hoped.

Feel was very smooth and drinkable. I was surprised when I saw it had an ABV of 7.5

Overall: would absolutely drink again. I describe it as hop juice. Would love to get my hands on a Hop Juju now

Photo of MarkLinton1
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

First Fat Head's brew in my portfolio. Hop explosion for sure. Beautiful golden color. Lots a of different tastes going on here. Every sip brings out something new. Pine, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, floral notes, lemongrass and other subtle tropical flavors. Dry hop finish and nice carbonation. Definitely a party in your mouth. Great IPA. Looking forward to trying some other Fat Head's offerings.

Photo of jdcompton2
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Spotted this at Whole Foods. Bottled on 1/7/15, tried on 2/23/15. Well, this one suprised me. Hop bomb for sure. Very light malt presence. Hops more pine, floral then anything else. Glad i was able to try this.

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

A. Pours a mostly transparent amber color with a 2 finger foamy cream colored head. Hieroglyph lacing around glass.

S. Floral, tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, banana, strawberry.Some pine.

T. Sweet bready malts. Pine, pineapple and nice bitterness. Grassy aftertatse.

M. Body is a 4 out of 10 in thickness. Nice carbonation that stays on the tongue after the swallow for a second.

A nice IPA. Was fortunate enough to get this is a trade. Nice pickup if it's locally in stores around you but if not you can find something just as good. Daisy Cutter would be comparable.

Photo of TX-Badger
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with white head. Pine, citrus, grass, and resinous notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes bitter, with a nice hop bite

Photo of danh53
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great every day IPA. Very dry, hop forward beer with bitter after taste. Grapefruit, pineapple, and pine come through on the aroma and taste. Its balanced with pleasant mouth feel.

Photo of Zetcha7x
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle was a few months old (12/24/14). Still tasted great. Probably would have been rated higher if it was fresh. Had it on tap a few weeks ago and it was amazing.

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

MY favorite cleveland beer! Great stuff!!

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Update 6 /15 Great color lots lacing to bottom grapefruit and juicy fruit taste and smell with hop and pine finish finsh

Photo of Brewstradamus
4.96/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

You'll be hard pressed to find a better American IPA, even though this baby is from Ohio and not the west coast.

Photo of imdabuzzard
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Top 3 ipa's in my list

Photo of TampaDan2468
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bright, clear golden color. Pleasant citrus aromas gave way to a palate impression that was dominated by a bitter hop essence, yet did not seem to be out of balance despite a relative lack of accompanying malt qualities. An excellent IPA that would be a fine choice for everyday drinking.

Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
3.63/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Golden clear

S - citrus fruity mixture

T - hop presence is nice but the malts come too much towards the front of the taste

F - light drinkable refreshing

O - solid everyday IPA

Photo of bbqnbeer
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is a great ale. Nice and complex. Hard to find a better IPA.

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Exceptional taste, wonderful, I love ipas and this is now my favorite.

Photo of CBeato
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As far as IPAs goes, this is it. It just doesn't get any better.

Photo of Beerparrot
3.89/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks are deceiving as this has the appearance of a common IPA, but as you quaff the aromas from the hops your expectations increase. If you like a huge hop mouthfeel and body in your IPA you can't go wrong with the Headhunter, especially on draft.

Photo of cferg88
3.62/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good IPA, not my favorite but it is a solid beer. You can't go wrong with this one.

Photo of dudewithabeer
3.76/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Awesome taste. Poured from the growler. Definitely going to look for more!

Photo of captaincoffee
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tried on tap in Dayton as well as from bottles at a later date. Poured a dull copper orange and gave off a nice fragrant west-coast hop nose. Typical grapefruit/pine aroma. Mouthfeel could have been a bit fuller, but overall very good flavor. Not as bitter as I expected, but a tasty brew indeed. Might be just average if it was in San Diego, but it seems to shine brighter in Ohio.

Photo of peterittenhouse
4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It doesn't get much better than this. Extremely drinkable at 7.5%ABV. Top 5 IPA IMHO.

Photo of AndrewMichael
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass, outstanding citrusy hoppy aroma, a great beer!

Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
96 out of 100 based on 3,505 ratings.