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

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

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Ratings: 3,183
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.55%
Wants: 535
Gots: 466 | FT: 34
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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon visit their website
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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4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a great IPA with an amazing taste and a smell that's even better! Golden tint with light amber in color, with great head and nice even lacing around the glass. The spicy, citrus, and pine nose really started thing off great and the beer tastes almost as good as it smells. A bit of bitterness, but the sting leaves the tongue after a few sips... I taste hints of heavy citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, roasted carmel, and even a little bit of spiciness which is my favorite thing about this brew. This is one of my favorite IPAs I've tried as of recently, I would for sure recommend it to any IPA lover!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. bottle acquired in a trade with mps
Bottled on: 02/06/14
Served in a pint glass

The nearly crystal clear, medium amber liquid was topped by a two-finger tall, tight, foamy, eggshell colored crown. A clingy, drippy ring of lacing coated the top portion of the glass. The head quickly fell to a thin cap.

The aroma was both hoppy and sweet. Citrusy, c-style hops were matched by a robust caramel malt sweetness. Candy coated orange peel notes were apparent. Spicy and zesty. Hints of juicy tangerine came through as well.

A mix of sweet, caramel malts and candied citrus peel led things off in the flavor profile. Zesty and juicy with strong grapefruit notes. Slightly spicy. As the beer moved along the palate, it transitioned from being sweet and citrusy to dry and brutally bitter. Lemon pith and white grapefruit rind appeared in the finish. Lots of resiny pine sap as well.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied and fairly nondescript. Slightly thin for the style and the ABV. The liquid contained a spritzy, large bubbled effervescence that turned slightly creamy once it settled on the palate.

Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA is a heavily malted and aggressively hopped palate wrecker of an IPA. I personally would have preferred less caramel malt sweetness on the front end and less hop bitterness on the finish, but the same amount of overall flavor. This reminded me a lot of some old-school West Coast IPAs that were deemed "extreme" before the age of extreme beers.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the better IPA's I have had here in Pittsburgh! This was a delicious beer, poured a nice golden/orange color and smelled of grapefruit, citrus, hops, pine, and a bit of lemon. Once I tasted it I was hooked! Crisp clean IPA taste! If you find this beer I highly recommend drinking this one! Two Thumbs Up!!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had fresh on tap. Looks decent. Smell is probably one of the best IPAs I have ever smelled. Floral fruity hoppy goodness. Tastes great. Just enough sweetness. Blossoms in your mouth. One of the best IPAs I've ever had. Up there with 90 minute IPA and Jai Alai. If you find it, drink it.

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Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
96 out of 100 based on 3,183 ratings.