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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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2,679 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,679
Reviews: 424
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 494
Gots: 314 | FT: 30
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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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7.8%

Special thanks to Phyl21ca for sending this beer out west in a great trade.

A:Giant 3 fingers of creamy bone coloured head, it settles down in large craters and chunks. A hazy apple juice colour, with a few larger pieces of sediment suspended.

S: A smooth pine scent, presumably from the malts that tone down the sharpness. Yeast and bread blooms after a solid swirl.

T: Hoppy in the front with strong pine and pithy lemons. Middle notes of sweet caramel malts which leads to a lingering bitter finish.

M: Medium bodied with low carbonation which leads to a smooth finish.

O: Much greater amounts of malts than what I was expecting which results in a very smooth brew. Lots of hops and a nice bitter finish yet very balanced.

09-22-2013 02:30:47 | More by FondueVoodoo
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djgustafson

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

09-21-2013 22:07:31 | More by djgustafson
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sliks96

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

09-21-2013 17:17:57 | More by sliks96
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csmartin6

New York

4/5  rDev -7.8%

09-21-2013 12:04:28 | More by csmartin6
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

09-21-2013 06:28:12 | More by drewone
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GameFreac

Georgia

4.64/5  rDev +6.9%

Read that mrandypandy was going to the brewery in a random mass BM and going to be at a bar in Atlanta a few days after so he graciously got me a 4 pack and I'll forever thank him.

Appearance: Pours a bright orange color with a finger of a white head.

Smell: Smells of pungent hop aromas. Super fresh smelling with tons of tropical fruit and some pine. Sugary syrupy sweetness on the end.

Taste - Taste mirrors the nose with a lingering candy like taste at the end that sticks around. Some bitterness on the end.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel.

Overall: In my top 5 IPAs ever. So much tropical fruits, sweet liquid candy flavors. So good.

09-21-2013 05:30:33 | More by GameFreac
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MANNZITO

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

09-21-2013 01:34:31 | More by MANNZITO
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Hophead21

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.2%

09-20-2013 19:32:09 | More by Hophead21
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APH

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

09-20-2013 19:25:35 | More by APH
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Griggsy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

09-20-2013 19:09:21 | More by Griggsy
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Fat_Guy_Likes_Beer

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

09-20-2013 06:59:08 | More by Fat_Guy_Likes_Beer
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JOrtt

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

09-20-2013 01:53:15 | More by JOrtt
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ausonius

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

09-20-2013 00:45:14 | More by ausonius
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santa216

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

09-19-2013 18:54:04 | More by santa216
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DavidGross

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

09-19-2013 14:40:32 | More by DavidGross
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Irishace9

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

09-19-2013 03:00:48 | More by Irishace9
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

09-18-2013 12:38:26 | More by JohnnieNepal
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BlackJeep

Florida

3.96/5  rDev -8.8%

Poured from Bottle to a pint glass

This is my first review. Please bear with me.

A - Golden/amber, light on head. I think about what I'd expect from a beer heavy on hops and grapefruit

S - A citrus/hops floral punchy wind gust in the face with heavy grapefruit and pineapple dominating the bouquet.

T - Grapefruit is the major player here, along with the hops, then the pineapple and pine come in. Hoppy citrus IPA with a coppery pine hops aftertaste with reoccurring pineapple. Somewhat bitter.

M - Medium bitter and a little dry on the tongue. Not over carbonated

O - Aroma is impressively refreshing....perhaps more refreshing than the taste. I am not a huge fan of IPA's so my enthusiasm may be tempered but I recognize this as a quality hoppy IPA. If you like a hoppy IPA, this probably rates above average, but i would not call it exceptional.

I'd probably try another beer for my second beer if the pub had other choices I adn't tried yet.

09-18-2013 03:30:49 | More by BlackJeep
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Brasso

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

09-18-2013 01:59:57 | More by Brasso
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NumberNone

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

09-17-2013 16:08:21 | More by NumberNone
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev -1.8%

Had this on tap at the Pittsburgh location and took a couple bottles home for the formal review. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. The brew appears a clear golden orange with a white cap a finger strong that fades to a thin film leaving a full wall of sticky lace. When held to the light, some yellow is seen around the edges.

The aroma is quite fresh and hoppy with tropical and rindy zest aspects like grapefruit. Some herbal component is minorly grassy as well to break things up. Seemingly no indication of malt or alcohol, this one is all about the hops in the nose.

The flavor is bitter with grapefruit rind and zest. Some grassy and herbal component blends into a lingering taste that is zesty and like pulp. A very dry bready grain flavor persists into the aftertaste as it warms up.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is clean, crisp and easy drinking. A very solid IPA that I would drink regularly if given the chance. I paired this up with some sharp cheese and could not stop devouring both. I need more of this.

09-16-2013 18:47:19 | More by stakem
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DarrenStory

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

09-16-2013 03:38:33 | More by DarrenStory
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Chuck_25

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

09-16-2013 03:24:14 | More by Chuck_25
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jakecattleco

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

09-15-2013 19:28:53 | More by jakecattleco
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Agentveba

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

09-15-2013 18:40:12 | More by Agentveba
Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
96 out of 100 based on 2,679 ratings.