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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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2,700 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,700
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 497
Gots: 322 | 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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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-31-2013 03:59:52 | More by SocalKicks
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

4.26/5  rDev -1.8%

Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA

Thanks to Ncketchum for scooping up a four pack of this fine beverage.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a CBS snifter. Served chilled...

A) Nice golden amber with about a half finger of soapy head. This settles to a wispy dusting. A little lacing is present.

S) The aroma is pretty sweet on the pour with a good amount of citrus and ripe pineapple. The pine is more prevalent as it sits a bit.

T) The tropical fruit noted in the aroma is much more muted in the flavor, as the bitter resinous hops steal the show. This definitely has some bite. The 7.5% ABV is not a factor.

M) Medium body with moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Piney aftertaste....

O) Highly enjoyable, and worth seeking out for hopheads. This was pretty fresh, so that was a huge bonus. Glad to recommend.

08-30-2013 01:10:35 | More by RoamingGnome
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flipdog0

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-29-2013 22:47:00 | More by flipdog0
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TeeRex

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

08-29-2013 11:45:10 | More by TeeRex
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tmhoye

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-28-2013 23:52:23 | More by tmhoye
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soonerchamps

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-28-2013 19:50:58 | More by soonerchamps
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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-28-2013 17:24:34 | More by tommy5
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mhksuccess

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-27-2013 19:02:15 | More by mhksuccess
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astebelton

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-27-2013 16:03:20 | More by astebelton
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nataku00

California

4.06/5  rDev -6.5%

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a hazy orange with just under a finger of loose off white head of mostly tiny bubbles. Decent lacing from swirling up the head a little bit.

Nose is sweet citrus, orange and grapefruit, floral hops, pineapple, mango, and a dank herbal hop. A touch of caramel sweetness.

Taking a sip, taste leads with a blast of bitter dank and herbal and citrus peel hop flavors. Bitterness lingers a bit with some sweeter tropical hop notes. Not much malt presence in the flavor as a light bitterness lingers into the finish.

Medium body with a good amount of carbonation to keep the tongue dry and thirsty. Big bitterness on this IPA, and it lingers quite a while.

08-27-2013 03:20:48 | More by nataku00
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2Xmd

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-27-2013 02:11:53 | More by 2Xmd
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crewfan1952

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-27-2013 02:10:32 | More by crewfan1952
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VernonBaxter

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-26-2013 20:45:01 | More by VernonBaxter
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kevanb

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%

12oz bottle poured into a stemless wine glass, enjoyed with family at a great BBQ.

The beer pours a nice honey, copper color, clear with a slight chill haze and a fluffy white head, nearly 2 fingers high that has moderate retention and a light network of sticky lace. The aroma is quite pleasant, bright citrus, sticky pine with some floral character before some sweet, honey-esque malt pushes through. The balance is very nice with a great emphasis on the citrus profile that is nicely backed by the pine and malt. On the tongue, the balance is just a nice, lots of juicy citrus, lightly tangy, sticky, bitter pine with nice resinous hop spice, wildflower, grassiness with just a kiss of lightly sweet, pale malt. The body is quite juicy, carbonation is on the lower end, but still lively, coast the mouth well with a lightly dry finish.

Verdict: A really delicious IPA from Fat Heads, a definite Ohio gem. The balance is very nice, the bitterness is kept in check and it's got a great dry finish. It does strike me as a fairly simple IPA, not too complex but that isn't really a bad thing. Definitely worthy of the accolades!

08-26-2013 18:48:31 | More by kevanb
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Rion

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

08-26-2013 17:29:01 | More by Rion
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sblank

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-26-2013 14:15:05 | More by sblank
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manutdfan

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-26-2013 03:31:30 | More by manutdfan
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HighLowJack

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-26-2013 01:29:11 | More by HighLowJack
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richj1970

Alabama

4.55/5  rDev +4.8%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip.

A: Pours a nice clear yellow almost golden color with one to two finger white head that disappeared fairly quickly.

S: Nice mix of citrus and hops. Pine and resin mixed with orange and grapefruit.

T: Subtle bitterness from hops mixed with nice juicy citrus. Some faint malts in the background.

M: Crisp and a bit dry on the tongue. Nice body.

O: A very nice IPA. Between this and Zombie Dust, it makes me want to move a bit further north so I can get into a distribution area for both!

08-26-2013 00:51:29 | More by richj1970
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Hefewiseman

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-25-2013 14:20:34 | More by Hefewiseman
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bvdubn

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-24-2013 16:36:51 | More by bvdubn
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aflyershckyfan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-24-2013 03:22:11 | More by aflyershckyfan
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Thishops4u

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

08-23-2013 14:25:09 | More by Thishops4u
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

4.34/5  rDev 0%

bottled 7-22, served in a tulip.
a: clear golden orange, decent head and lacing.
s: somewhat muted. citrus, pine, resin, honeyed doughy malts come through as it warms.
t: juicy hops, lightly sweet, with a drying, somewhat chalky/astringent bitter finish. in sum, much better than that description sounds. more-ish.
m: a hair under medium-bodied. bitterness and astringency linger, while managing some crispness.
o: not disappointed, mind not blown either.

08-23-2013 03:17:23 | More by MrMcGibblets
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maxcoinage

Illinois

4.59/5  rDev +5.8%

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip glass with a nice 2 inch thick creamy head head that took it's time to settle down and left some nice lacing on the glass. The color of the beer was a golden orange and it was a bit hazy.

Aroma was full of hops and citrus-- definitely dominated by grapefruit.

Loved the taste, starts off with some grapefruit, orange, tangerine, pineapple, and then you get a nice resinous flavor that's balanced with some decent malt, and quite a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel was a medium body and carbonation, a little bit sticky.

Overall a very enjoyable IPA, this could be dangerous at 7.5abv. Thanks to mshull for the trade!

08-22-2013 21:59:23 | More by maxcoinage
Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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