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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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Ratings: 2,796
Reviews: 431
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 502
Gots: 347 | FT: 32
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

soonerchamps, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

tommy5, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of mhksuccess
4/5  rDev -7.6%

mhksuccess, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of astebelton
4/5  rDev -7.6%

astebelton, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of nataku00
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

nataku00, Aug 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

2Xmd, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of crewfan1952
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

crewfan1952, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of VernonBaxter
4/5  rDev -7.6%

VernonBaxter, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of kevanb
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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!

kevanb, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of Rion
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Rion, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of sblank
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

sblank, Aug 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

manutdfan, Aug 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

HighLowJack, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of richj1970
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

richj1970, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of Hefewiseman
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Hefewiseman, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

bvdubn, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of aflyershckyfan
4/5  rDev -7.6%

aflyershckyfan, Aug 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Thishops4u, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

MrMcGibblets, Aug 23, 2013
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4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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!

maxcoinage, Aug 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

adamcarlson28, Aug 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

GoBlue12, Aug 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

ygolordned, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy orange with a two finger white head

S - Grapefruit, orange,and pineapple with some piney hops.

T - Just like the nose - grapefruit and orange. Nice hop bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Nice creaminess.

O - Very delicious IPA. Full of flavor and very easy to drink. If I could get this regularly it be a staple in my fridge.

TreyIsWilson, Aug 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

beerhast, Aug 22, 2013
Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
96 out of 100 based on 2,796 ratings.