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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: 2,793
Reviews: 431
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 500
Gots: 346 | 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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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint glass at the brew pub in Ohio. Nice golden orange with a thick 2finger fluffy white head. Nice.
Great hop aromas...grassy but lots of citrus and candy bitterness. Same for flavor. Grassy notes up front but followed by candy but suuuuper bitter. My opinion is the bitterness is its downfall. But my style is a bit sweeter...
Its good but not amazing. .I mean its really good but I can believe it ranks no. 9 right now... beating (the limited availability Lunch).
Great brew but not a favorite for me...

DrinkSlurm, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of BrandonDZ
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

BrandonDZ, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of TheMonkery
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

TheMonkery, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of mPaxtonS
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

mPaxtonS, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of 1Sundown2C
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

1Sundown2C, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of JohnG190
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear orange with a white, three-fingered head. Retention is very good with good lacing. This is what an American IPA should look like! Aroma dominated by grapefruit and pineapple, followed by resinous pine. Little malt sweetness to speak of, the nose is all about hops! Classic west coast IPA. Bitterness dominates the palate, pine resin up front, grapefruit rind right behind. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, Head Hunter finishes dry, with strong astringency. Overall, a supremely crafted IPA in the West Coast style!

JohnG190, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of mecmd
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

mecmd, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of PGH_Penguins
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

PGH_Penguins, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of wiltznucs
4/5  rDev -7.6%

wiltznucs, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of bmmortale
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

bmmortale, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Thedrizzle
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Thedrizzle, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of huskermike12
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

huskermike12, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of spitshaded
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

spitshaded, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of hemorhoidzz
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

hemorhoidzz, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of AdamP
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

AdamP, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Syracuse12
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Syracuse12, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of APB
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

APB, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of TheRemyLeabeau
4.89/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Ok so this is an interesting one. I'm lucky enough to have fresh access to all 3 of the awesome Ohio IPAs (Columbus, White Rajah, and Headhunter). I have also had HT, PtE, OTWOA, Jai Alai, and the list goes on. Let me tell you that nothing compares to Headhunter that is only a couple days old. It is impossible to find because you have to be lucky enough to find a store that gets it within a couple days of it getting bottled (I went to friggin Fatheads Brewery today and the freshest HH they had was bottled on 8/2.... like seriously!!?!?) but if you can somehow find it fresh, I swear this is the best IPA on the market. It is a waterfall of incredible hoppiness and as smooth as Heady. The mouthfeel is top notch and I swear the nose is so perfect I wish I could capture it in an air freshener. But do be warned, no beer falls off like this puppy. After 2-3 weeks its cringeworthy, a month, bleeehkk! only the drain enjoys the taste at that point.


TheRemyLeabeau, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of JimGlonke
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

JimGlonke, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

TheBeerAlmanac, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of tdm168
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - bright orange with a big, soft, dense cap of off white head that has good retention and leaves great lacing on the glass

S - huge grapefruit aroma, faint cake batter, faint alcohol

T - big pine and grapefruit, lightly sweet malt, bitter finish

M - medium bodied, well carbonated, slightly dry finish

This is a really plush, citrusy, bitter IPA that is easy to drink and very refreshing. I really wish this was an IPA that I could get my hands on on a regular basis.

tdm168, Aug 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

lunarbrew, Aug 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

crbnfbr, Aug 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

1up, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of BamfBacon
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

BamfBacon, Aug 11, 2013
Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
96 out of 100 based on 2,793 ratings.