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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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of stakem
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12-oz bottle to tulip. Bottled on 8/30/2013. Consumed 9/12/2013.

A: lovely golden orange color, less hazy than other IPAs. lots of rising carbonation. solid 2-finger (or more) frothy off white head. good coating of the glass. 1/2- to 1-finger cap lingers.

S: orange, lemon, pineapple, pine. this delivers a quintessential IPA aroma.

T: this is a piney beast, with grapefruit to boot. there is a malt backing, but this one is all about the 87 IBUs. the alcohol is more bracing at the tail end - this is not surprising given the higher ABV (7.5%).

M: well carbonated, creamy mouthfeel, sticky finish.

From the shores of Lake Erie, a solid West Coast-style IPA. This is better than when I sampled in April.

Photo of bcuz7
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of gr8zehaman
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of danoeltico
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of Patspankenfanny
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Flavorful, pretty heavily-hopped like current west-coast style quad-hopping (I am currently judging all IPAs by the standard of having experienced Heady Topper). Carbonation is a bit on the aggressive side. Overall a pretty well balanced IPA. Not an Imperial but very drinkable. I liked the beer, and the friendliness of the brewery.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beauty in a mug at Fat Head's in Pittsburgh.

Hazy orange color with a healthy creamy white head. Average retention and minimal lacing. Smelled chock full of herbal and floral hops and the woodiness coming from a cask ale. Taste was quite hoppy with a strong oakiness. Very good. Creamy and smooth. Wanted more, but there were others to try.

4.0 A
4.0 S
4.5 T
4.5 M
4.5 D

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.44/5  rDev +2.5%

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