1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

Not Rated.
Fat Head's Head Hunter IPAFat Head's Head Hunter IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,780 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 2,780
Reviews: 431
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 501
Gots: 342 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,780 | Reviews: 431 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of taylocd
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

taylocd, May 25, 2013
Photo of jbaker67
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

jbaker67, May 24, 2013
Photo of Jeremy6566
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Jeremy6566, May 24, 2013
Photo of diehl07
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

diehl07, May 24, 2013
Photo of dvmky
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

dvmky, May 23, 2013
Photo of Keyportnick
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Keyportnick, May 23, 2013
Photo of mikeincharleston
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

mikeincharleston, May 23, 2013
Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

muchloveforhops3, May 22, 2013
Photo of Novabrewer
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Novabrewer, May 22, 2013
Photo of ebarnesster
4/5  rDev -7.6%

ebarnesster, May 22, 2013
Photo of BigbROB
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

BigbROB, May 22, 2013
Photo of JMScowcroft
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%

Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA - 12fl oz bottle

Look - Pours a mostly clear amber caramel with a nice soapy head. Nice sticky lacing. Minimal carbonation.

Smell - Deep caramel malts smoothly blended (not overly sweet) with a citrus blast overridden by big pine/resin that complements this brew quite nicely. Super smooth aroma with punch.

Taste - Malty and sweet at first, but the hops rides in immediately after, citrus and pine, then sites resin/pine on the top of the tongue. My preferred kind of hop bite here with a nice hearty undercarriage. For its style it certainly has a heck of a hop blast. I enjoyed letting this one warm up a bit because it changed over the hops a little, more juicy citrus less bitter pine and resin.

Mouthfeel - The maltiness gives it a little bit of stickiness, and on the other end the hops remind you that they mean business, which is a nice blend. Somewhat boozy and a little sweet, decent here. Decent drinkability.

Overall - This one might take a little time to get the most out of, let it warm up a little and take your time to notice the different parts of the taste wave. Sounds weird but this one is both hearty and smooth at the same time. It might not be best-in-class but I would recommend it for sure, quite unique in regards to what I have had so far.

JMScowcroft, May 22, 2013
Photo of AndrewSmith
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

AndrewSmith, May 22, 2013
Photo of gamanley
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

gamanley, May 22, 2013
Photo of zekeman17
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

zekeman17, May 22, 2013
Photo of IPAyForHops
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

IPAyForHops, May 21, 2013
Photo of AL89BR
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

AL89BR, May 20, 2013
Photo of CosmoHopHead
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

CosmoHopHead, May 20, 2013
Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

ShemRahBoo, May 19, 2013
Photo of TreeBeard
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

TreeBeard, May 19, 2013
Photo of MarkJBurch
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%

Witty artwork, bottling date clearly stamped on the neck of the bottle, 5/13/13, six days ago!
Moderate pour into the new Dogfish/SN IPA glass, clean, golden hue, eggshell white head that lingers for less than a minute, light lacing.

HUGE pine aroma, subtle sweetness, fruit and grass.

Like licking a Christmas tree... This one grabs you by the tongue and slaps you in the face. A real shock to the palate. More pine, earthy, cheek puckering bitterness. Yum. There is lemon in there somewhere... if there are malt notes to be found, I'm not finding them. Alcohol is well hidden.

Carbonation is relatively smooth, not overly intense, which is good because I don't think my mouth could handle it. Goes down nice, to say the least.

After drinking this beer, the thought of it alone will make your mouth water. Any hop junkie will find their fix here.

MarkJBurch, May 19, 2013
Photo of ShawnMH
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

ShawnMH, May 19, 2013
Photo of bzach
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

bzach, May 19, 2013
Photo of Photekut
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photekut, May 18, 2013
Photo of HopCraverDave
5/5  rDev +15.5%

HopCraverDave, May 18, 2013
Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
96 out of 100 based on 2,780 ratings.