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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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2,674 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,674
Reviews: 424
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 491
Gots: 312 | 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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Ratings: 2,674 | Reviews: 424 | Display Reviews Only:
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.2%

03-20-2013 17:10:24 | More by wertschy
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-20-2013 13:21:26 | More by roostor07
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.64/5  rDev +6.9%

12 ounce bottle poured into a Unibroue tulip. Off white head, low to moderate retention. Clear lacing on a clear, light copper body. Aroma is dominated by intense, resinous, piney, grassy, hoppy goodness. Taste is biting and bitter, intensely hopped, I'm sure the malt backbone is in there somewhere. Totally out of balance and totally delicious. Delivers on the promises made on the label. Excellent.

03-20-2013 03:41:12 | More by KickbacksSteve
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DruRho

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-19-2013 00:06:16 | More by DruRho
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

03-18-2013 23:56:28 | More by skaboom420
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Richie24CLE

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-18-2013 16:04:47 | More by Richie24CLE
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-18-2013 00:00:21 | More by VeganUndead
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JG-90

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%

Bottle into glass

A - Pours a clear straw color, with a moderate head that recedes to a ring around the edge. Really great lacing.

S - Pineapple, grapefruit, slightly stale white bread, and a little pine

T - Very citrus forward, great flavor that is balanced out with bread/malt and pine

M - Medium/heavy mouthfeel with low carbonation, a touch of creaminess in the finish

O - This is a great IPA, would drink it any day.

03-17-2013 23:14:49 | More by JG-90
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visualmartyr

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-17-2013 16:56:16 | More by visualmartyr
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Buckeye982

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-17-2013 02:44:48 | More by Buckeye982
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-16-2013 16:51:56 | More by captainbearcat
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buybeerformeplea

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-16-2013 13:41:59 | More by buybeerformeplea
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RickS95

Indiana

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Appearance is good and bad. The bad is that while it's a light copper color, it's extremely clear and very translucent...only slightly darker than ginger ale, so points off for that. However, the head is gorgeous and fits the style to a T. Three fingers of bright white, foamy meringue sits up top this clearness in a glass. Great retention as there's still a finger of froth after several minutes and a thick, sticky lace left behind.

The smell is amazing as the pineapple is the key player, and how can you go wrong with that. It's a citrus bomb with faint notes of pine.

The pine and some malt characteristics show up in the taste as the hops start to assert themselves. Crackerlike up front with earthy flowers taking over soon after. Pine is prevalent and grapefruit makes an appearance late.

It's a bit tame for the first few drinks but then the bitter simply explodes on your palate. There's a slight burn about midsip and then the bitter just attacks the tongue, coating it so it's bitter well after the swallow. While it's an aggressive bitterness, it's good for the style and not just crappy beer, which is welcomed.

I'd heard rave reviews about this beer and it didn't disappoint. While potent, it's enjoyable for the style and dare I say, easy to drink. Sure, you won't feel your tongue after a while, but it's so worth it.

03-16-2013 03:18:23 | More by RickS95
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev -0.9%

Slightly oily body that is a mix of gold and orange full of citrus taste. The carb is on point and helps guide the hop profile across the palate. This IPA is west coast all the way. Distinctly bitter that is delicious cold and becomes a bit overpowering as it warms.

03-16-2013 02:21:00 | More by PHBoiler
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gpblackgt

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-15-2013 21:25:29 | More by gpblackgt
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zestar

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-15-2013 08:52:25 | More by zestar
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secondtooth

Indiana

4.48/5  rDev +3.2%

Clean and beautiful amber in appearance, this West Coast-style IPA pours with a huge head of off-white foam and an exquisite amount of detailed lace.

Aroma is stunning and intoxicatingly hop-forward. All the floral, citrus, and pine loveliness you can imagine.

Taste is pure West Coast, as in big heavy hops resins with plenty of acidic bite and notes of sour grapefruit and pine.

Exquisite and a sure winner for serious hop-heads.

03-14-2013 21:08:15 | More by secondtooth
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.31/5  rDev -0.7%

A-Clear orange, nicely carbonated, two finger head.

S-Hops, citrus, grass, grapefruit, slight malt as well. What you want out of an IPA.

T-Wonderful well balanced IPA. Has a strong malt presence but but earthy and citrus hops. Ends with a nice bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, nicely carbonated and hop resins.

O-A great IPA, one of the best out there. Balance and the range of hop flavors was great.

03-14-2013 20:43:49 | More by rlee1390
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TheLostGringo

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-14-2013 20:32:24 | More by TheLostGringo
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wmobley

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-13-2013 20:45:06 | More by wmobley
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12 oz bottle, generously shared by someone at Hunahpu Day 2013.

A- Pours a clear golden color, topped with a finger of white head, leaves nice lacing.

S- Huge hop aroma with tons of fruit, grapefruit, orange, tropical fruit, as well as lots of pine resin, as well as a bit of caramel malt. The fruitiness on this is really, really amazing.

T- Very bitter, lots of pine resin and grapefruit peel, the citrus and tropical fruit are still present but are only slightly toned down compared to the aroma, malty sweetness is subtle.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth with a dry finish.

O- Despite its huge bitterness this is still a very drinkable beer, the hop profile is killer, a great beer overall. The fruitiness also is just awesome, overall this is one of the better Midwestern IPAs I've had in a very, very long time.

03-13-2013 20:10:57 | More by WillCarrera
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jvillefan

California

4.14/5  rDev -4.6%

A: The body is a deep golden yellow with a one finger off white head.

S: Very potent. There is a dominate pine aroma with subtle citrus and caramel.

T: Good not great. It is an unbalanced hop bomb. Heavy citrus, pine and hop bitterness. There is almost nothing tasted from the malt background.

M: Nice heavy body with sharp carbonation.

O: This is an good IPA. Not worth actively seeking out, but if you can get it thrown in as extras then go for it.

03-13-2013 01:32:52 | More by jvillefan
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Danielr26

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-13-2013 00:23:02 | More by Danielr26
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stercomm

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-12-2013 22:59:16 | More by stercomm
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-12-2013 22:11:15 | More by CypherEnigma
Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
96 out of 100 based on 2,674 ratings.