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

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Ratings: 3,313
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 562
Gots: 536 | FT: 33
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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
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Ratings: 3,313 | Reviews: 480
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from Bottle to a pint glass

This is my first review. Please bear with me.

A - Golden/amber, light on head. I think about what I'd expect from a beer heavy on hops and grapefruit

S - A citrus/hops floral punchy wind gust in the face with heavy grapefruit and pineapple dominating the bouquet.

T - Grapefruit is the major player here, along with the hops, then the pineapple and pine come in. Hoppy citrus IPA with a coppery pine hops aftertaste with reoccurring pineapple. Somewhat bitter.

M - Medium bitter and a little dry on the tongue. Not over carbonated

O - Aroma is impressively refreshing....perhaps more refreshing than the taste. I am not a huge fan of IPA's so my enthusiasm may be tempered but I recognize this as a quality hoppy IPA. If you like a hoppy IPA, this probably rates above average, but i would not call it exceptional.

I'd probably try another beer for my second beer if the pub had other choices I adn't tried yet.

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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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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.

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Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
96 out of 100 based on 3,313 ratings.