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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: 3,246
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 551
Gots: 512 | FT: 35
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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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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a hazy orange with just under a finger of loose off white head of mostly tiny bubbles. Decent lacing from swirling up the head a little bit.

Nose is sweet citrus, orange and grapefruit, floral hops, pineapple, mango, and a dank herbal hop. A touch of caramel sweetness.

Taking a sip, taste leads with a blast of bitter dank and herbal and citrus peel hop flavors. Bitterness lingers a bit with some sweeter tropical hop notes. Not much malt presence in the flavor as a light bitterness lingers into the finish.

Medium body with a good amount of carbonation to keep the tongue dry and thirsty. Big bitterness on this IPA, and it lingers quite a while.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a stemless wine glass, enjoyed with family at a great BBQ.

The beer pours a nice honey, copper color, clear with a slight chill haze and a fluffy white head, nearly 2 fingers high that has moderate retention and a light network of sticky lace. The aroma is quite pleasant, bright citrus, sticky pine with some floral character before some sweet, honey-esque malt pushes through. The balance is very nice with a great emphasis on the citrus profile that is nicely backed by the pine and malt. On the tongue, the balance is just a nice, lots of juicy citrus, lightly tangy, sticky, bitter pine with nice resinous hop spice, wildflower, grassiness with just a kiss of lightly sweet, pale malt. The body is quite juicy, carbonation is on the lower end, but still lively, coast the mouth well with a lightly dry finish.

Verdict: A really delicious IPA from Fat Heads, a definite Ohio gem. The balance is very nice, the bitterness is kept in check and it's got a great dry finish. It does strike me as a fairly simple IPA, not too complex but that isn't really a bad thing. Definitely worthy of the accolades!

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip.

A: Pours a nice clear yellow almost golden color with one to two finger white head that disappeared fairly quickly.

S: Nice mix of citrus and hops. Pine and resin mixed with orange and grapefruit.

T: Subtle bitterness from hops mixed with nice juicy citrus. Some faint malts in the background.

M: Crisp and a bit dry on the tongue. Nice body.

O: A very nice IPA. Between this and Zombie Dust, it makes me want to move a bit further north so I can get into a distribution area for both!

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottled 7-22, served in a tulip.
a: clear golden orange, decent head and lacing.
s: somewhat muted. citrus, pine, resin, honeyed doughy malts come through as it warms.
t: juicy hops, lightly sweet, with a drying, somewhat chalky/astringent bitter finish. in sum, much better than that description sounds. more-ish.
m: a hair under medium-bodied. bitterness and astringency linger, while managing some crispness.
o: not disappointed, mind not blown either.

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4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip glass with a nice 2 inch thick creamy head head that took it's time to settle down and left some nice lacing on the glass. The color of the beer was a golden orange and it was a bit hazy.

Aroma was full of hops and citrus-- definitely dominated by grapefruit.

Loved the taste, starts off with some grapefruit, orange, tangerine, pineapple, and then you get a nice resinous flavor that's balanced with some decent malt, and quite a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel was a medium body and carbonation, a little bit sticky.

Overall a very enjoyable IPA, this could be dangerous at 7.5abv. Thanks to mshull for the trade!

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Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
96 out of 100 based on 3,246 ratings.