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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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2,936 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,936
Reviews: 437
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 519
Gots: 377 | FT: 33
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: 2,936 | Reviews: 437 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of griffeyb
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

griffeyb, Mar 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

rudylaw, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of HopsintheSack
4/5  rDev -7.6%

HopsintheSack, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of davey101
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass. No date present anywhere. Huge thanks to Atomicskis5 for the bottle!!

A - Pours a hazy amber body with some very small floating particles of what I can only presume is hoppy goodness. Two fingers of dense off white foam forms settling down to a patchy cap. Excellent lacing.

S - Very flowery and grassy with loads of resinous pine and just a dash of citrus. Bit of a caramel malt backbone to bring it all together. Rather sweet.

T - Tons of pine and flowery hops which get cut by a wave of bitterness. A bit of malts are present on the finish. Very little fruit or citrus present, maybe just a bit of grapefruit "pith". There it is...I finally used the word pith in a review...but otherwise a pine bomb.

M - Medium bodied and quite creamy. The level of bitterness is damn high on this beer.

O - A refreshing pace from the fruitier IPA's I tend to gravitate towards. Just a delicious pine forward beer with some light flowery notes and a HUGE bitterness Damn good stuff, OH is no chump in the hop department.

davey101, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of claaark13
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

claaark13, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of freemanj
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

freemanj, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of MatthewPlus
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to pschnei3 for this in a trade!

Poured a beautiful deep golden color with a foamy 1 finger off white head into a Cycle Brewing snifter.
Smells resinous and piney. Lots of hop with a hint of underlying sweetness.
Tastes freaking delicious. follows the nose pretty well, with sappy pine and grapefruit. i bit of maltiness, but i wouldnt go so far as to call this beer balanced. pretty much a hop bomb, which i dig.
Excellent mouthfeel, decent carbonation and weight on the palate. fantastic, lasting bitter finish.
Overall, an extremely enjoyable beer, i would recommend it, and wuld seek it out again.

MatthewPlus, Mar 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

neckbracesub, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of Michigan
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Michigan, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a brilliant, deep gold with a medium, 2 finger, frothy head. Retention and lacing are great. Very slight haze, but clarity is very high for the most part. Just a beautiful looking beer in the glass.

S- Huge hops upfront and throughout. Hops are almost entirely in the pine-scent flavors with small hints of citrusy notes. Just pure resin all the way through.

T- Just like the scent, with hops dominating your taste buds the entire drink. Starts very pine like, then smooths out a bit with a few hints of citrus flavors. Hop bitterness doesn't allow any recognition of malt and persists until the very end. The hops even continue in the aftertaste, with a huge bite on the end.

M- Highly carbonated, but smooth and slick across the tongue. More smooth and creamy than most IPA's. Very drinkable for the 7.5% alcohol, but the hops will destroy your palate.

Overall, if you love hop bombs, this is for you. Hops are unforgiving throughout, but very high in quality as far as flavor goes. I prefer a more balanced IPA, but still, you have to recognize a quality beer no matter your style preference.

boilermakerbrew, Mar 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

freewill35, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

ldhughes3, Mar 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

mrandypandy, Mar 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

eawolff99, Mar 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

LXIXME, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of brother_kenneth
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

brother_kenneth, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of aslamm75
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

aslamm75, Mar 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

iuindy2l, Mar 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

durwood64, Mar 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

oldvines, Mar 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

mcrago, Mar 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

cincysig, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of sommersb
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On: 03-24-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Globe glass
Purchased: Received in a trade

I've been on an IPA kick of late; here's another gem from Ohio courtesy of trader Chad.

Appearance is very nice, starting with a sizable off-white head on a hazy orange/amber beer. Head retention is excellent, as is the lacing.

Smell is spicy and big on hops, of citrus/grapefruits plus pine and tropical fruit.

The taste is first of big hoppy bitterness with grapefruit and pine notes, but there's also some malt background with caramel flavors.

Prickly mouthfeel due to the high carbonation, with a medium body. The finish is dry and bitter, but has some balance from the malt bill.

Overall an excellent American-style IPA that I'd recommend!

Thanks to buschbeer for this!

sommersb, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First had: ?
This review is for a recent tasting on tap at Pinocchio's.

Clear amber pour with a full finger of frothy white head that retained well and laced the glass nicely. Nice aroma of fresh hops, pine and grapefruit, distant pale malt base. Crisp and juicy. The taste reflected the aroma, with a nice blast of fresh hops, oily citrus, resinous pine, light biscuity pale malts somewhere off in the distance, bringing in a sense of balance, but ensuring that the hop profile is still the dominant factor. Perhaps nothing you wouldn't expect, but nevertheless, this is pretty much exemplary of the style. Medium body, crisp mouthfeel, super drinkable.

Rifugium, Mar 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Johnnyramirez, Mar 24, 2013
Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
95 out of 100 based on 2,936 ratings.