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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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3,187 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,187
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.55%
Wants: 536
Gots: 470 | FT: 34
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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 -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a 16oz. pint glass

A - Orange haze in color. Good head with nice lacing

S - A wonderful resin hop smell with hints of fruit

T - A powerful hop & pineapple explosion with a strong, yet drinkable, hop finish.

M - A perfect mouth feel for the beer. Crisp and hoppy, yet for a 7.5% ABV, it has an excellent and smooth finish.

O - I would love to drink this beer again. Although sadly I don't see myself drinking it. I was travelling to Pittsburgh and was given it at a party in exchange for a heady topper. I would recommend this beer to anyone and everyone. Definitely one of my favorites.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.89/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big old thanks to alelover for yet another big want of mine!

Bright honey golden body capped with an off-white rocky set of carb that retains very well.

Big, juicy citrus hops dominate the nose... no shortage of abrasive bitterness... orange peel and grapefruit... just a slight suggestion of tropical fruit.

The first thing I notice here is how the milky head really makes this enjoyable to drink, I've got a nice beer-stache going at the moment. The hop presence is intense... sharp, dry hop bite that leaves hardly enough room for the sweet citrus flavors beneath. Malts a non-existent. I like this one but the bitterness is overwhelming in my opinion.

Very glad to finally get to try this one!

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.
Bottled on 5/22/13. 3 days old.

Appearance-pours apricot with a one finger white foamy head. Lots of lacing dancing about my glass. 4.25

Aroma-huge citrus hops first on the nose. Tons of grapefruit and pineapple. Very surprised how strong this is on the citrus. One of the strongest citrus aromas on a IPA
I've had. Small hints of a earthy pine and black pepper. This one is all about the citrus. 4.5

Taste-first thought is very bitter, grapefruit is again right up front but its more on the zest side. Alot of other IPA's around try to balance out the bitter with some sweet notes but this one seems in love with the bitter. Not to day it's bad, because this is turning out to be one of the best IPA's I've ever had. The taste reminds me a lot if Lagunitas Sucks only not as complex. 4.75

Feel-Medium as medium can get. Zero alcohol feel and only drys slightly. Easy to drink. 4.5

Overall-very surprised by this one. I was not expecting this much bitterness. To me this seems like a DIPA in everyway but the feel. I actually got this a big box grocery store that didn't have much of a selection, expect for this two day old IPA. Go figure. At $9.99 a four pack I can't complain at the price point either. All in all this is a truly great Ohio beer, okay, one of the best Ohio beers. 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
96 out of 100 based on 3,187 ratings.