1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Fat Head's Head Hunter IPAFat Head's Head Hunter IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

2,778 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 2,778
Reviews: 431
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 501
Gots: 342 | FT: 32
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,778 | Reviews: 431 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of crytion
4/5  rDev -7.6%

crytion, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of NW2285
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

NW2285, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.2/5  rDev -3%

12 oz bottle poured into a DFH signature goblet. No bottle dating info to be found. Thanks to ZRT for sending this.

A - Pours a bright caramel color with excellent clarity. The head sits at a full finger for the duration; impressive retention. One coat of lacing paints the glass.

S - Grapefruit and guava on the forefront. A hint of pine offers some bitter to counteract the juicy fruits. Biscuity malt is an afterthought.

T - Starts off lightly sweet with mellow citrus. Caramel carries through midpallate followed by a bittering pine finish. More bitter and less fruity than I was anticipating from the nose.

M - Medium bodied with full carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

O - Happy to finally try this one. The aromas are tropical and citrus forward while the hop flavors are primarily pine. It is definitely hoppier than your average IPA, but it never crosses the line from balanced to hop bomb. This is definitely one I would get if I had access. Not the best I have had, but very good.

NoLeafClover44, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of Evan
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Evan, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of SBoyar1
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

SBoyar1, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of AngusOg
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

AngusOg, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of OleDixie
5/5  rDev +15.5%

OleDixie, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of dave122382
4/5  rDev -7.6%

dave122382, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of kayrex
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

kayrex, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of kbuzz
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

kbuzz, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of brewtus
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Poured 12oz bottle into tulip. Poured pretty clear orange with a nice two finger head. Smell is citrusy, pine, bready, tropical fruits. Taste is bitter hops up front with great cutrus flavors, great west coast style hops, piney, subtle malts, nice bitter finish. Mouthfeel is right on. Overall this is a great IPA that hits you hard with bitter hops. The malty flavor takes a backseat to the piney, floral hops that dominate the flavor of this one. I had this at the brewery before they finally started bottling it, hope the distro keeps expanding so more people can experience superior Ohio brews.

brewtus, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of DogfishJoe
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

DogfishJoe, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

pathman, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of Gretlawn
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Gretlawn, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of LaChupacabra
4/5  rDev -7.6%

LaChupacabra, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of BeerMel
5/5  rDev +15.5%

BeerMel, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of Treebs
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%

12 oz. bottle served in a Half Acre snifter. Thanks to pmoney for the bottle.

A: Clear light amber color with a white head forming on the pour. Recedes quickly to a thin ring. Splotchy lace.

S: Light bready malts. Orange citrus with some grapefruit rind.

T: Same white bread malts with a light citrus backing. Sweet tangerine, grapefruit and and orange rind.

M: Light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Sweet and fruity finish.

O: Highly drinkable and very flavorful. Would definitely have again.

Treebs, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of RyanSchwam
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

RyanSchwam, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of juliusseizure
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

juliusseizure, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of tubbnik
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

tubbnik, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of Holmes698
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Holmes698, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of BMan33
4/5  rDev -7.6%

BMan33, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of hansgruber
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

hansgruber, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of ArrogantB
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%

Big thanks to CruisaC for sending me this one. Orange-yellow color with the slightest haze, good thick foam of a head. Smells like resiny hops, a little . Flavor is super hoppy, very bitter finish, slight bit of malt holding it all together. Whew, this is very bitter. Overall a good IPA and it is what the label says but this can't touch the west coast. Maybe I need one straight off the bottling line.

ArrogantB, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of Nachos4two
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Nachos4two, Jan 24, 2013
Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
96 out of 100 based on 2,778 ratings.