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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: 3,235
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 549
Gots: 508 | FT: 37
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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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Photo of BeernDrum
4.66/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely one of the best IPAs out there. At first pour a nice amber color with nice head. Not overly carbonated. Smells of citrus and pine. At first taste a bitter yet delicious grapefruit hits the palette. The seconds taste and you are sucked in and nothing else matters. This stuff is great. Second only to Zombie Dust. For me this is easy to get. zombie Dust is harder than hell to find so this is my first choice. A must try for true IPA lovers.

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Photo of admiral1
4.78/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My favorite IPA. This beer smells wonderful, pours with a firm head and the finish is a hopheads dream. Living outside the Burgh, I've been to Fatheads a couple times and they never had this on tap! Always out. Now that they are bottling it, I love the availabilty of it. Alittle high priced, But LIFE'S TO SHORT TO DRINK CHEAP BEER! Tried to order a sixtel and was told they quit filling sixtels. BUMMER!! Maybe splurge on a 1/4 sometime.

Photo of sukwonee
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Scott for this bottle.

A: Darker brown than I anticipated. Two finger head.

S: wow. Pineapple orange grapefruit. bright hops with some sweet malt.

T: Ok... it doesn't taste as good as it smells. but it's still great. it's hoppy but its also malty. I prefer my IPA a bit less balanced and more refreshing. Pine bitterness towards the end is quite nice. Tropical hops up front, sweet malt, then bittering hops near the end.
M: solid. Nicely carbed. dry.

O: very very solid but not my favorite. Heady > Head Hunter.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of CharlatanSin
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip. Thanks for the trade, maximumu13!

A- Pours a mostly clear (maybe a little haze) light-ish orange amber, with a big puffy off-white head. Excellent appearance.

S- Big pine hops dominate. Resinous. A little citrus. Not much of a malt component.

T/M- This is one bitter IPA. I like the bitterness, but it might not be for everybody. Pine is the dominant hop flavor again. Earthy. Woody, almost. Very clean. Not much malt presence. Astringent. Drying. Mouthfeel and carbonation are both medium. Long, bitter finish.

O- Like I said, this is a super bitter IPA, so if you like the bitterness you'll like it, and if not, you won't. The earthy, almost woody flavor is interesting and not something you see in the style every day. I'd say it's not as complex as the best of the best, but it's a very nice IPA.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adam's Alpine Spring 16oz glass

A - Pours a golden yellow-orange, two finger head, thick lacing.

S - Fresh, juicy hops, pineapple, orange peel, big time grapefruit, light pine, good amount of floral traits present as well.

T - Bright flavors going on here that give way to the bite of aggressive hop bitterness. Pineapple is the most noticeable fruit taste here, just absolutely delicious. You also get that lush grapefruit flavor that gives to mild bitterness afterward. The powerful hopping and IBU's still resonate on your palate long after you've taken that gulp.

M - Incredible. A full feeling ale that is bursting with flavor, take a large sip and gulp it down in succession to gather all the goodness this beer has.

O - So far in my quest of IPA's, this beer takes the crown. It has won prestigious awards for a reason. The day Fat Head's opened their production brewery should be treated as a national holiday. It is a nearly perfect example of what a great IPA should aspire to be. People that think Pliny is the best, need to have this beer and have their palate's re-examined. It actually tastes and feels like it has all the qualities of an Imperial IPA, but packed in at a more moderate 7.5%. My ONLY complaint about this brew is that the bitterness can hang on a bit longer than you want.
This is just another feather in the cap of Pittsburgh's great breweries, and I feel privileged to have ready access to such an amazing brewery.

Also take note that this beer is year round, and for most PA and Ohio residents, this beer isnt too hard to grab. People get excessively excited about seasonal IPA brews, and overpay and over-hype it because its so darn hard to get. This IPA is as every bit as good as those, and much more obtainable. If you can get it, do it, I doubt you'll regret it.

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Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
96 out of 100 based on 3,235 ratings.