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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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3,036 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,036
Reviews: 441
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.78%
Wants: 518
Gots: 407 | FT: 34
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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4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a one finger white head. Abundant carbonation allows a rocky head to be maintained nearly throughout the entire drink with tons of rocky lacing clinging to the glass.

Aroma just screams west coast IPA. Tons and tons of citrus from the hops and is very "in your face." Pineapple, mango, and tangerine along with a solid bready malt base. Really a mouthwatering aroma.

All of these wonderful characteristics continue over into the flavor. Tropical fruit immediately that just seems to spread across the mouth. There is a very juicy quality that I just love. Some light bread provides just enough malt to keep the hops balanced. High bitterness but not to the point of being overbearing or unpleasant. Mouthfeel is on the sticky and chalky side which I am not crazy about but it is a small price to pay.

Overall, an absolutely amazing IPA out of Ohio that rivals the best coming out of California. I am so happy I found this beer and plan on picking up many more before heading back to TN.

rangerred, Dec 28, 2012
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a Kuhnhenn tulip

A - Dark copper with a slight orange tint. Small layer of white foam sits on top. Appears to have a light body

S - Nice, big hoppy nose with orange, pine, grapefruit, lemon peel, grassy with a light bready sweetness in the back

T - Grapefruit, grassy, and pine give this a big bitter, hoppy bite right up front. It makes you almost step back as it packs a punch. Next there is a very light amount of caramel and bready malt that provides a small amount of sweetness. Bitterness carries onto the end with grapefruit and pone lingering on into the finish as well as a slight alcoholic kick

Medium body with a light syrupiness in the middle. Light carbonation and full in the mouth. Finish leaves an oily hop residue that lingers on the tongue.

O - This is definitely one grassy, hoppy and bitter beer that smacks you with bitterness and does not relent throughout. A great example of the west coast IPA style, especially for being from Ohio. If you like big hoppy beers, definitely seek this one out.

jeonseh, Dec 23, 2012
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Adam and Chris for this bottle. Couldn't find freshness info.
Poured in to snifter.

A - Translucent medium orange with a thin layer of off-white head.

S - Massive fresh hops up front - grapefruit, orange zest, peach, mango and pine aromas are all present with a touch of sweet caramel in the background.

T - A huge bitterness up front. Grapefruit, peach, pineapple, and pine. There is the slightest malt sweetness in the background but this is defintiely a hop bomb, as advertised.

M - Medium body, creamy. Sticky and full of resinous hop oils. Light to moderate carbonation.

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Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
97 out of 100 based on 3,036 ratings.