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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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3,023 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,023
Reviews: 441
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.78%
Wants: 517
Gots: 402 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

dmorgan310, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of Beerandboards
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle received in a trade from WilliamDbar.

Pours dark golden/orange color. About 1 inch of cotton white head that leaves moderate lacing down the glass.

Smell is certainly the beers high point. Powerful combo of piney citrus and dank hop aromas. Found myself frequently sticking my nose into the glass through the life of the pint. Orange peel, tangerine and pine are the dominant aromas. Probably top 5 smelling beers I've come across.

Taste falls slightly short of the nose, but that's no knock. The lighter side of the citrus aromas come through in the taste, I keyed on a tangerine flavor, very fresh citrus. Great tasting beer.

Maybe a tad too carbonated. Would love to have it on tap to see how the carb level is there. Really nothing to complain about though. Solidly put together, nice oily hop feel, finish lingers.

Overall, a really great IPA. With so at good IPAs out there, it's harder and harder to pick a "best." This one certainly belongs in the discussion. Hit a lot of notes and hit them very well.

Beerandboards, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of macrosmatic
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to maximumu13 for tracking this one down for me! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a CCB pint glass.

A: Pours a little hazy gold, with a 1 1/2 finger white foamy head. Not a ton of visible carbonation.

S: Big tropical fruit, citrus, and a bit of pine hops, with a hint of light malt aroma.

T: Tropical fruit, grapefruit, grassy hops, with pine and citrus rind bitterness. Some cracker malt makes a brief cameo appearance but this is nowhere close to balanced.

M: Light, crisp body, good carbonation sensation. The alcohol comes through just a bit more than expected for a relatively tame ABV.

O: Wow. This deserved the hype it gets. A very tasty hop bomb to be sure. Very recommended if you can get your hands on some.

macrosmatic, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of cmadd
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The smell is by far the most impressive aspect of this beer: grapefruit, lemon, guava, fruit loops, pine. The first sip is monstrously pine forward with a oily resin. Playful carbonation in an amber body with nice carbonation. Very well done, albeit slightly unbalanced. This is the definition of hops.

cmadd, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of hollywood_15063
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

hollywood_15063, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of kell50
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

kell50, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of denver10
3.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours orange with a little burntness to it and a nice thick, foamy white head. A nice juicy orange aroma on top of a sweet, bready malt base. Flavor starts off with the citrus out the game, the middle is more the bready malt, and it closes with the marriage of piney hops and malt with a decently bitter finish. A nice creamy mouthfeel. Overall, Ohio with another solid IPA.

denver10, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of hopswap1
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

hopswap1, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of TKEbeerman
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

TKEbeerman, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of burnstar
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a clear dark gold with good sized head. Nice lacing on the surface and sides. This is a fantastic smelling beer. Just great hop character. Huge citrus aroma- lemons and grapefruit. Floral and slightly piney as well. Upfront bitterness and fairly bitter throughout. A little background sweetness but hops dominate the flavor. Big herbal and citrus hop flavor. Finishes with a nice lingering bitterness. Medium bodied. This IPA pulls no punches. Close to a DIPA. Pretty awesome.

burnstar, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of K_Diggity
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

K_Diggity, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of JoeLacy
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

JoeLacy, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of ljthockey7
5/5  rDev +15.5%

ljthockey7, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of whodeyvols
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

whodeyvols, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of cosmonick
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

cosmonick, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of JeepCop
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

JeepCop, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of Murphey
4.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Absolutely the best single IPA ever. Perfect balance. Love the hoppy taste and the aroma to make one's knees buckle. Have had it at Fat Heads here in Pittsburgh as well as the one in Cleveland, and it was better in Pittsburgh for some reason. Absolutely love this beer!

It started showing up in the local beer distributor. I (of course) picked up a case. It is good, but it definitely didn't stand out as much as it does on tap.

Murphey, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of Ironcityblackand
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Ironcityblackand, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of littlebeer
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

littlebeer, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of Casedogg43
3.65/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle had via a trade with TheGordianKnot! Cheers!

A: pours a clear but gold color. Looks good.. Slight head w/nice lacing.

S: very inviting. Strong citrus nose. They smell like grapefruit & orange.Smells delicious! There are some light malty notes in the background.

T: Doesn't match the nose. Grapefruit & orange are there. Hops and big roasty malts take over early and stay til the end. Alcohol is very smooth, slight hint.

M: Pretty standard for a nice IPA.

O: Man this beer has hype. Rates great and is very solid. The roasted malts just dominate a bit too much for me. I'd prefer the citrus hops on the nose to follow through til at least the middle. For me, solid, too many other IPA's that I prefer.

Casedogg43, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of OGkushington
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

OGkushington, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of tarheels86
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

355mL mega fresh bottle thanks to Dan! Pours a clear, filtered, no bottle refermentation (good) amber/orange. Larger, large bubbled, semi rocky meringue foam. Excellent retention. Widely spaced, webby lacing. Nose is soft butterscotch, lemon detergent (volatile), thick orange gummies. Taste is super rich butterscotch, restrained orange and grapefruit peel, mild pine sap, maple, sweet orange syrup. Palate is very bitter, nutty, some walnut/Brazil nut, mild spruce tips. Very rich, quenching, fairly aggressive. 10/2/2012 7/4/8/5/15=3.9

355mL second mega fresh bottle from Dan. Let’s try this again. Pours with a better, rockier, sheen, buttermilk head. Big retention and better, complete lacing. Nose has no off flavors, more peaches and cream, pineapple, vanilla. Taste is very West Coast in profile reminding me of Sculpin and Alesmith IPA up front, but finishing much more aggressively bitter with mega spruce tip and pine sap. Delicious. Palate is a bit too sharply bitter moving to slight sawdust. The aroma is quite inviting. Very nice stuff. Easy to love. Glad I got some extra bottles. 10/3/2012 8/4/8/3/16=3.9

tarheels86, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of dcloeren
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to thebouch01 for this awesome extra in our last trade.

Pours a beautiful clean and crisp golden orange with a finger of foamy bright white head.

The aroma is exploding with grapefruit, orange, lemon and resinous pine hops. Not much, if any, malt to speak of. I'm not complaining, this beer smells amazing.

The taste follows the nose. Grapefruit forward with vibrant citrus notes take the lead while the sticky pine hops finish this one off. Fantastic taste.

Medium to light in body but this one drank a lot thinner than the body would have originally led me to believe. It was thinner than I would have liked is what I guess I am getting at. Other than that, I thought it had the right amount of carbonation.

Overall, this was an amazing IPA! I wish that I had more of these. My only complaint is the body on it but it didn't ruin or slow this beer down for a minute.

dcloeren, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of nollie77
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

nollie77, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of stmgl01
4/5  rDev -7.6%

stmgl01, Nov 11, 2012
Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
97 out of 100 based on 3,023 ratings.