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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: 3,300
Reviews: 478
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 561
Gots: 530 | FT: 33
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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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Ratings: 3,300 | Reviews: 478
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours clear dark orange with big fizzy white head. Big aroma of citrus fruit, mango and spice. Flavor much more predominate. Notes of citrus and yeast. Medium body with excellent carbonation. Extremely bitter finish. Very nicely balanced though lacking in complexity.

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Never heard of these guys, so I’m guessing we just got distribution (even though they’re only in the next state over); lots of GABF awards plastered on the label, so I’m predicting good things.

A: Sweet Jesus, that’s a fizzy pour – a fat, off-white head of foam stands at two fingers as bubbles fly violently around the burnt orange. Thick webs of lacing circumvent the glass, not missing a spot while the head condenses to a milky cream. Gorgeous. Note: after finishing the glass, I have to say that this is some of the best lacing I’ve seen on any beer to date – it’s literally everywhere.

S: The dankest of the dank: the scent of pine needles and fresh-cut grass erupt from the glass. Dense, powerful, and purely West Coast. A light vanilla sweetness is evident underneath, mixing with the less dominant, fruity hop notes – strawberry, lime, pineapple – to give this a wonderful fruit-and-cream dessert quality (all beneath the massive resins of the hops, of course).

T&M: This palate is a treat for any fan of this seemingly done-to-death style – each sip relishes in the taste, not just the bitterness, of the hop. A bright, delicious spiciness of pepper, pine, and citrus zest fill the senses with a complex profile, tightening the palate with astringency only for a moment. A quick burst of carbonation accompanies the mouth-puckering but subsides quickly, leaving a taste that’s (unfortunately) unfamiliar in this style: a chewy, earthy, leafy grass flavor that can only be attributed to the hop. A flavor that’s as natural and fulfilling as any you’d find in an IPA, especially one with a purported 87 IBUs; I love it. Malt tastes take a back seat here, but they do wonders to fill out the feel and provide some balance (emphasis: some) with toasted grain flavors: granola and faint honey provide a sizeable base for the hops to stand on. Finishes with a flavor of wheat bread and astringent tea, drying slightly but remaining pretty mellow overall.

O: Yesterday I’d never heard of them, but today I’m singing their praises: this is one of the best IPAs I’ve had in a long time. It has an organic quality to it that reminds me that beer is just that: organic, a mixture of natural material. And what a product Fat Head’s has created with a little help from nature…

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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.

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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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Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
96 out of 100 based on 3,300 ratings.