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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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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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Ratings: 3,023 | Reviews: 441 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of rlshep
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

rlshep, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of steve8robin
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

steve8robin, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of cfrances33
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a Three Floyds teku.

Pour: Clear amber orange with three fingers of off white head. Head hangs around, and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: Big citrus notes - some tangerine and orange juice. Pretty hefty caramel backbone to support.

Taste: Follows the nose for sure, with some pine mixed in as well. Malt sweetness is larger than I expected. Nice juiciness, and finishes with a resinous bitterness

Mouthfeel: Pretty sticky, and not incredibly drinkable. Fruit notes make this one nice and juicy.

Overall: Very nice IPA.

cfrances33, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of JCrandall
4/5  rDev -7.6%

JCrandall, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of Johnny_Love
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Johnny_Love, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of Envelopes
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Envelopes, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of 1beergeek
5/5  rDev +15.5%

1beergeek, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of brauseboof
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

brauseboof, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of valdieu2
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

valdieu2, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of joshwith
5/5  rDev +15.5%

joshwith, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of damngoode
4/5  rDev -7.6%

damngoode, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of seeswo
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

seeswo, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of russwbeck
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Head Hunter pours out of the bottle pretty clear and golden brown in color. Its head is about a finger in density, white in color, and sticks to the sides of my glass really nicely. Bubbles explode out of the bottom of the beer and collect beneath the head beautifully.

S: Citrus explodes out of the beer, like a freshly squeezed grapefruit or clementine with hints of pine. Definitely on the fruitier side as far as IPAs go. I picked this up in Pittsburgh about two weeks ago, so I'm pretty sure it's fresh.

T: The taste is really solid. The grapefruit and other citrus flavors are back, but the piny hops pay a much larger role. The increased hop tastes bring the beer closer to balanced than the smell is.

MF: Really light body with an average amount of carbonation. The balance and well thought out flavors make this one of the most drinkable IPAs I've had. The 4pack sure did go away quickly.

O: I had heard such great things about this beer and I was really excited to find the bottle in Pittsburgh. I didn't even really know they bottled it. Buy it if you see it, because I might just drink all of it.

russwbeck, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of Etan
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh 12oz bottle from the brewery, picked up generously by MarkIntihar. Into a Revolution pint glass.

A: Pours a clear light orange-brass with a nice white head. Lots of sticky lacing.

S: Huge amounts of grapefruit, orange peel, vanilla, pineapple, and green leaf in the nose. Dank.

T: The taste is much drier, with lots of grassy bitterness, somewhat herbal with lots of fresh grain in the finish, leaving a resinous aftertaste.

M: Light-bodied with some creaminess to it.

O: I wish there was as much fruit in the taste as the nose but this is still great stuff.

Etan, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of pixieskid
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in my moeder lambic tulip/snifter hybrid.

Pours a translucent orange hue with one inch white head.

Nose; citrus, pine resign, and nice fruitiness (tangerines).

Taste; herbal hops upfront, a touch of mint, leads into a strong piney bitterness with notes of floral hops in the finish. As it warms up, it becomes somewhat overly bitter and less balanced/refreshing as originally poured. A lingering vegetal note is present, which is my only complaint...

Mouthfeel; slick yet somewhat crisp, a bit syrupy.

Overall; pretty solid stuff, now that I think of it, it's actually quite similar to Jai Alai...lucky inhabitants of Ohio ;-)

pixieskid, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of CoryJHarber
5/5  rDev +15.5%

CoryJHarber, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of Vonerichs
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden orange body with 2" of dense white head. Lacing is spotty.

Highly aromatic with loads of mango and orange up front. There's a brief whiff of caramel malt then pine.

The taste has heavy doses of the tropic fruits then resinous pine. It's extremely bitter in the finish. The malt adds just a little backbone to hold it together but otherwise gets completely dominated by the hops. It's a completely one-sided beer and I love it.

Mouthfeel is clean and dry. Carbonation is a little high but not too bad. The bitterness lingers.

This is a top notch IPA and and enjoyed every last bit of it. I'd recommend seeking it out. Thanks to JM03 for including it as a generous extra.

Vonerichs, Oct 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Marty30, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of WesM63
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at deagans in Lakewood, Ohio. Poured into a pint glass.

A: golden amber with a nice 1.5finger off white head. Moderate amounts of retention tons of lacing.

S: Sticky pine, tons of bubblegum, grapefruit and pineapple.

T: Spot on the nose. Loads of sweet bubblegum, grapefruit and some pine. Moderate bitterness lingers.

M: Medium carbonation and body.

O: Phenominal west coast IPA! Wish I could get it here on the western side of the state.

WesM63, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of bauermj
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

bauermj, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to JM03 for sending this one my way as an extra in a recent trade! Served from bottle into a Duck-Rabbit nonic. Poured yellow-orange with a minimal white head. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, pine, pine hop, fruit, fruit hop, tropical fruit, and subtle apple juice. The flavor was of sweet malt, pine, pine hop, fruit, fruit hop, tropical fruit, bitter hop, and subtle pine resin. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I really liked what is going on in this one. There was tons of pine notes going on, but it had a nice touch of fruit to help balance it out and leave your palate feeling refreshed for a moment. After that moment the hops come flooding in to carry what is left of your palate away. A really well done brew that should be enjoyed by anyone who calls themselves a hop-head.

thagr81us, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of angrybabboon
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me a bottle of this

Consumed 10/18/12

Appearance: Golden dark orange - clear - starts with a nice, white head, fades faster than average, but leaves a nice wall of spotty lacing

Smell: Aggressively hoppy in a lovely way - ripe oranges, tangerines, and grapefruits - flesh and some bitter pith - oily citrus rinds - tropical fruits, mostly pineapple - floral - dank, with some resiny pine - pale and caramel malts in the background, mostly washed out by the hops

Taste: Oily, pithy, citrus assault - emphasis on grapefruit, with a lot of flesh and pith - orange and grapefruit rinds - some tropical flavors add some sweetness - oily, resinous pine rounds things out - very bitter - some pale and caramel malts provide a backbone but not much else - just a little touch of alcohol

Mouthfeel: Medium body, adequate carbonation, smooth with a lingering bitter oiliness

Overall: Tongue Hunter?

This blurs the line between IPA and DIPA with a remarkable amount of aggressiveness. Personally, I think it's a bit too oily and pithy. It's great, but not something I would want all the time... It could be a bit more drinkable.

angrybabboon, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of garuda
4.83/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

No dating on the bottle, which is potential deal-breaker on the sale for me, but the shop owner said he got it in within the last week.

A - Clear deep gold, with a thick white head that has good retention and lacing.

S - All hops here. A burst of mango right off the bat, then dives into grapefruit, pineappple, and resinous pine.

T - Follows the nose with assertive hops flavor. A touch of honey and caramel sweetness mid palate, then finishes very bitter with an aggressive dose of pine.

M - Medium, full body, thick consistency with hop oil, abv helps dry out the bitter finish.

O - Excellent, just how I like my IPAs. Bitter, with just a touch of sweetness mid palate. Depths of hop flavor in this one. They only need bottle dating on it now.

garuda, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of gpawned
4/5  rDev -7.6%

gpawned, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of FishPondManager
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

FishPondManager, Oct 15, 2012
Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
97 out of 100 based on 3,023 ratings.