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: 3,108
Reviews: 445
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.78%
Wants: 524
Gots: 430 | FT: 33
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ChadQuest
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear light golden yellow color with a thick soft cap.
Aroma is clean light citrus with a faint biscuit note and no sweet or malt notes.
The flavors are the tangerine and grapefruit with some flowery notes, really light and clean all around. This is how IPAs are supposed to be. Clean and almost mute backbone.
Mouthfeel is medium-light for being 7.5 abv.

This would be a great IPA to have hanging around.

3/C = Average

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of SourinQns
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of herman77
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark gold/orange with a medium sized off white head. Good retention and pretty decent lacing.

S: Pineapple, mango, grapefruit and a bit of pine up front. Some dank, resinous hops mixing with sweet carmel malts. Very nice.

T: Citrus and pine hops dominate. Bitter, but there is a dose of bready malt to keep it somewhat in check. It's missing all those sweet, tropical hops that I found in the nose. If only it lived up to the nose...

M: Medium to fuller body for an IPA. Average carbonation.

O: A great IPA. Awesome nose, good drinkability. If the taste lived up to the nose, this would be on Pliny and Heady level.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

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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.

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
96 out of 100 based on 3,108 ratings.