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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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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,667 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,667
Reviews: 424
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 491
Gots: 311 | FT: 30
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: 2,667 | Reviews: 424 | Display Reviews Only:
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Corburk

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-08-2014 17:24:57 | More by Corburk
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DCHritz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-07-2014 21:18:30 | More by DCHritz
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strangebrew321

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

06-07-2014 06:54:00 | More by strangebrew321
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Jpgatorbait

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-06-2014 23:16:44 | More by Jpgatorbait
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gschaiper

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-06-2014 22:40:26 | More by gschaiper
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thetimhortonsman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-06-2014 22:13:54 | More by thetimhortonsman
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rowbow

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

06-06-2014 16:35:12 | More by rowbow
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John_M

Oregon

4.05/5  rDev -6.7%

This is based on the most recent bottle I sampled.

The beer pours an orange amber color with good head retention and very nice lacing. At least for this bottle, the nose is the best part of this beer, as I pick up considerable dry citrus, light skunky weed, some noticable pine and white pepper. The flavor profile replicates the nose to some extent, but there is already some noticeable sweet maltiness in the mid palate and finish that I associate with less than optimal freshness in this beer. Otherwise, this IPA is on the dry side, with a moderately long, bitter finish. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and mouthfeel is medium bodied with a clean, moderately bitter finish.

A couple of thoughts about this beer. I used to see this beer on tap frequently at various bars in Pittsburgh when I lived in Morgantown. While always pretty good, I was also always a bit hesitant to order it, as in my experience this beer goes down hill pretty quickly once it's been tapped. Fresh, this beer was a tasty IPA that I would frequently order as an alternative to Bells Two Hearted, which was the other staple I'd see on tap in and around Pittsburgh. Unfortunately, I ordered far too many pints of HH that were nowhere close to optimal freshness, which is why I became increasingly cautious about ordering it. On the other hand, a bottle sent to me by a friend a few months back was incredible, and at long last I could see some basis for the lofty score this beer seems to routinely get on BA. The one I drank last night was decent, but in light of the bottle I enjoyed a few months back, something of a disappointment. Bottle/batch variation seems to be the order of the day with this beer, which is the only cautionary note I would make regarding this otherwise well made IPA from Fat Head's.

06-05-2014 21:24:39 | More by John_M
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tedgelee

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-05-2014 19:41:22 | More by tedgelee
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-05-2014 18:47:56 | More by Casey3236
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nzmpetrie


4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-05-2014 16:24:02 | More by nzmpetrie
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VTHeady

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-05-2014 12:20:10 | More by VTHeady
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-05-2014 03:36:20 | More by SkinniePost
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pkthebuckeye

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev -8.3%

A - a nice amber golden color with a good head

S - A very hoppy and hempy smell. I liked it alot though

T - A very good and hoppy IPa. Expecting a little more citrus notes but that developed through out the beer. Very smooth

M - a good body and very smooth

O - I really liked this IPA

06-05-2014 00:36:50 | More by pkthebuckeye
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BenSparks34

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

06-04-2014 22:30:57 | More by BenSparks34
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Sweffin

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-03-2014 05:41:16 | More by Sweffin
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Pontus

Arizona

4.23/5  rDev -2.5%

Super resin aroma of what I'm guessing is Simcoe and Cascade. About as much hop aroma as you could ever squeeze in to a beer. Slight woody and earthy smell.

Slight off-white head that lingers for a few minutes and dissipates to a slight white film over the beer.

The taste of the beer is surprisingly balanced considering the hop-heavy aroma. Although the beer is very much hop forward. A sticky hop flavor that lingers on your tongue for quite a while.

06-03-2014 05:21:55 | More by Pontus
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bigsquirrel

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-02-2014 05:18:50 | More by bigsquirrel
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-02-2014 04:37:26 | More by mportnoy
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-02-2014 01:21:49 | More by Stum-pub
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Msudukie

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-02-2014 01:15:29 | More by Msudukie
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emalc

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

06-01-2014 19:22:00 | More by emalc
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-01-2014 02:07:26 | More by starrdogg
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cmgray03

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-31-2014 12:20:33 | More by cmgray03
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Jesta384

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-31-2014 05:52:43 | More by Jesta384
Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
96 out of 100 based on 2,667 ratings.