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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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2,555 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,555
Reviews: 418
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 490
Gots: 287 | FT: 28
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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Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a clear orange with a thick two finger off-white head. Leaves some lacing and has good retention.

Caramel sweetness comes through with pine, grapefruit, and pineapple hoppiness.

Smooth drinking medium body with quite a bitter hop bite delivering flavors of grapefruit, pine, tropical fruit, floral, and sweet malt.

Could pass as a DIPA with how it hits with bitterness and hop character.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 21:44:17 | More by MattSweatshirt
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Duffman79

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-11-2014 06:20:21 | More by Duffman79
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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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obiwan_k3n00bi

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-10-2014 17:21:11 | More by obiwan_k3n00bi
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mattsucks

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

03-10-2014 01:23:39 | More by mattsucks
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Kword55

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-09-2014 23:53:25 | More by Kword55
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Bartos

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-09-2014 19:00:39 | More by Bartos
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moodyxc9

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-09-2014 18:29:41 | More by moodyxc9
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mobius387

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

03-09-2014 17:49:47 | More by mobius387
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-09-2014 12:18:31 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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alex021224

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-09-2014 01:46:59 | More by alex021224
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Snooprobirob

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-08-2014 23:30:54 | More by Snooprobirob
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fluidpower

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-08-2014 23:28:06 | More by fluidpower
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Leinie

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-08-2014 21:59:41 | More by Leinie
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voodoofish65usf

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-08-2014 17:37:41 | More by voodoofish65usf
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douginromeo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-08-2014 12:38:37 | More by douginromeo
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-08-2014 07:14:16 | More by CarolinaKev
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PaulyB83

Michigan

4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottling date of 01/29/14

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip glass

A- Pours a medium burnt orange/yellow with a high slightly off white head. Looks to be medium bodied. Nice degree of clarity, some hop resin chunks floating around.

S- Sticky, lightly dank pine, pineapple, some citrus, light tropical notes and bitter burn in the nostrils. Medium-light malt on the back.

T- Pine, a pretty big smooth, long bitterness, all 87 IBUs are accounted for, Grapefruit, nice level of sweet tropical notes of pineapple and papaya. A lighter malt character than in the nose. Leaves a pretty high degree of bitterness on the tongue.

M- Surprisingly light mouthfeel the makes this a pretty easy drinking high hopped beverage.

O- This is one of my favorite IPAs. It has much of the things I look for in a great IPA. It has a big hop presence and a nice medium sweetness and is very easy to drink. I try to go to Indiana or Ohio and grab some whenever I can. Wish it came in 6 packs though, I mean if Bell's can do 2Hearted in 6ers and this seems to be just as equally hopped, just with 3 hops instead of 1, then surely this can be put in 6ers.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 06:25:14 | More by PaulyB83
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Bone53

Pennsylvania

4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass at around 45°F

Appearance: Burnt orange color with a one finger off white head that sticks around; Sticky with great lacing.

Smell: Tropical and citrus fruits (grapefruit, pineapple, mango, orange, lemon), pine, and sweet malt. They blend together perfectly; The most aromatic AIPA I've encountered.

Taste: Everything you want in an AIPA is there. Enormous amount of tropical and citrus hops (although more on the citrus side), bittering hops, pine, and sweet malt for a great balance. Bright fruits carry on in the aftertaste. Burps taste great too! I pick up more tropical notes in the nose, but the taste is still world class.

Mouthfeel: Light medium body; resinous with substantial bitterness and a dry finish. Well carbonated; Crisp

Overall: It's hard to pull off an IPA of this caliber, and Fat Head's has done it! An AIPA done to near perfection and one of my favorites in the style. I feel lucky to have a regular (fresh) supply of this. If you're a hop head, this would be a great go to locally, and certainly worth a trade. Highly recommended!

*EDIT (7/6/14): After having a few Enjoy Bys for the first time recently and now drinking this again, I had to knock off points for the smell (from 5 to 4.75). It is still fantastic however, probably being the most citrus/grapefruit heavy IPA I've had, and more balanced between hops and malt. But the tropical notes in Enjoy By cannot be surpassed IMO. Will have to try Hop JuJu for a more fair comparison

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 05:23:25 | More by Bone53
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GOBLIN

Ohio

4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fatheads Headhunter

Uncivilized and Aggressive

Poured into tulip glass

A: Pours a deep and dark burnt yellow with floating sediments. An awesome, glowing ipa !

S: Wow ! Smell is dank with huge hop scents of pine, grapefruit, citrus and pineapple.

T: Huge hop bitterness and flavor. Above mentioned fruits and a touch of caramel.

M: Medium-sized feel with tangy carbonation. Resiny and sticky. Leaves a sticky finish on the lips.

O: A punch you in the mouth brew for those who truly love their hops !

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 04:40:19 | More by GOBLIN
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Roger85

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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Matthew607

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.2%

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muraco3

Ohio

5/5  rDev +15.2%

03-08-2014 00:36:11 | More by muraco3
Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
96 out of 100 based on 2,555 ratings.