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Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

Fat Head's Head Hunter IPAFat Head's Head Hunter IPA

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Ratings: 2067
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.74%


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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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: An orange/gold in color with a bone white head that leaves substantial lacing down the glass. The head hunter looks as good as it smells.

Smell: Awesome hop nose, like a tropical Christmas tree with citrus, mango and pine notes.

Taste: Fresh, fruity and zesty hops and a solid malt body, but make no mistake, this ones all about the hops. Pine, resin, dank and citrus. Lovely. Every time I get this beer I am impressed.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation making it nice and crisp with a bit of a bite.

Drinkability: I really enjoyed this beer. Had it side by side with Ballast Point's Sculpin and held its own.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2010 13:40:05 | More by Stinkypuss
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Mississipping

Mississippi

4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split a bottle at the Jackie O's release, and then ended up with a couple bottles afterwards ... thanks Paul! Back at home ... time for a proper review. 12oz bottle poured into a Jackie O's snifter.

A: Pours a completely clear, bright orangish-copper color with a very small eggshell head that recedes quickly, leaving a thick ring and decent lacing.

S: WOW! Piney, citrusy, hoppy, grassy. Grapefruit dominates with sweet mandarin and apricot just behind. Hops are a little subdued, making them equally as present as the other characteristics, with a slight grassy touch in background, which is very nice. This smells fantastic and really packs a punch!

T: Much like this smell, citrusy up front with an initial bite from the grapefruit, then sweeter fruit sneaks in perfectly. Quite hoppy and piney on the finish, which really lingers. Just a bit of booze, but it's not overwhelming and creates a nice complementary warmth that adds to the beer well.

M: Medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Bubbly on the tongue with a subtle drying effect. The mouthfeel is pretty spot on, like the rest of this beer.

D: Despite the 7.5%, this is very, very drinkable. Well balanced, flavorful, delicious. This is up there on my all time favorite IPA's, and I really hope I have a chance to try this again. If you have the opportunity to pick up a bottle or two, definitely do ... this can certainly compete with the more hyped DIPAs. Very highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2011 02:20:33 | More by Mississipping
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UpToMeBeer

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

orange/gold with a creamy, wispy, white head. It's about three fingers and it's all over the place. Doesn't dissipate much either.

Citrusy aroma.... some grapefruit/ pine .... Slight hint of caramel and malt.

Hops starts off strong on the taste.... lingers with a bitterness (that becomes more and more pleasent)... Grapefruity finish.

Very good! I'm accustomed to West Coast IPA's, and this one is quite reminiscent!

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 03:38:05 | More by UpToMeBeer
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beesy

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

PouRed from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

A - pours a light tangerine that is very clear. A two finger off white head builds and develops frothy pockets from the carbonation. A fair amount of lacing resides.

S - very nice. Hoppy with notes of citrus, tangerine and mango.

T - hop forward as expected. Starts off with lots of pine, that moves to tangerine and tropical notes in the middle then fades back to piney on the back end. A somewhat earthy, almost stale, slightly sweet note is apparent about 3/4 way though - Ive noticed it on some homebrewed beers that were Columbus hop heavy, so maybe thats it. A firm, slightly abrasive bitterness lingers. Some tropical notes reside on the late palate, pairing well with the bitterness.

M - medium- full bodied. I think it's a little sweeter beer than I like but the atrong bitterness helps hide it a little.

D - fairly easy to drink. Not something you can drink down like CBC IPA, but moderately drinkable considering the high IBU and ABV.

Overall, an excellent IPa I will pick up and drink any day of the week.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 23:21:30 | More by beesy
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Bierguy5

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy, lighter orange color. Good looking white head stays around for a few minutes, and leaves some nice lace.

Juicy hop aroma bursting out of the glass. Pineapple, mango and other tropical fruits. Maybe a bit of pine and herbal notes as well. Malt is really an afterthought here.

Clean, cracker like malt up front, not a great deal of sweetness. Hops flavor an bitterness comes in quick and hard. Again, tropical fruit dominates. I love the juicy flavors here. A bit herbal as well. Bitterness lingers, but is not harsh.

Medium body, with ample carbonation. Not much heat from alcohol. This is a very solid IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2012 22:35:40 | More by Bierguy5
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Florida9

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Peach-orange in color. Very slight haze. Forms a moderate ecru-colored head that leaves a copious amount of lacing on the way down.

S: Was very aromatic when I first popped the bottle, but seems to be less so now. However, what remains is a heady mix of citrus, orange, and tropical fruit.

T: The flavor is also very nice. Pale malt backbone with a touch of sweetness that plays nicely with the juicy citrus, and tropical fruit hops. Some juicy fruit gum.Turns more towards grapefruit on the backend with a mild pine resin bitterness.

M: Medium bodied. Good carbonation. Mild-to-moderate bitterness. Fairly dry on the finish.

O: A very nice beer and a fine example of the style. I've got to admit I come across my fair share of average IPAs - it's a crowded field - but it's always nice to still be able to find new and well made examples of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 02:58:35 | More by Florida9
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Groomsy

Kentucky

4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip.

Beautiful dark gold color that is crystal clear and topped by a frothy, unrelenting 3-finger head of froth that leaves sticky walls of lacing all over the glass. Classic-looking IPA. Excellent stuff.

Tons of tropical fruit out front – pineapple, mango, orange zest and citrus peel, namely grapefruit. Also a big whiff of piney/resiny/floral bitterness. Hops are absolutely front and center in this brew. If you're not a hophead stay away. There is just enough caramel/bready malt to keep this from being a hoppy mess. No alcohol noticeable. Truly beautiful boquet, very bright and refreshing.

Big fruity hop flavor on the front of the tongue – think mixed fruit cups. The pineapple, mango, and grapefruit just explode on the front of the tongue. A slight malt sweetness balances on the middle of the tongue with bready and caramel flavors to prepare for the next hop onslaught. Some well-measured floral, dank/resinous and piney bitterness cuts in on the finish and finishes dry without a hint of alcohol. Definitely not a training wheels IPA, but this is very refreshing. A hophead's dream for a “normal” IPA.

Refreshing mouthfeel with soft carbonation and a medium body that just right for this beer. Dry, sticky finish from all of the hops.

Absolutely wonderful. World-class is a correct designation, though I may be biased since this is from my home state. But for the style of the American IPA, this is about as good as it gets before getting into DIPA territory. Totally worth seeking out. Excellent stuff, refreshing, and powerful all at the same time.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 01:17:36 | More by Groomsy
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle courtesy of mgbickel pours a hazed gold color with a large, sticky cap of off-white head. Awesome lacing.

You can smell this bitch just pouring it into the glass from a foot away! Citric hops galore with maybe a kiss or two of pine and tropical fruit. No malt is getting past this lupulin bomb.

Good balance of bittering and flavoring hops with a light, biscuity malt backdrop. Pretty west-coasty, and I could imagine it would be even better straight from the bright tank. It really does have a smoothness to it that is rare for a bitter IPA, it flows flawlessly from floral/citric hop flavor to a crackery malt then finishes nicely bitter. When the beer is gone before the review is finished...thats when you know it is good!

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 23:50:38 | More by twiggamortis420
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flagmantho

Washington

4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a light haze and tons of effervescence. There are also a few hop bits floating around in there ... nice. Head is a thick finger of pillowy ivory foam. An attractive beer!

Smell: rich aroma with a nice malty base and loads of piney hop character. There's some nice grapefruit and a good earthiness mixed in there as well. Quite good indeed.

Taste: oh, wow, this is good. Rich maltiness which is sweet but not too sweet, plus the piney/grapefruity flavor and a solid but not overdone bitterness. Surprisingly smooth for an IPA with this much flavor. Sha ZAM.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big, satisfying creaminess; especially good for an IPA.

Overall: a highly delicious beer. It is one of the most full-flavored IPAs I've ever had, and although the onslaught of flavor might prevent me from drinking it all day, it's still very quaffable. Kudos!

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 23:02:41 | More by flagmantho
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.. acquired as an extra in a trade.

A- Pours a hazy bright orange body with a 2 finger white head that reduces fairly quickly but leaves excellent lacing.

S- Floral and citrusy.. not overly potent but definitely invites a sip, what's there is nice. Subtle pine and resin too in the background.

T- Yummy yums. Upfront is a blast of tropical and citrus fruits, balanced with a lightly sweet malty backbone that gives way to a resinous bitterness that lingers for a bit.

M- Medium-low carbonation, medium-light body, pretty drinkable.

Overall a well done DIPA. The balance here is excellent and the hop profile is quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 03:11:50 | More by gcamparone
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful, clear golden orange with a half inch fluffy, off-white head. Simmers down to a slim film, leaving spider web lacing on the glass. Citrus fruits shine through the first whiff, followed by a malt, caramel sweetness. All of which play nicely off each other. Citrus fruits, grassy notes flow across the tongue first. The malt flavors finish it off. Another medium body IPA, that's smooth and finishes with a nice bitterness. Overall, another fantastic IPA from the Midwest.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 12:00:50 | More by ChrisL24481
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Swettenham_Shire

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Favorite beer from Fat Heads so far. Easily beats Hop JuJu DIPA in my opinion.

Poured into pint glass:
A: love the color and lacing on this beer
S: just amazing; always look forward to that first whiff
T: was left a tad disappointed after that smell; dry finish
M: delicious; thick and hoppy

O: well done, but I currently prefer Columbus IPA. Something about Head Hunter doesn't sit right in my stomach, especially if I drink it too fast.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2014 15:59:42 | More by Swettenham_Shire
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottled 7-22, served in a tulip.
a: clear golden orange, decent head and lacing.
s: somewhat muted. citrus, pine, resin, honeyed doughy malts come through as it warms.
t: juicy hops, lightly sweet, with a drying, somewhat chalky/astringent bitter finish. in sum, much better than that description sounds. more-ish.
m: a hair under medium-bodied. bitterness and astringency linger, while managing some crispness.
o: not disappointed, mind not blown either.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 03:17:23 | More by MrMcGibblets
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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had at Fat Heads in Pittsburgh

A: A deep rich copper color, with a small white foam head. Very small amounts of lacing.

S: Hops? Oh yea, lots of big citrus hop scents with ample amount of pine hop as well. Not much in the way of malt, maybe some bread or caramel, was tough to distinguish with all the hops hitting the nose.

T: On the front end, the grapefruit and pine hop dominate, but the malt, a good amount of caramel are there on the back end that balance the beer out.

M: A very nice medium body beer, leaves a nice bitter taste on the palate.

D: The ABV is not over the top, so enjoying more than one of these IPA's is easy to do.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2009 12:11:53 | More by IronCitySteve
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naproxen

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was lucky to get to try this amazing IPA a few times during the NIPAC, plus the bottle I took home.

A lovely beer this one is. There was a slight haze in it's deep golden/copper hue that was promising from the start. I prefer my beers unfiltered as much as possible. The head on it was fine too, nice lacing.

But on the the main event. The nose on this was hits well before the glass is close to my face. It is at once "thick" in the aroma with grapefruit and a heavy dose of pine. But I don't get total hops, there is a strong malt following as well with a hint of caramel.

This one is a keeper. "Aggressive" is a great word to describe the hops here as they punch you right in the mouth and don't leave. Actually, a half hour after finishing this I can still feel/taste the hops and residual oils in my mouth. This is the only aspect subtracting a bit from overall mouthfeel and drinkability as I feel like once I have one, it's either nothing or more Headhunter due to the staying power. On the other hand, compared to other IPA's I've had in recent time this one actually has the body and grain bill to support the hops used. The body lies on the medium/medium heavy side instead of taking shortcuts and coming out too thin.

Should I ever find myself in the area this will be my first stop. I am not surprised this went on to win NIPAC this year.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2010 19:34:02 | More by naproxen
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jimbus

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap at Fat Head's Cleveland.

A: Rich burnt orange/golden color with half an inch of head, little to no lacing

S: Wow, the citrus and pine really explodes on the nose with this one. Couldn't wait to take a drink.

T: Taste does not disappoint the big smell. Nice grapefruit, citrus, and pine flavors boldly consume the taste buds. Solid yet subtle malt backbone follows up on the back end... with a slight taste of caramel? Hops dominate over the malt enough however to satisfy my bitter cravings. Just what I like in an IPA.

M: Medium mouthful with carbonation that really dances on the tongue.

D: Very drinkable IPA, however I found myself taking my time and savoring every sip. ABV is low enough that I definitely could enjoy a handful of these on a given night.

As a side note, bartender informed me that they had recently acquired a bottling machine, done some test runs, and have a label made up. Excited to see this one on the shelves!

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2010 15:25:33 | More by jimbus
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injuredreserve

Louisiana

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to thegrogbog for this awesome beer

A: Golden Copper with nice fizzy small bubble head.

S: Very Piney hop notes up front with citrus undertones. Oranges??

T: Caramel malt, citrus/orange hops with nice bitter linger.

M: medium body with moderate carbonation.

D: Goes down easy, and leaves you wanting for more.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2011 01:08:07 | More by injuredreserve
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ckollias

Maryland

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this on tap at Fat’s head.

A: Pours a golden hue with a white 2-finger head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace leaving a nice trail the down glass.

S: Nice super hoppy aroma is dominant all the way through.

T: Crisp hoppy flavor that is very bitter and tart. Hints of citrus and pine in the background.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Wow – super hoppy beer! Great sipping beer @ 7.4% abv.

Serving type: on-tap

12-26-2011 23:35:22 | More by ckollias
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

With a proud exert on the label that reminds us that this beer took silver and bronze medals in the Great American Beer Festival '10 and '11 respectfully, this high praise comes with high expectations. And this west coast IPA doesn't disappoint!

While its appearance does nothing to deter from the classic look of IPA, its medium amber color reminds me of honey. But capped with an eggshell white sheet, the beer laces and retains wonderfully right down to the last sip.

But the IPA begins to separate from the pack with a bright and drippy citrus aroma. Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, pineapple, tangerine, and herbal (cannabis-like) character mixes with grassy notes. Mild starchy malts carry with it a caramel and butter note that makes the fruit notes seem ripe and plump rather than trying to compete for balance.

The flavors are starkly consistent with aroma. Both the hop flavor and malt sweetness hit the front of the mouth with balanced intensity, Honey dipped slices of grapefruit and oranges are first and foremost in taste. Complementary notes of tropical fruit juice rounds the beer in nearly coctail-like precision. The waves of varying flavors wash over the middle palate and fold in malty starch flavors and the grassy and herbal notes that were described in the beer's aroma. But the beer suddenly falls off in order to provide a resiny bitterness and malty dryness that lingers on the back of the throat like pine needles and fresh-cut grasses. Mild salts and metals blend into the hop bitterness and gives a glimpse into the water profiles.

Medium bodied, but the beer seems lighter because of its quick-strike dryness. The enamel clinching sweetness, hop, and alcohol textures pretend to deliver a seductive citric acidity, but the beer is focused on a dry finish and a memory of fruit. The malt textures fall off just as the bitterness comes to a crescendo, a light leafy astringency, and the alcohol dryness closes the beer with confidence.

Fat Head's Head Hunter is a fantastic IPA that doesn't simply deliver "proper" IPA flavor or become complacent on making an "error free" beer. It pushes further into the smooth bitterness, ultimate dryness, and intangible fruity hop flavors and aromas that begin to separate it from the rest.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 03:34:22 | More by BEERchitect
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another top notch IPA in an already crowded field. This one is as good as any I suppose; when beer is of this quality it's more a case of what mood are you in today rather than one being "better" than another.

Pours lightly hazed, golden orange, with a finger of slowly settling white head and nice lacing. Aroma is super fresh and citrusy, with lots of grapefruit in front and piney hops following. Little in the way of maltiness, just a lot of fresh fruit in your face.

Taste follows closely; again this is a citrus, grapefruit-first hop bomb with secondary pine characteristics; a very mild sweetness and biscuity caramel malt backbone that stays well on the sidelines and just props the hops up. Finish is dry, with lingering hoppy flavors and not too much aggressive bitterness scathing the palate. Really easy to drink, delicious, and full of hop nuances without being overly bitter.

Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth feel, right on out of the bottle. So fresh and so clean, indeed, this one is a winner.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 23:01:34 | More by tobelerone
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Fat Heads. Review from notes.

A: The beer is clear copper with a small white head on top, about an inch in height with decent retention and thin lacing down the sides.

S: Lots of pine mixed with citrus fruit on the aroma, some grapefruit and orange zest with a faint caramel. malt undertone.

T: Very piney on the flavor profile, but it isn't really coupled with the amount of bitterness I was expecting, certainly helping with the drinkability. Some tropical fruit is mixed in, mostly grapefruit and orange.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Slightly bitter finish, but rather light for a big IPA like this.

O: Very good, deserving of praise for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2012 00:38:06 | More by mdaschaf
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rangerred

Tennessee

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a one finger white head. Abundant carbonation allows a rocky head to be maintained nearly throughout the entire drink with tons of rocky lacing clinging to the glass.

Aroma just screams west coast IPA. Tons and tons of citrus from the hops and is very "in your face." Pineapple, mango, and tangerine along with a solid bready malt base. Really a mouthwatering aroma.

All of these wonderful characteristics continue over into the flavor. Tropical fruit immediately that just seems to spread across the mouth. There is a very juicy quality that I just love. Some light bread provides just enough malt to keep the hops balanced. High bitterness but not to the point of being overbearing or unpleasant. Mouthfeel is on the sticky and chalky side which I am not crazy about but it is a small price to pay.

Overall, an absolutely amazing IPA out of Ohio that rivals the best coming out of California. I am so happy I found this beer and plan on picking up many more before heading back to TN.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 02:09:06 | More by rangerred
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kirok1999

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had both on tap and bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy light gold with a nice fluffy head and great legs.
The nose is musky and dense. A very nice blend of spice, pine and fruits backed up by a nice malt sweetness. This is not overly sweet, just the right amount with a real backbone. Very well balanced. Feels solid on the mouth, not watery at all.
On tap the funk came through and made me think of a wet dog. Very rich and drinkable just for the novelty of the funk.
A top notch IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 02:33:07 | More by kirok1999
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a brilliant, deep gold with a medium, 2 finger, frothy head. Retention and lacing are great. Very slight haze, but clarity is very high for the most part. Just a beautiful looking beer in the glass.

S- Huge hops upfront and throughout. Hops are almost entirely in the pine-scent flavors with small hints of citrusy notes. Just pure resin all the way through.

T- Just like the scent, with hops dominating your taste buds the entire drink. Starts very pine like, then smooths out a bit with a few hints of citrus flavors. Hop bitterness doesn't allow any recognition of malt and persists until the very end. The hops even continue in the aftertaste, with a huge bite on the end.

M- Highly carbonated, but smooth and slick across the tongue. More smooth and creamy than most IPA's. Very drinkable for the 7.5% alcohol, but the hops will destroy your palate.

Overall, if you love hop bombs, this is for you. Hops are unforgiving throughout, but very high in quality as far as flavor goes. I prefer a more balanced IPA, but still, you have to recognize a quality beer no matter your style preference.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 22:23:18 | More by boilermakerbrew
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an English style pint glass.

Body is a crystal clear golden amber, obviously filtered. Fluffy 1 finger head that dissipated fairly quick and left decent lacing in the glass.

Smells of tons of grapefruit and pine!

Hop astringency right away with the pine, citrus and a mild mint-like flavor at the end. A nice malty sweetness rounds it out on the finish. Right amount of hops just lingering in between each sip, just enticing you to keep drinking more.

Overall: No doubt at all as to why it has won some many awards and kudos from hop heads every where! A great IPA that is hoppy as hell, yet is balanced enough to not be over abrasive. Glad to have finally gotten this one to try, bonus is there are still 2 more in the fridge!

Thanks to jzeilinger for picking up a 4 pack for me from the 'burgh!

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 02:17:20 | More by jhartley
Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
97 out of 100 based on 2,067 ratings.