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

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

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Reviews: 518
Hads: 3,709
Avg: 4.33
pDev: 22.4%
Wants: 609
Gots: 703 | FT: 39
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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 06-19-2009

1st batches were 7.0% ABV
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Reviews: 518 | Hads: 3,709
Photo of CO-Bloom
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Woah Midwest! Kinda crazy how this brewery is overlooked outside the state. Aggressive west coast style with bittersweet pineapple and grapefruit stealing the show. Not balanced in the least yet it is not bitter for bitterness sake. Great carbonation with a dry crisp finish. Very drinkable for the Abv Ibu combo going on. This is the best IPA I have had in some time. Can't believe this is their year round offering. Wish it came is 6packs though. Kudos Fat Heads!

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Photo of Somber
4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a very good IPA. The best I've had out of Ohio. Not quite the level of some of the IPA's out of the northeast or some of Stone's better IPA, but just a couple steps behind.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one deserves its lofty reputation. I am an IPA fan and I can say this is one of the top 5 I have ever had the pleasure of consuming. It hits all the notes you want in a great IPA squarely on the nose. Very impressed.

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Photo of MJSFS
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: looks like an IPA. Nice head, and good lacing.
S: strong hops aroma.
T: very piney and hops forward.
F: crisp and light.
O: excellent IPA. 87 IBU, so it's on the bitter side. Smells and taste very similar to DFH 90 minute. I like this beer a lot.

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Photo of kevdemers
4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks Phil for the hookup! 12 oz bottle dated 6/19/15 poured into a Tree House Teku glass

Look: Nice hue halfway between golden & amber

Smell: Faint pineapple/coconut nose, not very powerful but a pine forest pops up at the end.

Taste: Piney/resinous hops, that pineapple/coconut/alcohol flavor much like the smell, hovers in the background.

Feel: Very sharp and hot, definitely comes across as a double IPA in this respect.

Overall: Not quite my current cup of tea - this would have been directly in my wheelhouse 4-5 years ago. In any case, very good for the style and almost reminds me of a Sixpoint Resin clone at about 2% less abv.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep golden color. Has a huge aroma of citrus piny hops. Has a big flavor of citrus with an almost resin pony taste. A nice touch of malt to balance and a pleasant hoppy aftertaste. Great beer

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Photo of Buck89
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy amber-orange with a moderate white head that retreated fairly quickly but left nice tracks. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit, orange. Taste is cleanly bitter, with more citrus and some resin, slightly dank. Little malt but medium-bodied with a great feel. Clean dry finish with a bitter ring. Love this IPA.

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Photo of Billolick
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap and in bottles several times during a week long trip to the Pittsburgh area.

Bold, flavorful and super tasty IPA. Blasting with hoppy goodness. World class and so worth seeking out. In a world of hundreds of quality IPAs, this one is able to stand out and be considered one of the best ...go get some - wish I had brought more home with me

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Photo of Josh012012
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

look and smell are nothing special

A flavorful brew for sure. To me this packs more punch than some double IPAs. More bitter than most but not in a bad way. Sweetness is a bit above average. Also get some booziness from this one. Not super fruity but if I had to pick a I would say grapefruit is most noticeable. Overall, I think that their description of the beer being "uncivilized"is accurate in its own right.

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Photo of October
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12-oz brown bottle with a bottled-on date of 15 days ago. Hit with aggressive hop aromas immediately upon pouring. Taste is big, piney hops. There is some citrus flavor, but it wasn't as apparent for me as others had said. The aftertaste is extremely bitter, almost to a fault. All in all though, this is a very well done IPA.

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Photo of AllDayIPA23
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received this in a trade this weekend. However, it is being poured at about a month and a half after the bottled date. There doesn't seem to be as much of the great citrus flavor I read about. A A little more malt/bread flavor than expected.

With that being said, I do believe this is a fantastic IPA. Having drank it a month + old, I still really enjoyed it. I will certainly try to trade for this again, and re-review

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Photo of SitkaSteve
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute leaving some light messy lacing sticking and then sliding down into the beer.
The smell started off with bitter fresh pine with a nice citrus blend and then some light caramel malts to balance.
The taste was bittersweet thoroughly. It balances nicely between the malts and the hops. A nice bittersweet citrus aftertaste leads into the finish.
The mouthfeel had a great sessionability and sat about a light to medium on the body. Carbonation runs somewhat light enough to allow the bitterness to take full effect.
Overall, I see the hype behind this beer and am super thrilled that I got to try it and am taking some back to ID with me.

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Photo of fscottkey
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: [4.00] Pours a light copper to golden color. The beer has a small 1/4 - 1/2 finger of white head. The head is not long lasting. The bottle lists the ABV (7/5%). The is a date code that I cannot figure out.

S: [4.25] Really nice pineapple smell. Also light citrus.

T: [4.25] The taste slightly follows the nose but then deviates. There are still pinapple and citrus flavors. They are subsumed by a nice malty middle. The maltiness has a bready flavor. The malt gives way to a slightly bitter finish.

M: [4.00] The beer is smooth and has a nice mouthfeel. There is a slight pucker factor from the bittering on the finish. It is very welcome for the style.

O: [4.25] I feel pretty good. I did not read the commercial description first and I basically nailed it (pineapple and citrus). Maybe not that great a feat - but I got what they intended. That being said. This is a really solid IPA. Bold fruity flavors - nice and juicy. There is a solid malt backbone to give some bready body to the middle then the bitter finish. The bitter does not linger it is nice and short. Overall this is a really good representation of the style.

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Photo of quaybr
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into tulip glass.

A dark golden amber with a two-finger off white head that looks deliciously spongy. Leaves lacing even with frequent swirling. This is a really pretty beer.

The nose is full: floral, citrus and biscuit aromas fill the glass. A beautiful bouquet of tangerine and grapefruit pave the way for caramel and biscuity malt.

Taste follows smell: citrus hops start and finish the party while a nice balance of malt carry the beer.

An medium-full body does the beer well.

This drink lives up to the hype. You've gotta snag a four-pack of this if you're able.

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Photo of aleigator
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful, fluffy big head, with a vibrant yellow-amber color.

Smells irresistable lemony, very juicy, coated up by toffeeish, balancing malts. Citrus mingles together with dried orange peel outstandingly well, creating a crisp, lemon defined hoppy nose.

Has a medium carbonation with an extremely crisp and dry, refreshing mouthfeel.

Taste mirrors the nose, as it begins with toasty, biscuity malts, as well as bitter, luscious lemons hitting the palate in an uncompromising, fruity fashion. The beers intense lemony hop profile gets enhanced by a mineralic bubbly carbonation, revealing a grassy dryness. This dryness leads to the brews finish, in which the profound lemon character even gets enhanced by a prominent, bitter, lime infused dry note as well as slick sweeter malts, unleashing a very focused lemon fruitiness.

Easy drinking ipa with a great hoppiness to it, gently balanced by sweeter, flavorwise fitting malts, leaving the beers spotlight on the fruity hops flavors.

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Photo of mothman
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is a golden amber. A lot of tropical fruits here, but also dank and weedy. Mango and pineapple. Very juicy. A solid dipa that I wasn't expecting to be so good.

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Photo of Fransais
4.94/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer really stands out especially for the style. Luckily I live in Ohio and enjoy Great Lakes, Thirsty Dog, Fat Head and Hoppin Frog every week. Very nice mouthfeel and taste. Piney and citrus overall a great west coast style IPA. Highly recommend this beer if you can purchase it.

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Photo of 4thFloyd
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice golden color with an off-white head. Great hoppy aroma with a lot of citrus and pine that builds high expectations. Flavor did not disappoint. A lot of citrus and tropical fruits. Noticable mango and less pine than expected. Good malt balance and sweetness without much alcohol heat. Moderate bitterness that finishes clean at first but builds and lingers a little at the end.

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Photo of Zach136
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle no date.

Big dank earthy hop character. Hints of citrus, and something that brings up memories of goat feed... Medium bodied, very drinkable.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright cloudy orange with a big white head and spotty lacing. Citrus, pine, light tropical note in the back. Bitter citrus and pine with not much of the tropical note coming through and a light grain backdrop. Bitter, resinous and dank. Well carbonated but thinner than I expected from the cloudy look. Overall a very solid IPA with some big bitter citrus and pine components. Mouthfeel lacks a bit and flavor profile lacks real depth but a straightforward hop punch and that's not a bad thing.

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Photo of hardysf
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice clear Amber color. Head is a thick foam that dissipates quickly leaving a thin film. Well carbonated. Smell is of clean malt with lots of hop profile. Mango, citrus, pineapple. Taste is crispwith sine nice malt sweetness seeping in, with some bitterness from the hops. Very well balanced. Finishes nice and dry urging you to drink more.

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Photo of OGFGabv
4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hands down the best IPA out of Ohio, and definitely does not get the national credit it deserves. Smell is outstanding with citrus dankness, and tropical fruit. Taste is very bitter, but done exceptionally well. If you like a citrus, resiny, hop explosion, this is for you. Uncivilized and aggressive!

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Photo of MisSigsFan
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden color with a white head that leaves a little lacing around the glass. Smell is tropical fruit and citrus right away. Taste starts out with bitter orange/grapefruit rind and then paves way to mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and pine resin. Bitterness is very aggressive, but maybe a bit too much for a tropical fruit bomb like this. Mouthfeel is medium bodied but very drinkable. Carbonation is on the higher side. This may be one of the midwest's best interpretations of a west coast IPA, although I think I prefer White Rajah which I just had recently as well.

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Photo of DanKarPgh
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mango nose. Very, very hoppy but not too happy. Citrusy flavors with may be a little a little something in the finnish I can't define other than a good but of hoppiness. Nice for an IPA. Ballsy on the hops.

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Photo of Beerds
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow! Great head and flavor and mouthfeel. Very smooth drinker. Upon first smell and sip all I'm thinking is Resin minus the extra ABV. See it as a go to in the near future....as long as its within reach.

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Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
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