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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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2,778 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,778
Reviews: 431
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 501
Gots: 342 | FT: 32
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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Photo of ArrogantB
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%

Big thanks to CruisaC for sending me this one. Orange-yellow color with the slightest haze, good thick foam of a head. Smells like resiny hops, a little . Flavor is super hoppy, very bitter finish, slight bit of malt holding it all together. Whew, this is very bitter. Overall a good IPA and it is what the label says but this can't touch the west coast. Maybe I need one straight off the bottling line.

ArrogantB, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of kzoobrew
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%

Thanks again to brew3crew and urbancaver for the bottle.

No date information available. 7.5% 87 IBUs

Clear yellow orange body leans towards the lighter side of the style but that cannot be held against it.Three finger soft frothy head works its way back slowly. Very solid lacing coats the walls of the glass.

The aroma is pleasant though I find myself slightly disappointed. There is a nice blend of resinous pine and citrus aromas though the intensity is lacking.

The flavor is very much hop forward. Juicy grapefruit, citrus pith and pine coat the tongue. The sweet and bitter hop flavors are presented with a fair amount of balance. The pithy flavor does become a bit much though not overpowering. The malt profile is sturdy but subtle providing an excellent base to layer the hops upon. Slight caramel flavor provides some sweetness underneath, thankfully it is held in check.

Medium bodied IPA. Carobnation levels are spot on for an IPA. The finish is not quite as dry as I would prefer but still with in the acceptable range for the style.

Nice IPA, certainly glad to have had the opportunity to enjoy. While the aroma certainly put me off slightly the only other complaints I have are simply personal preference. Rather easy drinking, would no be opposed to having this available to me as an everyday option. Good IPA that falls just short of the next level.

kzoobrew, Mar 01, 2011
Photo of Jrcummins
3.92/5  rDev -9.5%

Jrcummins, Monday at 11:08 AM
Photo of mikey711
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%

growler thanks to miketd in a recent trade.

A: Straw gold color with a ton of carbonation that provides a really nice white head about an inch an a half thick on top. Great clarity and lacing with lots of rising carbonation

S: Heavy pine note with some citrus and a fair bit of earthiness, but none of that gubna smell.

T: Very piney with bits of grapfruit and apricot. Definitely very earthy with the hops and a mild caramel note in the background

M: Nothing really too harsh, but also nothing hugely creamy. No heat but a little more body would be nice

D: A very tasty IPA growler indeed that i am happy to have tried, not as citrusy as i expected but still quite good.

mikey711, Jun 29, 2010
Photo of womencantsail
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%

Thanks for sharing this one, Bobby.

A: The beer pours a clear golden-orange color with a nice big white head and some moderate lacing.

S: Smells really quite nice. Plenty of pine that is very resinous along with a big grapefruit aroma and plenty of citrus in general. There's a touch of grassy hop smell and not really much malt at all.

T: Unfortunately, the flavor falls off a little bit. Certainly a lot of pine and grapefruit, as well as a solid bitterness. There's more malt presence on the palate and just a bit of a step backward in terms of the hop intensity.

M: The body is medium with a lively carbonation and a nice dry and slightly bitter finish.

D: I really want to give this beer a better score, but the flavor just let me down after what was a very nice nose.

womencantsail, Feb 16, 2011
Photo of jminsc76
3.95/5  rDev -8.8%

Pours very little head atop a golden/orangish body.

Aromas of citrus, malts, vanilla, and an intense pine upon agitation. Quite good.

Flavors include grapefruit, a sweet malty flavor, and the aforementioned pine. Pairs incredibly well with the pulled pork sandwiches I am consuming.

Mouthfeel is thin but smooth.

Overall, this is a great non-West Coast IPA that offers intense flavors (though a little excessive on the maltiness) and a nice complexity to it that is probably well worth the Gold award it recently won.

jminsc76, May 21, 2010
Photo of Amanda_gree23
3.96/5  rDev -8.5%

Wow, what a a great beer. This is one of the best IPAs I've ever had. Delicious and full of flavor. I am never disappointed with Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon. Very pleased with this brew and I have since recommended it to many. Very excited to get this again.

Amanda_gree23, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of BlackJeep
3.96/5  rDev -8.5%

Poured from Bottle to a pint glass

This is my first review. Please bear with me.

A - Golden/amber, light on head. I think about what I'd expect from a beer heavy on hops and grapefruit

S - A citrus/hops floral punchy wind gust in the face with heavy grapefruit and pineapple dominating the bouquet.

T - Grapefruit is the major player here, along with the hops, then the pineapple and pine come in. Hoppy citrus IPA with a coppery pine hops aftertaste with reoccurring pineapple. Somewhat bitter.

M - Medium bitter and a little dry on the tongue. Not over carbonated

O - Aroma is impressively refreshing....perhaps more refreshing than the taste. I am not a huge fan of IPA's so my enthusiasm may be tempered but I recognize this as a quality hoppy IPA. If you like a hoppy IPA, this probably rates above average, but i would not call it exceptional.

I'd probably try another beer for my second beer if the pub had other choices I adn't tried yet.

BlackJeep, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of pkthebuckeye
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%

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

pkthebuckeye, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of Patspankenfanny
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%

Flavorful, pretty heavily-hopped like current west-coast style quad-hopping (I am currently judging all IPAs by the standard of having experienced Heady Topper). Carbonation is a bit on the aggressive side. Overall a pretty well balanced IPA. Not an Imperial but very drinkable. I liked the beer, and the friendliness of the brewery.

Patspankenfanny, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of bigdeuce
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%

Pours a strawberry copper color with a nice white head. Great lacing down the glass and very sticky. Smells outstanding on the nose. Apricots, resiny hops, strong grapefruit, and more hops. Very nice mouthfeel but very bitter. Maybe because I haven't had anything this hoppy in months, it caught me by surprise, but bitter and much lingering bitterness, but still a very good beer that is local, and I will jump at again.

bigdeuce, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of fitrock2112
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%

Poured Head Hunter into a Belgian Tulip.

A - Pours a clear golden orange with a full two fingers of white puffy head.

S - You can smell this IPA while its being poured. Look out. On first sniff getting pine, grapefruit, some malt as well. Hop resin in there too.

T - Geez, the HOP monster blows my doors off. This thing is ridiculous. Over the top hop bomb. Extreme bitterness, pine needles, grapefruit. This thing is probably over my palate. Just strong bitter hops fill my taste buds through and through.

M - Not bad here, medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation. nicely smooth as well.

O - Yeah, its recommended; however, watch out Hop Heads this thing is serious. Enjoy! Cheers!

fitrock2112, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of ffejherb
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%

On tap at Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon on 8/10/09.

A - Clear amber/orange body with slim, creamy off-white head that disolved into a patchy film and left thin strands of lace around the glass.

S - Very similar hop character as the S.P.A. byt with more of a pronounced citrus oomph. Some piney accents also join the party. Hops are balanced by a sweet caramel malt backbone.

T - Opens with an assertive hop bite right off the bat with equal parts juicy citrus fruit and sharp, pungent pine notes. Sweet caramel malt evens the playing field a bit, but ultimately the hops dominate the flavor.

M - Medium bodied with an oily texture and lots of residual hop oils resulting in a mild syrupy mouthfeel overall. Finishes with an assertive hop bite that lingers for a while on the palate.

D - Solid IPA with plenty of hop character. This one features a nice hop profile ncluding Simcoe, Cascade and Columbus varieties. Nice, although I liked the Pack-a-Wallop S.P.A. better.

ffejherb, Sep 04, 2009
Photo of Hamburgers
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%

Pours clear dark orange with big fizzy white head. Big aroma of citrus fruit, mango and spice. Flavor much more predominate. Notes of citrus and yeast. Medium body with excellent carbonation. Extremely bitter finish. Very nicely balanced though lacking in complexity.

Hamburgers, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

npala86, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Krafty34, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Ben7773, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

csmartin6, Sep 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

C_O_A_C_H, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Callmecoon, Apr 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

LGB362, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

MNMike, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

ccurrid, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
96 out of 100 based on 2,778 ratings.