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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3,108 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,108
Reviews: 445
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.78%
Wants: 524
Gots: 430 | FT: 33
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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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of biegaman
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Head Hunter has enough hoppiness that it could be coloured green. It's not of course, but it aught to be. This honeyed golden beer is a divine nectar indeed and looks picture perfect: brilliant clarity, resplendent highlighting, stalwart carbonation and a bulky head.

What sets this IPA apart, however, is not its appearance but its aroma; the smell of hops can be appreciated from the other side of the table (literally, I'm not kidding). I've been around the IPA block enough times that it now takes something pretty special to impress me - and the brimming, aromatic, vivid, layered hop notes here are certainly noteworthy.

Head Hunter has at its core an iron fist of juicy, acidic, tropical fruitiness that includes mango, pineapple, grapefruit, lime, tangerine, and guava. The finish is accented by an almost minty note and herbal, piny backbone. It's astounding that something with such a strong personality be so agreeable; one could drink this all night (and will want to!)

Although it feels broad and large - and at 7.5% and 87 IBUs this is certainly no skinny puppy - it drinks with effortless ease. Most IPAs of similar strength and character (even some of the best ones) are nowhere as approachable nor so endlessly drinkable; nothing pithy or astringently bitter, there wasn't a single rough patch or off-note in the whole growler.

Believe the hype - Head Hunter is the real deal. It is the living, breathing antithesis of the theory that all the best IPAs hail from the West Coast. People in Cleveland must be saying: "Pliney, who?" With Fat Head's you pretty much can't go wrong - there's not a bad beer on the list - but make one-hundred percent certain you try Head Hunter. As if you needed me to tell you that!

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.28/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

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4.35/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.2/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.2/5  rDev -3%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.84/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of SteveB24
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours a clear gold, with a hint of yellow to it, lots of white, creamy foam that retains wonderfully.
steady stream of bubbles rising to the surface constantly. Aroma is quite mild but pleasant, containing clean, pine and floral notes. Taste is wonderful, starts with tropical fruitiness with notes of mango and guava, finishes slightly bitter. Texture is light/ medium, lots of carbonation and slightly dry in the finish.
overall if i had regular access to this beer i would buy it regularly

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4.76/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.56/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
96 out of 100 based on 3,108 ratings.