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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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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,458 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,458
Reviews: 410
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 484
Gots: 257 | FT: 27
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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KRG

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

06-12-2014 22:55:06 | More by KRG
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Gus_13

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-12-2014 19:29:53 | More by Gus_13
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miamibrewer


5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

You can definitely smell the cascade and taste the simcoe. It's light to medium with quarter inch head. It's a beautiful light copper color (probably crystal 20 or 30 in the malt). Overall great IPA. Will definitely be added to my regular rotation (if it ever gets any cheaper)!

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2014 18:03:12 | More by miamibrewer
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EliotRosewater

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

06-12-2014 02:32:29 | More by EliotRosewater
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buyyourfreedom

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-11-2014 23:23:04 | More by buyyourfreedom
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ChrisAlbertine

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-11-2014 16:46:30 | More by ChrisAlbertine
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dxbq48

Missouri

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-11-2014 16:37:25 | More by dxbq48
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DrunkAl

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-11-2014 12:34:46 | More by DrunkAl
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csoult

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-11-2014 12:01:32 | More by csoult
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spointon

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-11-2014 05:19:24 | More by spointon
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Keiferfillinger

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-11-2014 04:59:58 | More by Keiferfillinger
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auroracrisis

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-11-2014 03:16:54 | More by auroracrisis
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neurobot01

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Undated bottle into an IPA glass. Hadn't planned on reviewing this (didn't love JuJu and didn't have high hopes for this), but it surprised me, so here we are.

Look: slightly cloudy rich yellow. Small head.

Smell: delicious tropical fruits. On the sweeter side, but I don't get the sense this is going to be a sugar bomb.

Taste: a near-perfect balance of bitter and sweet. This reminds me of some of my all-time favorite IPAs from Port Brewing—both in taste, and in how unabashedly it puts hops to the fore. Delivers on the tropical fruit flavors promised in the nose. Also some more grassy hop notes, along with some mild floral character.

Feel: light-to-medium body and dry. Pretty sharp and well-carbonated.

Overall: I was expecting more of an East-coast malt-forward IPA (or worse yet, a Midwest sugar bomb), but this is fantastic!

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 01:39:10 | More by neurobot01
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GeorgiaGirl93

Georgia

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-09-2014 16:59:40 | More by GeorgiaGirl93
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hwy395

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

06-09-2014 16:58:46 | More by hwy395
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Corburk

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-08-2014 17:24:57 | More by Corburk
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DCHritz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-07-2014 21:18:30 | More by DCHritz
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strangebrew321

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

06-07-2014 06:54:00 | More by strangebrew321
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Jpgatorbait

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-06-2014 23:16:44 | More by Jpgatorbait
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gschaiper

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-06-2014 22:40:26 | More by gschaiper
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thetimhortonsman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-06-2014 22:13:54 | More by thetimhortonsman
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rowbow

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

06-06-2014 16:35:12 | More by rowbow
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John_M

Oregon

4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is based on the most recent bottle I sampled.

The beer pours an orange amber color with good head retention and very nice lacing. At least for this bottle, the nose is the best part of this beer, as I pick up considerable dry citrus, light skunky weed, some noticable pine and white pepper. The flavor profile replicates the nose to some extent, but there is already some noticeable sweet maltiness in the mid palate and finish that I associate with less than optimal freshness in this beer. Otherwise, this IPA is on the dry side, with a moderately long, bitter finish. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and mouthfeel is medium bodied with a clean, moderately bitter finish.

A couple of thoughts about this beer. I used to see this beer on tap frequently at various bars in Pittsburgh when I lived in Morgantown. While always pretty good, I was also always a bit hesitant to order it, as in my experience this beer goes down hill pretty quickly once it's been tapped. Fresh, this beer was a tasty IPA that I would frequently order as an alternative to Bells Two Hearted, which was the other staple I'd see on tap in and around Pittsburgh. Unfortunately, I ordered far too many pints of HH that were nowhere close to optimal freshness, which is why I became increasingly cautious about ordering it. On the other hand, a bottle sent to me by a friend a few months back was incredible, and at long last I could see some basis for the lofty score this beer seems to routinely get on BA. The one I drank last night was decent, but in light of the bottle I enjoyed a few months back, something of a disappointment. Bottle/batch variation seems to be the order of the day with this beer, which is the only cautionary note I would make regarding this otherwise well made IPA from Fat Head's.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2014 21:24:39 | More by John_M
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tedgelee

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-05-2014 19:41:22 | More by tedgelee
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-05-2014 18:47:56 | More by Casey3236
Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
96 out of 100 based on 2,458 ratings.