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Hop JuJu Imperial IPA - Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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Hop JuJu Imperial IPAHop JuJu Imperial IPA

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Ratings: 1,167
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.71%
Wants: 412
Gots: 192 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AltBock on 09-26-2009

The magical hops cast their spell, the natives chant and the drums beat... First let us confirm that there is no witchcraft used in creating this fine brew. None. Really. Well maybe a little. A supernatural beer with a powerhouse of hops creating aromas and flavors of citrus, pine and tropical fruit with a juicy resiny hop finish. Hakuna Matata.
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Ratings: 1,167 | Reviews: 155 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.05/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Didnt really impress me or blow me away. Tasted like a typical DIPA that I've had a thousand times before. Didnt really get any specific hop character - citrus, pine, etc....Was a little sweet up front and had some hop bite in the back. Mediocre beer for me at best. Not sure what all the hype is about.

Photo of LehighAce06
4.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zetcha7x
4.21/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of egrace84
4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twizzard
4.91/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sarge3130
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hop explosion. Citrus, floral nose, juicy. Piney resin dankness on the palate. Big beer.

Photo of mecmd
4.86/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of brpendergast85
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.28/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MisterMike
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brians52
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MorpheusIPA
4.74/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Smooth for a DIPA. Great hops. Delicious!

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of XUJOE
4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ElGordito
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wallbj
4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BradenMK
4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

APPEARANCE (4.5) - A honey amber of perfect clarity with half a hundred tiny, tiny bubbles crawling sleepily toward the top of the glass at any given moment. Upon a measured pour I drew half a finger of foamy, white head in a tight configuration of a myriad of those same infinitesimal bubbles. Clumps of chunky lacing clung to the edges of my tulip as I gulped this beverage down (and I indeed I did crush this magnificent beast maybe a bit too quickly).

SMELL (4.5) - A gorgeous melange of honeyed malts meets pine, orange peel, lemon zest, and green grass. The smell leans more toward the malty side, maybe like an extremely hoppy American Barleywine, but don't let that fool you...

TASTE (4.75) - She starts strong with exotic fruits and a flash of sweetness, has a long caramel malt/orange peel/orange dreamsickle middle, and finishes dry with a bit of green grass, a touch of grapefruit, and a blast of pine. Delicious.

FEEL (5.0) - This is the standard from now on for where a DIPA should be with mouthfeel for me. Big, full, but medium bodied rather than heavy and syrupy; wet and creamy up front, with a drying finish that keeps me coming back to guzzle down some more.

OVERALL (5.0) - This is just the most balanced, most polished DIPA ever to grace my lips. I had it last year, and loved it then, and this year tastes identical. I don't know why it took me this long to review the beer, but let me simply say - Fat Heads, please, never change the recipe for this beer. You nailed it. First try. I have had DIPAs I enjoy more, but they've had imbalances here and there. This is a thoroughbred with no faults and plenty of standout awesomeness. Cheers!

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3.85/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hoptometrist
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gschaf
4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pensfan0782
4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of atrocity
4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Hop JuJu Imperial IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
99 out of 100 based on 1,167 ratings.