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Hop JuJu Imperial IPA - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

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Hop JuJu Imperial IPAHop JuJu Imperial IPA

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Ratings: 961
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 326
Gots: 97 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: AltBock on 09-26-2009)
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Reviews by brewtus:
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4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into teku. Pours dark orange, clear, with a single finger off white head that hangs around for a while. Smell is amazing, tons of pine, more pine, some tropical fruit, some peach, dark fruit, some slight Carmel. Taste starts sweet with nice fruity hop flavors, tons of pine resin, some pineapple, some apple, subtle vanilla, small but good malt caricature. Texture is as expected, thicker than your average ipa but very drinkable. Overall I really really liked this, loaded with flavor, and amazing on the nose. I've heard that it's essentially a head hunter on steroids, yeah that exactly right, lots of tropical fruit, tons of piney hops, timid malt presence. It's certainly imperial, and am amazing representation of the style

brewtus, Mar 05, 2014
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Appearance- Hard pour leads to a finger and a half of creamy white head. Head fades slowly and leaves great lacing. This beer looks like a brand, spanking-new, penny.

Smell- I get mango, kiwi and honey right away. This is followed by pear and white grapes. Really hoping it taste like it smells.

Taste- Way more bitter than I had anticipated. I know I know, it's an imperial IPA what do I expect. The nose is so complex and so beautiful, I just expected more then bitter hops on the tongue. I am starting to detect tropical fruits and strawberries.

Mouthfeel- This 9% beer goes down smoother than lemonade on a hot August day. This is, by far, the smoothest 9%+ beer I have ever enjoyed. A bit thinner than I have come to expect from the style, but does not detract from the quality whatsoever.

Overall- I bought a whole case at the release party and I would do it again! So freaking good! I always judge a beer on if I would trade/pay shipping for it and the answer for this beer is YES.

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S - BIG aggressive nose. I get dank first with a touch of pine and citrus in the background.

T - It follows the nose pretty closely except the citrus is overshadowing the pine. I don't think I've ever had a beer so aggressively hoppy. It's glorious.

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Hop JuJu Imperial IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
99 out of 100 based on 961 ratings.