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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: 803
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 231
Gots: 86 | FT: 9
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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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.13/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Goose Island tulip. The pour is hazy, golden-orange, sports two fingers of fluffy white head, and is loaded with floaties. The nose is not as pungent as I anticipated, but still quite assertive and dripping with fresh oranges, lemons, grapefruit, and peaches.

The beer has a medium-full body and loads of flavor. I get a surprising amount of bready sweetness up front, with lots of marmalade and honey flavors. The hops round out the flavors and provide a fruity, quinine-like bitterness, but do not rake across your palate. I get notes of grapefruit, tobacco, and apricots. No booziness at all on the finish as the hops dry things out and leave a lingering flavor.

Overall a good IIPA, but it's not the palate-wrecker I thought it would be. The beer has a bottled-on date of 2/26/14, making it exactly 31 days old as of this writing. I am somewhat suspicious that this beer is not what it used to be (and baffled that a retailer like Jungle Jim's in Cincinnati continues to carelessly store their IPAs at room temperature). Ordinarily, I wouldn't buy an IPA that old, but I was desperate to try this one. It's good, but far from great. I would love to try it again when I can get a fresher bottle. I have a feeling that some of the magic may be lost from this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 17:43:55 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Hop JuJu Imperial IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
99 out of 100 based on 803 ratings.