Hop JuJu Imperial IPA - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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4.38/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Fatheads Hop Juju
A reckless use of hops
Poured into pint glass
A: Orange sunset glow. Some floaties too, I like to see that.
S: Caramel, pine, lots of citrus too.
T: This is a tough one for me. It's very good but also unique in taste. Warming start to finish. Pine up front and citrus in the end. Has a caramel sweetness too it as well.
M: Medium bodied and sticky.
O: Eh' . . . Juju didn't quite live up to the hype for me but still an excellent dipa. Just look at the scores it's getting. I think I like Headhunter a little bit more but so what ! Hop heads will not be dissapointed. What a great time to be a Buckeye ! Ohio is turning out some SOLID ipa's right now . . . Juju, White Rajah, Chillwave, Headhunter, Bodhi . . . etc . . . etc . . . Ohio is hangin' right in there with the boys from Cali, Michigan and Vermont. Step for step. Take notice.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 02:20:40 | More by GOBLIN
4.05/5 rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: Pale copper/amber with a small white head. Great lacing.
S: Mango, grapefruit, tangerine, pine, and slightly resinous.
T: Very piney and slightly citrus, semi harsh bitterness throughout. Bready on the back end with some caramel sweetness.
M: Medium and chewy. Dry and bitterness made it a bit chalky.
O: Really solid beer, not quite up to the hype. However I wouldn't mind drinking this every now and then.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 01:59:45 | More by koutkid41
4.4/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Let’s see what all the hype is about. Cheers!
Bottled 02/21/2014, less than three weeks before the date of this tasting. About as fresh as you can get for a beer with distribution between states.
A: Pale amber, translucent, though the view is obscured by a layer of bubbles sticking to the sides of the glass. An eggshell-colored head of cream appears for a brief moment then disappears nearly entirely; no lacing.
S: INTENSE hops – dank, oily aromas are practically jumping out of the glass. It’s incredible. I could just sit here and pick apart the hop aromas for minutes at a time, but what’s dominant is apparent right away: a wonderful character of juicy fresh fruit, mainly strawberry, mango, and passionfruit, but with additional layers of stone fruit, cherry candy, citrus (lemon, pineapple), and just about everything else you need for a fruit basket. Wow. And malt aromas are evident, too, providing a backbone of mild vanilla.
T: What a superb hop profile. It starts with a quiet taste of resinous pine and tropical fruit and then builds…and builds…and builds. It keeps increasing in bitter intensity until it seemingly kicks into another gear, expanding into a spicy, Noble profile of fresh-ground pepper and leafy black tea. All the while, there’s this supportive, subtly sweet malt profile of candy corn and cracker underneath the bitters. They never take over but never leave the hops on their own – my favorite IPA malt effect. Toward the finish, the IBUs start to pile on top of each other, getting briny and finishing this one off crisp (well, only slightly sticky…crisp compared to what it could have been).
M: Though there’s nothing extraordinary about the texture here, it does have everything you want in a DIPA: a noticeable thickness without being syrupy and a creamy, interesting carbonation that’s not so forward that it enhances the already enhanced bitterness. In short: immensely drinkable. Plus, the bitterness ends up light; it doesn’t hang around long enough to make this any burden to drink.
O: I love this beer; I expected something awesome from the guys who made Head Hunter, and my predictions were happily confirmed. I don’t know my Head Hunter score by heart, but this has to be close to it. I’m not entirely sure which one I like better, but who cares – they’re both great. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 01:20:34 | More by BarryMFBurton
Hop JuJu Imperial IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
99 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.