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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: 954
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 323
Gots: 96 | 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 mlhyatt:
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass

A- dark golden amber. Little to no head but there is a good lace at the end of the pour that lasts.

S - it smells so amazing, so many fruits hit the nose. Tangerine, Lemon, grapefruit, and green apple. The piney hops are there but are very much behind the fruits to the point you have to try to smell the pine. A sweet honey malt sits blends with the fruits extremely well. There might also be a little wood. Such a great smell.

T - the taste follows the nose but the malt is much more noticeable. The hops are very strong but they aren't bitter. Instead they taste sweet with a fruit blend. The malt is a very well blended with the hops. a very delicious beer.

M- A lot of bite on the back end. It's not so much a bitter bite but the hops hit hard on the swallow. Even though there wasn't much head the carbonation does feel really bubbly.

O- a very very great beer. The fruits and the malt are amazing together. I will say that the taste falls a little short of the smell which really is the highlight of the beer. The only two better IPAs I've had are Pliney and Sucks.

mlhyatt, Mar 21, 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.

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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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A - A crystal clear deep copper. Big 2 finger head with an off white head and soapy bubbles. Head dissipates fairly quickly.

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 954 ratings.