Hop JuJu Imperial IPA - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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Reviews by mlhyatt:
4.5/5 rDev +0.7%
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.
03-21-2014 04:37:13 | More by mlhyatt
More User Reviews:
4.2/5 rDev -6%
Poured from 12oz. bottle into tuliped pint glass. Date of review is 2/14/14 (Valentine's Day)
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.
02-15-2014 00:53:21 | More by frenchblood21
4.75/5 rDev +6.3%
Bottle aggressively poured into a tulip
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.
M - Easily the worst part of the beer. Aggressively bitter that lingers on the tongue with a super dry finish.
O - The nose and the taste are truly top notch but the very bitter finish is frustrating. It's the only thing keeping this beer from the truly elite of the elite.
03-01-2014 03:20:35 | More by PSU_Mike
4.21/5 rDev -5.8%
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, and very pungent citrus notes of mango, grapefruit and pineapple
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 to full bodied and very 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.
03-15-2014 02:20:40 | More by GOBLIN
4.43/5 rDev -0.9%
Well another phenomenal Fat Head effort at the Double IPA festival.
Looks like a Pliny clone, its light in appearance. That is the only thing it is "light" in. Massive grapefruit hop aromas. The best. Taste is more of the same, but without any heavy malt bill, or feeling of unbalanced bitterness. Bitterness subsides before its even there. Delicious.
Mouthfeel, relatively straightforward, there is no evolution here, which is good, because its phenomenal from the first waft. Could drink this all day.
02-08-2010 17:06:47 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Hop JuJu Imperial IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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