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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: 921
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 309
Gots: 92 | 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 rjp217:
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4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle date is not legible...

A - Dark orange color with an awesome sticky lace that permeates the glass. Great looker

S - Nothing too special here. I get a malt bomb with some mixed in pine and maybe the slightest of grapefruit

T - Pretty much as the label describes... tropical up front, malt and pines in the middle with a nice bitter finish. Hop profile is difficult to identify. There's a great spectrum of flavors here.

M - Light to medium feel, mild carbonation, smooth off the palate

O - Not quite "World Class" in my humble opinion. This may have to do with the unreadable bottle date. If it's a little older than that explains the malty aroma. That's really the only thing holding this back from being another notch above. Overall, a fine DIPA

rjp217, Jun 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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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.

GOBLIN, Mar 15, 2014
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Hop JuJu Imperial IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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