Hop JuJu Imperial IPA - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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4.33/5 rDev -3.1%
Appearance: A billowy head gathers above the amber liquid and leaves multiple strands of lacing down the side of the glass
Smell: Sugar-coated ruby red grapefruit
Taste: Like the aroma, the sugar-coated ruby red grapefruit flavor opens and builds through the middle, the bitterness builds, particularly after the swallow; bready malt flavors linger, underneath, but the finish is citrusy, sweet and adds a mango and tropical fruity angle
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Perhaps a tad too much sugar for my palate, this is still a terrific DIPA with a distinct West Coast character
Thanks, kbuzz, for the opportunity
02-27-2014 02:31:52 | More by brentk56
4.59/5 rDev +2.7%
A: reddish orange hue with barely any head despite a vigorous pour. Whispy crown does linger though.
S: lots of citrus with lemon and grapefruit mostly. Not the most intense smelling dipa out there.
T: up there with the best of them. Am I ready to say better than Pliny the younger, heady topper or the like? No. But, it is definitely top tier and better than 98% of the dipas you could buy off the shelf. This has a dry piney hop flavor without the soapy taste that comes with too many beers in this style. The bitterness is strong but well balanced with the other flavors. A little grapefruit/orange in the middle with a predominately bitter aftertaste.
M: on the drier side which I prefer. A stark contrast to their ibusive which I had on tap. Could use a tad more carbonation though.
O: best new semi-local beer I've had since moving to pittsburgh last summer.
02-26-2014 01:27:59 | More by glazeman
4.98/5 rDev +11.4%
Had the last glass on tap after rushing home from work. Was the best beer of the night.
A-Deep orange color, poured into a tulip glass, had the requisite amount of head.
S-I got some honey and some orange, sweet sweet orange.
T- Big hops, but not too big. Tasted some mango/orange combination. Got some honey at the end.
M-Feel like a double IPA, creamy and fresh.
Overall A fantastic IPA, reminded me of Hopslam, but a smoother, more fruity version. I'll need some more to be sure though.
02-25-2014 03:22:33 | More by kgncfl
4.45/5 rDev -0.4%
Been trying to get my hands on this beer for what seems like forever. Was finally able to pick some up at Fat Head's (Pittsburgh) this morning. Words cannot express my excitement. Less talk. More drink.
A- Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Voodoo teku. Brilliant golden/copper hue. About a finger of creamy off-white head with some nice retention. Lacing on the glass looks wonderful. This is really enticing beer.
S- SO MUCH DANK. Wow. Love the nose. Huge notes of pine and resin. Juicy fruits. Pear, grapefruit, orange zest, lemon chews. Floral, too. This is great. Love the integration of the aromas. Fruits step in and out, but the dank, piney hops are constantly slapping you in the face. Fantastic.
T- Head Hunter on steroids, with more fruity flavors. This beer is dry, and I LOVE that. Tons of pine and resin with wave after wave of hop bitterness. You get the juicy fruits mid-palate. But, the same as the nose, the bitterness and pine ride this beer the whole way down. No booze at all. I mean, it's really smooth. Easier to drink than Head Hunter... And I love Head Hunter. I'm thoroughly impressed. This follows the aroma remarkably well.
M- Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Only detractor here is that it's a little too oily for my taste. Other than that, this has a great feel.
O- This beer is worth the hype. Wonderfully balanced and smooth. I think Fat Head's brews my favorite IPAs. They are dry and bitter and aggressive, and I love it. This one is no exception, and it is top tier. They need to brew this more regularly. Seek it out. I'm gonna seek another one from my refrigerator... Cheers!
02-24-2014 17:05:39 | More by jbwimer
4.45/5 rDev -0.4%
Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.
Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, tropical fruit, and slight herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, tropical fruit, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a great citrus and tropical forward hop presence all around.
02-23-2014 20:40:56 | More by UCLABrewN84
Hop JuJu Imperial IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
99 out of 100 based on 825 ratings.