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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: 886
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 288
Gots: 92 | FT: 9
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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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into teku. Pours dark orange, clear, with a single finger off white head that hangs around for a while. Smell is amazing, tons of pine, more pine, some tropical fruit, some peach, dark fruit, some slight Carmel. Taste starts sweet with nice fruity hop flavors, tons of pine resin, some pineapple, some apple, subtle vanilla, small but good malt caricature. Texture is as expected, thicker than your average ipa but very drinkable. Overall I really really liked this, loaded with flavor, and amazing on the nose. I've heard that it's essentially a head hunter on steroids, yeah that exactly right, lots of tropical fruit, tons of piney hops, timid malt presence. It's certainly imperial, and am amazing representation of the style

brewtus, Mar 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

All right. Let's see what this hop juju hoopla is all about.

The nose on this one is bursting with character. Strong initial citrus off the start gives way to a very thorough resin character. All of it tones down after a short while. The flavor brings a thick resin tone as well and it lingers in a very hearty sense, changing a bit on the way. Thick and meaty. This is definitely a hop lovers beer. But very much an east coast style one at that.

RblWthACoz, Mar 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks, Tyler!

A: Pours a glowing hazy ochre color with a thick one finger cream colored head. Ridiculous lacing.

S: Candied grapefruit, pineapple, mango, caramel and a light trace of pine. Sort of musty resin lurking in the back as well.

T: Intensely hoppy but really well balanced. Opens with some tropical hop notes along with a smooth layer of caramel. Middle brings in some awesome pine hop resin that just claws over your tongue, but there's this velvety malt cushion that never let's the hops get too bitter. Finish gives just a hint of pine resin, but really just makes you want to drink more than anything else. This is incredible stuff.

notchucknorris, Mar 04, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First time bottled and I missed the release. Luckily, I have great friends who were able to get some! Fresh bottle poured into a Weyerbacher tukip glass...

A - Pours a rich honey color that is quite transparent. A one finger, fluffy, egg shell white head forms and retains nicely. A good amount of lacing remains along the glass.

S - BIG HOPS. This one really screams that it wants to be a west coast IPA. Aromas of grapefruit, citrus zest, and some slight tropical fruits. There is a malt presence, but the juicy hops are what really stand out here.

T - Like the nose, the taste is huge in the hop department. Grapurfruit and mango stand out the most along with some other notes of citrus juice and zest. There's some very slight pine and herbal flavors in the taste, but this is a juicier IPA than it is an herbal one. Sweet flavors are met my a malt backbone, but it quickly falls into place as the hop bitterness and flavors take over.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. There is a very slight bit of alcohol heat, but nothing much. There is a dry finish and a good amount of resinous oils lingering around the mouth.

O - Really enjoyable and MUCh better than I remember when I first had it about 3 years ago. Feeling luckier and luckier that Fat Head's is a 10 minute drive away.

KAP1356, Mar 04, 2014
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Hop JuJu Imperial IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
99 out of 100 based on 886 ratings.