Hop JuJu Imperial IPA - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

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Hop JuJu Imperial IPAHop JuJu Imperial IPA

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Ratings: 972
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 344
Gots: 98 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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4.18/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Aquired in trade with RayOhioFelton.

Bottle to tulip.

A. Dark copper. Poor clarity. Poured a slight egg-shell head that retreats to a rim. Small-spotty laces.

S. Moderate fragrance. Floral-citrusy hops. Light malts.

T. Strong malty backbone with mainly grassy hops. The hops certainly pack a punch. Minor notes of grain, dust, with some booze. Slight floral aftertase.

M. Moderatly smooth, high carbonation, full body.

O. A very nice heavy IPA. Not very crisp, but packed with lots of flavor. The 100 IBUs are appearent, which certainly impart the cloudy nature of the ale. I am not a hop head, so that does influence my lower than average score. Nice flavors, but the heavy nature of the malts and hops make the beer very thick.

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4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Acquired via trade. 12 oz bottle poured into Spiegelau glass.

A: Pours a very light golden with a faint hint of copper. There's a little over a finger of white head that leaves a lot of lacing.
S: Huge punch in the face here. There's a very good balance in citrus, pine, and sweet malt, with the edge slightly going to citrus. There's some additional fruitiness to the aroma that I can't put my finger on, and man does it smell good!
T: Much like the aroma, very well balanced. The malty sweetness really punches through, and compliments the hoppy character.
M: Carbed well, does not leave a dry aftertaste, and leaves me craving more.
O: Hats off to Fat Heads on this one. We already knew they could make a great IPA in Head Hunter, but this one proves they can hang with the best. It reminds me of Permanent Funeral, which it edged out for gold, and after having both, I can't disagree.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Hop JuJu Imperial IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
99 out of 100 based on 972 ratings.