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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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869 Ratings
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Ratings: 869
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 285
Gots: 94 | 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%

JohnnyMc, Feb 14, 2014
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4.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is just one of those beers that can't get any better. All the components are there for a big West Coast style DIPA. This beer has joins the ranks of the greats in the category. Citrus, pine, smooth. It has it all. If you like HT, you will love the JuJu. For such a big beer, you cannot taste the alcohol, making this one dangerous brew. I normally don't drink a second big beer like this one after the other. I drank three. If I could, I would drink this beer everyday. It is literally liquid gold. I thank the beers gods of North Olmstead for bringing this beer to life.

VitoFerrante, Feb 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

weaksauce, Feb 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

JRod1969, Feb 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

jamvt, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of MikeCactusGordon
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Fathead's in Cleveland, OH about 3 days after it was released.

A - golden copper / melted honey-ish. forced head reduces to very thin white cloud

S - Mike Tyson candy hop punch to the face. Little booze as it warms. Laundry.

T - lemon, orange peel, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, bananna, mango, hints of cinnamon / pepper, matchstick, a touch of honey, simcoe pine. A Little booze buts that's why I came to party. Very nice bitterness trail. Imagine that?

M - Thinner than it looks. Little oil and cream. Resin. Carbonation Is on point. Makes great mouthwash.

O - fathead's and Matt Cole killed it again. Excellent imperial ipa. 10 second flavor experience here. Palate wrecker. Highly recommend. Hide the brown ales. Very intense. Smells similar to Sucks and looks and tastes like Permanent Funeral if your looking for reference points. Beer is fun. Enjoy.

MikeCactusGordon, Feb 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Feb 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

vermilcj, Jan 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

tommy5, Dec 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

cestlavie, Dec 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

XmnwildX12, Nov 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Stigs, Nov 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

rbrefbeerman, Oct 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Nuggetz, Oct 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

KJ2013, Oct 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

maximus_rebel, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

Kegatron, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

djgustafson, Sep 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Cynic-ale, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of BB1313
4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Fat Head's in N. Olmsted, Ohio

Pours golden with a fluffy white head; great lacing and retention. The aromas are dank and full of juicy citrus. Mango, pineapple, and watermelon in the mix. This one also has hints of pine needles and grass. Flavors are extremely earthy and bitter. Lots of grapefruit. Lots of pine resin. Very resinous. Very sharp and crisp. This one has a west-coast vibe to it. There's also a touch of sweetness from the subtle malts, giving it a midwest vibe as well. Very astringent. Mouthfeel is full-bodied; active carbonation and very smooth and creamy. Alcohol goes unnoticed and this is pretty easy to drink, despite the bitterness.

I've had this in the past and I was happy to revisit it. Wonderful DIPA that can hang with the best in the country. Extremely well done. Highly recommended.

BB1313, Sep 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Hacksaw99, Sep 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

jjf3792, Jul 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

pathman, Jul 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -27.1%

Zbeetleman, Jul 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

barflybastard, May 13, 2013
Hop JuJu Imperial IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
99 out of 100 based on 869 ratings.