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Hop JuJu Imperial IPA - Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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Hop JuJu Imperial IPAHop JuJu Imperial IPA

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Ratings: 1,111
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.71%
Wants: 405
Gots: 173 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AltBock on 09-26-2009

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.
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Photo of TheRealist
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This. Beer. Is. Perfect
What else can I say? The nose on this beer... Unreal! Simply the best nose I've ever experienced on any IPA. My brother has turned me onto the wondrous beers of fatheads and if they know how to do one beer right its IPAs!
Lets begin, as I said before its hands down the best nose of any IPA. I wish my house, car, work, heck that everywhere smelled like this beauty! It has strong citrus and fruity undertones. The hops come out strong on the nose, but nothing like the taste. The taste is a hop bomb citrus explosion that lingers in the mouth and throat leaving a resinous layer of hoppy goodness. We are so lucky to live so close to this amazing brewery and I cannot wait to see what else they come up with!

Photo of MrNate
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of blue-dream
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of insidetheoutside
5/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of terrapinmark
4.93/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is truly one of the best DIPA's I have ever had. It pours a rich and heady copper into the snifter. I have this beer in bottles and on draft. I have had several different batches in bottles. It is very consistent. First off, it is a kick you in the teeth hop bomb. Where this beer excels is the balance of malt and in your face hops while not giving off that blatant alcohol burn. This beer is fantastic. As a reference, I am a big fan of Heady Topper, Russian River, Three Floyds, Stone, Founders, and Bells. Fat Heads Head Hunter and Hop Ju Ju are just two reasons why Fat Heads is now a cult favorite.

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Seabass1964
4/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of JArmour15
4.75/5  rDev +6%

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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of stakem
3.78/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Big thanks to SteveOldrati for hooking me up with this. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. The brew appears a dark burnt copper color, fairly clear with less than a finger of off-white cap that is quick to fade leaving patchy lace.

The aroma has a pleasant hop juiciness that mingles between fruity hoppiness and mild vegetative grassiness. Some cantaloupe and mellon feel come out with a mild alcohol accent. This brew kinda flirts back and forth between brilliant and just kinda meh. Strange.

The taste is quite bitter with a melon or dirty canteloupe-like yeasty and hoppy flavor. It is grassy and herbal with hints of pine resin and pithy pulp fruit and zest a bit like grapefruit. As it warms, a bit of maltiness comes out like burnt toffee.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. A unique and enjoyable brew with plenty of hop flavor and bitterness. The malt is interesting in its inclusion but with hardly any sweetness. If given the choice, I think id rather have IBUsive or head hunter instead. Regardless, thank you Steve for the opportunity.

Photo of Jballn
4.75/5  rDev +6%

Photo of ChrisL24481
4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pretty, golden orange with a half inch off-white head. Some lacing is left behind. Smells of citrus fruits, honey sweetness, and some floral/resin hop flavors. Taste is the same as the aroma. Smooth across the tongue, not overly bitter, but a bit sticky on the lips. Overall, a great new offering and I'm glad I was able to give this a try!

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of jjdc
4.78/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best noses on a beer I've come across. Lovely, full-on floral hops. This is a super classy DIPA, no juvenile, bitter hop bomb. The hops are huge and resinous -- on the pine side more than tropical fruit. The hops are well-balanced with a chewy malt that gives the proceedings a nice solid backbone. Great beer.

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5/5  rDev +11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Hop JuJu Imperial IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
99 out of 100 based on 1,111 ratings.