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IBUsive - Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 6.67%
Wants: 82
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: merc7186 on 02-16-2013

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Ratings: 122 | Reviews: 14
Photo of rrock44
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DNICE555
4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of oldvines
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.19/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blastoderm55
4.79/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DefenCorps
3.83/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Belmont Station.

Light amber with a dense off white head, this looks solid. The nose is very, very fruity and juicy, with mango, peach, honey, orange juice, mandarins, a lovely hop melange. There's a cooked cereal character that is a little off putting, though.

The palate opens quite sweet with honey and moderate bitterness. Plenty hoppy with mango, peach, nectarine, grapes , some of which has a mildly preserved fruit character. The mid palate is a blend of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Sweetish on the finish, this beer has a mild mineral character that clashes with the fruity hop character. Medium in body with moderate carbonation, this is decent.

Photo of Epicfail97081
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of invertalon
4.82/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first full 5 review! An outstanding beer.

Photo of makeitavintage
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spycow
4.27/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chippo33
4.11/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Travitten
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bone53
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: A clear golden Orange color with a finger of off white head

Smell: As fresh and clean of a DIPA as your nose is gonna find. A ton of ripe tropical fruits and some citrus with a lightly spiced bread undertone

Taste: Upfront is the same as the nose. Fresh tropical fruits right off that fades to citrus, with the perfect amount of bready malts on the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body; Amazingly crisp, with a bitter dry finish

Overall: Fat Head's specialize in IPAs so im not suprised i love this so much. A ton of ripe bright fruits that they do well, but more on the tropical side. I also really enjoyed the bready malt finish to go along with the citrus. It makes for a super clean DIPA. That being said, i think i prefer hop juju only because i have personally never had a beer so freshly dank, pungent, and concentrated with hops in my life. This beer isnt far behind though. I don't know if im biased because i live where they distribute and can easily acquire four packs bottled within a week, and regularly visit their saloon, or if theyre truly that great, but Fat Heads makes a few of my favorite IPA and DIPAs ever. If youre in Pittsburgh, you have to stop by the Saloon and get this on tap!

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.27/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Josbor11
3.86/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of masterofsparks
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of muraco3
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BMMillsy
4.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fresh growler in the mail today from Joe. Thanks buddy. Pours beautiful clear golden colored with a big creamy white head. Lots of citrus on the aroma, some onionyness, pine, just fresh hop leaves all around, and some sweet honey maltiness. Very aromatic. Flavor follows closely with the aroma with lots of citrus and pine, floral notes, some onion notes, lemon peel, dry bitter finish. Really nice. A lot of flavor coming from this at only 7.5%. Medium bodied, very slick and dank, with a dry finish. Good stuff. These guys know how to do their hops.

Photo of TaborTime
4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dtm426
4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tjwarren
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of top 2 favorites.
Look - golden orange somewhat clear nice white foamy head
Smell - ahhh, strong but not overpowering or off putting hop profile. Wonderful.
Taste - piney citrusy bitter hops. Bitter up front, smooth and balanced going down.
Feel - full bodied
Overall - as I said. One of my top 2 favorites.

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4.74/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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IBUsive from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
98 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.