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Trail Head Pale Ale - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

Not Rated.
Trail Head Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

143 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 143
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 06-02-2013)
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Reviews by Omnium:
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From Notes:
Served on-tap at the brewery on March 26th, 2013

A - Cloudy orange with two fingers of off white head, thick lacing.
S - Grassy, and very earthy hops, rye, pepper, biscuit, smells very spicy.
T - Earthy spicy hop resin, bread malt, light floral notes, kinda bland.
M - Medium feel, typical pale.
O - Really disappointing, not sure why, because I've heard good things about this plenty of times prior. Hopefully my review will change once bottles come out.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2014 20:28:55 | More by Omnium
More User Reviews:
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 07/08/14 so this is pretty fresh. Sampled on July 25, 2014. Received in trades from a non BA member.

There is an amber-copper pour leading up to a full off-white head and a touch of haziness.

The breaded malts are picked up in the aroma quickly but they are abruptly overtaken by the resiny, earthy hop sensations.

Medium to heavy body.

Again, I pick up a brief homage to roasted malts but the powerful hops roar in like an express train and overtake it all...leaving a long lasting bitterness at the end.

Serving type: can

07-25-2014 23:13:24 | More by puboflyons
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Neilnpk

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-25-2014 22:52:56 | More by Neilnpk
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Auslander

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-23-2014 15:14:05 | More by Auslander
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Tex_hex

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-22-2014 04:07:41 | More by Tex_hex
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-22-2014 03:15:38 | More by hilgart1
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-20-2014 04:28:40 | More by ygtbsm94
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dhanley1

New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-17-2014 21:04:25 | More by dhanley1
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MattSharpless

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-17-2014 19:25:15 | More by MattSharpless
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stealth

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-17-2014 04:29:40 | More by stealth
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-17-2014 00:52:31 | More by Cubatobaco
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_morandi_

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-14-2014 20:02:02 | More by _morandi_
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rolltide

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15%

07-14-2014 00:55:23 | More by rolltide
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Riggsenater

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-13-2014 01:56:41 | More by Riggsenater
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ohiobrew

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

07-12-2014 20:13:55 | More by ohiobrew
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-10-2014 00:40:27 | More by mjstacker
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ckollias

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-07-2014 01:46:04 | More by ckollias
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Lare453

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-06-2014 23:45:05 | More by Lare453
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dpw95

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

07-06-2014 16:43:20 | More by dpw95
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fat Head brews have the tendency to just bowl you over. This one does it. I'm not sure how a brew can be this close to perfect. It shows exactly what is great about this style.

It pours a deep yellow with loads of lace. The aroma is fresh and crisp with sharp finishing hops aroma. The taste is that dry over the top APA, but it is a little dark and malty too, giving it some balance. It goes down bitter and stays bitter on the tongue.

The biggest problem with this brew is that I did not buy enough. I will get more at the store tomorrow and maybe stop by the brew pub and have a fresh pint next week.

Serving type: can

07-05-2014 18:29:15 | More by schoolboy
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-04-2014 20:46:15 | More by WillCarrera
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beerphan

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-04-2014 14:20:37 | More by beerphan
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rawfish

California

4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours out of the can hazy amber golden with a nice fluffy two finger head. Good retention that has clingy and tight lacing on the glass. Word of advice the yeast can get chunky, pour smooth.

Big aroma comes off as highly tropical with a steady pine backing. Fruit aromas of pineapple, juicy melon, passion fruit and orange citrus ride high atop a foundation of pine resin and biscuit and doughy sweetness.

Bright grapefruit, lemon pith and pine hops are in your grill from the start with some spicy and herbaceous follow through. Doughy malt sweetness provides balance and the herbal bitterness remains bright and is a couple of ticks below the IPA range.

Average body with appropriate carbonation, the bright hop bill makes it seem more lively than it really is. Fairly clean, the pine and herbaceous hops linger quite a bit and wetness stays on the palate.

Impressive pale ale, a perfect summer crusher. It's got a good nose and balance with an All-Star cast of hops.

Serving type: can

07-03-2014 06:22:29 | More by rawfish
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tikk

New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-02-2014 22:36:47 | More by tikk
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buyyourfreedom

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-30-2014 17:06:16 | More by buyyourfreedom
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Trail Head Pale Ale from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
91 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.