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Trail Head Pale Ale - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

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Trail Head Pale AleTrail Head Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

203 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.8%
Wants: 7
Gots: 11 | 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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Ratings: 203 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Omnium:
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -12.5%

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.

04-11-2014 20:28:55 | More by Omnium
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

10-03-2013 15:47:44 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-12-2013 17:30:50 | More by Chris_Panos
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-19-2014 04:33:15 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-16-2013 00:47:10 | More by xdefeatsy
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KOP_Beer_OUtlet

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

08-07-2014 23:21:51 | More by KOP_Beer_OUtlet
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New Mexico

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-30-2014 17:06:16 | More by buyyourfreedom
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-21-2013 16:34:21 | More by Cynic-ale
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GOBLIN

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

08-26-2014 20:40:33 | More by GOBLIN
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Appears a brilliant copper slight ruby hue to it nice caramel malts came to play, with a whole lot of hops.

Aroma bright citrus notes with big tropical fruit hanging around with each sniff including papaya, mango, a bit of passionfruit in there as well. This is well made pale ale, it’s as hoppy as most IPAs but more flavorful with a moderate level of bitterness only 55 IBUs but it’s kickin’ ass.

Flavor has a strong malt presence some nice caramelization, complemented with big expressive hop notes again with the tropical fruit citrus and herbaceous pine notes in the backend. I could drink this in number without effort, glad to also see it on tap in the Burgh...cans can be found at Fat Head’s in the Southside intermittently that’s where I sourced my six pack.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied even carbonation slick oily hop textures on the palate pretty great tasting beer. Full on lingering hop finish, very nice pleasant experience with each sip.

Overall, I’m down with this beer…quintessentially one of the best pale ales I’ve ever had hands down!

11-09-2013 20:08:13 | More by WVbeergeek
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-18-2014 03:23:11 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Zonian1

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-23-2013 14:42:59 | More by Zonian1
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Adkins1203

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-09-2013 01:57:05 | More by Adkins1203
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maximumu13

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-21-2013 07:21:50 | More by maximumu13
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wildcatboy

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-29-2013 18:05:13 | More by wildcatboy
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lcdawg

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-06-2014 00:08:56 | More by lcdawg
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -7.3%

Wife brought this gem home from a recent visit to Ohio. The beer poured a cloudy copper with thin white head that laced. The scent was mostly malt with hints of subtle pine. The taste was decent balance between malt and bitter hops....orange peel was present throughout. The mouthfeel medium body with good carbonation. Overall a solid sessionable Pale Ale.

07-27-2014 23:15:30 | More by WoodBrew
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-15-2014 18:00:01 | More by dailyminefield
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +1%

08-26-2014 02:12:59 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-10-2014 00:40:27 | More by mjstacker
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zimm421

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-26-2013 21:29:38 | More by zimm421
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Ohio

3/5  rDev -26.7%

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ohiobeer29

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-02-2014 22:48:40 | More by ohiobeer29
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wellsnb

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-24-2014 00:34:43 | More by wellsnb
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.09/5  rDev 0%

This poured a bronze to light copper with a dense highly retentive white head.

The scent was all hops with bountiful floral and citrus aromas. I caught gragefruit, lemon, pine needle, cannabis and resin.

Pale Ale my ass! This has so much hop character that it revivals any DIPA. I actually get no malt character at all but grapefruit, tangerines, lemon, pine, leafy cannabis and floral hop cone.

The feel is a tad too astringent and leaves a resinous metallic aftertaste. Otherwise, it moves smoothly across the palate and is easy through and through.

10-20-2013 02:38:01 | More by KYGunner
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Trail Head Pale Ale from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
91 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.