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Trail Head Pale Ale - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 8
Gots: 15 | 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 Stinkypuss:
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4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fat Heads : Trail Head Pale Ale

Tropical hops, a solid pinch of bitterness muted caramel malts, slight roast, but insanely bitter for a pale. This can be an IPA. Aroma of pungent hops and toasted malt. Mango, herb, pine assault the palate and faint malts are trying to balance. Citra and Simcoe hops going to town giving off a very nice flavor. Medium bodied, well carbonated with a solid hop bite. Overall, this is a hell of a pale and certainly one worth trying out. I'd definitely get this again.

Stinkypuss, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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!

WVbeergeek, Nov 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark copper brew for a pale ale, hazy and translucent, topped with a sizable flat white head. Retention is good, leaving behind tons of lacing.

Lots of citrus, pine, and brown sugar caramel in the aroma, matched with some pale biscuit and flowers. Very juicy: orange pulp and grapefruit peel.

Flavor is about what one would expect, although a little less hoppy and bitter (appropriate for an APA, but still a little surprising given the strong hop aroma). Slightly sweet, dancing between biscuit and caramel, with some flat, powdery bread giving a nice strong base. Hops are well represented in the flavors of the nose: grapefruit peel, citrus juice, wildflower honey, and pine resin. Fairly bitter, but nicely balanced.

Long resinous finish; the hops leave you smacking your gums for quite a while. Drinkable, slightly syrupy body.

This is a very solid APA. It's hoppy, sweet, balanced, and drinkable.

Roguer, Monday at 09:04 PM
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3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
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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.

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Trail Head Pale Ale from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
91 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.