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Trail Head Pale Ale - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

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245 Ratings
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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.8%
Wants: 9
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
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:
Go off the grid and give back some good vibes. Brewed with whole flower Simcoe and Citra hops, Trail Head Pale Ale is a limited edition batch exclusive to Cleveland. A portion of the proceeds from this special beer go directly to the Cleveland Metroparks Trails Fund, which supports the rehabilitation of the park's more than 270 miles of trails. Now grab your gear and take the trail!

(Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 06-02-2013)
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4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

tranquilocigars, Today at 02:23 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

acidreflux, Tuesday at 07:04 PM
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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%

QuadriderMX, Sunday at 02:44 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Mikeyson4, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of Evahflow
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

A: Dark Copper, thick white head that hangs around

S: Immediately you know citra is in this. Big burst of Mango, Guava, Tangelo, Pine and Biscuity backbone.

T: Simcoe with a capital S. You get that dank pine upfront, Berries, there are berries folks, Orange pulp, Tropical fruit fusion, Caramel biscuitness.

M: Medium carb, its substantial in your mouth. They aren't hitting you with just some 2 row and an adjunct. There is a maltiness to it that is in the kitchen with you dancing while you are getting dinner ready but you never step on its toes, but its presence is known if not felt. Nice bitterness that lets you know it's real.

O: Fat Heads does it again. This is not a pale ale, step off with that. Hold your tongue. This is a straight up IPA and it's a Damn good one. Simcoe and Citra are in the spotlight while the Malt backbone plays the piano. Get this if you Can

Evahflow, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Walkerjgt, Oct 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

randylangford, Oct 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

jshusc, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

ShanePB, Oct 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

jmbot4371, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

largadeer, Oct 07, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

Beef_Curtains, Oct 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

DenverBigRed, Oct 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

trxxpaxxs, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of buschbeer
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 FL. OZ. can
Served in a tulip glass
Wet hopped 9/16/14

L - This beer is amber with golden highlights. It is topped off with several inches of off-white head that clings to the sides of the glass.

S - I get dank citrus with grapefruit and pine asserting themselves.

T - The taste is full of bitter citrus and pine with a lingering pine finish.

M- Medium with plenty of carbonation.

O - This pale ale is better than most IPA's. A fantastic example of what Matt Cole can do.

buschbeer, Oct 05, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -0.2%

AMCimpi, Oct 05, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +5.6%

RyanStelzner, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

hopley, Oct 04, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

jhartley, Oct 04, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +0.7%

dlino11, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of SomethingClever
4/5  rDev -2.2%

A: I always pour light so no real head and what there was dissipated quickly, by looks the dark nature of the beer leads you to think this is a resin bomb or it's malty because of it's darker coloring.

S: you get a little bit of fruit and a touch of flower it really doesn't have a super complex smell

T: this beer lets you know it's business up front it's fruity and you can taste the oily hop taste slightly bitter through out and finishes bitter.

M: feel is pretty balanced not too thick not super light and a very slight dryness this beer doesn't really coat your tongue but you can feel it on the edges afterwards

O: I was really looking for this beer to be a fruity citrus explosion while you do get the light fruit taste up front the beer just seems to lack character to me. Although it is an APA so what do I know. Definitely drink it again seek it out probably not

SomethingClever, Oct 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

chadwicktorres, Sep 30, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
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, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Robrawr, Sep 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

1BeerToRuleThemAll, Sep 29, 2014
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Trail Head Pale Ale from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
91 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.