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Fat Heads - Hop JuJu Imperial IPA

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by BottleCaps80, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. Preluderl

    Preluderl Advocate (635) Pennsylvania Sep 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    Wish I'd bought some more to trade. I sent one 4 pack to @OnWisconsin and he seems to be a big fan.
  2. PSU_Mike

    PSU_Mike Advocate (645) Pennsylvania Sep 6, 2013 Beer Trader

    I got a case. I trade 2 four packs and got Pliny, Surly, Zombie Dust, Alpha King, etc for them. So the trade value is there.
    MikeCactusGordon likes this.
  3. MikeCactusGordon

    MikeCactusGordon Advocate (665) Ohio Feb 20, 2011 Beer Trader

    Save-on in Mentor has the 3/6 batch. 4 bottle limit.

    Red Wine & Brew guys are so salty they didn't get any (or didn't get more or whatever).

    Both stores have the recent FFF releases FWIW.
  4. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Advocate (595) Ohio Feb 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    Seriously? Nice! Didn't know anyone on here was close to me. I'm in Midpark Village apartments right by the intersection of Bagley and Pearl.
  5. RepartoCorse

    RepartoCorse Aficionado (145) Ohio Nov 15, 2013 Beer Trader

    This is a great DIPA. I have 4 left for trade.
  6. Tried to get JuJu but came up empty, but got case of Head Hunter IPA - SO GOOD! Bet JuJu is off the charts!
    Matthew1788 likes this.
  7. irishaj

    irishaj Aficionado (190) Ohio Jan 1, 2014 Beer Trader

    Shit...I live by you guys too... I live on Marks rd in brunswick, between royalton rd and center rd

    Cheers to Westside Cleveland!
    JohnnyMc likes this.
  8. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Advocate (595) Ohio Feb 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    Haha that's great! Cheers indeed! We should all meet up for a brew sometime.
  9. Westlake checking in... Walking distance to Fatheads. Don't know if that is a good thing or not...
    JohnnyMc likes this.
  10. idkspencer

    idkspencer Aficionado (100) Florida Mar 30, 2013

    i need this! i have access to Florida crafts like cigar city – no Hunahpu this year:( – message me if you think we could work something out :))
  11. ohiobeer29

    ohiobeer29 Advocate (650) Ohio Feb 2, 2013 Beer Trader

    I have a few bottles left Belmont's sold out last night :(
  12. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Advocate (595) Ohio Feb 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    Probably provides the same benefits/wallet hurting that me being walking distance from The Brew Kettle is haha.
    Jeffries55 likes this.
  13. miketd

    miketd Advocate (530) Ohio Mar 2, 2006

    I used to live in the Islander and would walk to BK a few times a week. Now I'm in no man's land, AKA Parma Heights.
    JohnnyMc likes this.
  14. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Advocate (595) Ohio Feb 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    Haha yeah the Islander is close as hell. Not Parma Heights! D:
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  15. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (625) Ohio Jul 4, 2008 Verified

    I may be in the minority here but ANY release feeding frenzy always has me going in the opposite direction. If I pick some up in the course of hunting down beer, beautiful, otherwise I'll wait til the dust settles & the grab assing is done. If I miss it whatev, wasn't meant to be anyway:rolleyes:
  16. PSU_Mike

    PSU_Mike Advocate (645) Pennsylvania Sep 6, 2013 Beer Trader

    JuJu is Headhunter on steroids. It is probably the biggest hop assault I've ever experienced. It's glorious.
  17. miketd

    miketd Advocate (530) Ohio Mar 2, 2006

    The flavor profiles are pretty dissimilar, but it is most definitely a hop assault.
  18. PSU_Mike

    PSU_Mike Advocate (645) Pennsylvania Sep 6, 2013 Beer Trader

    I haven't had Headhunter in maybe 2 months or so but as I recall, it's a big time citrus bomb which I get from JuJu. I get mainly citrus with a little dankness and a very small touch of pine in the background from JuJu.
  19. miketd

    miketd Advocate (530) Ohio Mar 2, 2006

    Head Hunter is more of a pine bomb, maybe what you would describe as citrus. Juju is more fruity sweet and "dank", although that term seems to mean different things depending on who you talk to. Either way, they are two of my favorite beers.
    Shmuffalo likes this.
  20. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (760) Illinois Apr 8, 2010 Beer Trader

    I have a friend coming to Cleveland tonight, anywhere that still has a 4-pack for sale?
  21. miketd

    miketd Advocate (530) Ohio Mar 2, 2006

    I just talked to someone at the brewery, they are out of it at the Taproom. Your buddy may find it around town, but it is no sure deal.

    If you want, I have three bottles left that I could leave on the front porch if you want them. I'm near to Middleburg Hts, so pm me for addy if interested.

    Need to know soon. Wife us home, but she won't want to be answer the door to give away beer... she's funny like that. haha...
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  22. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (760) Illinois Apr 8, 2010 Beer Trader

    Haha well I appreciate your kind offer, I think if I sent my friend to your house he would think I'm nuts though! I'm not even positive he's going to be able to shop for me yet, he has a 5 hour drive from Indy so I think he wants to see if he is up for shopping to begin with. I think there is plenty of other beer available in town that I'll be fine if he can't find any Juju.
  23. miketd

    miketd Advocate (530) Ohio Mar 2, 2006

    It isn't a biggie. I will leave them outside in case you change your mind. I can check PMs at work, so offer is still good.
    mychalg9 likes this.
  24. masterofsparks

    masterofsparks Advocate (605) Ohio Nov 15, 2009 Beer Trader

    If you can't find this, I'd recommend heading to the Brew Kettle and trying El Lupulo Libre. No bottles, but it's on tap and it's pretty similar in terms of hop assault IMO. It is to White Rajah what Hop Juju is to Head Hunter.
    SpartyJoe likes this.
  25. bluetieman

    bluetieman Aficionado (165) Pennsylvania Sep 26, 2009 Beer Trader

  26. beerhan

    beerhan Savant (490) Ohio Apr 28, 2010 Beer Trader

    Anyone have any issues with flat bottles? I have opened two with little to no carbonation. I have had this on tap many times over the years as well as recently but my bottle last night was once again a dud.
  27. miketd

    miketd Advocate (530) Ohio Mar 2, 2006

    Not me, but I would encourage you to contact the brewery. The brewer would definitely want to know.
  28. thatoneguymike

    thatoneguymike Champion (770) Georgia Sep 18, 2012 Beer Trader

    Juju is indeed better than Headhunter, was lucky to try both. Thanks to @Matthew1788 for the Juju hookup! Worthy brew indeed
    Matthew1788 likes this.
  29. Hell yeah man that sounds great to me!
  30. ChrisMon02

    ChrisMon02 Advocate (565) Ohio May 2, 2010

    I had the same issue with the second batch that was released. It was a huge letdown. The only saving grace was I live close to the brewery and have access to growler fills when on tap. I called Ted who works there and let him know to mention it to Matt (brewer). I picked up another 4 pack during the last run and it was fantastic.

    I have never had an issue with any Fathead's beers so I am forgiving this one.

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  31. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Advocate (595) Ohio Feb 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    Cool. Shoot me a PM sometime and we can talk about it. Cheers!
  32. scrub0bk

    scrub0bk Aficionado (175) Pennsylvania Feb 21, 2014 Beer Trader

    Anyone know if this is still around? I.d like to see if I can get a 4 pack somewhere even if I have to take a drive
  33. robgage

    robgage Advocate (685) Pennsylvania Dec 19, 2013 Beer Trader

    Haven't seen it around Pittsburgh for a month or so...
  34. ScottJWing

    ScottJWing Savant (495) Ohio Aug 21, 2013 Beer Trader

    YES. My buddy and I split a case and almost every bottle had little to no carbonation. It was still tasty but we were very disappointed. Didn't really think to call and complain to anyone about it.
  35. mps

    mps Savant (400) Ohio Jul 27, 2013 Beer Trader

    Which batch was that from? I heard the same from some who had the 2/28 batch I think.
  36. ScottJWing

    ScottJWing Savant (495) Ohio Aug 21, 2013 Beer Trader

    I wanna say around Feb 7th. The first thing we noticed was not fizzy "pop" noise upon opening the bottle. Then very little bubbles and no head (even after an aggressive pour).
    mpayne5 likes this.
  37. For the folks from the Fat Heads 'hood - they currently have IBUsive cask at the North Olmsted brewpub. Pouring imperial pints - yum! Makes a dangerous drinker even more dangerously smooth.
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