Hop Stalker Fresh Hop IPA | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States
fatheadscleveland.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BB1313 on 10-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
507
Reviews:
65
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
6.98%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
95
For Trade:
2
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5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MidwestBA
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of juicebox
4.72/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.31/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMike
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of macrosmatic
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to maximumu13 for sending me this one! Reviewed from (very) long-standing notes. Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Cigar City Brewing pint glass.

A: Medium gold and nearly totally clear. A good amount of visible carbonation, and it forms a finger's worth of white head.

S: Grassy, dank, and tropical fruity hops with the pineapple being a bit pronounced. Lesser notes of resinous hops and melon, with a light cracker and two-row malt body.

T: Follows the nose well. Hop-dominated, of course: dank, grassy, tropical fruits, melon, pineapple, and a touch of spicy hop character. Light cracker malts, and a modest citrus pith bitterness begins to grow towards the end. It finishes with just a touch of lingering malt sugars under the predominant bitter flavors. Very nice.

M: A light, crisp body with low alcohol presence. A good amount of carbonation sensation.

O: Very, very tasty and easy to drink (even though it took me two years to post this review). This would totally be a favorite if it made it down here like some of their other offerings. Really good.

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4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I got this IPA in a beer trade and I loved it. The IBU 80 is just right and it is delicious. It goes down quick.

Look: clear golden hue with a thick bubbly white head.

Aroma: nice aroma of tropical fruit, grapefruit, and pine.

Taste: juicy, tropical fruit, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and pine, all the taste for a great dank IPA.

Feel: medium body, smooth feel, easy drinking.

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4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Acquired from CapCollector16, so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a nice blend of strong floral hops, strong fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong piney hops bitterness that is quickly followed by sweet flavors of fruity citrus and caramel. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very nice IPA to drink for a long time.

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Photo of rangerred
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndreRus
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hop Juju is my favorite Fat Head's brew but Hop Stalker is not too far behind. Freshness of hops is just unbelievable. Consuming it a little over a month from the date on the bottle but it tastes like it was brewed just yesterday! Thank God I got the whole case of it!

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Photo of epyon396
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of agreenman19
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - crystal gold fading orange. Has a boozey color that's almost vinous.

S - woof, huge juicy dank aroma right as I cracked the bottle. Didn't even take the bottle cap off, just a crack! Sticky ripened orange and sweaty hops. Tangerines and caramel. Hints of melon.

S - now there's the resiny hop punch absent in the smell (which is fruitily delicious on its own). Sweet orange citrus breaks into fresh pine and quickly nosedives into the dank. Sticky flavors of earthy grapefruit and melon. The bitterness sneaks up on you in the lingering finish with a drying rindiness. That's where I left my IBUs!

F - pleasant and drinkable, but a touch thin and seems to dissipate too quickly for the dank profile this beer lays out. Not bad by any stretch though.

O - great balance of juice and hops. Borders more on the sweet territory due to the dankness but an all around delicious brew.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.87/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Optics are as expected. Aroma is very delicate, packed with alluring tropical & flowery hop notes. Flavor is a tad non-descript and a letdown after that fantastic aroma, but still good. It's definitely a less harsh ipa, and has more tropical & citrus notes. Ends with a decent stab of grapefruit bitterness. Another very solid IPA from fat head's but lacks the robustness & depth of their best ones.

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4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tylerstravis
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. Pours clean medium gold, thin white head fades leaving just a little soapy lacing. Sweet light malt and grass, citrus aroma. Tropical fruity taste, fress grass n pine bitterness, grapefruit peel as well. Very nice combo of flavors, fresh n crisp with bitter dry finish. Medium slick feel. One of the better fresh hop IPAs I've had so far.

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Photo of Richter525
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hop Stalker Fresh Hop IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
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