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

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535 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BB1313 on 10-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#517
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
535
pDev:
6.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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67
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of Seeker_11
3/5  rDev -30.9%

Not a very tasty IPA. Had hints of that home-brew taste. It smelled great,but the taste was a big let down

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Photo of kscaldef
3/5  rDev -30.9%

Nice fresh hop aroma, but taste is a little oxidized.

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Photo of yaksurf
3.31/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobhits
3.4/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up up tonight based on some reviews and comments on the forums. I'm already almost dressed to see I bought a bottle when cans exist. Why do breweries offer cans and then the horrible low quality CRAP that are bottles? Really sucks since I know this won't be as fresh or good but what can you do?

BTW just a soap box moment but once a brewery can afford a canning line, stop putting ANY beer in glass unless you think a cork is needed. Otherwise CAN, it's better, period end of story.

Ok to the beer.

Pours a bright golden color, light on carbonation and head. Kinda disappointing at the ABV and the talk of fresh hops.

The nose is citrus, lacking much malt even minor caramels are nearly non existent. I'm sadly getting vegetables. Hoppy goodness and veggies kinda putting this off.

The flavor sadly is going the same direction. I get nearly no malt character, it's there and keeping this from being a bittering puckering mess, but I get citrus and then vegetables. There's a bit of a wow factor and yet it is missing some elements of greatness. I really want to try this in a can to see if they got things balanced just a hair better.

I often here that IPA's don't have the same requirements in perfection to be good, that hops over power. Sorry but a 3% improvement in the hop flavor and malt flavor move this beer to the 4.5 range. There was just no room for flaws in this beer and there are flaws. Even a tiny MINOR improvement moves this into the world class level.

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Photo of mulerofthewhalez
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Sabtos
3.52/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber with a light beige head dying to a thin bubbly film.

Smell is tangerine, buttery biscuit, cracker, popcorn and lemon.

Taste is peppery cracker, tangerine, and bitter grapefruit pith.

Frothy but very dry.

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Photo of bwarren82
3.56/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.7/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.71/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. Hazy deep orange. Medium white head. Smell is pine and grassy hops. Some caramel malts. Taste is grassy and almost immediately bitter. A little bit of sweet citrus behind it. Malty in the middle and bitterness takes over in the finish. Medium heavy. Flavorful but a bit too heavy for my tastes.

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3.72/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kevin72
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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Hop Stalker Fresh Hop IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 535 ratings
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