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Head Shrinker | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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4.3/5
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155 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double IPA celebrates everything brewers love about life. Big pine, mango, & pineapple aromas, followed by juicy tropical flavors.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,345
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
155
pDev:
7.44%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
19
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Ratings: 155 |  Reviews: 22
Reviews by DeFaz:
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of ChrisMon02
4.67/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Fat Heads North Olmsted.

Jesus these guys can do no wrong with big hoppy beers. Incredibly dank. Pine, mango, pineapple and orange zest crush the nose as well as the pallet. This is quality stuff and is an absolute pleasure to drink. Spot on mouthfeel and a nice lingering fruit finish.

Growler to go please...

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

64 oz growler poured into shaker pint

A: light orange in color creamy looking head with soapy edges good clarity

S: peaches, mango apricots and a little bit of honeydew some light crackery malts

T: very nice citrus hops and a little bit of herbal alcohol is very noticeable in the taste

M: medium feel slightly sticky almost a little burn from the alcohol

O: it's a good fruity tropical IPA but the alcohol really shows itself in this beer and I am not a huge fan of boozy IPAs

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

Photo of jaymo18
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nrbw23
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brew33
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of grover37
4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tulip at 101 Bottles a month later. Either this calmed down or it's a different batch (or my palate is different today). Much better, what I expect. Fruity, medium bitterness. Nicely balanced. Booze better integrates with sweetness, but is still strong. Would be a better 8-8.5% DIPA, but that's also my preference.

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10 oz pour at Vintage on 1/20/18

Hot, hot, hot.

3.93 original score.

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

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed orange with white sticky lacing left after every sip. There is a tropical aroma with pine and alcohol fruitiness intertwined. The flavor is the same, but bitterness runs the show. Tons of earthy, dirty hop flavor that just sinks into the tongue. Tropical and pine are complimentary but played down. Full bodied yet crisp with ample carbknation. Another very good brew from Fat Heads who have become renown for their hoppy beers.

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

Photo of billab914
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattmarka1
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ohiovania
3.54/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

I know I am in the minority here but this beer is a huge onion bomb. Almost overwhelmingly.

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Photo of jakecattleco
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hacksaw99
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Not as many layers of flavor as Hop Ju Ju, but as usual from Fat Heads, an awesome IPA

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Photo of jampics2
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured from a growler into a Teku
A: Orange with a one-finger head that lingers
S: Orange/grapefruit rind, tropical fruit, herbs/grass, a bit dank overall
T: Matches the nose note for note. Citrus/tropical fruit/herbs/dank
M: Full-bodied, bitter
O: Tasty, bitter, good dipa

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Adamostella
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nutter97
4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BB1313
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Fat Head's Taphouse in Middleburg Hts., Ohio

Pours golden with a solid white head that fades leaving solid retention and lacing. The aromas are great and typical of what you would expect from Fat Head's. Lots of mango and pineapple. Very tropical with a touch of citrus. Lots of fresh grass too. The flavors follow the nose. Lots of fresh fruit. More mango and pineapple. Hints of lemon and lime zest. Some fresh pine in the mix. Solid bitterness. Very clean. Malts take a backseat. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with active carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

This is classic Fat Head's. You know what you're getting with this one. Well done and recommended if given the opportunity. Great stuff.

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Photo of rrock44
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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Head Shrinker from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 155 ratings