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Benjamin Danklin | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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4.19/5
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88 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: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Loaded up like a lightning rod of lupulin, this celebratory IPA is full of dank aromas and bold citrus, mango, and pine flavors. Proof that God wants us to be hoppy!

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,361
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
88
pDev:
6.44%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of jkblr
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottled 4/1/19 (20 days ago) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 7.4% ABV 80 IBU. The beer pours bright in a deep gold color with off white head. The head recedes slowly leaving generous lacing. The cap eventually settles to a fluffy island. The aroma is abundant when the glass gets anywhere near the nose. I get candied orange and pine along with some caramel. The taste is slightly herbal pine with less citrus than the nose and a mildly dank medium to strong bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. There are no off flaws evident in the finish, but the sticky hop oil presence keeps it a little undry (in an expected & delicious way). Overall, very good. It's a nice change from a brewery that knows their way around an IPA.

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Photo of KAP1356
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vrbulldog22
3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SawDog505
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

As a retired pot head, I still enjoy 4/20, but normally with just Dank brews these days. So when this showed up in a box from @jzeilinger the other day, I knew it would be my starter and a very good one at that JZ. Bottled on 3/22/19 pours a very clear dark orange with a finger sticky white head that leaves plenty of thin lace behind. 4.5

Smell is mango, tangerine, marijuana, and some mild grapefruit simple and excellent. 4.25

Taste follows the dank marijuana starts with tangerine, mango, pineapple, and grapefruit balanced in the very pleasant finish. 4.5

Mouthfeel is a solid medium, plenty of life, not New England style but still has softness with out be dry, and at 7.4% extremely crushable. 4.5

Overall excellent as always from these guys, loaded with tropical and dank hops, without looking like swamp water. Awesome stuff, cheers all. 4.25

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3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Medium to dark copper gold color, nice clarity with sticky white lacing.

S - Very aromatic, sticky, and dank (as the label suggests). Alot of sticky citrus slams the nose.

T - A full onslaught of oily / dank tropical fruit, with just enough resiny pine at the very end to give it a bitter bite. The tropical fruit gets a little overly sweet at times but the pine bitterness helps keep things in check.

M - Thick, oily, and dry on the tongue.

O - This is a very well brewed IPA.

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3.91/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prototypic
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of caahare
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rypkr
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Like head hunter with a more spicy hop note and a touch of sweetness. I love head hunter so this is a no brainer awesome one for me. Plus it's clear. Bonus points for being clear.

The more I revisit this the more I'm blown away by it. It's in my top 5 favorites all time per style.

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

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold darkening slightly to amber at the top with a short white froth fading to a film leaving stalagmite lace.

Smell from a ways off is dank, spicy and pungent hops with Fruity Pebble cannabis and sweaty peach. It's more spicy and mildly bitter in taste with a crisp yet soft round body delivering clean notes of orange-grapefruit and finishing tingly semi-dry with a touch of alcohol and toasted cracker.

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4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Manthon
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rustbelt
3.71/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schoolboy
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sorry, I'm doing this with a cold, but it is much better than a week ago when I drank some nice IPAs and could not taste them. This one cuts through, I'm just afraid it may be a bit danker than I can currently perceive.

It's a little skunky looking, with more head than you would expect. I can't smell much but it smells good. The Taste cuts through anything, and that is what I like about AIPAs. I remember others with lupulin also had that pervasive funky taste that you signed on for by having lupulin in it. I'm not noticing the buzz, but I am awfully buzzed most of the time anyway.

Highly recommended. I hope I see it again in the future.

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Photo of ClePaul
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Benjamin Danklin from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 88 ratings