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Hop Marauder Imperial IPA | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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4.31/5
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73 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Firm bitterness and just the right amount of malty body are married with tantalizing layers of pine, papaya, earth and tropical fruits.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,602
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
73
pDev:
6.26%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by DeFaz:
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4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It's hard not to compare this to Hop Juju when it comes out around the same time. I can't say it's quite as good, but it's still great. Unlike Juju, there's a lot of pine here (not just fruit), but the fruit that's there is tropical. Comes with a nice big head and really smooth feel. Carbonation is moderate. Alcohol is well concealed. Not overly sweet as some DIPAs can be. Oh, and lots and lots of hops.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.77/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear burnt orange with a frothy white head that leaves some streaks

Smell: Very piney, with some honey, mango and grapefruit

Taste: A little tropical, up front, with the honey and mango tones but the pine and pith wallop the palate through the middle; fairly bitter finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A bit too much on the piney side when the world has moved in a tropical direction

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Photo of midlifec
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenMind
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CPAles
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DangerDawg
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buschbeer
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

32 ounce growler
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours a beautiful amber color with burnt orange highlights. It is topped with an inch of beige head that leaves a little lacing.

It has a dank aroma intermingled with citrus notes. Orange seems to be the most prevalent.

The flavor is dank with loads of citrus and pine.

Medium, slick mouthfeel

It is brewed by Fat Head's and contains hops. How could it possibly be anything but great?

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Photo of ONUMello
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz glass poured at the brewery
A: Medium orange, thin head
S: Tropical fruit, burnt orange peel
T: Fresh tropical fruit, orange, hop oil, a bit of malt
M: Lively, fairly full-bodied, bitter, hides the alcohol well
O: Super fresh and tasty. I would love to see this in a bottle

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Photo of dbc5
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of rolltide
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SerMosh
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ChrisMon02
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big, bold and a hoppy monster. Well crafted and enjoyable. Very little malt to support the onslaught of hops but it works well and is a nice change of pace DIPA. Finishes dry and bitter. Not in the league od JuJu or Dank Sinatra but really good nonetheless. Recommended if you want a hop bomb that strips the enamel off of your teeth.

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Photo of tdm168
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of loganburgh
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heddar33
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sludgegnome
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wertschy
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwat
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Hop Marauder Imperial IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 73 ratings