Head Hunter
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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From:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
 
Ohio, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #19
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
96
Ranked #961
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 8.31%
Ratings:
4,524
Status:
Active
Rated:
Saturday at 12:50 AM
Added:
Jun 19, 2009
Wants:
  675
Gots:
  1,035
SCORE
96
World-Class
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Notes: Head Hunter is an aggressively dry-hopped, West Coast-style IPA with a huge hop display of pine, grapefruit, citrus and pineapple. A punch-you-in-the-mouth brew for those who truly love their hops! Uncivilized. Aggressive. Award-Winning.
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4.67 by florisj135 from Virginia on Saturday at 12:50 AM
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4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by flgimp from Pennsylvania

Traded one of my fav hazys for this one….nice trade! An awesome and well crafted American IPA!! I will look for more… Taste has it all. Upfront malt and hops. Lots of citrus: orange peel, grapefruit, mango. Hint of caramel sweetness. Finishes crisp, dank a bit earthy and bitter . All working together.

May 10, 2022
 
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4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by ThePold from Virginia

Here I am in pgh and didnt know this was considered world class! I do like it.

Apr 22, 2022
 
4.38 by Stignacious from New York on Mar 12, 2022
 
4.44 by tubeman from New York on Feb 28, 2022
 
3.78 by KT3418 from Colorado on Feb 17, 2022
 
3.99 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Feb 06, 2022
 
4.07 by cabsandking from Ohio on Jan 26, 2022
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4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Ybastuntman25

This is my go to IPA! Best enjoyed with a fresh batch at the brewery!

Jan 22, 2022
 
4.13 by HighwayChile from Kansas on Nov 20, 2021
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by JMT1 from Pennsylvania

Outstanding

Oct 25, 2021
 
4.54 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 20, 2021
 
3.62 by hotwired from New Jersey on Oct 17, 2021
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4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Beers-es from Virginia

On tap, pours a clear, light gold. Smell and taste are packed with citrus, pine, and a bit of earthy herbs. Nice but not overpowering bitterness in the finish. Great beer.

Sep 10, 2021
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4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by argock from Virginia

CANNED ON 06/04/21 on bottom rim of can.

A: Light amber hue with 2-finger off-white frothy, rocky head with excellent retention and crusty thick lacing.

S: Absolutely delicious aroma of pineapple, guava, passion fruit, pine, and grapefruit with a hint of medium caramel

T: The dank, piney, resinous aspects of the flavor are much more prominent but blend well with the fruitier qualities of grapefruit, pineapple, and guava. The caramel character is a bit stronger than I like but it works fine with the resinous character. Bitterness is strong. Clean, minimal ester profile. Alcohol is evident on the aftertaste.

M: Medium-bodied, creamy feel with a very dry finish.

O: A well-crafted WCIPA -- less caramel malt character in the aroma and flavor and this is a top 5 overall for me.

Aug 04, 2021
 
4.31 by vabeerguy from Virginia on Aug 03, 2021
 
4.46 by Wrigfen from South Carolina on Jul 29, 2021
 
4.11 by BarrettNole7 from Massachusetts on Jul 27, 2021
 
3.49 by azwdz on Jul 20, 2021
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4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Mikeloveshamms from Ohio

Poured from a 12 oz can into a tulip glass.

Beautiful straw color with a finger and a half of white head.

Smell of pineapple and stone fruit.

Taste follows the nose, with a nice bitter bite on the end.

An almost perfect example of a West coast IPA.

I can not recommend enough!!!

Jul 09, 2021
 
3.79 by Terrysbmw from Pennsylvania on Jul 02, 2021
 
4.6 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania on Jun 30, 2021
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4.83/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by HopHunterCL from Ohio

Pours a beautiful clear orange color with two fingers of sticky white head. Incredible lacing.
Aroma of pineapple, mango, grapefruit, orange peel and caramel.
Taste is very well balanced between malt and hops. Orange, grapefruit, mango. Caramel sweetness. Finishes piny and bitter. So many flavors working together.
This is a beautifully crafted beer that is one of my favorites.

Jun 06, 2021
 
3.8 by SargeC from California on May 23, 2021
 
4.33 by brewpubmellon from Michigan on May 18, 2021
 
3.46 by gbiello from Massachusetts on May 10, 2021
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4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Dan2213 from Pennsylvania

Golden straw yellow look. Leaves about one finger of white head and nice lacing as it goes down. Smell is resinous pine and tropical fruit. Taste follows the nose. Pine and citrus with a nice cracker like finish. Feel is medium body with medium carbonation. Overall this beer is world class. It’s reputation is well deserved

Apr 25, 2021
 
4.43 by Gkruszewski from New York on Apr 24, 2021
 
3.5 by rare_bird from Michigan on Apr 19, 2021
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4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

Poured into grip shaped goblet: color is gold, transparent, head is off white with fine bubbles, presenting 1 finger thick and then dissipating to thin top with some lacing.

Smell is big hop notes of pine, grapefruit pith, lighter tropical fruit, then toasted malt not overly sweet but present and backing the hops.

Taste is pine, grapefruit, mixed tropical fruit, toasted malt, pale malt, lighter notes of orange and caramel with some warmth.

Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation, moderate sweetness, firm bitterness, slight drying.

Overall an excellent ipa with great malt/hop balance for an ipa and notable pleasant hop/malt flavors.

Mar 30, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Appearance is a clear copper color, with more than a finger's worth of white head. Good retention and lacing.

Aroma: pineapple, mango, citrus and a hint of pine, caramel, orange, grapefruit, and honey.

Taste is hoppy, piney, and fruity. Really tasting the pine and grapefruit, and the sweetness is mainly from the oranges, mango, honey, and even tasting some tangerine. Body is medium and somewhat chunky.

Mar 25, 2021
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4.99/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Ocalafox from Florida

First ever can yesterday. The smell is amazing and intensifies when poured. The look is what you would expect with a lovely head. Taste is amazing all the way thru the glass and mouthfeel spot on. Overall OUTstanding ipa.

Mar 19, 2021
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4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mickyge from Massachusetts

poured from a can dated 2/22

Appearance is crystal clear copper/amber thick fluffy head that reduces to a thin veil light lacing

You can smell the fruit aroma as it's poured, pineapple, mango, citrus and a hint of pine

Taste is full, hoppy and fruity as the nose, notes of pine and floral

mouthfeel is big, medium carbonation, it runs prickly to astringent to a dry finish that hangs on in your throat,

Overall this is a crisp clean refreshing beer, not a sipper

Mar 07, 2021
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4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

GREAT beer. Copper/caramel color. Head is typical white, with great lacing. Nose is pungent with hops. Taste is delightful. Slight citrus with even more slight fruit flavor. Feel has a nice bitter bite and aftertaste that almost grips the backside of tongue.

Mar 02, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by RobertB412 from Pennsylvania

12 oz. can poured into a pint glass with a clear golden color, 1"+ white head and minimal lacing. Smells of tropical fruit, pine and hops. Taste follows aroma with grapefruit/citrus notes, pine resin and lots of hops. Nicely bitter with a medium body, good carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a good WC IPA with a balance toward hops.

Feb 13, 2021
 
3.64 by CoenR from Ohio on Feb 10, 2021
 
4.25 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
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4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

Growler into pint glass. Pours a crystal clear gold (SRM 5-6) with a persistent off-white head. Great lacing. Initial impression is citrus (pineapple, lemon, grapefruit), pine resin, and a light touch of caramel. Mouthfeel is slightly on the thin side of medium. Finish fades to a slight bitterness. Overall, a good example of an old-school West Coast IPA.

Dec 30, 2020
Head Hunter from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 4524 ratings