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Head Hunter | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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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: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#773
Reviews:
653
Ratings:
4,402
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
671
Gots:
1,009
Trade:
34
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 4,402 |  Reviews: 653
Photo of mojohawk21
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TeachChefs
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of good_to_sea
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Amber, mostly clear. Medium head and lacing.
Smell: Heavy, dank pine aroma. Spicy herbal aroma. Some mango/orange fruitiness.
Taste: Bitter, minty, dank pine flavor. Herbal, slightly medicinal/root beer flavor. Pineapple. Just enough sweet malt to balance the bitterness.
Feel: Creamy, medium-bodied, light carbonation.
Overall: This is a great dank/pine/herbal IPA -- it's going straight to the top of my IPA list. Really fun to drink, impressive, highly recommended.

Rated in a blind test against Troegs Perpetual IPA. The Head Hunter won.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a crystal clear deep Amber color with 2 fingers of frothy off-white head. The head leaves a ton of splotchy lacing as it settles into a halo.

The aroma is all about dat citrus: Grapefruit, tangerines and oranges followed by a wave of earthy pine.

The flavor is full of citrus with some subtle notes of pineapple and mango. Very earthy and piney. The back end is full of caramel malts. Nicely balanced.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A bit slick and oily, but creamy and smooth. Easy drinking.

Overall, a great IPA that brings the West Coast vibe but never overwhelms the palate. Definitely a beer worth having in your fridge.

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Photo of jkblr
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottled 1/8/19 (46 days ago) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 7.5% ABV 87 IBU. The beer pours bright light honey amber in color with pale khaki head. The head starts big and recedes to a fluffy island and ring leaving the entire glass laced. The aroma is candied orange, pine and slight dank. The taste is more piney, candied orange with an earthy bitterness that builds toward a mostly dry finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and adequately carbonated. There is some definite stickiness from the hops and malt, but it doesn't come off as sweet. Overall, excellent.

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Photo of Jstevew
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulytasker
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeenTired
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jmac556
4.94/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap for the first time at a restaurant location. Liked it so much, I picked up a 6-pack on my way out. My favorite IPA

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Photo of dave_ackbar
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shenk87
2.75/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Pens1967
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikiMo
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudiecantfail
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle poured int a tulip glass.

L---Clear, orange/amber color. Pillowy white head faded quickl Nice carbonation. Still has a slick, oily feel.y. very good lacing.

S---Big pine & grapefruit. Very hoppy, with orange. There's some malts in the nose as well.

T---Pine, resin, grapefruit & other citrus & tropical notes. Good & complex.

O---Can't believe I've never had this one before. I'll have it again, tough, for sure.

F---Full bodied. Still juicy & wet, though.

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Photo of BeermanT
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Very good

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Coppery orange with a full head.

S: Blood orange spiced tea. Grapefruit zest.

M: Slick and oily. Med body.

T: Punch of citrus, left hook of pine resin. Papaya and melon finishing blow. Tropical hard candy with a sour coating and grapefruit jelly interior. This reminds me of the IPAs that got me into this site in the first place.

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Photo of sjones5045
3.73/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Budlum
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mparella
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamFuel
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Tria Taproom in Philadelphia.

Pours a clear amber with thck, fluffy head.

Smell is piney and citrusy with some resinous grapefruit coming through.

Taste is unabashedly bitter and piney, but perfectly balanced. Strong notes of citrus, grapefruit in particular helps round it out.

Mouthfeel is medium, sticky and well carbonated.

Overall, a terrific old school west coast IPA. Reminds me a bit of Alesmith IPA, but a bit more bitter.

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Photo of dtevans5
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the first sip, this was a fine IPA...

I always, and I mean always, pick up a six to twelve pack of beers of different variety and styles. Many times picking up a beer simply because it is inexpensive with the hope it will be surprisingly good, but as is the case the majority of the time - it is not. Well, not in this case. This was one of the better IPAs I have had in quite some time, and I'm really not an IPA-guy. The looks was copperish with yellow highlights with a mouthfeel that was spicy and medium bodied. What impressed me the most was the smell and taste. The smell was a punch in the nose of citrus - grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, and even some lemon and lime. The taste was just as citrusy and juicy and just damn good from beginning to end. Outstanding IPA at the very least from the most unexpected of places.

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Photo of sholbert
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

L. Clear golden pour, thin head, dissipated quickly, good lacing.
S. Loads of citrus and floral hop aroma. Not much else breaks through.
T. Similar to the nose. Grapefruit, orange, and floral notes. Just a touch of spice.
F. A bit slick, sticks to your mouth.
O. Great aroma, good flavor, but a bit oily on the finish

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Photo of bafcats
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DerAudi
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An excellent value!! Available at many large scale grocers in Ohio - an Ohio essential for all beer lovers. Piney, resinous with tropical fruit aftertones. This is a very hop-forward beer. One of my go-to’s.

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Head Hunter from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 4,402 ratings