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Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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Fat Head's Head Hunter IPAFat Head's Head Hunter IPA
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Fat Head's Head Hunter IPAFat Head's Head Hunter IPA
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:
1st batches were 7.0% ABV

Added by WVbeergeek on 06-19-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#403
Reviews:
621
Ratings:
4,283
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of beerthulhu
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

-Bot. 08.02.17. consumed 11.10.17. in spiegelau ipa glass.

A: Macro-bubbles fill a tarnished orange body. A weathered white head is thick, creamy, and lasting. Thick stratified rings run down the vessel.

S: Juicy grapefruit juice and orange juice. Citrusy-pineapple hops, are wet and in good force. Light drying pine and toasted malts./bread. Tart lemons mingle about leaving a good lasting impression.

T: Spicy bite of grapefruit hops, wet and juicy, brings a good opening zing. Citrusy-pine and tropical notes bring some complexity. Some pineapple, tart lemons are settled against some dry toasted malt/bread backing. Light dry pine hops linger about.

M: Spicy and juicy mouthful is juice like, tart with a medium weight of malt. Good co2 support.

O: Overall a west coast ipa with some east coast tropical flair is wet and juicy with a high rate of drinkability. Solid outstanding appeal, leaves your tongue tickled with wet, juicy hops awaiting more.

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Photo of cambabeer
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mjk3psu2
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Really liked the aftertaste. Great body feel

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

Photo of DavidSiegfried
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gardner254
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ev4life
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is an excellent beer I had on draft. Very nice complex flavor with strong fruity undertones. Not too bitter and yet hops right up.

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

Photo of CurtisD
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanEasley
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

13oz bottle received through the lunatic generosity of WesMantooth, whose name must be spoken in hushed tones and with downcast eyes by UPS workers the world over. According to the stamp on the bottle, this was bottled on September 8, 2017. My 1st from Fat Head's.

Poured into a Fat Head's nonic pint glass (again, thanks, Corey), this was a very slightly chill-hazed, coppery amber. Big, creamy off-white head with impressive staying power that left lots of lace. A really good looking beer!

Hop aroma exited with gusto the moment the cap was popped. Big, grapefruity hoppy nose and pine sap notes. I can pick up some melon-y notes as well.

This drinks an awful lot like an old school IPA from this part of the country! Big, thick grapefruit-and-pine hop flavor that gives the tastebuds a big 'ol thwack. Fairly minor, bready input from the malts, with the finish a dry, bitter herbal hop note that surprised me given the big, thick citrusiness of the opening taste. I could drink the bejesus out of this!

Medium bodied, with a big, oily, resiny mouthfeel.

What a beer! I get the hype. This is some seriously delicious shit. It's actually been a little while since I've had such an IPA, what with everybody making tropical fruity, New England-influenced IPAs. I don't hate on those, or at least some of them, but this hits all the right notes for an IPA not trying to be one of those. I'd be hitting this on a near constant basis if I could. Thanks, Corey!

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Photo of zeff80
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a bubbly, off-white head of foam. It smelled of pine, grapefruit, orange and toasted caramel. Big bold, hoppy bite of pine and citrus. Nice roasty malt, caramel and toffee, too.

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Photo of Gemini6
3.7/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: clear golden with a small white head
S: mild hoppy aroma
T: starts with clean piney and citrus hops, then a touch of sweetness and a slightly bitter finish.
F: light and drinkable but with a bitter finish.

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

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle.
West Coast IPA profile all the way. Clear golden body, with white, long lasting head and moderate lacing. Balance of moderately bitter hops and malt in both the smell and taste. A standard for the style, recommended.

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Photo of brewtalthrone
4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle dateed 7/28/17. Poured into Teku glass.

L: 2F+ head with good retention, leaves lots of lacing and a cap and ring. Beer is a clear amber.

S: Orange and grapefruit with light biscuit or cracker malt notes. Quite good.

T: Pretty much as indicated by the nose. Holds up well for 6 weeks in the bottle. Like most midwestern IPAs I have tried, malt is more assertive, and there is a bit of a caramel character to it. Finish pretty neutral, barely earthy.

F: Mediumish body, light to medium carbonation. Pretty good construction and balance.

O: A very solid IPA.

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Photo of BeerHawkeye
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of dokhollidai
4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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