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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4.33/5
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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:
#398
Reviews:
622
Ratings:
4,287
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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

Photo of Toynk
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of claminat420
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle marked bottled on 06/22/17 12:11. poured heavily into a pint glass.

Appearance- transparent copper color with a frothy head that's the slightest bit off white. leaves some thick lacing.

Aroma- orange citrus with a slight biscuit scent.

Flavor- just like the smell but with some floral hop notes. the malt also kicks out some slight caramel notes. abv is well hidden. bitterness is there but plays with the malt and lets the hops run free. I wish there was pine notes in this :(

Mouthfeel- solid medium bodied. good carbonation.

Drinkability- COME TO MICHIGAN AND PUT THIS IN SIX PACKS!!

Overall- this should be on every hophead's must try list. even tho I had a single slurm lord by short's before this (i'm rating this on the start of beer #4 from the four pack I purchased at the taphouse) I miss the slurm lord! both brews are great don't get me wrong just the slurm lord was almost all hop. this brew has both nice hop action and some easily detectable malt. beer snobs who complain about some ipa's being complete hop bombs and not balanced should really appreciate this brew.

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Photo of jcole524
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrBURTON55
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JWT3
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dirty gold colored beer with excellent clarity. Soapy head laces the glass.

The aroma of this beer is very tropical, lots of citrus and mango or pineapple notes. Then the flavor goes into an intense bitter, resinous beer with accents of lemon peel and fresh mango. Full bodied yet crisp and well carbonated. Really a top tier beer.

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Photo of wafers
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nhmp105
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Provner
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Eammon1920
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BFCarr
4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lcdawg
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spoda1983
3.92/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chalkboardbrew
4.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a great beer! I was surprised but when something is good it's good.

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Photo of al2913
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bluescooter
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 4,287 ratings
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