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

Fat Head's Head Hunter IPAFat Head's Head Hunter IPA
BA SCORE
96.2%
Liked This Beer
4.33 w/ 4,267 ratings
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:
#406
Reviews:
616
Ratings:
4,267
Liked:
4,106
Avg:
4.33/5
pDev:
8.31%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
667
Gots:
972
Trade:
38
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Ratings: 4,267 |  Reviews: 616
Photo of rawfish
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours unfiltered gold/orange with a bit of yeasty chunks. Forms a two finger soapy cap of white with good retention and scattered lacing.

Caramel sweetness and white bread with dampened oatmeal. High pitching grapefruit pith bitterness and bright, soapy pine and grasses. Moderate strength with a mild whiff of alcohol.

Thin cracker-like malt with some bready sweetness, a little thin to be tasked with balancing out all these hops. Bright and floral, the nose translates right into the hops grapefruit pith and pine resin, variety provided by additional bright citrus and dried grasses. Bitterness is rather high with the finish crackling with raw grains and pine hops, scrubbing and clean like a good lager.

Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. Alcohol is detectable and complements the beer. Notable bitterness and very clean and dry.

A very bright and clean IPA, punches you in the mouth, bitterness is turned up a few notches similar to Southern Tier 2XIPA. Hop fix is well satisfied and I took this one down way too quickly.

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Photo of glazeman
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of telemoondo
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of twizzbeatz
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of MuscleConfusion
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Williaar
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Showvoisier
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Matthew1788
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of fleurdelou
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of GatorLCA
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of tfsimpkins
4/5  rDev -7.6%

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

Photo of Sam_Gladieux
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Schmidty3
4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of frlrv1020
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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

Pours golden copper with a big soapy head. The nose is full of pine, lemon, and hop resin, with perfumy hops and clean malty sweetness. Bitter grapefruit hop flavors abound, but are kept in check with caramel malt, toasted oat notes, and sweeter fruits like pineapple. The end result is a tasty, balanced brew that is straightforward without being one-note. Mouthfeel is medium and the alcohol is well hidden.

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4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter

Slightly hazy orange-amber. One finger of off-white head leaves a thin cap with lots of light oily lacing. Aroma is bursting with bright citrus and floral notes, with hints of pine and caramel malt in the background.

The taste starts off with a flowery, slightly tropical entrance. Big juicy grapefruit quickly takes over, and grassy pine has the last word. Medium-bodied with fairly mild carbonation. Pretty smooth overall but the sharp citrus does give it a little bite.

Headhunter is a beautifully done, grapefruit-forward IPA that hits all the right notes. The flavors are simple but bold and delicious. At 7.5% it's bordering on DIPA status but maintains the lighter, smoother body of a great IPA. A classic that makes me glad I live where it's always on the shelf.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 96.2% out of 100 with 4,267 ratings
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