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.

Added by WVbeergeek on 06-19-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#751
Reviews:
648
Ratings:
4,388
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
671
Gots:
1,004
Trade:
34
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Photo of JohnDon
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dkloubec
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of CoasterGuy
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drh88
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of micada
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Again, another brewery JUST coming to this god forsaken land of Western New York. So late to the game, but now that it’s here...wow! Fresh growler tap, poured chilled aggressively to a tulip glass. In hindsight, a moderate to slow pour is in order, as this has some lively carbonation. Huge white foamy head that dissipates to a bubbling hot tub sizzle. Nose is immensely fragrant citrus and pine, sensed easily from two feet away. Clear amber, with tons of carbonation deep from the bottom...reminds me of PtE’s bubble pattern. Pause for Pliny respect...oh, I’d have to drive to Philadelphia to get another one...damn you Russian River with your spartan distro! First sips are all juicy, piney, grassy, hoppy bright tones. Totally balanced by a semisweet malt back end, that is dark like a hoarhound. Mouthfeel is just above thin, but stays full with a lingering hoppiness. Alcohol is in the above average range, but the crispness and flavor put it in the crushable range. I’ve seen reviews that this will fade fast, but one doesn’t expect a juicy IPA to live long, right? I could see this as a summer staple while I bide time for stout season!

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Photo of Rubezahl
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Tony210
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden clear, appropriate foamy head. Aroma is faint - dank and hoppy. Very hoppy flavor - plenty of bitterness, piney hops. Carbonation is on point. I remember this beer a bit bolder: that being said, this beer is 2 months old. I will revisit with a fresher beer in the future. Several years ago, before the explosion of breweries, this was my go to beer. My palate may have shifted to the New England style of IPA.. This still a great west coast IPA.

9/1/18
12 oz bottle dated 6/26/18
4 rating

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Photo of Danmullens1
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz glass into a high sided pilsner glass.

Look is a clear orange amber with a white head.

Aroma is aggressive hops with a deep rich caramel malt.

Taste is a delicious combo of malt and hops.

Excellent beer.

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Photo of Jame515
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Had a bottle at D'agnese Italian restaurant in Richfield Ohio. Served in a pint glass, this beer was a clear, amber color with a small white head. Good lacing and retention. Aroma and flavor featured citrus (grapefruit) and dry, biscuity malt. Good strong favor and nice level of bitterness. Mouthfeel is crisp and rich with the balance favoring the hops. I would drink this one again.

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

Photo of skalten
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nathan419
3.56/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaten454
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrew8626
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

First had poured from 12-oz. bottle, neck stamped “BOTTLED ON 06/11/18,” into hotel water glass. You are greeted at the door with a huge hop hug, then malt slides over, says hello and hangs around, while hops firmly but friendly escort you to an IPA throw down.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Horse a clear, copper - Orange with a one finger off - White head. Good combination with some lacing.
A wonderful smell of citrus hop. Gives off more of a melon, mango and orange Citrus smell. Also a sweet candy smell.
The Taste follows the smell and includes pineapple. A wonderful combination of Citrus and pine bitterness and malt. This one is spot-on!
Good dankness that resinated.
This one was worth the wait.

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Photo of tmryan21
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Head Hunter from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 4,388 ratings