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

BA SCORE
96
world-class
4,221 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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
Ratings:
4,221
Reviews:
610
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
662
Gots:
955
For Trade:
36
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 4,221 |  Reviews: 610
Photo of cestlavie
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Dawkins
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of petepiroc
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of KVNBGRY
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of chrisleetodd
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Yet another awesome IPA.

Definite Citra notes and fruitiness to balance the chewy bitters hidden in this light golden ale. The easy going maltiness was just enough to bolster the hops.

The head diminished quickly but some rocky chunks stayed on the surface. It was constantly fizzing but not enough to keep it thick.

This was very refreshing and did not have a chance to come up to room temp in my mug.

Cannot wait to try the IIPA.

 435 characters

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

Photo of Dbailey5503
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jameslewismiller
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of vinny21bal
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Immortale25
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Bottleneck says Bottled 08/30/13.

A- Pours a light amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Spotty lacing sticks to the glass.

S- Citrusy hop aroma that has notes of pineapple juice and orange. Also a bit of malt and booze.

T- The bitterness sinks in immediately and does more to suppress the tropical fruit flavors than enhance them. The alcohol is well-concealed though. The lingering bitterness is the dominant force and, while not unwelcome, creates a one-dimensional flavor profile.

M- Sharp from the hops with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- I saw someone refer to this as their "Pliny killer" in a thread a while ago. Though my bottle isn't the freshest, neither was my bottle of Pliny I had and I wouldn't say this is even in the same league. Good but not mind-blowing.

 955 characters

Photo of guityler83
4.9/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: A dense finger of bright white head formed when poured into an english style pint glass. Retention was low/moderate but when it fell it left a coat of foam on the entire edge of the glass with no dry spots. The beer is a light copper color with a mild amount of haze. A few particles of hop sediment settled in the bottom of the glass.

S: Huge, bright citrus, reisen and pine hop aroma comes off even when poured into the glass. Think mango, passion fruit and pine with an underlying 'dankness'. Behind the big hop aroma I get a toasty malt note but it is very faint.

T: Big bold reisinous bitterness that clings on your pallet from the first sip. The pine and tropical passion fruit hop flavors come through in the middle and stay very consistant with the aroma. The hop flavor is very round and there is a bit of the oniony flavor but it never gets harsh or unpleasent. The toasty, bread crust malt backbone flavors are enough to support the hops and work to make it very drinkable.

M: Low to moderate body that feels bigger with the reisinous hop oils lingering on the pallet. carbonation is middle of the road.

O: This is an American IPA done right. Big aroma, flavorfull, bitterness firm but not overpowering with a malt backbone to support the whole thing. Fat Head is doing some killer stuff.

 1,307 characters

Photo of LI_PO12
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of BradStokley
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of mercysbane
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of jacobbocce72
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ECalebrews449
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Aleforme
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of rxeight
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of loganburgh
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schmidtmattsays
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of buzzy
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
4.33 out of 5 based on 4,221 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe