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
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:
4,218
Reviews:
609
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
662
Gots:
954
For Trade:
36
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Ratings: 4,218 |  Reviews: 609
Photo of gmcsierra91
3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nograz
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CO-Bloom
4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Woah Midwest! Kinda crazy how this brewery is overlooked outside the state. Aggressive west coast style with bittersweet pineapple and grapefruit stealing the show. Not balanced in the least yet it is not bitter for bitterness sake. Great carbonation with a dry crisp finish. Very drinkable for the Abv Ibu combo going on. This is the best IPA I have had in some time. Can't believe this is their year round offering. Wish it came is 6packs though. Kudos Fat Heads!

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Photo of Somber
4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a very good IPA. The best I've had out of Ohio. Not quite the level of some of the IPA's out of the northeast or some of Stone's better IPA, but just a couple steps behind.

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Photo of warmbier804
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jmryan8
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of davidanastas
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one deserves its lofty reputation. I am an IPA fan and I can say this is one of the top 5 I have ever had the pleasure of consuming. It hits all the notes you want in a great IPA squarely on the nose. Very impressed.

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

L: looks like an IPA. Nice head, and good lacing.
S: strong hops aroma.
T: very piney and hops forward.
F: crisp and light.
O: excellent IPA. 87 IBU, so it's on the bitter side. West coast style at it's best. I like this beer a lot.

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Photo of abkaroll
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of capnamerica
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MTKATL
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Newport_beerguy
4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks Phil for the hookup! 12 oz bottle dated 6/19/15 poured into a Tree House Teku glass

Look: Nice hue halfway between golden & amber

Smell: Faint pineapple/coconut nose, not very powerful but a pine forest pops up at the end.

Taste: Piney/resinous hops, that pineapple/coconut/alcohol flavor much like the smell, hovers in the background.

Feel: Very sharp and hot, definitely comes across as a double IPA in this respect.

Overall: Not quite my current cup of tea - this would have been directly in my wheelhouse 4-5 years ago. In any case, very good for the style and almost reminds me of a Sixpoint Resin clone at about 2% less abv.

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Photo of Nickholland
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I big juicy, hoppy IPA...highly recommended.

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Photo of wehabeertrader
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Stevem68
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep golden color. Has a huge aroma of citrus piny hops. Has a big flavor of citrus with an almost resin pony taste. A nice touch of malt to balance and a pleasant hoppy aftertaste. Great beer

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Photo of Buck89
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy amber-orange with a moderate white head that retreated fairly quickly but left nice tracks. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit, orange. Taste is cleanly bitter, with more citrus and some resin, slightly dank. Little malt but medium-bodied with a great feel. Clean dry finish with a bitter ring. Love this IPA.

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Photo of Billolick
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap and in bottles several times during a week long trip to the Pittsburgh area.

Bold, flavorful and super tasty IPA. Blasting with hoppy goodness. World class and so worth seeking out. In a world of hundreds of quality IPAs, this one is able to stand out and be considered one of the best ...go get some - wish I had brought more home with me

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Photo of RichD
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SveNss0N
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Josh012012
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

look and smell are nothing special

A flavorful brew for sure. To me this packs more punch than some double IPAs. More bitter than most but not in a bad way. Sweetness is a bit above average. Also get some booziness from this one. Not super fruity but if I had to pick a I would say grapefruit is most noticeable. Overall, I think that their description of the beer being "uncivilized"is accurate in its own right.

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Photo of mcrawford
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
4.33 out of 5 based on 4,218 ratings.
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