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/ 4,268 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:
#405
Reviews:
616
Ratings:
4,268
Liked:
4,107
Avg:
4.33/5
pDev:
8.31%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
667
Gots:
972
Trade:
38
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,268 |  Reviews: 616
Photo of luke12345
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cheesy26
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeffdr123
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours orangey amber with a big one inch head and lacing.
Simple summer IPA. Pine and grapefruit upfront. Bitter hops at the back end.

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Photo of 98green
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oh yeah, that's a fruity IPA. Not a fan of $12 for a four pack, but this one is worth it. Not often that I find a memorable IPA these days, but this was one. Highly recommended

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Photo of pagriley
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, pretty old (3 months) into a snifter

L - pours slightly hazy orange wit ha touch of amber. Fluffy white 1 inch head to heavy lacing
S - Old school pine, citrus rind and a slight earthy dank
T - Big pine and grapefruit up front. Smooth sweetness and balance. Firmly bitter finish
F - Fantastic fine carb and silky smooth body

Overall this is a perfect IPA - great malt balance, classic hop profile and silky smooth. Totally poundable, but dangerously drinkable given the ABV. Please start distro in Illinois!!

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Photo of TahoeTweezed
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dman5000
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of motoxrdr21
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickySop
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of chickenpuppet
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blackcloud
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Poured cold into a tulip glass. Consumed on 8/10/14, bottled less than a month ago.
Look = 4.0 Pours a mostly clear golden orange color with 2.5 fingers of dense frothy head that fades to a cap. Great Lace, no bubbles on pour.
Aroma = 4.5 Hops forward big time. Citrus/tropical and pine notes dominate. Very fresh and intense aroma.
Taste = 4.5 Follows the nose; big citrus and tropical fruit hops with pine coming in later. A significant bitter bite on the finish that sticks around in the aftertaste. Balanced on a sweet bready malt backbone, but fresh hops all the way through.
Feel = 4.0 Light to medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation. Resiny as the bitter after taste sticks around for quite awhile. A little thin for my tastes but refreshing.
Drinkability = 4.0 Refreshing at 7.5% ABV but the bitterness detracts from the drinkability a little bit.
Overall = 4.3 Top of the line IPA; Solid in all categories but sines in the extreme hop aroma and taste.

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Photo of jjd315
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gregf51
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Johng19751
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 96.2% out of 100 with 4,268 ratings
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