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:
4,258
Reviews:
614
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
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969
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Ratings: 4,258 |  Reviews: 614
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

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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Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
4.33 out of 5 based on 4,258 ratings.
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