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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
BA SCORE
4.33/5
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4,287 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:
#398
Reviews:
622
Ratings:
4,287
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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667
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978
Trade:
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4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SawDog505
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass bottled on 7/19/16. Pours a beautiful slightly hazy orange with a 2 finger sticky white head that clings to the glass.

Smell is passion fruit, guava, tangerine, pine, and grapefruit very nice.

Taste follows very tropical upfront and finishes agressive with piny and fairly bitter grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is large for its style, sticky almost leaves a layer hop scum on the palate, lively carbonation, maybe a little dry, and incredible drinkability.

Overall this is world class!!!..... If you like fairly aggressive IPA'S this is your bag. Thanks @jzeilinger for this surprise package.

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4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of philbe311
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

"Uncivilized and aggressive" - Love it...

L - Slightly less than two fingers worth of slightly late to develop uniform crisp light khaki colored froth displaying a bit of a rocky top as it settles... Solid retention, turning a bit richer and creamier as it begins to settle... The color is a deep rich amber... A moderate bit of small bubbled rapid carbonation which rises randomly throughout... A slight bit of lacing clings to the sides of the glass...

S - Bursting at the seems with tropical fruits... Pineapple... Mango... Tangerine... Oranges... A subtle malt base lingers beneath the surface that takes on biscuit and caramel notes... Simple, straight forward and quite effective...

T - Additional depth and complexity emerges on the palate... The tropical fruit notes are dialed down several notches and an enjoyable and assertive piney character takes center stage... The two hop profiles ebb and flow added layers of flavor... There is also a slightly spicy character... The malt base is solid certainly in the background... It takes on notes of bread crust and graham crackers...

F - Medium bodied... Starts lush... Finishes with a touch of dryness... Even and consistent throughout... Light to moderate carbonation... A bit dense...

O - Quite simply put, this is an awesome American IPA... Look, smell and mouthfeel are all very good or better, but this one really shines in terms of taste where it is world class... I was sad when I got to the end of the glass... Hides its 7.5% ABV rather well...

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4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 6/27/16

Pours deep gold color with off white head. Filtered clarity with lively carbonation bubbles

Smell is biscuity malt with laid back citrus of orange, lemon, and some peach.

Taste up front is pretty balanced, although this has over 6 weeks on it. I did have this fresher about a month ago ( same bottle date) and I remember the hops being more prominent and tangy. Further into the glass, it does carry more apricot and peach flavors but the biscuit malt flavor remains solid. it also brings on some sugary cereal flavor as well.

Body is lighter side of medium and carbonation is on the higher side of medium which is a very good combo for a 7.5% IPA. Finish is pretty clean but oddly not "dry". The feel is the best aspect of this beer.

Certainly a very good IPA especially for someone looking for a seemless balance rather than a citrusy palate slapper. The 4.33 score here is about right but It's borderline "world class" classification.

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3.96/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -7.6%
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 4,287 ratings
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