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

Fat Head's Head Hunter IPAFat Head's Head Hunter IPA
BA SCORE
4.33/5
4,275 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:
#406
Reviews:
620
Ratings:
4,275
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
666
Gots:
974
Trade:
37
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Ratings: 4,275 |  Reviews: 620
Photo of John_Beeryman
3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of chadwicktorres
3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of jw1978
3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.25/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jrallen34
3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of 50marathons
3.25/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I learned that I am not a fan of these particular hops. The beer is finely crafted. I simply don't care for this flavor.

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Photo of output01x
3.26/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed on tap in a pint glass at Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon.

There is absolutely no head to be found on this beer when I receive it. A thin foam ring barely exists at the edges of the glass. The body is a clear copper amber with no sign of carbonation bubbles. No lacing can be found throughout consumption.

Citrus and pine hops flow off the beer. Notes of grapefruit and caramel malt is also noticable. Not the strongest nose, but definitely pleasent.

Citrus and strikes at the beginning of the sip only to be quickly overtaken by a strong pine flavor. Notes of grapefruit and lemon add decent complexity to the beer. A dry, earthy pine aftertaste finishes each sip.

Medium bodied with little noticable carbonation, this beer is consumable but lacks drinkability. While not exactly flat, more carbonation would definitely have helped this beer out.

Honestly, I don't understand all the hype behind this beer. The flavor is great and the aroma is pleasing, but this beer fails pretty hard in all other categories.

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Photo of wheresblue
3.34/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Briggs2122
3.35/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Avietmeier
3.36/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.38/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've had this brew several times. This review is fresh on-tap at Buffalo Wild Wings last night.

A- Looks good-glowing translucent amber hue that is served with a big white foamy 1-2 finger that stays nicely at 1/2 finger and leaves lacing all the way down the glass. Beautiful IPA

S- Nose is big and bright. Some grapefruit and lots and lots of pine. Definately eyebrow raising. A hint of spicy hops is down there somewhere.

T- the flavor upfront is kind of bland with a hint of grapefruit, some earthy hops, and a background of faint grainy malt. The finish is HUGE and agressive with some pine and a huge amount of resiny bitterness that lingers on and on and on with a hint of spicy hop flavor in the background.

M- High fizzy, assualting carbonation and and medium weight slightly grainy body.

O- Overall this is a very bitter and assualting brew. Think Moylan's Hopsickle. It also doesnt have much hoppy flavor upfront to justify the bitter finish. The malt backbone is scant at best. An average beer overall-and this just isn't my kind of IPA.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.39/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange amber with a moderate white head, there' a fair amount of pine with orange rind and grapefruit. Fat Head's likes to lean West coast and this is one of their primary efforts in that direction, as it is quite a bitter brew, but not too far overboard.

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Photo of TBonez477
3.4/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LJWalker
3.44/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of goblue3509
3.47/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice golden color with a slight head. The aroma is of floral and earthy hops with hints of citrus fruits. The taste is of a slight caramel malt backbone with touches of citrus fruits. The main taste is of earthy hops and touches of floral hops. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation. Overall its a nice beer, good flavor and nice aroma, not the best IPA you will ever have, but it is very solid.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
3.48/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Golden in color and very clear, thick white head on top that goes away after a minute. Smell is very hoppy and citrusy. Very hoppy and piney in taste.

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Photo of rabsten
3.48/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Wow, not overly impressed with this. Orange body, pale white head, average lacing. Pine and citrus nose. Enh. Grapefruity taste but quite sour; a little TOO much grapefruit, it seems. Astringent 'feel. Okay drinkability.

Seems all west coast on the surface but underneath it's pedestrian at best. Get one of the other 41 beers on tap is my advice. And, as an unabashed Fat Heads fanboy, it hurts to say this. Honestly. Bottom line: get something else.

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Photo of wolfpac255
3.49/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.49/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: yellowish orang color. a finger of a white head that fades slowly and leaves a little bit of a lacing behind. some haze but no where near opaque.

Smell: mostly citrus hops and crystal malts. some other hoppy aromas, mainly lemon

Taste: opens with a short burst of crystal. quickly taken away by hops. somewhat tropical, fairly citrusy and very lemony. i don't dig the lemon bread quality of the mixture

Mouthfeel: fairly light and some bitterness, but not a resin, more of a lemon bread sweet bitterness.

Overall: no doubt its a well brewed and well received beer. but the lemony hops just make for a mixture I don't dig in an IPA

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 4,275 ratings
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