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/ 4,267 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:
616
Ratings:
4,267
Liked:
4,106
Avg:
4.33/5
pDev:
8.31%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
667
Gots:
972
Trade:
38
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,267 |  Reviews: 616
Photo of Cmaartmann
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ryandec
4.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Epic IPA. Solid mouthfeel, fresh hop aroma and taste. Perfect balance. Definitely give it a try!

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

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

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

Photo of MoeSzsylak
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of agadson
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Paulj22
4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Phenomenal flavor and depth of hop character. Aroma of crisp malt and sharp hops. Flavor expands across the palette and leaves with a clean flavor. This beer is pine and sticky simcoe/Amarillo vegtel notes that compliment the bitterness perfectly.

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Photo of gatornation
3.65/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden color with a white head, smells of malt first with some citrus hops, taste follows the nose more malty than hoppy, did not care for that, mouth feel was sweet with a slight, hop bitterness in the finish, preferred Hop JuJu to this one.

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

Photo of jvice2280
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AydenSyal
4.97/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of THSmusicman
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

The Fat Head's line up is new to PA so before dinner out this evening I took advantage of an excellent tap list to see if I'd want to buy some of the bottled beer when I find it. The clear dark amber colored beer was served in a nonic glass with 1/4" white head on the top. While sipping down the beer some lacing and partial patches of foam cling to the sides of the glass. Sipping creates scattered small bits of lacing. Even to the end there's at least an island of foam on the liquid.

The aromas include grapefruit and other as well as both pine an pineapple all backed up with a bit of earthy character.

The flavors are much as anticipated from the nose in that there's some citrus, grapefruit pith, pine and pineapple. The hops are showcased throughout but the malt backbone keeps it in check so that the bitterness never overwhelms.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and lightly crisp with persistent but light carbonation. The finish begins as the fruit flavors slowly fade, followed by the pine and citrus, but it all winds up with a dry bitterness that invites another sip.

Overall this is a well made beer I'll probably be having again. However, it doesn't quite make my list for regular rotation since I tend to prefer a bit more malt backbone so that the beer is more balanced between malt and hops. I guess I'm just not a big fan of the West Coast bitter IPA.

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Photo of Jetsfan2180
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paullmcm25
3.54/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of aszatk01
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JPadilla
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 96.2% out of 100 with 4,267 ratings
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