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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
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4.33/5
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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
Ranking:
#403
Reviews:
621
Ratings:
4,283
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 4,283 |  Reviews: 621
Photo of Rdc67
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DaveCash
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chackman151
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ledouge
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip and look is burnt orange with a fluffy bubbly head that dissolves yet leaves lacing around the glass. very hoppy in the body.
Smells is mild with scents of fruity hops. The mouthfeel is piney and dank with resin finish and a bit sticky. Taste is of pine, pineapple, melon, papaya, resin, grass, and malt. Overall delicious but falls short of topping Stone.

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Photo of hypnotoad1
3.85/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vetbidder
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice copper look to this brew, almost see through. Love the scent of this beer, tropical fruit, citrus and pine, not much malt detected. Decent flavor of citrus and pine that has a gentle bitter and semi sweet finish. It doesn't quite live up to the nose of this beer. Also getting a bit of heat on the finish. Dare I call it a bit watery with less carbonation. All in all it's a good beer here.

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Photo of Kdizzle22
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ChilliHeights
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great IPA from Fat Heads. Not as much citrus as Hop Ju Ju but a stellar beer with a nice color and aroma. Always good to have a few of these around.

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Photo of midlifec
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coho11
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akopczyk
4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of b__a
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Truly exceptional, and one of the finest American IPAs I have tried.

The ale pours a deep orange-amber with a solid, irregular off-white head. The smell is intoxicating. It reminds me of papaya, a bit of citrus, a touch of piney bitterness, some dank notes, and some booze for warmth. The nose is so incredibly inviting. I wish I could bottle the sm... oh wait, I have many bottles of it.

The beer is complex, bitter, with just enough fruity and malty backbone to balance---but no more. The taste unfolds in stages, opening with some citrusy tang, followed by a wave of bitterness, then the papaya and sweet fruit, and ending with a dank and boozy finish.

In two words: near perfect.

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Photo of redsox6202
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of citizencane
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours translucent orange with slight head with lingering rim and moderate lacing on tap. Smells of bitter hops and tropical fruits, though no clear fruit comes through. Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp. Really good IPA.

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Photo of smarean
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great IPA!!! Had it at B Spot Burgers in Indy -- great restaurant between Chicago and Ohio, BTW! Will definitely try to find this in a store.

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Photo of Stefko
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ead73
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KT123
3.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

On tap:
A nice golden color, maybe slightly to the darker side of it. Head is lasting, medium rim; spots of lacing.

Nose is subdued in this pour, but with a swirl and a deep inhale, I get grapefruit full on with pith in equal amounts. Overall leaning fruity, but generic bitterness keeps that in check.

Taste has a nice malt backbone upon which the hops can play. Not crisp, but clean, providing some body. The nose foretold the taste pretty well, grapefruit citrus and its pithy bitterness run this beer. The malt seems to throw a bit of orange or tangerine zest, maybe a hint of tropical into the mix as an accent.

Nice, mid-school (given current trends) IPA, or old school AIPA (not west coast). Malty enough to not be hop tea, but bitter enough in its citrus nature to not be "juicy." The more I drank, the higher my overall went.

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Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 4,283 ratings
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