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Hop JuJu Imperial IPA | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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4.46/5
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2,138 Ratings
Hop JuJu Imperial IPAHop JuJu Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States
fatheadscleveland.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The magical hops cast their spell, the natives chant and the drums beat... First let us confirm that there is no witchcraft used in creating this fine brew. None. Really. Well maybe a little. A supernatural beer with a powerhouse of hops creating aromas and flavors of citrus, pine and tropical fruit with a juicy resiny hop finish. Hakuna Matata.

Added by AltBock on 09-26-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#163
Reviews:
266
Ratings:
2,138
pDev:
8.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
573
Gots:
418
Trade:
14
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kkdowning
4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of browniewithnuts
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.26/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmonah3
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gardner254
4.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Wonderful beer. IPA's, in my opinion, are sometimes overly bitter, with a dominant flavor of pine resin. This was an aggressive beer, yet the flavor was more subtle, with almost grassy or fresh mown hay overtones.

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Photo of jdwpgh
4.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Eammon1920
4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Qdubb
4.16/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of macrosmatic
4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Cigar City goblet.

A: Bright gold and very clear. Lots of visible carbonation, and a finger of white head fades to foam quickly.

S: Tropical fruits, dank and melony and herbal. Maybe a touch of pineapple? Light cracker malts with no hints of caramel or toffee. Nice – a powerful aroma but not overpowering.

T: Tropical fruit cup, sweet oranges. Dank, herbal, and melon. Some sweetness from the biscuit malts but again neither caramel nor toffee sweetness – it stays clean and largely out of the way. Light resin, spice and bitter tropical fruits near the swallow and persistent in the hang.

M: Light body for style, average carbonation sensation. The alcohol presence is restrained.

O: My only complaint* is that I likely would have assumed IPA, not DIPA. But this is nicely hop forward, with a great aroma and pleasant malt bill. Clean and easy to drink. I'm not sure they're breaking new ground with this one, but I’m also not sure there's much untread ground in the style. This would definitely be in strong fridge rotation were it to ever become regularly available.
*Really not much of a complaint!

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Photo of WiscoBrewsco
4.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thedusanmandic
4.06/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.97/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of umichfan
4.12/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RealDeal
3.91/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppyCrop
4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Datdubj1988
3.91/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kricks77
4.26/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rristow
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted from draft. Pours a clear amber with slight off white head. Aroma is fruity with citrus and tropical notes. Moderate bitterness with nice malt backbone. Excellent tasting with flavors of grapefruit, orange, melons, caramel, toffee, pine. Exceptional imperial IPA.

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Photo of Philcassella
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nnk8216
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nate2034
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Hop JuJu Imperial IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 2,138 ratings
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