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

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Hop JuJu Imperial IPAHop JuJu Imperial IPA
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4.46/5
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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:
#177
Reviews:
284
Ratings:
2,231
pDev:
7.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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576
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Ratings: 2,231 |  Reviews: 284
Photo of Hackattack
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is up there with the best ones in my opinion. Really juicy...nice and citrusy hoppy. Just got this on tap from a brewpub while visiting my Dad and home town. I hope I can find this again up in my neck of the woods.

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Photo of Boto
4.24/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle: This one pours a slightly hazy golden color. There was a small off white head that leaves some lacing. Good hop nose. Mainly resinousy pine hops. Some tropical and citrus notes also. The taste is also very good. Resinous piney hops, along with some citrus and tropical flavors. Fairly bitter with no residual sweetness. Nice!

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

I received a bottle of Hop Juju in a ninja box from the Newbies! I've been looking for this one for a while, so my heart skipped around a bit when I opened the box. I always love trying new IPAs - but ones that are so highly rated, and for so long... well now.

Hop Juju has some curious esters to it - a bit of banana, perhaps? It's quite hoppy, but I can't exactly nail down the style. The consistency and syrupy-ness tend to make me think this is a bit more in step with West Coast style IPAs, but it's very difficult to categorize. It has a sweetness, but likewise a bitterness. It's very palatable and nicely balanced.

This was worth a hunt, and a wait. It's quite good.

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Photo of epalmer33
4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good color and nice head rentention. For a higher ABV I don't necessarily taste the alcohol but a nice smooth beer with definite hop finish with a bit of spice.

3/24/2018
5/

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Photo of mwvman
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blevinsaj
4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pdonovan16
4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nvbrew
3.19/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of bret717
4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look- Pours clear golden orange with 2 finger fluffy white head that settles slowly

Smell- pineapple, grapefruit, orange, weed

Taste- follows nose with intense grapefruit and orange up front, then pineapple and weed with decent bitterness

Feel- light/medium bodied, medium carbonation, finishes bitter and dry

Overall- very nice super fruity and dank DIPA

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Photo of ArtAttackEd
4.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmdrpi
3.99/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

on draft, served in a 10 oz wide topped glass

clear, dark golden orange in color, foamy white head. pleasant hoppy aroma of citrus and pine. taste is fairly bitter, hop flavors are there with mild malt balanced - a touch boozy. thinner bodied, sticky mouthfeel.

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Photo of muchos
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jacobdunne
4.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious dude. Dank as ballad and malty as malts go

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Photo of classixIII
4.27/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of PatrickCT
4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Brilliant copper amber body, clear with some haze from the chill. Three finger white, creamy head with some serious staying power. Nice sticky, web-like lace.
Fresh pine and compost in the aroma mingles with tropical fruit, which comes more alive as it warms. The malts are wonderfully bready with a touch of honey.
The taste is complex yet balanced. Tropical fruit juices, pineapple, mangos and papaya. Citrus rind and herbal hops towards the middle with a wonderful piney spice at the end. A touch grainy but mostly bready malts. Hints of honey sweetness throughout.
Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Resin like mouth feel but not too heavy. Lovely dry finish with a bite from the alcohol.

Perfect balance between the malt and the hops. Hop profile very balanced for such an aggressive beer.

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Photo of dcbeers
4.36/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gsquared12
4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Closekd23
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of soundaurora
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Johng19751
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of smutty33
4.12/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duncian
4.16/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hop JuJu Imperial IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 2,231 ratings