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

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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
Ratings:
2,117
Reviews:
264
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
8.11%
 
 
Wants:
571
Gots:
416
For Trade:
14
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Photo of VABA
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wertschy
4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of waterski
4.71/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Shared from a great beer friend. A gift of two 12 oz bottles. Bottle date 03/17. Fresh! Poured into my usual wide mouthed tasting glass. What a pour! An orange copper color with a nice white lacing across the top. Not really a head. No leftover residue on the glass. It's like a pine tree up one nostril and an orange tree up the other and a pineapple shoved down your throat. In a good way. To graphic? Very well balanced with all of the scents and tastes you should expect from an imperial IPA. I feel it's best temperature is chilled, but not to cold (45-50). It's one of my top tastings and that's with 25 years of experience in the beer business. A proud offering.

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Photo of allenson21
4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FriedSlug
4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I live this beer. The clear, orange beer gives off a singular scent that is the perfect marriage of grapefruit, orange, mango and pine. Every sniff brings one of the components to the front. The taste is pleasantly sweet with all the citrus and pine bitterness you would want in a beer. This is an amazing beer.

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Photo of durwood64
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.22/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CM_Drunk
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.85/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shareallthebeer
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Peaches13
4.65/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Idrinkbeer82
2.74/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of CharlesK
4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BurghFan16
4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hjc
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jimmys
4.42/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 2/16/17.

Pours very clear copper. Bright white head good lacing and retention. Citrus rind, mango, piney aromatics. Fantastic hop flavor. Bright refreshing and not too strong on the bitterness.
This is really good and best of all very drinkable. Both this and head hunter are top notch fresh.

Also, this is very similar to dirt wolf.

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Photo of JustinSparks
4.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrDis
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Masonz223
4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Smell: sweet oranges candied peachs sweet bready malt grapefruit zest pine needle.

Taste: upfront you get that sweet bready malt middle of the mouth you get some citrus fruit orange rind tangerine grapefruit zest in the finish you get a nice sweet candied peach but you also get a nice pine needle and floral hop biterness to balance out the sweetness.

Feel: medium body moderate carbonation. The 9% abv isn't noticeable at all.

Overall: In a craft beer world were NE IPA'S are king this beer holds its own. This is a great west coast IPA. The malt and Hops complement each other beautifully. Yes I still think NE IPA'S are better but if you ever want to know what a west coast IPA is supposed to be then try this. You won't be disappointed.

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Photo of SoCal_Matt
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vicirus
4.16/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheAnk
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akopczyk
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hop JuJu Imperial IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
4.44 out of 5 based on 2,117 ratings.
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