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

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Hop JuJu Imperial IPAHop JuJu Imperial IPA
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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:
#174
Reviews:
283
Ratings:
2,223
pDev:
7.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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576
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Ratings: 2,223 |  Reviews: 283
Photo of jkblr
4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottled 2/12/18 (19 days ago) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 9% ABV 100 IBU. The beer pours bright golden amber with sticky off white head. Retention and lacing are above average. The aroma is tropical fruit, citrus and earth. The taste is earthy, with tropical highlights and citrus rind. No trace of 9% ABV in the aroma or taste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. To have this much feel and taste without ever going sweet or sticky is masterful. Overall, excellent. Recommended!

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

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pour crystal clear amber color with huge fluffy white head that will not go away. Lots of spotty lacing around the glass.

Aroma - huge orange and grapefruit with a hint of sweet tangerine. Nice hop resin mixed with citrus peel. No sign of the 9%.

Taste - Wow taste is big orange, tangerine and grapefruit with bitter citrus peel and hops. The alcohol comes out a little more than in the nose but does not hurt it.

Feel - medium bodied well carbonated a little heat from the alcohol and a slightly dry bitter finish.

Overall - Not much I would change about this one, great flavors wonderful aroma super easy drinking for the 9%.

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

Photo of LloydDobler
4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of weird_al_1106
4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Delta6014
4.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is nearly perfect. Excellent IPA. It has a very smooth almost gentle finish compared to some other IPAs. Golden Amber in color. It has a great head on the pour. Quite excellent

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.95/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

100 IBU's. What have I signed up for?

Bottled February 1st, 2018. A golden amber color reminiscent of all west-coast IPA's. The head is tall and yellowish-white with a dome in the middle and leaves lots of lace on the sides as it recedes.

Aroma of stiff citrus fruits - namely orange and grapefruit, with some raisin and pine; slight alcohol heat and bready malts.

Delicious hop brick wall here. Lots of blood orange here. Prickly pine and onion. Grapefruit, caramel malt, bright plum, hot diesel, and tailing notes of cantaloupe/melon and tangerine. Hop oils fade out on the finish. A touch harsh but not overly astringent.

Feel is crisp and refreshing, but the flip side is oily and creamy. Hot, oily finish.

Overall, the 100 IBU's are no joke, but it's somehow smoother to drink than their flagship, "Head Hunter". I'm a fan of the New England juice bombs, and this is the opposite of that, but style considered, this one is pretty darn good. Tongue surgery optional.

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Photo of reggie3025
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bum4ever
4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beas
4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cub7
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bier82
4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look, golden and clear.
Smell, toffee upfront followed by piney hop resin.
Taste, excellent west coast style ipa, caramely sweetness perfectly balance the pine and earthy notes, with even some slight alcohol coming through.
Feel, smooth and crisp.

Overall, it is an amazing imperial ipa.

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Photo of Gtwreck45
4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMV
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Nearly clear golden copper pour. Massive foamy white head... great sticky lacing.

S: Dank tropical fruits... resin and citrus.

T/F: Light toasted malt backbone. Juicy.. pineapple and citrus. Grapefruit, mango, honey, and light evergreen. Medium to light bodied... zesty carbonation. Oily on the tongue. Bitter, balanced, and overall wonderful. Hides the ABV.

O: An outstanding big DIPA. The ratings speak for themselves... top quality beer. Wish it was more readily available.

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

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

Photo of Danmckpgh
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of meatyard
4.08/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of maxbarto
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

i enjoy this beer

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Photo of drh88
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WolverineFan1243
4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JCaweinstein
4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Hop JuJu Imperial IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 2,223 ratings