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:
2,098
Reviews:
263
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
8.11%
 
 
Wants:
574
Gots:
411
For Trade:
14
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Ratings: 2,098 |  Reviews: 263
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

Photo of Tarheel219
4.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Radnati
4.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nuggetlover
4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petrusek23
4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BNarc
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jvgoor3786
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle dated 1/30/17 from prager62. The beer pours a very clear, amber color with a small white head. The head dissipated leaving nice lacing that coats the glass.

The smell knocks you back with intense citrus hops. There is grapefruit, orange, and some nice pine resin in the back. As it warms some peach begins to come through.

The taste follows nicely with tons of grapefruit and orange and a pine resin that's just enough without being overpowering. There is a little sweetness that appears as it warms.

The mouthfeel is smooth, medium carbonation, and slightly oily.

Overall a really great DIPA that nicely balances citrus and resin. I understand the love for this beer.

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Photo of biggoon16
4.05/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.81/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a copper-gold body with one-finger head and lace that sticks around. Aroma is hoppy and citrusy with dirty earth tones. Biting hops and boozy medicinal feel but enjoyable with touches of grapefruit sweetness and clean finish.

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Photo of Mikexw
4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ruthd637
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Holy Juju! This beer pours beautifully clean golden orange with a foamy sudsy bone white head that leaves a good ring and sticks well. In your face with dank pine and citrus the second the cap pops off the top of the bottle. You can smell that this is gonna be resinous and sticky! The flavor burst with that same citrus and pine, and a good amount of sweetness to keep the wonderful bitterness just in check. Feel definitely has that sticky richness to it. Nice carbonation, good medium full body, and bitter as hell. Overall, this is my kind of DIPA, and wish it were more readily available and accessible out here. Cheers!

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Photo of Mbo108
4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of neenerzig
4.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12 oz. bottle into one of my pint glasses, this beer is a clear, medium golden/copper color with lots of streams of little bubbles fairly rapidly and continuously rising to the beer's surface. Has a creamy looking, slightly tan/off-white head that's well over an inch thick when first poured that settles to a thick, creamy surface layer of foam with very good retention, a thick ring of foam lining the inside of the glass, and good lacing. Aromas of slightly toasted caramel malts that gives way to big citrus, cantaloupe, and piney hop aromas. The taste is pretty much the same, with some slightly toasted caramel malt sweetness along with the aforementioned big hip flavors of citrus, cantaloupe, and piney hops with a decent bitterness. Good balance overall here. Has a slightly crisp, mainly smooth and frothy, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a very clean and slightly dry finish. A good beer all around.

Eric

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

Photo of jrfehon33
4.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop JuJu Imperial IPA from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
4.44 out of 5 based on 2,098 ratings.
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