Head Trip | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it's been. This brew has a deep golden color with spicy phenolics, fruity notes, yeast and clove in the nose. Rich mouthfeel with complex fruity, yeasty flavors and hints of clove with just the right amount of hop bitterness and a slightly sweet finish. Drink up do-dah man.

Added by adamette on 01-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
12.07%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Billolick
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

growler pour

medium amber, modest head and minimal lace.

lite smoke on the nose with a Belgian yeasty, medicinal note

flavorful and complex, with the 11% well hidden. Yeast, smoke, phenols, band aids,tons of ripe fruits, the hole shebang....yummy an stuff...

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep gold with fine carbonation and a bit of white head. Great clarity and a fine looking brew. Aroma of sweet Belgian yeast, honey and a bit of flowery hop. In the taste, bubblegum, candi sugar, citrus, and a bit of grains. Hardly any heat for a beer this big. Medium to full in body with a sharp carbonation. I like how clean this triple is. Tasty and easy drinking, a fine Belgian style ale.

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Photo of fredmugs
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of DrDemento456
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ok wow not sure if they changed the recipe but it's now clocked in at 11.3% and its drinking pretty sweet.

A - Got a 10oz. pour with a nice golden yellow and a half inch of white foamy head. Lacing looks good and carbonation bubbles throughout was a surprise.

S - No real noticeable alcohol in the nose on the nose mostly slight hints of honey, noticeable yeast notes and a slight bit of spicy clove. Maybe hops not sure.

T - The taste floored me as I had no idea it was 11.3! my best guess was a medium line 9. Flavors of mild yeast with touches of clove and fruity hits of lemon. The body is smooth and has little alcohol in the finish. Slight hops as well was surprising.

M - Dangerously drinkable as it drank like a typical triple (8.5) could have tackled the growler but I would be sorry!

Overall I guess all that reviewed this should take a step back and try it again since the new recipe is kick ass. High octane volume with little to no burn and tons of Belgium notes makes this beer a winner.

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2.78/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to nollie77 for this 12 oz. bottle that looks like it went through a ’Dead encampment. Bottled 1/11/17 - I had no idea Fat Head’s made a Tripel.

The pour looks more or less like their IPAs - clear golden, but with soapy, filmy bubbles rather than a head. Smells like a hefe - bubblegum, cloves, sugar. Not bad.

Head Trip is what you’d call ‘standard’. You know - candied sweetness, bit of banana, pear, but with an Americanized bitterness (from overhopping?) that clashes with your basic tripel. Heavy yeast mid-temp along with a hard alcohol kick. I split this with my wife & six ounces is plenty.

Heads Hunters makes some of the finest hoppy beers in the Midwest, but this would be routine if it weren’t over-hopped. Barely mediocre & uninteresting.

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, a small candy sugar and a touch of malt. In the taste, mellow candy sugar, a decent malt and a note of hops. A small bitterness and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry candy sugar in the aftertaste. Quite mellow and an average representation of style.

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Photo of skaboom420
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sludgeman
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of vermilcj
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamison85
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of ckollias
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this on tap at Fat’s head.

A: Pours a copper hue with a foamy, 2-finger, white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Sweet malty aroma with hints of Belgian candy and yeast.

T: There are a number of complex flavors in this beer. It starts off sweet and malty with hints of Belgian candy and spices. Then the alcoholic hits you along with some fruity overtones.

M: Medium body and minimal carbonation.

O: Great Belgian beer – really strong but easily drinkable.

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark yellow to yellow-orange. Beautiful collar stays put. Laces well. Looks quaint, but I know it will probably pack a punch.

Banana, peppery Belgian yeast ester, white toast with sugar, marzipan, faint lemon, and a trickle of artificial peach.

Belgian pale malts and vibrant yeastiness offer notes of almost-ripe red apple, peppercorn, banana, white bread, romping spicy booze, nuttiness, and tail-end citrus. The toast is light-to-medium. Very loud in the feel. Lots of trapped carbonation and booziness. Almost hard to deal, because it's very spicy. Body is fuller than it seems with everything else going on. Cuts back on drinkability.

Everywhere I want it to be, it's big. Everywhere I don't want it to be, it's big. Fat Heads made a statement here. Everything 'big'. It's a Head Trip.

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2.98/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a slightly hazy light yellowish gold color with a thin white head. Head turns into a few bubbles and leaves a bit of lacing.

S- The first thing that hits me is the Belgian yeast. A bit of sweet malts, lemon, a bit of clove and a some sort of funkiness.

T- A bit of funkiness, and the yeast is up in your face. A touch of spice, lemon and bit of a bready like malt. Alcohol was hidden pretty well didn't realize that this one was 9.5%.

M- Lighter side of medium in body and good amount of carbonation.

O- I'll pass on this one.

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Head Trip from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
3.81 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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