Alpha Ambush
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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From:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
 
Ohio, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #908
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,681
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 5.56%
Ratings:
13
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sunday at 09:29 PM
Added:
Jan 06, 2022
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  1
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: Our newest seasonal IPA is a West-Coast warrior for Hop Heads who truly love those little green cones. Bright and lively, it encircles the senses with dank notes of pine and citrus until the only option is surrendering to its juicy deliciousness. A stealth attack of hops!
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4.53 by Lukass from Ohio on Sunday at 09:29 PM
 
4.21 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Jan 18, 2022
 
4.09 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania on Jan 17, 2022
 
3.83 by brewskis from Indiana on Jan 17, 2022
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4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by cjeep from Pennsylvania

yet another worthy offering from the fine folks at Fat Head. Keep it up! Canned 12/27/21, consumed 1/15/22 in Philly so thanks to my local monger for getting it here super fresh.
L: From the can. Very stylish leafy green exterior.
S: citrus, pine, dankness.
T: delivers on the nose. Hoppy, piney bitter finish. Nice.
F: Smooth. Light carbonation.
O: Yup, good stuff. Great to have something new!

Jan 16, 2022
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4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by buschbeer from Ohio

12 FL. OZ. can
Served in a pint glass

This beer pours a brilliant golden hue. It is topped with an inch of off-white head that leaves spotty lacing.

Dank, citrus, and pine

Dank flavor with citrus and plenty of resin

Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel

Tasty IPA from Fat Head's as expected.

Jan 15, 2022
 
4.24 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio on Jan 15, 2022
 
3.71 by Danzifer from Ohio on Jan 13, 2022
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4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Tucquan from Pennsylvania

Had this on 2022-01-11 near Pittsburgh, PA from a 12oz canned on 2021-12-27

A - Clear straw-gold with a 2-finger white head that sticks around leaving good lace.

S - Peach, lychee, pineapple, big wallop of hop/dank grass and floral.

T - Lightly toasted bread, graham cracker, tropical fruit, pine, grapefruit and orange zest, pepper, mint. Bitterness is just right.

M - Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Resinous.

O - Another great West Coast IPA. They never miss with this style.

Jan 11, 2022
 
4.24 by GOBLIN from Ohio on Jan 10, 2022
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3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by BB1313 from Ohio

Canned on 12/27/21. 12oz can poured into a tulip.

Pours golden with great clarity and transparency; small white head that fades leaving decent retention and sticky lacing.

The aromas have a subtle blend of citrus along with some floral notes. Some crackers and fresh bread. Mild hints of caramel. Malts are there.

The flavors have a nice burst of citrus leading the way. Lots of grapefruit along with some lemon and orange. Lots of fresh grass along with a nice amount of pine. Some earthy floral notes. Fresh leaves and herbs. Nice sharp and crisp bitterness. Low sweetness. Malts take a backseat. Finishes very dry. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

Mouthfeel is nice. It's medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, crisp, fluffy and smooth.

This is a nice IPA. It might not be super flashy, but it's not supposed to be. It's simply a classic and traditional example of a "West Coast IPA". The craftsmanship is on point, which is no surprise coming from Fat Head's. It's very clean, crisp and refreshing. Well done.

Jan 08, 2022
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4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by schoolboy from Ohio

We are spoiled by a constant stream of popularly priced fresh brews from Fat Head's. Thank you very much, Fat Head's.

This one pours a pale dirty copper, clear with moderate fizz. The aroma is one big hop. You can smell that a lot of hops gave it up for this one. It carries through with a subtly bitter taste and a burp full of grassy hops. It is a surprisingly deep brew - it has a lot going on but presents itself as an easy drinker.

Recommended. Get them while you can. Nice and fresh, they are a treat.

Jan 07, 2022
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4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by chrismattlin from Ohio

Old School West-Coast IPA bliss. [Chef's kiss]

Jan 06, 2022
Alpha Ambush from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 13 ratings