Jungle Juice | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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19 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Recipe change in 2015

58 IBU

Pungent aromas of mandarin and tangerine abound in this wildly tropical brew while an assertive hop bitterness lies below its citrus punch.

Added by Hojaminbag on 07-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
19
Reviews:
8
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
12.56%
 
 
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of MrDanno96
3.22/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours golden with about a finger of white head and a decent amoint of lacing.

S: The citra hops really shine through with strong aromas of grapefruit and citrus. Juicy!

T: A bit of a let down here. Pretty one dimensional with lots of bitter hops throughout. A bit of citric sweetness comes through towards the finish.

M: I don't think the cask serving does any good for this brew. The body is extremely thin and I found myself wanting carbontion after each sip.

O: This is the first Fatheads brew that has left me disappointed. Nothing great about this brew and at 25% wheat malt it's a misnomer to call this a wheat beer. I might dry it again on normal tap.

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Photo of Hojaminbag
3.23/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Even though the menu at fat head's always puts the name “Fat Head's” before the name of their beers, I've given up on that when adding beers. I think you get the point if I just use “Jungle Juice.”

Jungle Juice has a hazy, golden-yellow body with an off-white head. The head is a solid slab, with good retention and lacing.

The aroma is packed with fruity citrus aroma, and some bready malt to back it up. Nice aroma, but there is a little bit of a roasted character to it.

Jungle Juice is a great, hoppy American Wheat Beer with one big problem: coffee. There is a strange coffee flavor lingering around this beer that has no business being there. Is it my imagination? Maybe, but I don't think so. Most likely, a coffee beer was run through this line before this one (Jungle Juice was tapped the same day I sampled it). Normally I would not write a review of a beer in this situation, but Jungle Juice is draft only, and I had it on-tap at Fat Head's Pittsburgh, so if I can't review it in this situation, it will never be fit to review. Anyway, its always possible there is a strange flavor in there that I misjudged for coffee, and that case this review will be most helpful.
The coffee flavor isn't overpowering, but it is present in the background throughout. Besides the coffee, the hop profile is great. Tons of citrus fruit flavor packed in, with the clear usage of citra hops. Orange, tangerine, grapefruit, all manner of citrus basically. Moderate to high bitterness comes with the hops. The malt profile isn't as powerful as the hops, but it is noticeable. A mix of wheat and barley brings some bread and cracker. Just a hint of malty sweetness. The ale yeast adds a bit of generic fruit flavor also.

Pretty good bitterness, with smooth, full carbonation. Body is a hair over moderate.

That coffee flavor really ruins what could be a great wheat beer. I will give this beer another shot if I manage to find it, and I will report back about that coffee. I hope to change this score to at least a B+ when it is sans-cafe.

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Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of RinZo
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jfstilling
3.61/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured on draft with a few floating bits of pulp, indicating obviously real, squeezed orange juice is put into this base. There's only a little bit, though, and it's only slightly hazy orange-amber with a minimal thin ring.

Smell is dank but fruity and bright of orange with cracker and light pine.

This has a nice, slick and round, almost mead-like body, but a frothy one, with flavors of toasted cracker, orange, lemon, light toasty pine, and a little cannabic resin.

It's not all that wild, I wouldn’t go out of my way for it again, but if it happens to go on draft somewhere close to you, it's worth giving a try.

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Photo of oldvines
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, citra hops and a small wheat presence. In the taste, nice dry hop and a small wheat note all the way through. A small bite with a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, and a small dry citrus hop aftertaste. Nice citrus hops that meshed well with a wheat base.

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Photo of adamette
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Poured from tap at the brewery a few weeks ago into a clean, clear glass.

A Full very light brown head that sticks to the inside of the glass over a hazy yellow body. 4.0

S Wheat malt, some hops to the nose. Interesting. 4.0

T Smooth but hoppy wheat malt beer that is interesting and delicious. Those two qualities are not all that easy to achieve. 4.0

M Thick and smooth. The wheat malt and the hops create a nice balance and a good thickness. 4.0

D Good, solid, drinkable beer. 4.0

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Photo of Josbor11
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MKrauss
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of enelson
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wellsnb
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerphan
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz draft -> pint

Review from notes.

Cloudy orange julius looking with a thin tight head that sticks around although lacing is minimal.

Dank hoppy nose, citrus tones with pineapple rind that borders on green onion. Did I mention dank?

Thin malt base with only a touch of sweetness. Thick on the front from the 25% wheat base. Clean crisp finish with only a touch of lingering bitterness.

APWA is quickly becoming something I really look forward to every summer. Fatheads does not disappoint.

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Photo of gradergator
4.66/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dogleg
4.81/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TurboBrew
4.95/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On draft in Pittsburgh, PA Fat Heads July 2011

A: Looks like heaven in a glass.

S: Smells awesome, fruity goodness.

T: Tastes like fruity goodness and a bit of hoppyness. absolutely perfect.

M: The fruit really comes to life here..

O: If its not on draft or available when I go back this July, Im gonna be mad. This was one of the best beers Ive ever had suprisingly. Really a great drinkable beer on a hot day. Awesome, wish I could find it locally.... A+ To fatheads for a great restaurant and beer list..

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Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
4.96/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I had this beer on tap at fatheads in Cleveland Oh. Unbelievable IPA. If this was bottled it would be my go to beer. Tropical and fruity and just too damn delicious. If you like ipas, this is a MUST.

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Jungle Juice from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
4.06 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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