IBUsive | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Featuring Mosaic HBC369 (hybrid of Simcoe & Nugget), this IPA also includes Columbus, Chinook, Simcoe & Citra.

Added by merc7186 on 02-16-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
237
Reviews:
29
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
6.79%
 
 
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87
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5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first full 5 review! An outstanding beer.

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of sugarman
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of muraco3
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of TrueOregonian
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer makes me respect bitter beers.

So much delicious flavors

Pungent
Dank
Orange
Tropical
Grapefruit
Resinous

Amazing
best ipa I've had from portland

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of tjwarren
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of top 2 favorites.
Look - golden orange somewhat clear nice white foamy head
Smell - ahhh, strong but not overpowering or off putting hop profile. Wonderful.
Taste - piney citrusy bitter hops. Bitter up front, smooth and balanced going down.
Feel - full bodied
Overall - as I said. One of my top 2 favorites.

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Photo of HopCraverDave
4.97/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On Tap at North Olmsted Fat Heads., 7.5% ABV 90 IBU:

A: A crisp/clear amber with a nice head/lacing.

S: An intense tropical hop aroma that smacks you in the nose. Possibly the best smelling beer I have ever come across.

T: Tropical notes (grapefruit, citrus and pine) and as the name suggests, a very bitter bite.

M: A nice bitter burn that that I can't get enough of.

O: This beer holds up to my ideal as an IPA. A nice balance with the 7.5% ABV The beer is brewed with Simcoe, Centennial, Citra and Mosaic hops, and the tropical notes and aroma were intense and delicious.

Since this beer showed up at Fat Heads, I have refilled my growler twice. Next time I visit, I will be taking home some more IBUsive.

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Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4.91/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mineo
4.9/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

On tap at Fat Head's in PDX. Piney grapefruity goodness. Incredibly well balanced with hops taking the front seat. I wish all DIPAs tasted like this. Beautiful.

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Photo of Bpriddy119
4.89/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MKrauss
4.87/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of wellsnb
4.85/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of invertalon
4.82/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Reno9
4.81/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mjtomei
4.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CaptCleveland
4.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Wine Spot, Cleveland Heights. $18 for a 64oz growler; $1 more then the brewery price.

Clear, yellow-orange elixir poured into a pint glass. One-finger, bright, white head with tiny compact bubbles. Nice steady 3mm rim of foam covers all as the tasting proceeds.

Oranges, tangerines, mango, kiwi, pineapple heavy citrus aroma that explodes from the first pour.

Though this is billed as a show case for Mosaic HBC369 hops, there is also a hefty dose of Simcoe and the combo provide a special mix of tropical fruits (see above) plus a really nice smooth bitterness of grapefruit and pine that will satisfy any hophead.

Medium body, nicely carbonated, smooth from front to back with the alcohol well hidden. Too easy to crush a few pints, savoring the huge hop profile but very little heat.

Feel fortunate to have this available in my backyard. One of the finest all around DIPAs.

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4.79/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into an IPA glass from a day old growler. Appears a dark orange color with a fluffy off white head that has good staying power. The nose is absolutely awesome here. Loads of pine, citrus, tropical fruit and is beautifully complex. The taste follows suit with just the right amount of malt to support the load of hops. Again, the grapefruit, orange, resinous pine. Overall, it's a great DIPA that I wish I had more access to.

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IBUsive from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
4.42 out of 5 based on 237 ratings.
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