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:
239
Reviews:
29
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
6.79%
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
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Ratings: 239 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of KevBot89
4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a growler

It is a clear, deep burnt orange color with a frothy cream colored head that's average in size and retention.

It smells outstanding. Lots of dank, musty tropical fruit and really juicy. Mango, kiwi, grapefruit, pineapple, honeydew melon, and some body odor.

The flavors are much the same with some sweet tangerine mixed in there among the mango, kiwi, melon, grapefruit, and honey sweet bready malt. A very pronounced bitterness, but even keeled/consistent. Pungent and dank with a nice amount of earthiness.

I think this beer drinks more like 6-7% than 8. Not real drying even after 4 pints considering the hop levels.

This beer is real comparable to Hop Ju Ju. Both in appearance and flavor. I would almost go as far as calling it Ju Ju Light because it is easier drinking like Comumbus Bodhi. Glad I finally got to try it. Definitely one of the best ipas in Ohio.

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Photo of JeffSK
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Toxicczar
4.15/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.16/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
3.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chackman151
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChilliHeights
4.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on Tab at the brewery. I love aggressive IPAs and this is one. Great color and aroma. A great sipper to enjoy all the complex flavors and happiness this brew has to offer.

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

Photo of SomethingClever
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ibusive

16 oz pour on tap into nonic pint

A: rich amber orange body with great clarity not much of a head.

S: caramel toffee papaya honey peaches mango grass lemon

T: lush tropical fruits papaya mango honey and a rich caramel malt finish slightly bitter and sweet.

M: Medium bodied decent carbonation light cling on the finish.

O: This is a good beer drinks a lot like a hoppy red ale because of the sweet malt caramel finish. Otherwise it's a fruit explosion quite easy drinking.

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Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of AJmon13
4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattmarka1
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NMA
4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of caahare
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NWHopinator
4.03/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brittonkay
3.66/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hawkush16
4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zekeman17
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JustinSparks
4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismattlin
4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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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IBUsive from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
4.42 out of 5 based on 239 ratings.
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