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IBUsive | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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4.4/5
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251 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#478
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
251
pDev:
6.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
32
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 251 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of Texasfan549
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.91/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Wowcoolman/AndrewK/drewone for sharing this one at GRG1313's tasting.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and floral hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice citrus forward hop presence all around.

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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of spycow
4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmann08
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.16/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of largadeer
4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrBier
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nickfl
4.14/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rifugium
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler from the source, which I brought to share at Pin's. Thanks to Tony for the hook-up!

Golden orange color, clear, with a foamy white head that retained well and left strands of lacing on the glass. Dank and resinous in the nose, ripe tropical fruits and some citrus rind. Taste was similar, big hop profile going on, pine, citrus rind, orange marmalade, ripe pineapple, distant pale malt sweetness; lots of hoppiness without being palate-wreckingly bitter. Medium body, easy drinkability. This is how DIPAs should be done.

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of billab914
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of drewone
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pint at Portland OR location... A killer IPA, great to see them throw down in Portland.

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Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

got it in a trade. very good and rounded DIPA but for me it was too sharp and sweet. however, i would order it again if i saw it!

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft at Lackman in Cincinatti, OH.

Clear, golden orange body with a quarter inch of white collar. Aromas of grapefruit zest, pine, orange. Medium-high bitterness with juicy grapefruit. Solid.

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Photo of stakem
4.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Catching up on reviews from September. This was freshly released at the Pitt location, served on tap in a snifter. The brew appears a polished clear golden orange with a white cap. Some stringy lace sticks to the glass.

The smell is as tropical as any non-fruited brew I have ever smelled. Floral, resinous with grapefruit juice and some herbs. An absolute fantastic set of aromatics to this.

The taste is dank yet rindy like orange, mandarin and grapefruit juice. Rindy and zesty with pithy bitterness. So much hop flavoring without getting excessively bitter. There is a faint dry malt backing.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. This is a downright crushable, amazing dipa. Even better than the freshest headhunter. This beer absolutely spoiled me, after drinking it, I didnt want anything else, just more IBUsive. I really hope to come across this again, would love to have more.

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Photo of chippo33
4.11/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of IrishColonial
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Sweffin
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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IBUsive from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 251 ratings
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