Trail Head Pale Ale | 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 Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Go off the grid and give back some good vibes. Brewed with whole flower Simcoe and Citra hops, Trail Head Pale Ale is a limited edition batch exclusive to Cleveland. A portion of the proceeds from this special beer go directly to the Cleveland Metroparks Trails Fund, which supports the rehabilitation of the park's more than 270 miles of trails. Now grab your gear and take the trail!

Added by Stinkypuss on 06-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,091
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
548
pDev:
7.86%
 
 
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Ratings: 548 |  Reviews: 87
Photo of KurtisCarman
3.49/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of R11415
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darkmagus82
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stella77artois
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nearly translucent copper color, and an off-white head. Big citrus notes on the nose, and there’s also some pine notes.

The citrus flavors provide a dankness on the taste that is excellent, and the Simcoe hops provide piney notes that edge towards astringent, which sounds bad, but actually mixes well with the citrus notes. A well-executed APA,IMHO.

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jtadams69
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden clear with an inches of foamy delight.
Slightly yeasty smell with floral tones.
Complex flavor with Good hoppy grapefruit and resin finish.
Good carbonation and mouthfeel.
Overall and drinkable brew. I’d readily drink a few more. Easily the best thing to come out of Cleveland.

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Photo of scotorum
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a: Clear amber with a huge three inch white head which receded tothick surface foam and very dense lacing.

s: Mainly bready malt.

t: Mild to moderate hop bite over a medium malt base.

m: Medium with good body andcarbonation tingle.

o: Arefreshing pale with a phenomenal appearance and good flavor.

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Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jkblr
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 1/17/18 (20 days ago) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 6.3% ABV 55 IBU. The beer pours bright light honey in color with abundant light khaki colored head. The head recedes to a cap and leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is a mix of caramel and pine with faint citrus notes. The taste is more of the same with pleasant caramel and piney hops plus slight grassy notes in the finish. The bitterness is steady and firm never allowing the beer to tip toward sweet. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. Overall, outstanding (and beautiful) pale ale.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very tasty Pale Ale with the complexity of a nice IPA and even some nice dank notes. Lots of pine and an intense and very long lasting bitterness. A great beer to pair with a spicy or creamy dish.

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Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear golden copper pour with 1.5 fingers of creamy white head. Loads of sticky lacing on the glass.

S: Bitter herbal hops and pine.

T/F: Crackery grains and light malts. Nice bitter hop profile. Tends towards the pine and floral... spicey and tasty. Pepper at the finish. Light bodied... zippy carbonation.

O: A flavor-packed easy drinking pale ale. Really enjoyed this.

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3.12/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dafixa
3.37/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hinge37
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CaptCleveland
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can from 6-pack purchased at the brewery for $10.99. Date stamp on bottom of can 9/20/2017.

Orange-marmalade looking elixir poured into DFH chalice produces a bright white, one inch foam head which quickly folds into a thin rim. Thick islands of lacing coat the glass.

A nice outdoors fragrance of pine, spice and earth.

The Simcoe hops give this one a nice smooth piney bitterness with subtle floral notes on the finish.

Medium body, well carbonated, bright, crisp refreshing.

A nice canned APA that allows those Simcoe hops to shine. Proceeds to CLE Metroparks.

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Trail Head Pale Ale from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 548 ratings