Trail Head Pale Ale
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States
American Pale Ale
4.07 | pDev: 7.86%
Dec 05, 2019
Jun 02, 2013
Trail Head Pale AleTrail Head Pale Ale
Notes: 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!
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Rated: 4.39 by ken3c from Michigan

Dec 05, 2019
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Reviewed by Craigary

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Holy cow...
Was not expecting something so delicious and drinkable! I've had many IPAs and within my first sip, this became one of my favorites. Didn't pour into a glass yet, just drank from the can and it's still amazing. It's ridiculously smooth... The perfect amount of citrus and bitterness. Definitely far from offensive. Very refreshing actually, and not too heavy. Could definitely down a few of these. I highly recommend this beer to any IPA lover!
Oct 11, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by alexsergio from New York

Jul 21, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by Hernando13 from Ohio

Jul 18, 2019
Rated: 4.19 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Jul 02, 2019
Rated: 4 by JohnDon from Texas

Jun 29, 2019
Rated: 3.51 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 05, 2019
Rated: 4.66 by ZRT from Ohio

May 02, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Gaddabble from Ohio

May 01, 2019
Rated: 4.01 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Nov 28, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Nov 28, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania

Nov 28, 2018
Rated: 3.49 by KurtisCarman from Ohio

Oct 12, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Aug 04, 2018
Rated: 4.16 by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

Jul 29, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by R11415 from New York

Jun 18, 2018
Rated: 4 by Darkmagus82 from Texas

Jun 06, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

May 27, 2018
Rated: 4.22 by khargro2 from Tennessee

May 21, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by stella77artois from New York

May 03, 2018
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

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.
Mar 31, 2018
Rated: 3.7 by Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

Mar 13, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Feb 23, 2018
Rated: 4 by travelguy from Ohio

Feb 20, 2018
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Reviewed by jtadams69 from Pennsylvania

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.
Feb 18, 2018
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Reviewed by scotorum from Massachusetts

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.
Feb 18, 2018
Rated: 4 by heysuz from Indiana

Feb 18, 2018
Rated: 4 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Feb 17, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by Beerdudenumberone from Indiana

Feb 16, 2018
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

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.
Feb 07, 2018
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Reviewed by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

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.
Feb 03, 2018
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

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.
Jan 31, 2018
Rated: 3.12 by TheIPAHunter from California

Jan 24, 2018
Rated: 3.37 by Dafixa from California

Dec 30, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by Hinge37 from Florida

Dec 16, 2017
Rated: 3.88 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Nov 16, 2017
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Reviewed by CaptCleveland from Ohio

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.
Sep 30, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

Sep 26, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by Drhall36 from Pennsylvania

Sep 23, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by BabaBeer from California

Sep 02, 2017
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