Trail Head Pale Ale
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States
Pale Ale - American
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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4.39 by ken3c from Michigan on Dec 05, 2019
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by Craigary

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
4.1 by alexsergio from New York on Jul 21, 2019
4.06 by Hernando13 from Ohio on Jul 18, 2019
4.19 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Jul 02, 2019
4 by JohnDon from Texas on Jun 29, 2019
3.51 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on May 05, 2019
4.66 by ZRT from Ohio on May 02, 2019
3.75 by Gaddabble from Ohio on May 01, 2019
4.01 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania on Nov 28, 2018
4.04 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Nov 28, 2018
4.06 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania on Nov 28, 2018
3.49 by KurtisCarman from Ohio on Oct 12, 2018
3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Aug 04, 2018
4.16 by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois on Jul 29, 2018
3.75 by R11415 from New York on Jun 18, 2018
4 by Darkmagus82 from Texas on Jun 06, 2018
4.1 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky on May 27, 2018
4.22 by khargro2 from Tennessee on May 21, 2018
4.06 by stella77artois from New York on May 03, 2018
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4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ovaltine from Indiana

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
3.7 by Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania on Mar 13, 2018
3.94 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Feb 23, 2018
4 by travelguy from Ohio on Feb 20, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jtadams69 from Pennsylvania

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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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by scotorum from Massachusetts

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
4 by heysuz from Indiana on Feb 18, 2018
4 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Feb 17, 2018
3.25 by Beerdudenumberone from Indiana on Feb 16, 2018
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4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jkblr from Indiana

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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4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

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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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by EMV from Pennsylvania

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
3.12 by TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania on Jan 24, 2018
3.37 by Dafixa from California on Dec 30, 2017
3.94 by Hinge37 from Florida on Dec 16, 2017
3.88 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Nov 16, 2017
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4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by CaptCleveland from Ohio

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
3.75 by yesterdayfaraway from Missouri on Sep 26, 2017
4.04 by Drhall36 from Pennsylvania on Sep 23, 2017
3.75 by BabaBeer from California on Sep 02, 2017
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