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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

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64
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464
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
21.46%
 
 
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Another great beer from Fat Heads. Very refreshing pale ale with nice citrus and pine resin from the Citra and Simcoe. Nice hop profile for a pale ale for sure.

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Another great beer from fat heads. Guys must be beer wizards. Edit: fresh bottle dated December 12, 2015. Tasted on January 8, 2016. Super bright floral and citrus notes. Gorgeous light orange color with 3 finger head. Bitterness is perfect for the malts, which are there, but the hops are the stars. Wow! So so good. I'd put this fresh up against zombie dust any day.

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Appears a brilliant copper slight ruby hue to it nice caramel malts came to play, with a whole lot of hops.

Aroma bright citrus notes with big tropical fruit hanging around with each sniff including papaya, mango, a bit of passionfruit in there as well. This is well made pale ale, it’s as hoppy as most IPAs but more flavorful with a moderate level of bitterness only 55 IBUs but it’s kickin’ ass.

Flavor has a strong malt presence some nice caramelization, complemented with big expressive hop notes again with the tropical fruit citrus and herbaceous pine notes in the backend. I could drink this in number without effort, glad to also see it on tap in the Burgh...cans can be found at Fat Head’s in the Southside intermittently that’s where I sourced my six pack.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied even carbonation slick oily hop textures on the palate pretty great tasting beer. Full on lingering hop finish, very nice pleasant experience with each sip.

Overall, I’m down with this beer…quintessentially one of the best pale ales I’ve ever had hands down!

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Trail Head Pale Ale from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
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