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

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Trail Head Pale AleTrail Head Pale Ale
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:
#2,851
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
538
pDev:
7.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 538 |  Reviews: 85
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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Aroma features pale malt, citrus zest and a little bit of black pepper. Flavor is pretty analogous, though some more of the bitter hops comes through especially toward the end. A strong, straight-to-the-point that might lack complexity but makes up for it with a direct, clean profile.

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

Easy drinking pale ale with mild sweet citrusy hop notes. No fresh hop character. 9/16/14 canning

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Photo of Sabtos
3.09/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Amber with a slight haze, and a fluffy white, lumpy head.

Smell is dank, featuring light rug and cat pee, plus grapefruit and resin.

Right up front I taste spicy cucumber somehow. Then grapefruit takes over, as well as pine. The spectre of Sweet Tarts waves goodbye on the way down, but this puppy is pretty damn bitter for what otherwise might seem like a lighter IPA. They call this a Pale Ale, but this is in your face West Coast IPA all the way. One of the most recent 2017 cans I had did have some diacetyl notes to it, mixed in with some heavy caramel vanilla chews, but sitll with load sof bitter pine..

Tingly feel, medium body.

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3.11/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Did not like this beer. Bitter sour not smooth!

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

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.36/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very nice APA that borderlines on an IPA. Subtle pine presence with some bicuit from the malt.

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

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3.44/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.44/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Some good grassy flavors and light but nothing to great. Poured a hazy light orange with tiny head. Piney hops and simcoe here as well as a citrus smell. Light pale and piney undertones in the back. Medium orange rind bitterness. Medium light body. An alright beer.

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3.47/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice IPA. Hoppy but not bitter

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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Trail Head Pale Ale from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 538 ratings