Release Fat Heads - Hop JuJu Imperial IPA

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  1. PSU_Mike

    PSU_Mike Champion (841) Sep 6, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Not since I graduated in '10. I live in Pittsburgh currently.
  2. csoult

    csoult Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2014 Pennsylvania

    ok thanks
  3. averse

    averse Initiate (155) Feb 14, 2012 Ohio
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    Thanks. Does the brewpub sell bottles also or only at the brewery? Looks like the brewpub is much closer to 90 than the brewery.
  4. fiver29

    fiver29 Devotee (428) Sep 18, 2007 Ohio
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    I'm not sure. Someone told me they were only selling it at the brewery. But I haven't been to the brewpub so I don't really know. You could call and ask. I'm sure they will tell you.
  5. BT_Bobandy

    BT_Bobandy Defender (646) Feb 20, 2011 Ohio
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    Call and ask, but I'd go to the Tap House in Middleburgh Heights. Make sure you check the hours of operation there as well. They are limited.
  6. Hacksaw99

    Hacksaw99 Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2008 Ohio

    Hop Ju Ju is in stores too. Got mine from the Convenient store on Lorain Rd near Clague in North Olmsted, 1 mile from restaurant.
  7. jampics2

    jampics2 Meyvn (1,479) Dec 19, 2008 Ohio
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    They have a licensing / permit hiccup right now that they're dealing with so there are no bottles sold to-go from the brewpub in North Olmstead right now.
  8. zimm421

    zimm421 Meyvn (1,152) Jan 24, 2009 Ohio
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    Sitting at the bar drinking one right now. Also hoping to be able to grab a few bottles, but the distro rumors worry me... Planning on having a buddy in Cleveland find me some for me, but won't be able to get it from him for a while. Gotta get it fresh!
  9. SpartyJoe

    SpartyJoe Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2013 Colorado

    Warehouse Beverage in South Euclid has some as of yesterday. It's not too far out of your way.
  10. kgncfl

    kgncfl Aspirant (260) Dec 24, 2013 Washington
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    They had it at Pies & Pints in Worthington. I had the second to last glass. Very tasty. I'm hearing that liquor stores in Columbus will start having it as early as tomorrow. I'm hearing hit or miss by shop.
  11. mps

    mps Disciple (343) Jul 27, 2013 Ohio
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    They were down to four 4 packs last night.
  12. Dan3279

    Dan3279 Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2010 Ohio

    I posted an ISO/FT of A four pack of JuJu for either Rich Life and Blackrr and got zero responses. I thought it would be easy. I can get a couple more four packs if need be.
  13. RVigz

    RVigz Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Sign me up for a couple cases!!
  14. GOBLIN

    GOBLIN Meyvn (1,324) Mar 3, 2013 Ohio
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    Owner of my local shop told me today that the Cavalier guy told him that his mother in law's brother's cousin's girlfriend said that we might get a case here just north of Columbus next week . . . Maybe. Not the few cases they were expecting this week, lastweek. Did everybody follow that ? In short, as us Browns fans are use to saying . . . Maybe next season.
  15. HopAttack3

    HopAttack3 Disciple (343) Sep 15, 2011 Virginia
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    Buddy of mine was at the brewpub last nite in Pittsburgh, they had 30 cases last Friday, gone in less than 2 hours, also went through 3 kegs on that day alone...

    They "might" have more on Monday the 24th, if they do, one 4 pack per person, NO growler fills if they have kegs...
  16. WVbeergeek

    WVbeergeek Poo-Bah (4,760) Sep 24, 2002 West Virginia

    I got the last 11 bottles at my local in Steubenville Ohio I want more!!!
  17. SomethingClever

    SomethingClever Poo-Bah (2,601) Feb 22, 2013 Ohio

    bastard! I only bought 2 4s because I wasn't sure I'd like it, AND she said someone came in and wiped them out
  18. WVbeergeek

    WVbeergeek Poo-Bah (4,760) Sep 24, 2002 West Virginia

    same shop Valley Wine, I'm sorry bro!
  19. PaulyB83

    PaulyB83 Crusader (790) Sep 1, 2013 Michigan
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    I'm in Columbus for the weekend and I just had a few glasses of this at Yellow Brick Pizza. Very dank with a lot of tangerine. I also had some BODHI for the first time today and I gotta say I preferred the BODHI to this. I think Head Hunter and BODHI are tied as Ohio's best IPAs.
  20. mquartuccio87

    mquartuccio87 Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2013 New York
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    Cant wait to try some of this
  21. BT_Bobandy

    BT_Bobandy Defender (646) Feb 20, 2011 Ohio
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    I still think I prefer fresh HT and Bodhi to juju but it's close. All are excellent.

    got some Gandhi-Bot coming in next week...interested to try that one.
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  22. stain3000

    stain3000 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2010 Ohio

    Just heard Columbus will be getting bottles next week from my rep. We will see.
  23. TheRemyLeabeau

    TheRemyLeabeau Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 Ohio

    Wow see dude thats so weird cuz I head that the cavalier guy's grandfather's dentist's uncle's best friend's nephew's dog walker talked to the cavalier guy and he told him that when he talked to his best friend's brother-in-law's cat sitter's great great aunt, that she said hes a chump. And that the steelers suck, woot! woot!
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  24. GOBLIN

    GOBLIN Meyvn (1,324) Mar 3, 2013 Ohio
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    Nice, but where is my JuJu ? Just doesn't seem right that somewhere there is a Steelers fan sippin' on this Ohio brew right now and I'm not ! Sigh . . .
  25. TheRemyLeabeau

    TheRemyLeabeau Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 Ohio

    My good sir, you come find me and you'll have some JuJu waitin for ya :slight_smile: I'll always help a fellow Browns player in need. But then again lets be real, we're browns fans, when are we not in need of traumatic emotional support?
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  26. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio if someone could get the "higher up" some help...or perhaps a post it & a crayon, that would be super!
  27. Josbor11

    Josbor11 Devotee (421) Dec 21, 2013 Ohio
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    Out of curiosity, how many reviews and/or ratings does a beer need before it cracks the Top 250 list? This is sitting at 4.50 right now which would theoretically put it in the top 30 but its not on the list at all.
  28. sjc83

    sjc83 Aspirant (257) Apr 4, 2013 Ohio
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    Just popped up on our order sheet at Trader Joe's (Woodmere) we ordered 15 cases doubt we'll get it but worth shot.
  29. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Champion (889) Feb 14, 2012 Ohio
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    I believe it has to have AT LEAST 100 ratings/reviews before it will be on the list. Probably takes a little while for the list to update after the beer has made the minimum requirements though.
  30. ColonelHopslam

    ColonelHopslam Aspirant (240) Jan 22, 2014 Michigan
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    Picked up a case at the brewery today. Did a side by side sampler of juju and headhunter and juju is leaps and bounds better. Really reminds me of Sucks
  31. dmhurdle

    dmhurdle Aspirant (286) Apr 30, 2013 Michigan
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    Reason why it's so low is because before the bottle release this didn't get as high of reviews. If you omitted those reviews JuJu would have about a guesstimated 4.70-4.85. Just my 2 cents.
  32. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,566) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I just had this for the first time last night and I am blown away how good it is.
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  33. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Aspirant (241) Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I remember it being rated well, but not this high. The praise this beer is getting isn't what I expected, but it's definitely deserved. I don't know if it has changed since I've had it last, but this is one of the best IPAs I have ever had.
  34. robgage

    robgage Zealot (565) Dec 19, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Just to confirm... Fat Heads Saloon in Pittsburgh DID get a few cases in today! Still enforcing an 8 bottle limit. Raised the price to $14.99.
  35. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Champion (889) Feb 14, 2012 Ohio
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    Really? That blows. Was it originally set at the $12.99 price?
  36. robgage

    robgage Zealot (565) Dec 19, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Yeah... I bought some on the 14th and it was $12.99... went today and they raised it to $14.99
  37. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Champion (889) Feb 14, 2012 Ohio
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    Wow. That's really not cool. It's an awesome beer, but no reason to screw their customers.
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  38. GOBLIN

    GOBLIN Meyvn (1,324) Mar 3, 2013 Ohio
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    Alot of midwest guys here and I would imagine we can get Fatheads just about anytime we want. I always like to have some Headhunter on hand. I really think they're dropping the ball on this one guys. I mean, I know they had to have anticipated this release being so hyped up. Everybody in Ohio and some of Pa was supposed to get this last week. Now who knows when we'll get it. On top of that they're starting to jack up the price on us too ? C'mon Fatheads . . . Get it together !
  39. redrocker

    redrocker Initiate (135) May 9, 2007 Ohio

    Grabbed a 4 pack from a local bottle shop on Friday and the manager told me that Fat Heads was asking places to send back cases if they recieved more than one.
  40. jbwimer

    jbwimer Devotee (436) Jun 13, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    This has easily been the most frustrating release I've yet seen. Fortunately, I was able to get my allocation today at the Pittsburgh location. Also, got a call from a distributor who ordered a case and got it in. Priced at $110-115... Nah, I'm good. This beer is amazing, but I'm not putting out that much money for it. Also, who gets an IPA out a week-and-a-half after it's been bottled? I really hope Fat Head's can get it together, cause this has been pathetic. Now, to drown my frustrations in JuJu! Cheers!
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