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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Uncivilized and aggressive this west coast styled IPA packs wicked hop flavors and aroma. Savage amounts of Simcoe, Columbus, and Cascade hops define this brews signature pine and citrus notes. Try with our smoked wings in the Killer sauce and run the risk of a shrunken head!

Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal Winner 2010 & Bronze Medal Winner 2011! Brewing News National IPA Challenge Champion 2010 & 2012. Bistro’s West Coast IPA Gold Medal 2009 & Honorable Mention 2010. Draft Magazine’s Top 25 Beers in the World 2009, Silver Medal at the 2012 World Beer Cup in the American IPA Category. 2014 World Beer Cup Silver Medal.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brystmar (1189) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Whenever I tell new beer acquaintances that I dislike nearly all single IPAs, they immediately try to convert me. Head Hunter is the latest attempt, and it's exactly what I expected: all hops & no malt with a solid bite of bitterness at the end. And that's exactly what I dislike about the style. Improves as it warms, yet the bite at the end remains. I can appreciate a well-made single IPA -- and this is certainly one of those -- but I'm pretty sure I won't ever like this blend of flavors. Orange Whip & Just Outstanding fo lyfe.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6178) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle:   Fireweed honey in color, thin to moderate frothy off-white head, nice lacing.   Bright piney and citrusy nose, a touch candied and even a bit tropical.   Smooth dank hopiness on the tongue, citrusy, pine like, but also sweet and without too much bitterness.   A lot of flavor but without being overly nasty.   Very nice balance, only wished it were a touch maltier... but I cannot complain too much about this one.   Packed with flavor, and isn’t overly bitter.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   If it were maltier I would have given it a 4.1 overall.   Clean finish, candied citrus peel, pith, pine, and a bit of dank hops.   This was a very well made IPA, and one that doesn’t over salivate.   Good stuff!


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1188) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 17, 2013
12oz bottle shared. poured golden yellowish orange with big white head. the aroma was very incredibly citrus..but grapefruit, and other citrus aromas with the bitterness of the hops. this medium bodied beer tasted so good and yet smooth for the amount of hops in this..just thought it very good. wish there was more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
A 12 ounce bottle gifted from JRorie. This is clear copper with active carbonation visible. A thick two finger head is rocky and leaves nice lacing. It slowly fades. A citrus, pineapple, and biscuit aroma is nice, clean, and pure. Citrus leads the hop flavor profile but it is complex. Passion fruit, and a bit of spice, too. This is definitely hop forward with the malts taking a distant second. This was really well done. If you like hops this is your beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2135) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Pours a clear golden orange from the bottle with thin lacy white head that sticks well. Aroma of pine, funky, citrus hops with a hint of pale malt. Taste is more pine with a bitter finish. Typical west coast IPA, but done well.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2013
What a phenomenal IPA. I'd say it borders on a double. Big hop nose, big hop taste. Has a crisp, malt sweetness at the end without a heavy lingering bitterness. Everything in this is BIG, but awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 12, 2013
Würzig hopfiger Antrunk, mittelstarke Bitterkeit, vollmundig. Leichte Zitrusnoten, trocken nach Limette, etwas holzig. Gelungenes harmonisches Bier. 11/12/11/12/9/12

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Onslow (1129) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Pour from a 12oz bottle, 4 pack bought at a Giant Eagle Supermarket. Clear orange amber brew with rich off white head. Sinus clearing aroma of pineapple, citrus, grapefruit. Taste is hops forward, citrus, pineapple, juniper and other assorted rich hop flavors that come together beautifully. Malt is present but stays in the background - the canvass that the hops is painted on. Most excellent!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UDBeernut (1589) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Sadly Fat Heads opened just as I moved from CLE so I was never able to visit. I have to make a trek down to the old stomping grounds. bottle via MikeM409 and his awesome generosity. Pours golden with a slight off white head with great retention. Nose full of grapefruit, mango, and pineapple. This theme continues in the mouth, with emphasis on grapefruit. Solid malt character that is not over burden with crystal malt. Solid body, what a treat!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PatIrish (168) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours a lovely amber gold hue, nice head retention. Lots of citrus on the nose, with typical grapefruit, tangerine and even some kiwi. High bitterness on the palate, with quite a bit of astringency. Lingers....but in a mouth puckering good way.


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