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RATINGS: 537   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. Bistroís West Coast IPA Gold Medal 2009 & Honorable Mention 2010. Draft Magazineís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3698) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 26, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a bright amber with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, other citrus fruits, pine, and caramel malt. Nice IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2159) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear golden orange color with a nice 1 cm head that lingers a bit. Leaves some lacing too. Very nice appearance. Huge nose of fresh pine and some citrus too. No malt in the aroma. Taste is a hop bomb of fresh pine and citrus. Strong bitterness, light sweetness. A touch of biscuity malt comes through when it warms a little. Finish is very dry, pine taste lingers. Medium body, slightly oily and bubbly mouthfeel. A really good ipa. Love everything but the ultra dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1780) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle. Deep gold/copper pour, big white head. Good retention/lace. Aroma of citrus, perfume, pine, light soap, caramel. Taste is quite bitter, pine/citrus/floral hops, light toffee/caramel. Palate is drier, oily, soft, bitter finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1233) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle pour copper. Nose with good pine hop with some tropical fruit. Taste of evergreen hop with nice bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1900) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
February 23, 2013 bottle shared by Brian. Yellow orange pour with some head. Mostly piney hops with some citrus in the aroma and taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4153) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2013
12oz bottle in a Heady Topper glass. Pours bright copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of a lot of citrusy hops plus a little pine and a good amount of caramel malts that balance it well. Flavor the same with a lot of hops. Average texture. A really good IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2013
From bottle. Pours copper in color with nice lingering head. Aroma was all hops. I noted pineapple, citrus and green fresh hops. This is all fruity no pine. Taste followed and backed by biscuit malt taste. Smooth taste and very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Appearance is an amberish orange with a lasting white head. Aroma is citrusy, hints of pine, but dominated by pineapple hops in most cases. Caramel and toasty malt support the hops. Flavor is much the same, great hop complexity with supporting caramel and toasted malts. Fruitiness is all from hops; decidedly bitter, but definitely pleasant and clean, not harsh. Medium carbonation and body; In short, awesome beer! Aside from the multiple awards, a must try if youíre in the Cleveland area.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brystmar (1289) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6298) - 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 isnít 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 doesnít over salivate. † Good stuff!

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