HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle to snifter. Glowing honey colored pour with a white collar for a head. Very complex aroma of fresh cut papaya, mango, tart green apple, and juniper berry. Taste is both tropical and resinous but the resin stands out much more. Thereís a good malt bill but it only makes a brief appearance before ducking back behind the lemon-pine hops. Very hoppy and bitter. Clean in the mouth but bitterness stays in the back of the throat. Tasty and a real palate thrasher.
pras (517) - Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amber colored. Aroma of pine, citrus, and tropical fruit. Taste deeply bitter, with more of the same from the aroma--pine, citrus (grapefruit) and tropical fruit flavors. Finishes very dry. Bitterness is in the taste from start to finish. Wow, hop punch to the face!
Atom (1637) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle thanks to jmikolich, pours a clear bright copper with a small khaki head. Aroma of earthy resinous pine, woody pencil shavings, citrus, tropical fruits, with bready and caramel malt. Taste of sweet fruits and heavy resinous pine, sweet biscuit caramel malts, and a refreshing bitterness all the way through. From drinking would not have guessed this to be 7.5% abv. So damn good!!
mcberko (8529) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle, sent from jmikolich (thanks Jim), pours a hazy golden orange with a medium, creamy off-white head. Aroma is extremely piney hops heavy, with some resin and buttery biscuity malts to back - very west coast-styled. Flavour delivers a pummeling of resinous, piney and citrusy hops, with some secondary fruity notes (orange rind and pineapple), and a generous buttery caramel and biscuity malt backbone. Full-bodied, with as much flavour as a IIPA tends to, without the ABV showing at all. Leaves a medium astringency, with loads of sophisticated flavour. Absolutely excellent IPA.
mikesaum (615) - Newark, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange with a good two finger white head, leaves decent lacing. Aroma is lots of citrus with some pine as well, very bright aroma, some pineapple as well. Flavor is lots of bitter grapefruit some pine, a decent caramel malt backbone, good bitter finish. Nice ipa
thirdeye11 (5730) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle) clear gold, fine offwhite bubbles. Nose of dank weed, simcoe, bit umami, rich creamy. Taste of simcoe, oniony, bitter grapefruit, citrus zest.
orangesol (959) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Eric aka spoolinvw for giving me a fresh bottle of Head Hunter. I have always had terrible luck trying to find fresh bottles of this one, glad to finally try the real deal.
A - Pours clear golden orange with a nice one finger tall white head leaving light lace down parts of the glass.
S - Smells of pungent citric hops, grass, tropical fruits - mostly grapefruit and oranges - pine resin and only the faintest hint of caramel sweetness. This one has once intense nose to it.
T - Starts off with a ton of bright citric hop bitterness mixed with some juicy grapefruit tartness slowly giving way to hints of pine resin, grass and some mild caramel sweetness. Finish is fairly bitter, lingering on the palate for quite awhile after the finish.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, oily feel with a ton of bitterness from start to finish.
O - This is one awesome IPA. I could drink a few of these no problem. When fresh this is definitely one of the better IPAís on the market today.
DalzAle (2002) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bittermestupid! Dark orange pours, small ring of spotty carbonation and an extremely fresh piney orange hop aroma. Flavor is also nice meld of bitters, nice cascade hops and nice and juicy citrus on the finish. Really dug this one!
jdmaher58 (24) - Dover, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Daaaaaaamn this is good I still think that tbkís white rajah is better but the margin is razor thin and I havenít done a side by side but I canít find rajah and this stuff is everywhere I go so maybe absence makes the heart fonder. Anyway good good stuff from fat head. I highly recommend to all IPA fans. Hats off to fat head on a job well done
Sledutah (5661) - Utah, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear golden with a big white head
Aroma: Pine, grassy and bitter
Taste: Grassy, pine resin and citrus
Very nice IPA, need to get more of this one.