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RATINGS: 645   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (13254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2012
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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2012
(12oz bottle) clear gold, fine offwhite bubbles. Nose of dank weed, simcoe, bit umami, rich creamy. Taste of simcoe, oniony, bitter grapefruit, citrus zest.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
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.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2012
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!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jdmaher58 (24) - Dover, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2012
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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6896) - Utah, USA - OCT 18, 2012
GABF 2012
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Sampled at GABF í12. Pour is bright golden, perfectly clear, with a huge white head and great lacing. Big dank aroma, pine, grass, weed, and a touch of straw on the back-end. Taste is much like the smell, weed, ganja, resin, light bready notes; pretty well-balanced with a big bitter finish. Medium body with light carbonation. Crisp and clean, very bright IPA. Well-done!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6295) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Sampled at GABF. Nice! Bitter and hoppy with a fairly well balanced body. Pine and grapefruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Okay, Ohio, Iím getting pretty fucking tired of all the electrical tape I have to personally peel off with a boning knife on your bottles. Drsilverworm supplied - thanks! It pours an intriguing orange/copper.tone with a fluffy, thin off-white head. Even before pouring I knew this was an extremely aromatic beer; I finally mananged to tear its cap off and I immediately nosed grass trimmings, grapefruit zest, pine, lactose, yeast (brief), honey, flower pedals and citrus. Iím getting excited just by smelling it! Oh, yeah, this is good. Starts out bittersweet with notes of seeds, coriander, and pretzels. From there it adds on maltiness, blood orange, booze, hops and yeast. By swallow the bitterness of the hops is high and full in command. Itís fruity and not overly aggressive which I was made to believe.


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