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RATINGS: 644   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
superspak (4406) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2012
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy golden orange color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some thick soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of huge grapefruit, orange zest, pine, pineapple, floral, mango, grass, and herbal spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and hop complexity. Taste of huge grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, pine, floral, caramel, grass, and herbal spiciness. Nice amount of piney bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, pineapple, floral, caramel, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of hop flavors; with just enough malt balance to not make the bitterness overpowering. Almost no cloying bitterness on the finish. Medium carbontion and body; with a lightly creamy and very crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an amazing IPA as expected. Awesome hop complexity and balance; very crisp and smooth to sip on. Outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayhawk73 (12) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Thanks Huhzubendah! Pours a dark golden color with a thin off white head. Aroma is fairly mild with slight hops present. Taste ratchets up the hops quite a bit. Pineapple, pine, and grapefruit all present. Feel is fairly bitter, with a balance of fruit in the aftertaste. Overall, a good example of a west coast IPA... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (2489) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 4, 2012
On tap at Tremont Tap House. Copper with head and lace. Grapefruit citrus pine aroma. Mild peach apricot fruity sweetness mild biscuit very dry clean grapefruity citrus assertive finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 27, 2012
12oz bottle. Rating #171. Decent beer overall, great aroma, pineapple and a nice tropical mix as well. Flavor was decent, pretty bitter, not as much of that pineapple I liked so much with the aroma, but it may of had a little age on it, flavor just seemed to miss a little something to me. (2473)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bcb07 (19) - - AUG 24, 2012
This is a very good beer. Very hoppy up front. A fantastic IPA that everyone should try! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (3000) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2013 This is a great IPA. Very fruity aroma with a grapefruit taste. Not too bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheHOFF43 (2020) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2012
In a trade from Barak316, thanks for the advice on this one!!!! Pours a golden orange with minimal white head. Terrific tracing. AWESOME IPA with great hop flavor but is well balanced. One of the best I have ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (7804) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2012
@ Fat Heads in Pittsburgh,PA .. deep gold .. medium foam .. deep flower sap .. clean as silk mouth .. . lots going on in this one, very tasty stuff! .. . . your mother is some kind of ape women??

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2012
12 oz bottle. Almost clear rusty orange with an ivory head. Nose is orange, caramel and catty hops. Body is quite chewy oozing resin; dense with residual stickiness. Taste is dried pineapple, citrus peel and grapefruit juice. As advertised this stuff is as dank as good Cali bud.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fishbrew (13) - Holland, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2012
I stumbled across Fat Headís during a business trip in Cleveland a couple years ago; Iím a Michigan native. I tried this beer first, and I was completely blown to find a world-class IPA being produced by a brewery that up until that point, I hadnít heard of. I have been singing their praises ever since. Now that it is available in bottles, I was fortunate to get my hands on it once again. Everything about this West-coast style IPA is top notch. Intense pine and fruit aroma, and the taste is enough to stimulate the palate of even the most grizzled IPA veterans. A must try.

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