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RATINGS: 504   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LinusStick (2823) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2009
On tap at Bocktown. Very different for an IPA. The malt and a weird smokiness were the main flavors here, with the hops barely making a presence. Aroma was good. Light smoke with dark caramel. Pour was a medium brown with a one finger off white head with no bubbles. Taste was all malt. Near maple syrup sweetness with a stale smoke flavor. The hops come in in the aftertaste for just a few seconds. Very weird.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2009
The aroma was bursting with fresh, flowery hops. Plenty of juicy citrus and fresh cut pine to please the nose. Copper body with an amber tint, large cloudy head and plenty of thick lacing. Medium bodied leaning on the heavy side, malty with a big bitterness. Drinks clean and nice. Caramel, nuts, and toast are soon pushed aside as the fresh American hop flavors step up. Fruity, flowery, and piney. Wonderful IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Draft at the Bistroís IPA Fest. My favorite one and itís from OHIO, no less! Iced down in the large suitcase the five gallon keg came in! Nose was floral and piney hops, big time. Clear yellow amber with a medium glass lacing pale yellow head. Flavor was bitter, bitter, and more bitter. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (3473) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Tap at the í09 Bistro IPA Fest in Hayward, CA. This won the gold medal and for good reason. I got the last pour from the keg, FOR FREE! Orangish-amber color with a white head and nice lacing. Floral and citrusy hops as well as sweet malt on the aroma. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, light fruits, toffee, and a sharp, fresh grapefruit/pine hop finish. Smooth on the palate and fairly full with hop oils. Really good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3121) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Tasted at the Bistro IPA fest. Pours a darker shade than most IPAís. Kind of burnt orange with an orange head. The aroma was typical of pine and citrus. The flavor however was very nice. Malt forward with toffee flavors and the hops finishing it out nicely. Very well balanced and tasty. This one was a surprising winner for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (3975) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2009
On tap at the Bocktown, a really nice palce. Looks like a typical pale lager. Quite hoppy and fruity floral aroma. Rude oily mouth coating experience, who put the soap in here? Little if any carbonation. Too much for this lager lover. Lets all chew some green grapefruit rinds and sappy pine needles! Long bitter terrible linger. What can I say but; on style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (2980) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013
7/14/2009: Fat Headís Head Hunter IPA is chewy, thick, and syrupy. There is just a ton of Simcoe and sweet tangerine hops pouring out of this beerís aroma and flavor. However, there is also quite a bit of sticky and sugary toffee malt as well. I am starting not to like all of that sugary maltiness in hoppy beers. Iíd rather IPA tend more toward the hops than the malt. Anyways, this beer has a moderate level of bitterness. Additional pine hop flavor comes out as the beer warms. This beer has a medium-full body, a hazy copper-orange color, and a frothy off-white head, solid lacing, and random big carbonation bubbles. I think quite a few people will really enjoye this beer and it is quite good, but the sugary almost cotton candy like sweetness that comes through at times is just too much for me. I would rather have pint after pine of the Fat Headís S.P.A...

Sample (draught; 6.2% abv; 77 ibu) at the Catís Eye in Athens, Ohio during Ohio Brew Week 2009. Rating #9 for this beer. Score: 7/3/7/3/14=3.4
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1/05/2013: Fat Heads Head Hunter IPA... Aroma: Orange and tropical fruits. Appearance: Hazy orange colo; dense, bubbly off-white head. Flavor: Floral, citrus; medium toffee maltiness. Palate: Soft; medium body. Overall: Good; has a bit more bitterness than the Revolution Anti-Hero IPA.

Draught at Flip Daddyís in Mason, Ohio. Score: 7/4/7/3/15=3.6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Sampled on draught at the brewpub in North Olmstead, OH. Pours to a golden to light amber color with a tight head that fades, and a good carbonation. Big aromas of pine and grapefruit flood the nose. The palate is firm, with good, crisp, pale and biscuity flavor paired with a very nice back drop of lemon/grapefruit and piney hop flavors. This beer ends with with a big smack of zesty citrus and pine bitterness that lingers. Excellent example of AIPA, hops abound in nose, palate, and finish. Really impressive beer, and a great one to pair with a number of dishes on the Fatheads menu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
livelaughlovep (108) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Refreshing IPA, very pale in color, little head, little lacing. Nose is all citrus & pine, flavor is strongly cascade hops, citrusy and only slightly bitter with a pine bite. Slight caramel malt backbone - Just a lovely thing with their BBQ.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Clear amber with a big white head and some nice lace. Big grapefruit aroma and resiny pine reflects the hop bill as described by the brewer. The aroma isnít jsut about hops, as there is some toffee and caramel in there as well. Very resinous on the palate as expected, medium body, dry and bitter. Some fruitiness with its attendant sweetness is quickly vanquished by the huge hop presence extending into a long bitter finish. An excellent IPA in the West Coast tradition.

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