orangesol (868) - 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 IPA’s on the market today.
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"What a wonderful, fresh IPA this is! Huge and complex aroma and flavors...heavy pine, citrus, AND tropical candied fruit, like pineapple. Near perfect balance between sweet and bitter. Drinks like a double flavor-wise with a lighter drinkable palate. Among the elite. Thanks ggrumet for this masterpeice!"
Tommynh (33) - - SEP 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice IPA scent, deep golden color, huge IPA taste, a bit of an IPA aftertaste, this is a great IPA and I had it after a Sam Adams Rebel IPA which is another good IPA
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jkwalking05 (3779) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle at Engine No. 9 in St Petersburg, FL. Golden orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, mango, pineapple, a hint of dank hops. Taste is slightly dank with notes of mango, grapefruit, light pine, caramel and grass.
77ships (4031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml. bottle sampled @ Pure Apricot Tasting. Thanks! Excited to try this one, I have heard a lot of great things about this one. Orange, little white bubbles for head. Huge cheese hops in the nose, bit odd mix malt, candy, caramel, touch dank,… Taste is dank, cheese, malt, apricot, caramel, grass, fruits,… Creamy body, low carb. Nice beer but not top (esp. due to a bit clashing malt & hop profile), prob. too high expectations here.
wlajwl (3897) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is dank hops and pine. The flavor is dank hops, grapefruit, citrus/fruit, malts, a hint of nuttiness and a long and bitter/very slight heat in the finish.
Dr_Fellini (432) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a clear golden light amber color with a thin off white head. Aroma is quite distinct, funky tropical fruits, skunky. Flavor is a delicious fleshy fruit sweetness. Light to medium in body and extremely drinkable. Unique. Fantastic.
geeklimit (187) - USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy dark amber with a creamy head. Healthy, fresh, traditional hop aroma. Strong hops flavor with a minimum malt back. Not overwhelming but solid. Sticky sweet aftertaste with a minimum hops linger.
haddon90 (1468) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Bar Symon at PIT airport. Clear copper pour with a nice, thick head. Tart aroma with a punch of hops. Thick, grapefruit taste with a nice hoppy finish. A really good IPA.
sloshgator (429) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fat Heads Head Hunter IPA is good but just not as special as the rankings lead you to believe. Nice amber pour with a tight white head. Aroma is fresh hops with some citrus quality. Taste is fresh hops again with that citrus character but with piney finish that is a little too bitter. Head Hunter is good but just doesn’t rate exceptional to me.
Lectvay (136) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a local swap, thanks Jeff! Man this is good. A big, grapefruit and grassy aroma. Assertively bitter, with some floral complexity. Reminds me of Heady Topper in most ways. Similar flavors, perhaps not quite as full bodied and well-rounded, but just about as good.