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RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol (952) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2603) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2015
This is a pretty good IPA but Iím a little surprised to log in and see that it is rated through the roof. To me it was just another IPA. Typical citrus nose and flavors, balanced with a clean enough bread malt underpinning. Well built and drinkable, no doubt, but it surely didnít stand out to me as world class, more like just another in a long line of good IPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (449) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pours a clear golden with particulate. one finger head that lingers. Heavy lacing with good retention. Aromas strong grapefruit rind, pine needles. Moderate bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. long mild bitter finish. well balanced ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorkenstein (18) - - APR 11, 2015
Garlicky, soapy, bitter astringency....all in a good way. Hops present through all moments of the experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PardonMyNuts (6) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015 does not count
Poured from bottle. Excellent aroma with hints of floral and citrus. For being "loaded" with hops it is well balanced with moderate bitterness and a surprising smoothness. Very nice, and very drinkable. Would recommend ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PartyFowle (304) - - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle. Shiny copper hue with a very slight haze. The head is lovely, a pillowy cap of pure white froth that sticks around for a long while. Crazy aroma -- a mix of citrusy and tropical hop notes like grapefruit, grass, mango, pineapple, maybe a bit of banana. Great balance, brilliant brightness. The flavor doesnít have as much kick, but those hop flavors are still discernible and perfectly balanced, as are the moderate bitterness and gentle honey sweetness. Very, very nice IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (448) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Poured from bottle into a tulip: Pours golden amber with a one finger head. Aroma of pine, caramel, grass, and slight citrus. Bitter throughout the sip, slightly sweet caramel, lots of pine. Medium body, good carbonation, nice west coast style IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheSilentSaint (77) - Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours orange with decent head. Smell fresh hops. Mouthfeel light with decent carbonation. A very good hop flavor. No malts. Amazing IPA. Fav ++ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/23/15] Draught at Fat Headís in Portland. Clear golden. Aroma of ďgreenĒ hops, fruity and slightly oniony. ďGreenĒ hops flavor, fruity and a bit oniony, with nice bitterness. Medium-bodied. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1753) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Pine, citrus, grass, and resinous notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes bitter, with a nice hop bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
acearl (409) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2015
From memory, on tap, darker golden hue, earthy pine smell with some hop citrus hues, more passion fruit but a great balance dry bitter and sweet malt but not overly sweet, very good worth going out of the way for

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