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Fat Head’s Hop JuJu Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Bordering on the supernatural, Hop Juju is the perfect name for this beer as the magical hops cast their spell with intense, dank aromas of pine and citrus and big, aggressive, bitter flavors of pine, grapefruit and orange. Nicely balanced by a very sturdy malt backbone. and a hint of alcohol.
2013 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal!


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedevilsfan (217) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Holy dogshit! This might be my favorite DIPA ever. Picked number one in a blind Dipa challenge. Dark orange in color, nice white head. Aroma is dank with some serious orange peel and orange. The taste is deep orange and tangerine with orange peel with some dank notes. This is so tasty it’s ridiculous. Near perfect.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1035) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2015
22oz bottle pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. Nice hop profile and well balanced against the alcohol. A little fruity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacBoost (1422) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours Amber with a slight white head. Aromas of grapefruit and citrus, coupled with pine tar. Taste is bitter and semi sweet. Flavors of malty crushed Tylenol mixed in a grapefruit smoothie. Finish is sweet and bracingly bitter. It’s good, not mind blowing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eachnotesecure (77) - Kentucky, USA - MAR 18, 2015
I can drink Head Hunter every day, and this is like HH on steroids. The last four pack I had was bottled less than a month before I devoured them, and the flavor and taste rivaled some pretty iconic IPAs. If you see it, buy it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1319) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle from flandersned-thanks, Steve! Deep gold, fast fading carbonation. Nose of dank, pine, garlic, and citrus hops. Full bodied, slightly bitter grapefruit, light pine, fairly dank green hops. Clean, bitter finish. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2407) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle, big thanks to jsquire. Popped the cap and a huge blast of tropical fruity hoppy goodness filled the room. The hops take center stage in the aroma, I think I may get a slight bready malt note. The flavor is stick hop resin, tropical fruits, a soft vegetal/grassy character. The malts are firm in the finish coming across bready. This is a brilliant Imperial IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3178) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 3 2014; eye: golden, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: resinous hops, pine, tropical fruits, light Cointreau; mouth: resinous hops, pine, tropical fruits, light Cointreau, alcohol, alcohol warmth, pepper, light astringency, dry finale in resinous hops with presence of Cointreau, full body, good carbonation, quite bitter, slightly sweet, harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 3 octobre 2014; œil : dorée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, pin, fruits tropicaux, léger Cointreau; bouche : houblon résineux, pin, fruits tropicaux, léger Cointreau, alcool, chaleur d’alcool, poivre, légère astringence, finale sèche en houblon résineux avec présence de Cointreau, corsée, bonne carbonatation, pas mal amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture râpeuse; en résumé : bien

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JerseyBrew (48) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Now this is a DIPA I can get behind. Perfect amount of body. Yet it is on the highest end of body I would like. The aroma is just amazing. All pine goodness. Nice and fresh tasting (bottle date says it is just over a month old). I personally enjoy citrus flavors and aromas more then pine, but this beer is still one I would drink over and over ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (3070) - Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2015
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/12/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy bright orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of huge grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, passion fruit, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange zest, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying or astringent bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and sticky/resinous mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible DIPA style. All around outstanding complexity and balance of bright and juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and light-moderate malt flavor; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the big ABV. An incredibly delicious offering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ron (2824) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle from Erica. Pours golden amber with off white head. Aroma is mainly sweet grapefruit. Flavor is rich in dank citrus hops. Strong bitterness, but not overpowering. A good caramel balance. Rich body and you get a warming alcohol punch.


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