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RATINGS: 656   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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. Bistro’s West Coast IPA Gold Medal 2009 & Honorable Mention 2010. Draft Magazine’s 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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Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Sampled at GABF ’12. Pour is bright golden, perfectly clear, with a huge white head and great lacing. Big dank aroma, pine, grass, weed, and a touch of straw on the back-end. Taste is much like the smell, weed, ganja, resin, light bready notes; pretty well-balanced with a big bitter finish. Medium body with light carbonation. Crisp and clean, very bright IPA. Well-done!

3.9
drfabulous (8591) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Sampled at GABF. Nice! Bitter and hoppy with a fairly well balanced body. Pine and grapefruit.

4
radarsock (1223) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Okay, Ohio, I’m getting pretty fucking tired of all the electrical tape I have to personally peel off with a boning knife on your bottles. Drsilverworm supplied - thanks! It pours an intriguing orange/copper.tone with a fluffy, thin off-white head. Even before pouring I knew this was an extremely aromatic beer; I finally mananged to tear its cap off and I immediately nosed grass trimmings, grapefruit zest, pine, lactose, yeast (brief), honey, flower pedals and citrus. I’m getting excited just by smelling it! Oh, yeah, this is good. Starts out bittersweet with notes of seeds, coriander, and pretzels. From there it adds on maltiness, blood orange, booze, hops and yeast. By swallow the bitterness of the hops is high and full in command. It’s fruity and not overly aggressive which I was made to believe.

4.1
bulldogp04 (28) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Serving Type: Bottle. 1 1/2 months old. Nice deep golden orange, decent 1-2 finger head, nice and clear. Smells of wonderful, traditional West Coast hops. Lots of great cascade and simcoe coming through in the aroma, with bursts of citrus and tropical notes paving the way. Flavor follows suit - lots of great pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and even piney/resinous flavors make an appearance. Malt backbone definitely present, but doesn’t make it too sweet or overtake the hop character. Biscuity, and even some caramel-like malt notes play nice support roles. Hop bitterness explodes and continues to increase over a few seconds as you swallow the beer. Quite surprising level of bitterness for only 77 IBU’s! Finishes nice on the palate. Not quite as dry as a true "west-coast" style IPA, but definitely not as sweet and somewhat malt-driven like a lot of Midwest/East Coast style IPAs. Good balance. Not prickly or creamy smooth carbonation. Just right in the middle, with a medium-full palate to back up all the tremendous flavors. Overall, Head Hunter IPA is a really nice beer and, quite frankly, was a pleasant surprise for me!

4.1
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Nice sticky citrus and dank hop nose, very juicy. Taste is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, lots of pine and citrus juice and rind, very tropical, light honey and floral hops.

3.9
EricE (1372) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle thanks to GT. Pours a clear pale orange with a thin white head. Funky, piny, resinous hops aroma Taste is very dry and bitter. Just a the tiniest bit of sweetness. Lots of pine, and citrus and maybe a bit of pingent oniony hops. Very nice beer.

3.2
obguthr (6668) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Moderately strong orange peel nose. Hazy amber, thin head. Whole orange flavor, finishes with distinct bitter orange peel. Straightforward and well made Lacks nuance.

4.1
Sikash (274) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tullip shaped glass. Pours a nice copper orange color with a soft white head that lasts a decent while. Aroma is of floral, pine, and citrus. Flavor has a nice smooth bitter backround. Initial notes is sweet, floral but melds into a nice bitterness of average duration. Mouthfeel is moderate with decent maybe above average carbonation. This is a solid IPA I would drink again.

4.1
jsquire (4601) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Amber color out of the bottle with a sticky white head. Great fresh hop nose of pineapple and orange zest. Thick hop candy flavors with orange marmalade, canned pineapple and manderine orange notes. Sweet sticky mouthfeel. Long hop resin and red grapefruit rind bitterness in the finish. Really nice, sticky hop head beer. I felt more like a IIPA.

4.2
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2012
On tap - light orange in color. Strong citrus hops aromas. Fantastic flavor. This has to be the best beer in Ohio! I love it!


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