RATINGS: 665   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol (987) - 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 IPA’s on the market today.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (4447) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Draft at the Industry. Clear body, medium golden, soft fluffy head. . Pretty gentle, but wonderful malt profile. Fairly smooth throughout, despite its claim of being aggressive. Pretty lavorful, nice feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotchzombie (562) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Pours clear golden amber with a fat and foamy off white head that has staying power. Aroma is fruity citrus hop with just a touch of fresh pine. Taste is balls to the wall citrus from sweeter pineapple to lasting bitter grapefruit. Piney bitter hop close. This is a great IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tognetta (825) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JAN 31, 2017
Dourada translúcida, espuma amarelada de ótima formação e boa persistência. Aroma mais forte de frutas amarelas maduras, abacaxi, lúpulo cavalar, resinosa. Amargor médio/intenso, médio dulçor. Corpo e carbonatação médios. Final mantém as impressões do aroma com frutas maduras e resina que gruda na língua. Deliciosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (2076) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2017
Appearance: Hazy deep honey amber. Thin head of tiny white bubbles. Nose: Sweet citrus, grapefruit and a touch of pine hops with medium roasted malt. Taste: A juicy blend of citrus and tropical fruit hops over a sweeter candy malt. Body: Light side of medium and lively. Parting thoughts: A very nice tropical hop showcase IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
partchapol (110) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Smell of hop, sweet floral, grapefruit. Drink from bottle, can’t see color. Well balanced ipa with right bitterness, smooth. Hopilicious. Right texture. Very good Ohio IPA. Will drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Listigovers (1059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2016
Orange copper colour with a fast disappearing off white head. Smells very resinous and floral. Very piney IPA, tons of hop flavour and medium bitterness, very punchy, medium bodied and oily. Hop flavour for miles, this is a VERY good IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crispaire (153) - - DEC 24, 2016
poured from portland brewpub’s draft. balanced aromas and flavors of citrus, pine, and just great depth. just enough resinous character to make it interesting. just enough bite to know it’s an IPA. drinks well and easy to ask for another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SteveOrz85 (239) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2016
From 12 oz bottle. Served in curved pint glass. Clear golden color with a thin white head. Very little lacing. A good solid pine like aroma. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Solid notes of pine and citrus. Light to medium bodied beer. Average carbonation. Over all a very tasty and enjoyable IPA. Beer is well balanced between sweet and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (2508) - Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Very good super piney and chewy IPA. Maybe a tad overhyped or it was, but definitely worth a shot for the Hop crazed individual. Bitterness well balanced with minimal sweetness. Solid!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (5848) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2016
On tap at Falling Rock Tap House. Clear bronze appearance with active carbonation and a fluffy beige head with excellent retention, eventually lacing the glass. Aroma of piney hops, floral notes, citrus zest and light hop resin. Similar flavor, adding medium to heavy bitterness. Medium body with a light dry feel and a lingering hop finish. Good, but not great.

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