Sunday, September 15, 2013

Review: Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA

Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA
7.5% ABV
Fat Head's Brewery, Middleburg Heights, OH
12 oz btl
Served in Dogfish Head signature glass
No date on bottle
Reviewed on 8/24/13 

This IPA pours a medium gold color with a nice off-white head that has decent retention. Some haziness.  Nice lacing.  Moderate carbonation.

Smell consists of hops, grapefruit, citrus, pepperiness, floral, resin, some pine.

Taste consists of deeply bitter hops, grapefruit, citrus, pine, slight malt, pepperiness, floral and herbal notes, resin.

Mouthfeel is quite dry and bitter on the palate.  The dryness and bitterness linger in the mouth.

Overall, a quite tasty, hoppy IPA that has some serious dryness and bitterness happening. Solid hoppy IPA flavors such as hops (of course), grapefruit, and pine dominate the flavor profile, with the flavors lingering long after.  It's fair to say that this one lays waste to the palate--a good thing--much like a similar beer, the aptly named Palate Wrecker (Green Flash).  It doesn't quite hit the heights of that beer, but it's still quite a good IPA.

My score: 94

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