Saturday, February 17, 2018

Beer Review: Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA

Head Hunter IPA from Fathead’s Brewery is an American IPA and pretty much the flagship beer for this Ohio brewery and it is the subject of my latest review. Coming in at 7.5% ABV for alcohol content and 87 IBU, this beer pretty much embodies all that is a traditional beer of this style. Displaying a deep golden color and nice looking white frothy head, this award winning beer was one worth reviewing just to get a good feel of the style.

The beer uses three hops: Columbus, Simcoe and Centennial which is added to the four malts: Pale, CaraMalt, C-15 and Cara-Pils and together with the American Ale yeast…we have the result of this west–coast style IPA. However, while I found the beer to a solid effort, for me it did come across as being solid, but not as modernized as some of the other ones that are on the market now. Nothing wrong with this one though as it definitely fits the style as mentioned above but the wow factor just wasn’t there for me as much, leading me to score this one an 81.

Check out my video to see more of my thoughts on this one, and if you have had this one previously then let me know what you think by leaving a comment as well. And always remember, there’s always time…Get Your Beer On!

Appearance: 12
Aroma: 12
Flavor: 11
Palate: 11
Overall: 35

Total Score: 81

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