Located in North Olmstead, Ohio, Fat Head’s Brewery has gained a cult following since opening in 2009 as a brewpub.
Its flagship brew is the award-winning Head Hunter IPA, which took a silver medal at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival and was named a “Top 25 Beer in the World” by Draft Magazine in 2009.
Success has come so quickly to Fat Head’s that the company recently opened up a separate brewery to meet the demand. The increased production has allowed it to finally begin limited distribution to central Ohio.
Head Hunter pours a slightly cloudy orange with moderate carbonation and a medium white head. Aromas of spruce, mango and fresh-squeezed citrus juice intertwine majestically.
The flavor leans toward citrus with notes of tangelo and white grapefruit with a good dollop of pine and caramel. The herbaceous hop flavors provide Head Hunter with a long-lasting finish that is dry, yet thirst-quenching. It is a perfect match for curried shrimp or grilled jerk chicken.
Head Hunter retails for $9.99 for a 4-pack and is distributed locally by Cavalier Distributing.