The limited release of Fat Head’s Hop Juju has hopheads salivating. While only available in select states, Fat Heads along with quite a few other notables is continuing to prove that Ohio is a major player in the craft beer scene.
Fat Head’s Hop Juju
“Ju-ju” is defined as “the magic attributed to a charm or fetish.” If there’s anything in the craft beer world that qualifies as a fetish object, it must certainly be the almighty hop cone. And Fat head’s Brewery in Northern Ohio knows a thing or two about coaxing a little magic out of otherwise ordinary hops – their west coast style Head Hunter IPA is a recognized leader in the competitive IPA market.
So when we tell you Head Hunter has a big brother, and his name is Hop Juju, then you know Fat Head’s means business. Hop Juju is a 9%ABV concoction that somehow packs more flavor than should be possible in an Imperial IPA, a style often known for simply clubbing you over the head with hop bitterness. The full range of juicy fruit is here – pineapple, mango, grapefruit – but they play very well with pine and floral notes, and it all holds up due to a perfect malt backbone. If you’re a fan of well done, big, hoppy beers – and of course you are – then just surrender to the juju now, as Hop Juju is only here in late winter, then it’s gone!