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Grapefruit Jungle IPA - Sun King Brewing Company

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Grapefruit Jungle IPAGrapefruit Jungle IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

63 Reviews
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Reviews: 63
Hads: 325
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 145
Gots: 54 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: robwestcott on 05-23-2010

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 63 | Hads: 325
Reviews by dmgeng:
Photo of dmgeng
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Got it because it was extremely recommended from my buddy who's been home-brewing for years.

A - Nice orange color. Extremely clear with coarse white head with minimal lacing.

S - Strong hop fragrance with grapefruit hop smell. Not extremely strong but still noticeable.

T - Great flavor with a bold hop character and nice malt backbone to round it out. There is some pine, floral, and herbal hints but dominated by (as the name suggests) grapefruit. Nice bitterness for an IPA and is throughout the taste not just the finish. Crisp malt with some bread character and some light caramel on the back of hops.

M - Nice mouth-feel with light carbonation. Mostly crisp finish with hops on the back-end.

Overall, a very good IPA. Great flavor, lighter body, and shinning appearance for an IPA. A nice hoppy IPA for those that want all the hop flavor of a DIPA but with a crisper and less malty beer. I probably won't pay another $4.50 for carryout canned beer, but still a very tasty IPA. It's a limited release so you've got to get lucky to get a taste.

Glass- Imperial Nonic from a 16oz can. (1,097 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz tallboy can, sample from the brewery.

Loving the artwork on this can. Two fingers of head to start, clear amber hue. Soft hop resin nose with tropical fruit and grassy undertones. Lots of layers of hoppiness unfold with each sip, soft bready malt and hints of caramel within. Bitterness is there but it is rounded. Sure, there is balance for this hefty IPA. Damn good drinking. (384 characters)

Photo of Dabeel
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of jisom123
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Skye1024
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of 1Adam12
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this just today on tap at Sun King. Review is from the growler I brought home.

Pours a hazy orange. Huge hoppy citrus smell. Loads of grapefruit and orange. Tastes very citrusy. Very hoppy. Huge bitterness on the back end of the taste that keeps me from pounding this. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, carbonated, and excellent. This might be my favorite brew if not for the IBU's on this bad boy. They are very noticeable. Once again, sun king has these awesome beers that they haven't canned yet. They need to expand. (521 characters)

Photo of sourdog
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acknight
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of dsauter
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice copper color with very little head. Strong citrus smell. You can smell the grapefruit and finishes with a nice malt flavor. Hits the tongue lightly before the malts kick in and then the citrus and hops finish. Very fun IPA. Light easy finish, so I can drink many. (268 characters)

Photo of Jgrody
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of spkissane
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of Murphysxm
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of zachpaschal
4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

17.50 for 4 pack of cans from brewery

A- Redish-orange with off-white head. Some lacing
S - Citrus- grapefruit & orange rinds. Dankish hops
T- Sweet on the front, then tart citrus and finally tart grapefruit
M- Smooth... a bit on the thin side, but very drinkable

O- Best offering I have had from SunKing. Price point may be a bit high. (338 characters)

Photo of theRooster90
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Twenty Taps in Broad Ripple

A: Nice color, pretty normal for an IPA

S: Very good smell, lots of fruits but since the name is Grapefruit I could smell that the most.

T: Tangy hoppy grapefruit. Very nice IPA taste with a little extra kick of grapefruit.

M: Pretty good nothing special for an IPA, good carbonation with nice hops and fruit overtones.

O: Try this for sure as it is most likely my favorite beer from Sun King. (438 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of BigJim5021
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of macaw87
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FalconA
4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Grapefruit Jungle IPA from Sun King Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.