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Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ) - Sun King Brewing Company

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Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ)Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ)

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65 Reviews

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Reviews: 65
Hads: 332
Avg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 147
Gots: 54 | FT: 0
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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Reviews: 65 | Hads: 332
Reviews by jkrich:
Photo of jkrich
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz. can. There is a number stamped on the bottom of can - 13182; perhaps the 182nd day of 2013 which would be about June. The ale has a very clean looking deep and clear golden hue with a foamy white head that dissipates leaving some intricate lacing on the glass.

Just as the name suggests, the aroma is predominantly grapefruit and citrus.

Of course the dominant flavor is grapefruit flavored hops with a sustained bitterness on the palate. This is definitely an American IPA style hop bomb. There is a faint nod to some malt in the aftertaste, but the smooth burn of hops is always present. On my palate, the hop profile is just a little one-dimensional. I was looking forward to the nuances of tangerine and apricot stated on the can, but I can detect very little of these flavors.

The body was light to medium with smooth but bitter mouth feel. The grapefruit bitterness lingers pleasantly on the palate.

Very good American IPA, especially after it warms a little in the glass. As other reviewers have stated, it is pricy but worth seeking out. I only wish the hop profile was more diverse.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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Photo of Dabeel
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jisom123
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Skye1024
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of 1Adam12
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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Photo of sourdog
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acknight
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of rudylaw
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of dsauter
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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Photo of Jgrody
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of spkissane
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Murphysxm
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of zachpaschal
4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of theRooster90
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of BigJim5021
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of macaw87
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FalconA
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ) from Sun King Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.