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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
94
outstanding

227 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 121
Gots: 32 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: robwestcott on 05-23-2010)
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Reviews by mcallister:
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mcallister

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A quick to fade pillowy head tops a clear copper/orange liquid. No lace.

Wonderful citrus aromas with what would you know, grapefruit leading the way. Tangerines, lemon rind, A biscuit malt with force underlying all the fruity goodness.

Much more neutral in the mouth. Carmel, toffee and breast malts hold the earthy, grassy, not nearly as distrust hops at bay. Good bitterness but hops seem lost in the malt. A hint of burnt sugar on the finish, lemon, orange meringue, and just light grapefruit. Good acidity with a medium bodied Southfield.

Serving type: can

11-09-2011 22:29:30 | More by mcallister
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MasterPenguins

Indiana

5/5  rDev +18.5%

07-27-2014 23:30:17 | More by MasterPenguins
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Enochase04

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-27-2014 03:45:30 | More by Enochase04
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Gear54

Indiana

4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Having this on tap at the local watering hole.

A: The brew shows up to the table as a dark red maybe redish orange in color. 1/2 inch wispy head and light lace on the glass.

S: seems to be a mishmash of citrus aromas and hops. I was hoping for a stronger grapefruit aroma but It smells good all the same.

T: This beer is fabulous. Grapefruit and orange peel are the two big things I get and it mixes really well with the bitterness and hops that are present. Not a hopknster or bitter bomb at all. I think I prefer it that way. It's just the right balance as to not over power the citrus.

M: medium body and really easy drinking.

O: I will be having this again in the future!

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2014 00:13:44 | More by Gear54
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psmith161

Indiana

3/5  rDev -28.9%

07-26-2014 16:03:09 | More by psmith161
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dcall384

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

07-25-2014 18:36:10 | More by dcall384
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ToddBeans

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-25-2014 18:25:55 | More by ToddBeans
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Filabee

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

07-25-2014 16:46:23 | More by Filabee
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tpoutasse

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-24-2014 23:18:04 | More by tpoutasse
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PatB1987

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-24-2014 22:53:14 | More by PatB1987
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fleurdelou

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-24-2014 19:39:48 | More by fleurdelou
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Rebel_Cato

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-24-2014 17:09:32 | More by Rebel_Cato
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HoldenDurden

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-24-2014 11:44:32 | More by HoldenDurden
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Csparks33

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-23-2014 23:45:54 | More by Csparks33
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BigJim5021

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-23-2014 05:24:14 | More by BigJim5021
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Highstplz

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-23-2014 00:38:25 | More by Highstplz
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-22-2014 00:31:50 | More by Arsenal0328
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-21-2014 16:38:28 | More by duceswild
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-20-2014 23:35:30 | More by IrishColonial
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atorres

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-20-2014 04:00:37 | More by atorres
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acknight

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-20-2014 01:01:12 | More by acknight
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dsauter

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-19-2014 21:39:43 | More by dsauter
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TheBlueNote

Indiana

3.48/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Got a single can from behind the counter at my local beer store. Pretty stoked when I got it since they didn't get many. Drank it as fresh as possible the day after I purchased

Appearance: One of the best things about this beer–crystal clear copper with a finger of off-white head. Dark for an IPA, but beautiful.

Aroma: This is where I was disappointed. I am used to getting smacked in the face by hops when sniffing these rare IPAs. Not so here. Subtle fruit and citrus aromas with a bit of musty grain. Not terrible, but not what I was expecting from a $4/can rare seasonal IPA called Grapefruit Jungle.

Taste: Once again, not bag, but a bit underwhelming. I found this to be very balanced instead of super hop forward. Fruity and citrusy flavors balanced nicely by malt and a gentle bitterness at the end that sticks around.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel. Good carbonation level. Wish it was a bit more dry.

Overall: Like I said, not bad, but not what I was expecting for all the hype. I am coming to the conclusion that the majority of hard-to-find seasonal releases are genius marketing, not necessarily genius brewing. I would probably go to this beer quite a bit if it was $9.00 a six-pack and was easy to find. Probably won't be going out of my way for it in the future.

Serving type: can

07-19-2014 21:13:54 | More by TheBlueNote
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Viperman1316

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-19-2014 18:25:11 | More by Viperman1316
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LeannaLOTR

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-19-2014 13:41:05 | More by LeannaLOTR
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Grapefruit Jungle IPA from Sun King Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.