Grapefruit Jungle IPA - Sun King Brewing Company
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Reviews by rlee1390:
4.29/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A-Clear deep orange, some carbonation, one finger head.
S-Good deal of hops, rather citrusy and tropical. Some malt and grassy notes as well.
T-Starts with citrus hops. Has a harsh (in a good way) hop finish, Mild bitterness. Tad bit of malt with some pine as well.
M-Medium bodied, slightly carbonated, good deal of hop resins.
O-A well made IPA, not really worth the pricetag, but worth trying.
Serving type: can
07-13-2013 19:16:37 | More by rlee1390
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3.48/5 rDev -17.3%
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
Grapefruit Jungle IPA from Sun King Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.