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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
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273 Ratings
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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 129
Gots: 36 | 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:
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(Beer added by: robwestcott on 05-23-2010)
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Photo of vw73182
1.4/5  rDev -66.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

On tap, severed in 12oz tulip glass.

Appearance is an amberish red and clear, with thin white head that quickly dissipated.

Smell is pungent of rotten eggs with a very light hint of hop grassiness that comes through.

Mouth feel is very thin with lots of carbonation.

Front of tongue is not pleasing with lots of weird unpleasant tastes. Middle of the tongue is rich tinny taste that fades in moderate hop bitterness.

Overall. I went in expecting big things from all the hype but left extremely disappointed. I Wouldn't drink this one again as it was an unpleasant experience.

vw73182, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of DarthKostrizer
2.95/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Can shared by NosignsofPain in which she got in a BIF

Look: Orange in color and totally translucent. 1/2 inch head and no retention at all

Smell: Not much going on at all. Some bready notes backed up by a hint of citrus. Old batch maybe??

Taste: Ever so slight notes of citrus but no grapefruit what so ever. A bit of hop sting on the backend

Mouthfeel: Light body and medium carbonation

Overall: Not that great of a beer maybe this was a old batch

DarthKostrizer, Oct 31, 2011
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

bstyle, Sep 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

psmith161, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of Savearth
3.25/5  rDev -23%

Savearth, Aug 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

skinnycox, Jul 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

kushlash23, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of TheBlueNote
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.

TheBlueNote, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

GRG1313, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

mendvicdog, Jul 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

BeerGreg, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

dcall384, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

indianabeerman, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of jheiss
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

jheiss, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Filabee
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Filabee, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Boilerfood
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Boilerfood, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of biggred1
3.63/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light copper with pale blonde highlights when backlit and a creamy khaki head that leaves blobs of lace on the glass. The aroma is the best part of this beer, and to me it's more Pineapple than Grapefruit jungle. Pure tropical fruity hops in the nose and faint sweet malt in the background. Resinous hops flavors and grapefruit citrusy notes with a lean malt backbone that falls a bit short for my liking. Lighter bodied for a bigger IPA with nice smooth carbonation. An above average brew for SK but for $18 a four pack it should be amazing, it is not.

biggred1, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.73/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Many thanks to the legendary woodychandler for the hook up. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a burnt orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is alive with grapefruit and hops. Taste is very hoppy, grapefruit, considerable bitterness throughout. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

tone77, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of jkrich
3.73/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

jkrich, Aug 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Skye1024, May 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

uncccegr, Jul 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

DyingBreed, Jul 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

bilhelm, Oct 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

BEERschlitz, Jul 06, 2014
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Grapefruit Jungle IPA from Sun King Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.