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Grapefruit Jungle IPA - Sun King Brewing Company

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Grapefruit Jungle IPA
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94
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191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 122
Gots: 24 | 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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vw73182

Indiana

1.4/5  rDev -66.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2013 00:09:01 | More by vw73182
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DarthKostrizer

California

2.95/5  rDev -30.3%
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

Serving type: can

10-31-2011 19:33:31 | More by DarthKostrizer
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bstyle

Indiana

3/5  rDev -29.1%

09-09-2012 10:25:24 | More by bstyle
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Savearth

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

08-29-2012 23:40:46 | More by Savearth
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skinnycox

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

07-20-2013 17:58:35 | More by skinnycox
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kushlash23

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

07-11-2014 13:26:00 | More by kushlash23
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

08-13-2013 06:43:31 | More by GRG1313
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jheiss

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

12-18-2011 20:23:13 | More by jheiss
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

03-16-2014 14:44:26 | More by Fettpopps
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Boilerfood

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

07-07-2013 03:21:23 | More by Boilerfood
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biggred1

Indiana

3.63/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

Serving type: can

07-09-2013 23:58:17 | More by biggred1
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Serving type: can

11-29-2011 16:52:40 | More by tone77
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jkrich

Indiana

3.73/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Serving type: can

08-10-2013 23:05:06 | More by jkrich
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Skye1024

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-12-2012 19:54:29 | More by Skye1024
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uncccegr

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-25-2013 01:47:26 | More by uncccegr
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DyingBreed

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-11-2013 13:41:31 | More by DyingBreed
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BEERschlitz

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-06-2014 03:48:40 | More by BEERschlitz
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eyeenjoybeer

Seychelles

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-11-2013 01:12:58 | More by eyeenjoybeer
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klipper

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-13-2014 05:52:29 | More by klipper
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runlikeakenyan

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-17-2013 00:02:08 | More by runlikeakenyan
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mookihouse

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

08-06-2013 17:25:28 | More by mookihouse
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

08-07-2013 00:34:53 | More by baybum
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randysandals

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-20-2013 04:49:56 | More by randysandals
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Leinie

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

08-25-2013 21:24:58 | More by Leinie
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

11-07-2013 23:11:56 | More by fredmugs
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Grapefruit Jungle IPA from Sun King Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.