Grapefruit Jungle IPA - Sun King Brewing Company

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Grapefruit Jungle IPAGrapefruit Jungle IPA

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277 Ratings
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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 131
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: robwestcott on 05-23-2010)
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Photo of rkarimi
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the can that found its way into my fridge, the ale was a handsome copper color with a bubbly and perhaps fluffy white head. The aroma was the high point of this beer for me. The aroma was largely grapefruit and grass, but there was an amazing amount of sweetness in the aroma. In the initial taste, one detects tangerine, passion fruit, tangy pine, and bitter resin. The bitterness dominates the sweet notes a little too much for my liking. With a name like grapefruit jungle, I wanted more fruit. The bitterness lasts into the aftertaste with thicker than expected mouthfeel allowing it to linger. An enjoyable brew, but I imagine great potential with some of the elements of this beer in an imperial.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of gratefuld
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of tdmccarthy
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of bigmanmac
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of instinct2
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of egrace84
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of uncccegr
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of vw73182
1.4/5  rDev -66.7%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Lunny777
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served out of a can. Fresh - just released recently.

A: Crystal clear amber, great color, only docking this category because the head retention and lacing was not what I expected it to be.

S: Beautiful citrus, grapefruit, slight pine bitterness, light malt.

T: Not quite grapefruit, but close...complex citrus is present (obviously, given the name), with grapefruit, orange/grapefruit rind - there's bitter crispness without it truly being bitter. The bitterness doesn't linger due to great malt balance, but malt is more in the background. It's all about the complex, diverse flavors contributed by the hops. Taste becomes more complex as it warms. Each sip is interesting and delightful.

F: Ideal feel. Medium body, medium carbonation. Smooth. The mouthfeel is an afterthought with this beer, with the complex flavor as the highlight - as it should be.

O: Awesome IPA. It stands out from start to finish. I can see why it's become quickly popular. The price is a bit steep, but worth a try. I was fortunate enough to find a can sold individually for $4.50, as the only 4 packs I could find were $18. Definitely worth a try though. Represents the Midwest/Upper-Midwest region of taste profile well. Worth a try if you can get your hands on it.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of Etan
3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint can into a snifter.

A. Pours out reddish-orange with small white head.

S. Juicy grapefruit, light pine, caramel, sourdough, blood orange, light breadiness.

T. Grassy bitterness, tangerine and grapefruit, a bit of sweet malt.

M. Light-bodied with moderate carbonation.

O. A nice grapefruity IPA.

Photo of randysandals
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of scotv
4/5  rDev -5%

Grapefruit Jungle IPA from Sun King Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.