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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
92
outstanding

270 Ratings
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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 127
Gots: 37 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

instinct2, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

egrace84, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

uncccegr, Jul 25, 2013
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
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

BrySoChi, Jul 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

gratefulbeerhead, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of Lunny777
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Lunny777, Jul 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

freewill35, Jul 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

WolfsbaneBloom, Jul 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

drummermattie02, Jul 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

lucasj82, Jul 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

YogiBeer, Jul 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Jakep2021, Jul 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

sabitu, Jul 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

skinnycox, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of Etan
3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Etan, Jul 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

randysandals, Jul 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

scotv, Jul 19, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Got it because it was extremely recommended from my buddy who's been home-brewing for years.

A - Nice orange color. Extremely clear with coarse white head with minimal lacing.

S - Strong hop fragrance with grapefruit hop smell. Not extremely strong but still noticeable.

T - Great flavor with a bold hop character and nice malt backbone to round it out. There is some pine, floral, and herbal hints but dominated by (as the name suggests) grapefruit. Nice bitterness for an IPA and is throughout the taste not just the finish. Crisp malt with some bread character and some light caramel on the back of hops.

M - Nice mouth-feel with light carbonation. Mostly crisp finish with hops on the back-end.

Overall, a very good IPA. Great flavor, lighter body, and shinning appearance for an IPA. A nice hoppy IPA for those that want all the hop flavor of a DIPA but with a crisper and less malty beer. I probably won't pay another $4.50 for carryout canned beer, but still a very tasty IPA. It's a limited release so you've got to get lucky to get a taste.

Glass- Imperial Nonic from a 16oz can.

dmgeng, Jul 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

yeahnatenelson, Jul 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

TargaFlorio, Jul 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

pmorey, Jul 18, 2013
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4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into a pint glass

A- Pours a clear golden color. A one finger of an off white bubblyhead.

S- No surprise, grapefruit in this one. A very strong and hoppy aroma. Very west coast style. A bit of a cat piss aroma and sharp pine in addition to the grape fruit. An awesome smelling beer.

T- Tastes a lot like it smells. A big bitterness at front. A very crisp and clean malt profile in this beer. A bit like a crisp lager maltiness. A very nice hop profile on this beer. As advertised, A grapefruit bomb. There is also a good bit of other tropical notes from the hops. A fresh pineyness to this beer. A very well done take on a west coast IPA.

M- A clear and clean palate. A refreshing and not too bitter IPA. Not a ton of body but an extremely drinkable IPA.

O- Very impressed by this beer. A well done IPA. A bit exp[ensive at 17$ a 4 pack but well worth trying.

TwelveOunces, Jul 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Beerdudenumberone, Jul 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

mjohnson17, Jul 16, 2013
Grapefruit Jungle IPA from Sun King Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.