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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
outstanding

253 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 123
Gots: 33 | 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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tmclain

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-28-2014 21:12:06 | More by tmclain
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MasterPenguins

Indiana

5/5  rDev +18.2%

07-27-2014 23:30:17 | More by MasterPenguins
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Enochase04

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-27-2014 03:45:30 | More by Enochase04
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Gear54

Indiana

4.68/5  rDev +10.6%

Having this on tap at the local watering hole.

A: The brew shows up to the table as a dark red maybe redish orange in color. 1/2 inch wispy head and light lace on the glass.

S: seems to be a mishmash of citrus aromas and hops. I was hoping for a stronger grapefruit aroma but It smells good all the same.

T: This beer is fabulous. Grapefruit and orange peel are the two big things I get and it mixes really well with the bitterness and hops that are present. Not a hopknster or bitter bomb at all. I think I prefer it that way. It's just the right balance as to not over power the citrus.

M: medium body and really easy drinking.

O: I will be having this again in the future!

07-27-2014 00:13:44 | More by Gear54
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psmith161

Indiana

3/5  rDev -29.1%

07-26-2014 16:03:09 | More by psmith161
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dcall384

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

07-25-2014 18:36:10 | More by dcall384
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ToddBeans

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-25-2014 18:25:55 | More by ToddBeans
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Filabee

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

07-25-2014 16:46:23 | More by Filabee
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tpoutasse

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-24-2014 23:18:04 | More by tpoutasse
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PatB1987

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-24-2014 22:53:14 | More by PatB1987
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fleurdelou

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

07-24-2014 19:39:48 | More by fleurdelou
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Rebel_Cato

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

07-24-2014 17:09:32 | More by Rebel_Cato
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HoldenDurden

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-24-2014 11:44:32 | More by HoldenDurden
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Csparks33

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-23-2014 23:45:54 | More by Csparks33
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BigJim5021

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-23-2014 05:24:14 | More by BigJim5021
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Highstplz

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-23-2014 00:38:25 | More by Highstplz
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-22-2014 00:31:50 | More by Arsenal0328
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-21-2014 16:38:28 | More by duceswild
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-20-2014 23:35:30 | More by IrishColonial
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atorres

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-20-2014 04:00:37 | More by atorres
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acknight

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

07-20-2014 01:01:12 | More by acknight
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dsauter

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-19-2014 21:39:43 | More by dsauter
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TheBlueNote

Indiana

3.48/5  rDev -17.7%

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.

07-19-2014 21:13:54 | More by TheBlueNote
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Viperman1316

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-19-2014 18:25:11 | More by Viperman1316
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LeannaLOTR

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-19-2014 13:41:05 | More by LeannaLOTR
Grapefruit Jungle IPA from Sun King Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.