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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
93
outstanding

280 Ratings
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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 139
Gots: 35 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

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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.

Grapefruit Jungle IPA from Sun King Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.