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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

274 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 129
Gots: 36 | 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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Arsenal0328, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

duceswild, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

IrishColonial, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

atorres, Jul 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

acknight, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

dsauter, Jul 19, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

TheBlueNote, Jul 19, 2014
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Prager62, Jul 18, 2014
Grapefruit Jungle IPA from Sun King Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.