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So Folkin' Hoppy IPA - The Funky Bow Brewery & Beer Company

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So Folkin' Hoppy IPASo Folkin' Hoppy IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

19 Reviews
THE BROS
87
very good

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Reviews: 19
Hads: 136
Avg: 3.67
pDev: 32.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Funky Bow Brewery & Beer Company
Maine, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: johnnnniee on 06-03-2013

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 19 | Hads: 136
Reviews by alaimoa:
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3.04/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On tap at Flatbread in Portland, ME on 2/26
Pours an amber with no head to speak of. Smells of earthiness, dirt,toffee. Taste similar but with a name using hops in it I would have thought more IBU. overall a bit bland with the same earthy hops with the bready and caramel malt profile dominating. Smooth yet not quite what I had hoped for.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DoctorD
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Malty! This poured darker than your usual IPA, smelled less fruity/tropical than your usual New England IPA, and tasted very malt forward. Not necessarily a bad thing but surprising compared to the overwhelming number of New England IPAs that are tropical juice bombs. Good, lingering mouthfeel which reminded me of a brown ale or even old ale (the smell reminded me of a weaker version of Founders Curmudgeon a little bit). I wasn't so fond of the bitter aftertaste but this is a nice change of pace compared to today's hop-forward IPAs.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #79 (Aug 2013):

So raw and rustic, yet put together well enough to be presentable and drinkable. Meaning this is really good beer. Not your typical IPA, but rather a very well balanced one that focuses on all aspects. With a beer like this, Funky Bow has a lot of potential.

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 8.3%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Deep brassy hue, epic lacing

SMELL: Minty piney hops, fallen apples, caramel, earthy, toasted bread, yeast, hint of alcohol, rustic

TASTE: Extremely smooth, chewy body, very malty, grassy, bready, nutty, grainy, balanced hop bitterness, minty, spicy, orange rind, evergreen, blond tobacco, yeast, ripe apples; finishes semidry and hoppy

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Lighter reddish color with a thicker beige head.

Smell: Strong hops and citrus notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: A little rough medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops and pine notes with notes with citrus.

Overall: Good IPA, I would definitely have this again.

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Photo of Sinnian
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of LXIXME
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Iparedman
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Uzarnayme
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of benbazi
1/5  rDev -72.8%

Photo of grahuba
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mjstacker
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mbmiche
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mbertrand2
4.56/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of kellyej
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of teffcity0331
4.4/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasty. Strong smell, tasty, bitter, maybe a bit to bitter of an after taste. Would recommend. Would buy again. Another good beer from a great state.

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Photo of Reds76
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of Snellgg5
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of Supergenou
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hockeypuck
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of salthemonster
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GurgglyBurgglers
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Straight from the can on the way to the grocery store. Hops abound and just enough malt to provide great balance. Super clean, however a tad bit too bittah' for my palate. Crazy good value though. 6 pack of cans for $10.99 clocking in around 7%? Hell yea. Drink all day long at those prices!

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So Folkin' Hoppy IPA from The Funky Bow Brewery & Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.