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

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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Funky Bow Brewery & Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: johnnnniee on 06-03-2013

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Ratings: 74 | Reviews: 11
Reviews by alaimoa:
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3.04/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

More User Reviews:
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3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
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%

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

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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1/5  rDev -72.1%

Photo of mjstacker
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.56/5  rDev +27%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of teffcity0331
4.4/5  rDev +22.6%
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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3.6/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of GurgglyBurgglers
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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!

Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.4/5  rDev +22.6%

From a 12oz can

Pours a golden amber color with a decent sized foamy head, fades at a decent pace but leaves a lasting cap throughout the drink, minor lacing on the glass.

Smell has a rich caramel malt backing with a strong piney hop aroma at the front, hints of grapefruit.

Taste starts off with a hit of piney hops, quickly balanced with the caramel malt and finishes with a rather dry bitterness from the hops again, grapefruit aspects throughout, body is medium with a slight resiny mouthfeel, carbonation is medium but at times can be sharp.

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of illpass78
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. glass on draft at Flatbread in Portland, Maine. Served in a nifty snifter.

Look: Pours a slightly hazy orange/yellow with a thin white head that shows good retention.

Aroma: Smells of lemon, grapefruit, hops and grass.

Taste: Nice citrusy, lemony IPA. Good hop character and solid malt base. A wee touch of alcohol burn.

Mouthfeel: Slightly light of body, but that helps aid its approachability. Good beer to pair with yuppie pizza, as I did.

Overall: Really solid IPA, this. Not a game-changer, but doesn't seek to be or need to be. Would recommend to anyone who likes U.S. IPAs.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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