Small Axe Big IPA - Funky Buddha Brewery

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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: IdrinkGas on 03-17-2014

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Ratings: 82 | Reviews: 8
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Photo of TheMonkery
3.28/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Malt bomb. Way too sweet - almost like a barleywine

Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

On draft, pours a bright orange, good carbonation, a little bit of white head fills the glass.

The nose is mute and subdued for what I was expecting. Even after I let it warm up, still the same. Some citrus and piney notes, a little caramel malt. The flavor is more pine, but it doesn't balance well with the caramel sweetness. A bit messy. The mouthfeel is fine, but it leaves a gross aftertaste in my mouth. This is just ok.

Photo of Kraj30
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

solid IIPA... had in brewery.. I feel like they could make a better IPA then they do..

Photo of BMMillsy
3.31/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at First Magnitude. Murky orange gold pour. Stale dead hops and some biscuity malts on the nose. Flavor follows that closely, with a dry bitterness. This was awfully disappointing, and I hope the keg has just been sitting around a while or something. Otherwise, poor effort by FB.

Photo of Stevecarini
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

For an IPA with a 10% ABV, this beer is a very easy drink. It's smooth and not at all boozy. Their bartender had a great passion for it as he announced it was the brewery's best IPA. Cloudy like a north east IPA and had that citrus feel you look for in such a beer but it wasnt a citrus punch in the face, more an after flavor.

Photo of Flounder57
4.1/5  rDev 0%

Served in a snifter at their new facility in Oakland Park, FL.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is an orange color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Candied orange, herbal, grassy, caramel, bready, and some alcohol.

Taste: Same as above with mild tingly bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, boozy, tingly bitterness, medium to full bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: I enjoyed this beer months ago in Boston and no good to get it directly from the source.

Photo of KVNBGRY
3.29/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is a sweet malty mess.

Photo of Pahn
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Mini review:

Mostly Citra in the flavor; lots of lemon and lime, some greenhouse pungency but far from "dank". Very flavorful. Not a lot of malt influence, for the better.

Small Axe Big IPA from Funky Buddha Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.