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Hop Gun | Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DosBeerigos on 09-27-2010

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Reviews: 104 | Ratings: 826
Photo of q33jeff
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle to plastic disney mug. Can't really see well, but once the big white head fades, a clear yellow Orange brew shows up from the top down view.

Aroma is citrus, cedar, pear. A bit more mellow than the typical ops.

Taste is similar to aroma. Citrus and softer fruit. Woody, but not that sharp IPA pine.

Creamy feel.

Good beer.....a poor man's S.T. Unearthly.

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Photo of IndiaPaleViking
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A solid everyday IPA. Nice floral and fruit notes on the nose. Medium hops note early that build with slight dank bitterness at finish. Sweet mouthfeel. Not a hop bomb but a nice solid brew. For Florida IPAs I prefer Cigar city's Jai Alai.

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Photo of lwillitz
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12-oz bottle into Belgian ale glass

A - 2 fingers of white suds over a cloudy body of golden orange full of suspended sediment

S - grapefruit, pineapple, touch of pine, malt sweetness

T - grapefruit, orange, pineapple/tropical fruits, pine, bready malts

M - thick medium body, biting carbonation, dry finish

O - a decent IPA with a tropical character

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Photo of MikeWard
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

poured from a 12oz bottle into a half pint glass. bottled 1/25/16

looks like a typical ipa, yellowish with an off white head. head persists with decent lacing.

aroma is cleanly of hops, little else.

tastes of citrus hops, not overpowering, nicely balanced. mouth is a tad below
overall a solid ipa, worth revisiting.

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Photo of Billolick
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, Bottled on dating (02/18/16) etched onto the bottle

Pours typical looking medium almond Amber, moderate lite khaki cap and leaving respectable long sheeting and then some blotchy lace on the glass.

Soft nose of pine and resins hops

Super smooth on the palate, gonna give high marks for the mouthfeel here.

Hoppedmup and pleasing IPA, nothing especially amazing, but well worth a try...

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden orange body with a slightly off white head that retains and laces well.

Aroma is orange, grapefruit, mango, and pineapple hop notes with caramel and bready malt.

Flavor is more grapefruity than anything. Orange and tropical fruits around the edges with some bready malt.

Medium body, carbonation, and bitterness.

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Photo of Bonkinishwa
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Funky Buddha Brewery - Hop Gun. 7% AB. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled on 3/16/16.

Look: Settles a beautiful clear orange color, with a finger sized white head, which ends up as a ring of lacing.

Smell: Bitter hops and some tropical fruits up front, with some noticeable malt presence backing it.

Feel: Light to medium bodied, with a lot of carbonation. Very easy drinker.

Taste: Nice hop and fruit notes up front, with some bitterness before the malt sweetness comes in. Finishes a sweet, bitter malty hop taste.

Overall: A good IPA overall, nothing stands out however, but then again, nothing is bad about it. Very sessionable IPA with a crsip, clean finish.

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Photo of do_ob
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into a solo cup. Drinking in style. Dark amber. Lots of tropical fruit and citrus on the nose and taste. Lighter mouthfeel, but plenty of flavor. Pretty standard beer. Nothing standout, but solid.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint
Bottled 2/18/16

A- pours a bright Amber color with a small foamy head that disappears almost immediately, leaving just a ring behind

S- light piney and resinous hop with a hint of citrus. Toasted cracker malt underlying

T- piney and grassy up front, with some citrus and tropical hop notes following. Notes of guava, mango & citrus peel. The finish is slightly toasted and dry

M- medium body with medium biting carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish

O- straight forward IPA with good drinkability

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Photo of schoolboy
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ah, welcome to Florida. I have visited the sunshine state uncounted times, but it has been a few years since I had a sit-in-Florida and veg out vacation by the sea. I do not remember seeing so many local brews, but the last three times in the state I had very little time before or after a cruise. It's a nice surprise. Now if I could only find a store that sold singles around here.

Sot htis one is a little hazy looking with nice head. The aroma is subdued funky hopness. The taste lives up to the Funky part of their name, with a bit of funk and a not overly bitter bite. The aftertaste is clean. I drank a mess of these yesterday and they worked.

This is a recommended AIPA - when in FLA, do as the FLA's and have some. I can't wait to try more from the area.

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Photo of KyleVick4
4.8/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into 16oz pint glass

A: Deep copper with decent lacing. Good white head.
S: Sugar and fruit slightly (but nicely) overpowered by piney hops. Touch of alcohol in the background
T: Fantastic. A deep caramel malt backbone balances an assertively pine hoppiness up front. Fruitiness is mild but present and the pine leaves a wonderful bitterness. This is my new favorite IPA
M: Thick and syrupy. Bitter and dry after. Nice fit for the style
O: This is a phenomenal beer. I have bought dozens of sixers of this one and still want more. It continually satisfies, being an IPA guy all my favorie beers are in this style. This is my new favorite beer, and its been that way for a good 2 years now. To the brewers at Funky Budda: you nailed it.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Coming out with guns a'blazin'... hop guns, that is... Funky Buddha's common IPA is anything but; laced with a short caramel backbone, the dominance of hops comes early and comes often with a spicy bitterness and a fresh and floral introduction that's simply a taste of Florida when drinking anywhere in the world.

Medium honey-amber at its core, the beer's hazy demeanor calderns with a creamy white froth. Its bold citrus perfume shares tropical fruit, orchard fruit and an herbal 'dankness' that's of unadulterated hops. Deeply caramelized in taste, the flavor of honey and toasted grain carry and caramel sweetness to sooth the palate ahead of the hoppy brunt to come.

The bulk of taste opens with the hearty caramels marching toward the recesses of taste, but also the shaprness of hops and grain setting in quickly. The peppery bite of Germanic hops use a rye-like grit that bitters the palate early and often. But the overlay of pineapple, grapefruit, orange, apricot and mango play to a softer and more succulent taste. The classic resinous bittering power of torn pine needles wins out in the end.

Garnering a medium IPA body, the malty rebuttal to hops is persistent and resists any complete fade. Where on sees balance, another sees interference. Its bitter but sweetened finish churns with pine, fresh-cut grass and those citrusy herbs that's redolent of cannabis -or so I've heard.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours amber with golden highlights. Suspended yeast is visible. It is topped with two inches of beige head that leaves some nice lacing.

I get some citrus aromas.

It has nice citrus flavors. There is a quick, clean malt taste through the middle with a pine finish.

Medium mouthfeel

This is a solid IPA. There is nothing to make it stand out other than the fact that it is a good shelf IPA.

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Photo of ZBowden
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy copper with a white head, smells citrusy and slight pine with some biscuity cracker, tastes of citrus and slight tropical fruit with some cracker and biscuit on the back end, mouthfeel is thin with high carbonation and dry finish.

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Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 12oz bottle that says, :"consume fresh" but lacks a bottling date. Pours a copper-ish gold with a half finger of head that leaves foamy lacing throughout. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste, more piney than pineapple-y, some bitterness on the end. Overall solid IPA.

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Photo of tone77
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, malts, some pine. Taste is well balanced hops and malts, citrus, light pine, medium bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a tasty and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a 6-pack (undated) at the local Publix in Marathon, FL. Pours a clear golden color with a nice white head. Initial impression is pine and citrus, some floral notes, nicely balanced by biscuit malt backbone. Medium bodied (maybe a little on the heavy side for an IPA), with medium carbonation. Fairly dry, slightly bitter finish. Quite a good IPA - not gonna set the world on fire, but not bad for the Florida Keys!

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Photo of Meyers1023
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear orange with two fingers of white head that lace the glass all the way down. Smell is citrus, bread, and a small amount of pine. The taste has more floral and pine than the smell with a pineapple flavor kicking in. The feel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. This is a decent IPA. I could easily drink this on a regular basis.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear golden color with white head. Citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, pine, other light fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Very fruity. Medium bodied. Finishes with more fruit.

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Photo of madelfonatree
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled October 22, 2015 and enjoyed December 19, 2015 in a Hopslam tulip.

Look - Slightly orange copper penny. Little to no head. Head that was there is white and medium bubbled. Head settles to nothing. Little lacing.

Smell - Musty grapefruit. Caramel. Bread. Little citrus.

Taste - Orange. Grapefruit. Malty. Caramel. Pine. Alcohol.

Feel - More carbonation on the tongue compared to head. Medium bodied.

Overall - It is almost two months old. I hate to blame freshness but this is very malty/piney as compared to musty/citrus. It is still an IPA I would drink.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper penny color with a quarter inch of off white resting on top. Moderate lacing. Floral and tropical hops dominate the nose. I taste a blend of overripe pineapple, citrus, and grapefruit. There's a nice deep burn on the tongue from the hops. The mouth is surprisingly smooth and thirst quenching. I figured it would be a bit more sticky considering the strength and the aggressive hopping.

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Photo of ZAP
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A lot of caramel on the aroma. Some overripe tropical fruits as well (mangos).

More of a pineapple impression on the taste.....caramel bready backing with the malt..

Carbonation is a bit high and too spritzy...almost champagne like...

Medium bodied....finishes slightly dry..

Overall this is an OK IPA I would drink if handed but not one I would pick over many others. Ok...not horrible but there are a lot of great IPA's out there and this is not one in my opinion.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a Spiegelau glass.

Appearance: A two finger head was poured that reduced to a small puffy layer. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Light citrus, tropical, and herbal hops followed by toasted and caramel malts.

Taste: The palate follows the aroma. Chewy notes and light bitterness in the rear too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light bodied, crisp, refreshing, a little chewy, and medium carbonation.

Overall: So good to see this beer once again. In bottles too, which makes it easier to bring back to Massachusetts.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, opaque, orange-gold coloring with a filmy, low profile, clingy, off-white head. Aromas of pineapple, mango, and evergreen, heavy and bold, with grapefruit and pine highlights. Flavors are a tropical fruit blast forward, heavy on pineapple, grapefruit, and mango. The backbone is evergreen and pine tassel, with some notes of dry grass, too. Good balance of fruit and vegetal notes. The body is bold, but with a solid dry backbone. Evergreen and grassy aftertaste, with highlights of the tropical fruit cocktail still lingering on a bit. The finish is smooth, light, crisp, and slightly dry. Very solid IPA.

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Photo of syudewitz
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – The beer was a shiny copper in color with a nice, pure white head.
You know what you're getting into with Hop Gun. It has more hops than an NBA first rounder.

Smell – mild with a hoppy aroma.

Taste – Hoppy even for an IPA. Slight citrus undertones. properly carbonated.

Feels-light to medium. Goes down easily.

Drinkability – Better than average American IPA.

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Hop Gun from Funky Buddha Brewery
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