Hop Gun - Funky Buddha Brewery

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559 Ratings
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Ratings: 559
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 22
Gots: 104 | FT: 5
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Funky Buddha Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DosBeerigos on 09-27-2010

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Photo of TH28
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. No code date. Appearance: Golden and slightly hazy, with a thick white foam head that holds nicely. Aroma: Typical citrus but not very strong. Hints of melon and grass. Taste: Sweet toasted and caramel malt, leading into a sharp citrus bitterness with some grassy, pineapple hop notes. Mouthfeel: medium with moderate carbonation and a hint of alcohol warmth. Finish: Sweet malty finish with lingering grassy bitterness. Overall: A nice, easy drinking IPA. Aroma seemed a little subdued and the flavor didn’t really stand out from others, but I’d drink it again.

Photo of indurTheB
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty standard IPA. Good smooth drinking, nothing remarkable. Good to grab a six pack and take out on the water.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Funky Buddha Brewery "Hop Gun"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLED ON 06/03/15"
$1.84 @ Trader Joe's #766, Tampa, FL

NOTES
Appearance: Massive head off fluffy off white. Excellent head retention. Very good lacing. Slightly hazy (probably from dry hopping) amber body.

Aroma: Resinous pine, bright but not bold. Tropical fruit/citrus.

Flavor: Again, bright but not bold - which equals balance. Biscuity malt with a dollop of sweetness. Some earthiness, and more pineapple than the nose suggests. Some grapefruit pith helps to balance it. Solidly bitter. Dry finish with grapefruit, chalky pith, juicy pineapple, touch of residual sweet golden malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and almost spritzy.

Overall: It's hard to find an argument against this one. Recommended.

Photo of ralph-pine
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent IPA! The balance between malt and bitterness is perfect! Rich, I loved it!

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent hop profile. A bit more malty than I like (without having more of a hop punch) and it comes out kind of sweet really. Crazy aggressive carbonation. Eh. I've had better IPAs for sure (several of them earlier in the day). Not impressed at all.

Photo of RexBanner
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hazy amber in color, no head whatsoever. Aromas of peaches, pineapple, mango and sugar cane. The hops were present in the taste. Bitter, oily, slightly sweet and very mildly carbonated (barely noticeable). I also picked up a faint bubblegum aftertaste.
All in all, not a bad beer. Definitely not the worst IPA I've had.

Photo of barczar
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nectarines, grapefruit, pine, resin, and slightly sweet caramel malt form the aroma.

Flavor reveals muted tropical fruit initially, then citrus tartness, followed by a resiny, bitter finish. Toasted malt and pine emerge in the aftertaste. Wish the bittering hops didn't cut the flavoring hops short. A lot more crisp and refreshing than expected at that abv. Very herbal and minty as it warms.

Photo of Brackh
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty standard IPA. Pours orange and smells citrusy and maybe some malt. Nothing jumps out and grabs you. Not overly bitter. This beer is not fantastic at anything but is good all around. Not overly hoppy.

Photo of objektwerks
1.12/5  rDev -70.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

There are few IPAs that strike a purely 'neutral' note, meaning no hop flavor at all. Hop Gun is such an IPA, absolutely no IPA flavor. It's so neutral that you can't even tell it's an IPA, because it's not. How clever.

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light hop bitterness, some bready malt, bland, hidden alcohol, drinks like a session ipa

Photo of thehoppylady
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty solid IPA delivers a ton of hops with the flavors of grapefruit and pineapple. A careful dose of smooth caramel malts adds balance. Awesome Floridian craft beer!

Photo of StJamesGate
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden sunshine with sticky off-white trails. 4
Fresh orange zest and skunky chronic. 4.25
Sponge cake and salted caramel then tangerine, resin, and cedar chip hops. 4
Papaya and Tang end and children’s Bayer linger.
Just past light, round, prickly. 4

Dank nose but juicy palate. Thin and light-flavored given that nose and the 7%.
Nothing wrong, but I feel like there’s some magic that got missed here. 4

Photo of Steban
2.55/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Bring back hop gun classic.

Photo of sjones5045
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ra Sushi in Orlando 5/19/15

Pours coppers with decent head. Smell is a bit hoppy with light citrus. The taste is rather bland. Nothing great but nothing bad. Almost tastes like a session with weak hops but it's 7.7. Nothing to go in search of.

Photo of JasW
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In a vast sea of IPAs, how do you stand out? Answer: you don't, but you make the best IPA you can anyway. Funky Buddha has done that. Pours a nice, fluffy tan 3 finger head into a Spiegelau IPA glass, giving off the usual whiffs of citrus and pine. Tastes of citrus and pine as well, with a moderately aggressive hop presence. Spendidly oily and bubbly mouthfeel. Just a solid IPA, period, and I would gladly choose it anytime, no matter what other IPAs are being offered.

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

Nice hop finish with some sweetness..very good

Photo of Yordano
4.87/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best IPA I've ever had

Photo of DrinkyMcBeerFace
4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is Florida's answer to west coast IPAs. It is hoppy with very fruity undertones. The pineapple and melon step through among the resinous and piney hops. This makes it a great IPA to drink on our hot humid days. The 7 % doesn't hurt either. Absolutely delicious. It has ranked in my top ten for sure.

Photo of buckslayer50
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good, solid IPA, very smooth and refreshing, would definitely buy again

Photo of tjsmith910
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Damn impressive in my opinion. Ill def revisit this brew

Photo of Hendry
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Seems as if Florida has developed their own regional version of IPA over the past couple of years: the ones I've tried remind me of Jai Alai, and Hop Gun is no exception.

Translucent amber pour with a half finger of soapy head that fades immediately.

Aroma is heavy on the sweet malt, with the hops playing second fiddle,grassy and piney.

Taste starts with an enormous blast of malt that coats the palate, the grassy hops come in too little too late with a metallic taste.

Mouthfeel is medium, carbonation adequate.

Not sure why I was expecting more from Hop Gun, maybe because of the clever name. Not a bad IPA,but certainly not memorable either.

Photo of Derek
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

7% abv, solid bitterness with new school, fruity hopping.

Photo of Drank
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A pretty good IPA. Seems sessionable. The more I drank, the more I enjoyed it.

Photo of AuntBea
2.88/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A little too hoppy for me.

Photo of Shaler_Tate
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The nose was straight hops and very floral. It was good, but nothing special I don't know if I need to have it again.

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Hop Gun from Funky Buddha Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 559 ratings.