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Hop Gun - Funky Buddha Brewery

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86
very good

501 Ratings
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Ratings: 501
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 19
Gots: 92 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 501 | Reviews: 71
Photo of StJamesGate
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
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 -33.2%
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 +0.3%
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 +9.7%
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 -1.8%
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 +27.5%
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 +19.1%
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 +10.2%
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 +0.3%
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 -10.2%
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 +11.8%
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 -9.9%
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 -24.6%
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 +2.9%
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.

Photo of KensWorld
4.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid IPA. Not too bitter, not too sweet. Very refreshing. One of Florida's best IPA's 4.60

Photo of vonnegut21
2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Moderate bitterness, slight citrus. Far too sweet for my tastes.

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First sip was great. After a few sips turned into a standard IPA.

Photo of SierraFlight
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On draft at The Mansion in Melbourne, FL. Served in a shaker pint. Mostly clear copper body with a two-finger off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Tropical fruit, pine, caramel, and toast on the nose. Taste starts moderately sweet with tropical fruit and caramel tones, then moves to an assertive grassy bitterness. Medium body, resinous texture, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish. A good ipa from a brewery that's best known for their porters. Complimented my spicy chicken sandwich well.

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a teku glass.

Appearance: An amber-orange color; somewhat translucent and not very hazy, with a nice, billowy white head. Tons of little bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Nice, sudsy lacing.

Smell: Malty, with some piney, hoppy notes. Not as dank and hoppy as many other IPAs; more caramel and malty than juicy/piny.

Taste: The taste delivers much more hoppy, fruity flavor than the smell would lead to believe, with lots of grapefruit and pineapple. Finishes very bitter, and leaves a piny finish sticking to the palate with just a touch of citrus.

Feel: Crisp and smooth. A very sessionable IPA for one that clocks in at almost 8% ABV. I was impressed with the lingering flavor and smooth drinking.

Overall: An extremely solid IPA, and deceptively sessionable. I'd drink this any day of the week. Could use a little work to get more aroma out of the hops, but delivers in the taste department.

Photo of dar482
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A well made basic IPA.

A punch of grapefruit and hoppiness up front. A touch of caramel sweetness. Balanced with some pine on the back.

Photo of wingnutter
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Better on draft than in the bottle.

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Decently filtered golden liquid. Lots of lacing
S- Not getting a ton of aromatics off this... bit of pine
T- Hop forward...Pine and orange/grapefruit peel.
F- Medium - good carb
O- pretty good IPA. Well balanced, but will not be memorable. That being said, I would love this for an everyday IPA

Photo of Devman171
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle, pours Amber with white head. Aroma is pine and citrus, taste is similar, nice citrus and well balanced finish.

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: on tap, orange amber, short white head, clear

S: sweet citrus, bitter grapefruit, light pine

T: bitter up front, grapefruit peel, pine on finish

M: medium, slightly sticky

O: basic but solid

Photo of denver10
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden with a slight white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, floral and spicy. Flavor offers some sweet tropical and citric fruitiness and florals on top of a light toasted graininess. Mild to moderate bitterness. Thin, active mouthfeel. Overall, a solid IPA. Would happily drink again.

My rating: 3.65

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Hop Gun from Funky Buddha Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 501 ratings.