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Hop Gun - Funky Buddha Brewery

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377 Ratings
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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 14
Gots: 52 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: DosBeerigos on 09-27-2010

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from 7/2012

Pours a clear iced-tea color with a very creamy head that absolutely covers the glass in lacing. Has a nice balance of malt and hops. Initially, it seems very malty, but the hops really come on strong midway through and last through the finish. A lot of citrus, but some pine on the finish. Some slight caramel and biscuit malt. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Pretty nice over all, but a bit too much malt for me.

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Served on tap in a shaker pint glass

A - Copper clear amber with a 2 finger white head white great retention and moderate bubbly lacing.

S - grassy, pine, citrus, a touch of herbal hops

T - Pretty nice variety of hops notes, predominately citrus, with grapefruit, orange rind, a touch of grass and moderately bitter finish.

M - medium body, moderate carbonation. chewy, wet.

O - Pretty decent IPA, but nothing particularly stellar and fairly vanilla and seemingly boring compared to Buddha fairly unique style. Drinkable, but many better ipas out there.

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On tap poured into shaker pint


A: light Carmel colored good clarity


S: a little fruity hops and then some Carmel toffee malts 


T: taste follows the nose surprised by the Carmel toffee malts 


O: this beer tastes more like a hoppy red too me rather than an ipa it's pretty damn good though 

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4.04/5  rDev +6%
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

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4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
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Poured from tap at Funky Buddha into a Cigar City Snifter.

Color: A murky brownish-orange with an off white head.

Smell: Piney hops and grapefruit up front. Followed by mango and oranges.

Taste: Same as the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation and smppth with a light dryness on the palate.

Overall: There is a very nice sweetness in the middle. Well balanced with a medium body. A classic IPA nothing too crazy. Cheers.

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4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled in a flight at the new brewery and later from a growler, from notes.

Burnt orange in color with off white head, good lacing. Somewhat cloudy, although no sediment, but certainly not clear.

Aroma is mostly pine and grapefruit. Clean, with no esters. Citrus, pine needles, mild caramel sweetness, hop resin.

Palate is the same; mostly grapefruit, pine, pineapple. Clean malt body, slight caramel sweetness to balance the hops. Bitterness comes upfront, and is restrained in the finish.

Dry enough to drink easily, good quenching feel. Carbonation is fine. Medium-light body, good warm weather drinker. Cures the craving for hops, and goes down really easy.

Overall, I remember drinking this beer ~2 years ago at the Boca Raton location and not being impressed. They have really tinkered this recipe over time and come up with a winner. Has a uniqueness to it, while still being "to style" enough to drink plenty of.

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Hop Gun from Funky Buddha Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.