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Hop Gun - Funky Buddha Brewery

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Hop Gun
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86
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420 Ratings
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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 16
Gots: 67 | FT: 3
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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Ratings: 420 | Reviews: 56
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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

32 oz growler to Lawson's snifter. Thanks to ptrc for bringing this.

A: Super dark for an IPA. looks more like a red ale. Minor carb, growler shipped from FL to MA held up well.

S: Malty. Not getting much hop presence at all. Almost has a caramel smell.

T: A little sweet. Also not much hop presence here at all.

M: smooth, not watery. Probably the best part of this beer.

O: This is a huge disappointment. I don't know if the beer is too old, or if shipping hurt it, but this was close to a drainpour me. My first FB beer not at EBF. :(

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2.9/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's an average beer and I rated it as such. Not sure why it's higher than a 3 overall.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.1/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Finally getting around to typing this one up. Drank this one back in May. 12oz counter-pressure hand bottle shared by Drazzamatazz. Got about 4-5oz

A: Pours an slightly burnt orange hue. Somewhat cloudy. Leaves a minimal amount of head

S: Mostly hops, but somewhat muted. Light citrus, slightly grassy. There is something else as well - toffee? plastic? Not quite sure

T: Similar to the nose, hops are there but not very prevalent. Quick hit from the bitterness. Some sweetness from the malt

M: Medium to full bodied. Good level of carbonation. Light bitter aftertaste

D: A so-so IPA. Hops just aren't present enough for this to be highly rated. Probably wouldn't drink much of this even if readily available

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3.12/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.17/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I'm pretty glad I got to try some more by the Funky Buddha, thanks again Tony for the simply tape-labeled bottles.

A: Comes out looking a burnt orange with with a decent fizzy head that faded away quickly but never quite died off completely.

S: Lots of caramel malts here, some grassiness from the hops but also a definite bitter hop note. I picked up a bit of what I want to say was melted plastic? But I always seem to pick up off flavors others don't, so maybe its just me. It wasn't off-putting, just a little odd.

T: Didn't really pop out to me as being an IPA here. There was an apple fruitiness, more of the caramel malts, but then a sharp bitterness. Upon tasting it I noticed a bit of a metallic note that I had missed in the nose, but was evident after the first sip. English Pale Ale perhaps? I also picked up on a little bit of lemongrass flavor coming off from the hops which I did enjoy.

M: Nice carbonation on this one, body is medium thin, finish was crisp and quick with not much let to linger.

O: I was definitely expecting something different from an IPA named Hop Gun. For what it was though it was certainly enjoyable. I really think they should say its an English Pale Ale; a little fruity, malty, slight metallic note, and hop bitterness. Name change might help too. It'd definitely score higher if I thought it was a pale.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Hop Gun from Funky Buddha Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.