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Hop Gun - Funky Buddha Brewery

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Hop Gun
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85
very good

259 Ratings
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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 9
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DosBeerigos on 09-27-2010)
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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%
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. :(

DonFrap, Aug 01, 2013
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3.1/5  rDev -18%
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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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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K_Diggity, Aug 25, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

Drazzamatazz, May 11, 2011
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3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the FBL. Orangey golden color.
Smells of hops, citrus, and floral.
Very hoppy off the bat and somewhat bitter. Alcohol is present with bitter hops, and a generic IPA flavor.
Not amazing by any means...more carbonated than I like and underpowered for an IPA. While it has a high abv, more time should have been spent in balancing this brew.

DrinkSlurm, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of Stevedore
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Funky Buddha in Oakland Park, Florida 5/22/2014.

A- Hazy orange body, nice one finger white head with good retention leaving a thin film on the beer for the duration. Rings of lacing appear as the beer disappears.

S- Definitely getting Nelson Sauvin spices, some generic hop resins, some grapefruit and passion fruit aromas that are in the background; not a lot of complexity here.

F- Similar to the nose- a decent caramel pale malt backbone is supplanted by Nelson spiciness and a small bouquet of grapefruit and tangerine with a generic hop resin bitterness on the backend that doesn't evoke any particular character, It's solid, but nothing special here.

M- Medium bodied, dry and refreshing which is very nice. Carbonation is a bit above average, as it is a slightly fizzy beverage without being off-putting. Finish is a generic hop resin bitterness which is a major weakness of the beer.

O- A bit uninteresting of an IPA. It's not particularly balanced as there is not enough of the non-Nelson hop character to support the Nelson in balancing out the malt backbone. It seems the rest of the hops went towards bittering, which is all well and good but I was expecting more of the aromatic additions.

Stevedore, May 23, 2014
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Hop Gun from Funky Buddha Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.