Hop Gun - Funky Buddha Brewery
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Ratings: 237 | Reviews: 40 | Display Reviews Only:
2.5/5 rDev -34%
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. :(
08-01-2013 22:42:48 | More by DonFrap
3.1/5 rDev -18.2%
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
10-23-2011 16:42:07 | More by Brez07
3.28/5 rDev -13.5%
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.
05-10-2011 23:26:14 | More by Drazzamatazz
3.3/5 rDev -12.9%
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.
11-30-2011 02:03:42 | More by DrinkSlurm
3.35/5 rDev -11.6%
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.
05-23-2014 04:46:04 | More by Stevedore
3.43/5 rDev -9.5%
32oz gowler poured into a Pint glass.
A - Pourd a a dark, cloudy orange with a one finger yellow-tan head. Good retention and spots of lacing are left on the glass.
S - Slight pine and citrus, but mostly carmel and malts, some banana as well.
T - Sugary sweet carmel and citrus - lemon and oranges.
D - Good carbonation and average body. Super sweet.
O - Different than most IPAs.
10-20-2011 02:14:59 | More by HuskyinPDX
3.45/5 rDev -9%
Growler into a snifter, this brew appears a fairly clear amber color with some hop haziness to it. It boasts a finger and a half of off-white creamy head that has a bit of yellow tint to it. Some bubbles of carbonation rise to the surface supporting a creamy lacing that maintains across the top. As the cap fades, thick patches of lace and spots stick all over the glass. A light swirl revives the cap to a half-finger strength.
The smell of the brew is quite fruity with a tropical character like mango or agave with a touch of something along the lines of honey. More smells reveal a toasty grain backing mixed with some sulfur and a bit of mineral aspect. There is a bit of leafy to grassy character across the back of the nose. There are suggestions of fusel alcohol hiding in the middle with each sniff that mixes with some catty almost cheesy character.
The taste is fruity with hop character that turns aggressively bitter. A bit of mango tropical fruit character and rinds also has a hint of grassy quality mixed within creating a bit of herbal and earthy aspects before getting oily, clingy and pine-like to catty towards the back. There is a toasty inclusion of caramel malt that doesn't really provide any contrasting sweetness but has a burnt aspect that is somewhat like plastic or rubber. More sips and concentration on the malt shows a bit of musty character. The aftertaste left inside my mouth is a taste of toasted grain meets burnt quality which is peculiar.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It starts off quite promising but as the experience continues it sort of falls apart. Having one glass of this was more than enough for me. Even by IPA standards this one was quite bitter with just a touch of toasty grain backing. There were minor notes of off-character which weren't terribly distracting but overall it degraded the experience a bit. Funky Buddha makes some phenomenal brews but this one needs some work.
10-20-2011 01:08:33 | More by stakem
3.46/5 rDev -8.7%
Had this on tap at Sloppy Joe's on Duval Street at Key West and served in a plastic cup. I fear the cup may have distorted my opinion but here goes.
The body had great color, auburn like redness with a stiff head. The nose was standard IPA fare and somewhat light, with pine, earth, resins, some oily lupilin and a dry Graham cracker malt. The flavor was mostly piney, with some lemony fruit sweetness and a wheat malt graininess. Very easy to drink but drier than most. I liked this well enough but nothing set it apart from so much else out there.
06-24-2014 19:30:32 | More by KYGunner
Hop Gun from Funky Buddha Brewery
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