Hop Gun - Funky Buddha Brewery
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Ratings: 247 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
District of Columbia
3.75/5 rDev -0.8%
On draft, pours a dark ruby red with brown and orange hues creeping in. Decent carbonation.
The smell is tropical fruit, citrus and a good caramel malt mix with a little spice and resin. The flavor is very bitter, a little metallic, caramel malt sweetness. The resin just sits there on the finish, making you want a glass of water to rinse out. This was good, I liked it, but its just standard, nothing to get excited about.
08-26-2014 21:08:51 | More by nmann08
4.18/5 rDev +10.6%
Appearance: Arrives with a hazy amber color and an inch or so of foam that leaves some shards behind
Smell: Toffee and stone fruit, with a hint of pith
Taste: Toffee malt, up front, with a citrus and pine flavor (the combination tastes like a pomelo) but there is a surprising amount of sweetness on the finish that reminded me of a candied dried fruit - papaya, perhaps
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, perhaps a little syrupy, with moderate carbonation
Overall: A rather different take on the style, both in the flavor profile of the hops and the candied fruit on the finish
08-26-2011 02:07:59 | More by brentk56
4/5 rDev +5.8%
probably the oddest of all the beers served at the cookout, we were both kind of off as to what to make of this one, lol. served into a tulip and shared with Calton on cinco de beero.
pours out a deep russet amber color, first pour was clear with lots of carbonation and a huge head of white foam. second pour was full of little floaties and had an almost gelatonous like look to it.
aroma was odd again, notes of mettalic copper like tones mingled with caramel malts, citrus hops and grass notes. it is really hard to describe and as you drink it you still cannot figure out what this thing is. crisp and quick hitting the metal taste (hard water?) comes out quickly but is flushed by citrus hops and deep caramel malts. clean finish with an effortless cleansing finish, this was just an oddity.
overall one of the strangest beers i have run across. nicely done, just not sure what was done.
05-07-2011 00:39:57 | More by mikesgroove
3.88/5 rDev +2.6%
Had at SMBDC growler/bottle tasting thanks to BlessedBeBeer.
A: Light head, hazy orange peach color.
N: Tropical fruits, citrus hops, light earthy hops, slight oxidized, tangerine, peach, nectarine, nice citrus fruits.
T: Light toasty malts, light yeasty and a bit bleh malts, citrus and light fruity hops, semi bitter. Finishes bitter and dry, some citrus hops lingering, light sweet malts lingering and a little metallic.
M: Med to lighter bodied, decent carb.
O: OK, fairly bitter, decent flavors, nothing too special, not really anything wrong just a bit yeasty and weird on the malts.
05-25-2011 01:39:55 | More by jlindros
3.85/5 rDev +1.9%
First had: on tap at Funky Buddha, Boca Raton, FL
Staple beer at FB. Hazy amber pour, slightly effervescent, with a finger or so of white foamy on top; moderate retention and lacing. Citrusy hops in the nose, fruity, some bready malts. A pretty basic IPA all over, citrus hops in the taste, with a solid bready malt base. Medium body, finished fairly dry and bitter. Nothing amazing, but a solid, standard, non-threatening, non-palate-wrecking IPA overall.
01-04-2013 23:40:49 | More by Rifugium
3.45/5 rDev -8.7%
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
3.43/5 rDev -9.3%
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
District of Columbia
3.68/5 rDev -2.6%
From tap to taster glass at The Funky Buddha Lounge on 6/2/12
A: This looks strikingly similar to a Red Ale. Nice head, 1.75 fingers and plenty of lacing. The collar is dense and healthy.
S: Autumn forest. Lots of fresh pine sap dripping from the trees. Quite dank, like the stickiest of sticky sensimilla.
T: Bitter at the top. The bitter edge follows through to the mid, where a touch of orange rind and zesty fruit skin transform this into a soft, approachable IPA. The finish is musty and reasonably balanced.
M: I'll say this about the Buddha: if they do one thing right, it's a proper feel. The texture and body here are simply awesome. Lots of creamy, dense body, yet this is really easy to quaff.
O: A unique and pretty tasty brew. I would think that a Southern FL AIPA like this would be a bit livelier and tropical, yet this is dank and sticky. But spend even a few minutes inside the Buddha and I'm sure like me, you'll understand how this might come off a bit pot-like. Certainly an above average tick.
06-13-2012 03:58:09 | More by Rhettroactive
3.88/5 rDev +2.6%
Big thanks to mikesgroove for dropping bombs on my palate during Hobo Cookout #1 and sharing this with me! Tape labeled bottle! Served from bottle into a Stone nonic. Poured red-orange with suspended off-white yeasties everywhere with a two finger slightly off-white head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, metallic, and slight Pepto Bismol. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, salt, metallic, peat, slight citrus hops, and just a hint of Pepto. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall I wasn't really sure how I felt about this one... One part of me liked, the other part of me not so much. The Pepto flavor was a little off-putting for me, but not overly. Too bad I didn't have an upset stomach... Definitly worth trying for yourself to see what you think of it if you can get it.
05-06-2011 11:46:33 | More by thagr81us
3.75/5 rDev -0.8%
Thanks to Casey (dimenhetfield) for sharing.
A - Orange colored beer that had an off-white head with some decent lace and spots on the sides.
S - A lot of citrus hops with orange actually coming through quite nicely. Solid caramel backbone.
T - Not particularly bitter, but has some nice fruit qualities and caramel that make it easy to drink. At 6.5% the alcohol is stil well hidden.
M - Crisp, moderate carbonation, medium bodied.
O - Very solid beer, can make a session out of it and it does have a kind of unique flavor.
06-23-2011 22:06:58 | More by AgentZero
Hop Gun from Funky Buddha Brewery
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