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Pineapple Hop Gun - Funky Buddha Brewery

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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 40
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: dimenhetfield on 06-26-2011)
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Photo of Alieniloquium
2.85/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the brewery. Served into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep hazy copper. Nice white head. Chunky collar and wispy surface.

Smell - Lots of pineapple. Pine hop. Resiny. And diacetyl. Butterscotchy.

Taste - Less pineapple, but still present. Really piney and grassy. Diacetyl is less prevalent, but comes out in the back end. Bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Bitter, medium carbonation. Butterscotchy. It's not terrible.

Overall - The smell is worse than anything. Diacetyl doesn't quite ruin it completey, because the pineapple mutes it.

Alieniloquium, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of mwbrady12
3/5  rDev -29.7%

mwbrady12, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of jivex5k
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

jivex5k, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of DonFrap
3.45/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From a 32 oz FB growler to a Lawskns snifter. Thanks to ptrc for bringing this.

A: just like the regular hop gun, very dark for an IPA. Almost 3-finger head on this one, was way more carbed than the original.

S: Pineapple, pineapple, and more pineapple. Really nailed the smell.

T: Better than the original. The chemical taste from the original is subdued by the pineapple taste. A lot more drinkable than the original.

M: nice and smooth, no wateriness.

O: Still disppointing, but a step up from the original. Very high hopes based off the smell, but the taste didn't match up. Worth trying for the novelty, but probably not worth trading for if you can't get it easily.

DonFrap, Aug 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

ShanePB, Jun 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

chippo33, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of starrdogg
3.5/5  rDev -18%

starrdogg, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.65/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this yesterday at the brewpub. Review from notes. Received in a snifter.

3.5 A: Hazed amber color. Came without a head.

4.5 S: As advertised, there is a ton of pineapple. Lightly sugary. Behind that there is mango, grapefruit, light pine, and orange. Minimal malt component with a touch of caramel.

3.5 T: Not nearly as impressive as the nose. The tropical fruit is very much reduced. Moderate pineapple with just touches of mango, orange, and grapefruit. Light caramel and moderate maltiness overall.

3.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. The problem is that this is missing the creaminess that I love in good IPAs.

3.5 D: Decent beer, but unimpressive taste, especially given how good the nose was. This could have been great with a heavy round of dry-hopping.

DavoleBomb, Jul 06, 2011
Photo of Jefe73
3.65/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this one on tap at the Funky Buddha for the Wide Awake It's Morning Release.

A - Pours a hazy, straw orange with a big foamy head that left spotty lacing throughout the glass.

S - Big, tart pineapple notes, followed by a piney resin, grapefruit and orange...loads of citrus on the nose.

T - My first taste was a little disappointing as I was really expecting more pineapple. Again, I'm getting loads of other citrus though...grapefruit and orange.

M - light / medium body with some nice carbonation, would have like a little more creaminess in this one though.

O - This is a really good IPA overall, I was just hoping for some more of that distinct biting pineapple flavor. At 7% this one drinks incredibly well.

Jefe73, Jul 15, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

rfgetz, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

ColForbinBC, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of npala86
4/5  rDev -6.3%

npala86, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

cjgator3, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of LotsofLupulin
4/5  rDev -6.3%

LotsofLupulin, May 31, 2014
Photo of GeorgeCarroll
4/5  rDev -6.3%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of BeersAndBears
4/5  rDev -6.3%

BeersAndBears, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

MikesnoHSL, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

beernads, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Dolfan907, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Googan17, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

sludgegnome, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of CoachC
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park. Pours a nice golden color, with a very thin head. Smell is of faint pineapple and citrusy hops, wish I could smell a little more pineapple here. Taste was of faint pineapple, followed by some citrusy hops finished with a peppery zing. The mouthfeel is good, overall I like this beer. Though I prefer the regular Hop Gun IPA slightly more. Cheers!

CoachC, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of fmccormi
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap to a 12oz snifter at the Funky Buddha brewery in Oakland Park, FL. Written from notes taken a few weeks ago while on a trip to FL for an interview. (Not that that matters.)

Appearance (4.25): Half a finger of tight foam, showing good retentionas it dies slowly and leaves a solid sheet of lace on the far side of the glass, and heavy webs of lace on the near side. The body is a deep copper-amber, clear but for a slight chill haze.

Smell (3.75): Pineapple (DUH), with sweet grapefruit underneath, toasted country bread and a little nutty character which offers a bit more dynamic malt body. There’s some grassiness underneath, as well. Surprisingly, not as bombastic or different from a standard, well-hopped, West Coast-style IPA. But, y’know. Still pretty yummy.

Taste (4.25): LOTS of juicy citrus, but none of the weird dankness you get with some citrusy hop varieties. The bitterness falls on the side of grapefruit pith, solidly bitter and lingering very nicely. The malt follows that of the nose, with the toasted rustic bread tones and a mild nuttiness, but showing a richer, slightly tangy toffee tone. Very nice. It has a grassy finish that melds with the nuttiness and slightly tangy toffee note well. Very well done.

Mouthfeel (4.25): Very good mouthfeel, with a moderately lush and active carbonation that tingles pleasantly to leave a dry body marked by oily hop character. Very dry, and on the light side of medium-weight.

Overall (4.25): This is a very good IPA, with muh better than average citrus and an exceedingly dry feel and hefty bitterness—the way an IPA should be, amirite? And bonus points for melding the respective characters of the hops and malt and profiles.

fmccormi, Aug 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Brent_ray, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

johnyb, Apr 16, 2014
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Pineapple Hop Gun from Funky Buddha Brewery
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