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More Moro Blood Orange IPA - Funky Buddha Brewery

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More Moro Blood Orange IPAMore Moro Blood Orange IPA

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83
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38 Reviews
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Reviews: 38
Hads: 341
Avg: 3.66
pDev: 45.08%
Wants: 33
Gots: 71 | FT: 2
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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: manutdfan on 08-14-2013

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Reviews: 38 | Hads: 341
Photo of rcamp28
2.86/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've had this beer from 3 different batches and I've found it to be inconsistent. The first time I had it I found it to be pretty solid. Good blood orange flavor, good color and mouthfeel. Second time I had it I was very disappointed. Overwhelming orange flavor, looked like sediment in the bottom of the glass, just really bad. The most recent batch improved dramatically over the second batch, but still not as good as the first. Hopefully they'll figure this one out because it has the potential to be good.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

meh, had a lot higher hopes for this one, especially after hearing some really favorable feedback. its fine as a fruit beer, but as an ipa, it leaves a whole lot to be desired. orangey red in color, indian sunset in my glass, minimal head, some haze. smells great, acid and sugar from the fruit, bitter from the rind, authentic for sure, but where are the hops?! in the taste, the fruit blows it up, forward and dominant all the way, with good acidity cutting its own sweetness when it matters most. somewhat of an amber grain sweetness, more caramel and toffee, they could have dialed this back a little with the fruit sugar, its a little double jeopardy for me on this. the hops are really missing for me though, i hardly get them at all. some bitterness i suppose, but its as much from the fruit peel as it is from hops, and without any real oil or alpha acid, its lacking. more of a fruit beer than an ipa, but i see how good it could be if there were more hops happening, which makes me like it less. the potential is there, but the execution if lacking. if you like blood orange, you will love this. less so for the ipa heads.

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Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A medium-dark brown colored beer with plenty of carbonation, seen in the form of white bubbles. Smells of sweet malt and some citrus that are both pretty faint, not much of a smell at all. Tastes like a malty IPA but has a nice citrus flavor added by the blood orange. It is very prominent and saves the weak base IPA in my opinion. It drinks with a surprisingly heavy body (relative to most IPA's) which balanced with the carbonation works well. Overall it's not bad, but it's not a beer worth seeking out in my opinion.

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Photo of PVMT
2.35/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Pours an apologetically pale orange with a thin head. Orange comes through in the nose, but not the flavor. Flavor Is sour grapefruit with some awful funk back up. Hops do not appear at all. My first beer from Funky Buddha and, sadly, not even remotely enjoyable. Quite disappointing.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one was just not very enjoyable. It didn't drink like an IPA. I got almost no happiness and it had an almost farmhouse like funk to it. The blood orange on the nose was ok, but the taste was clearly not from real fruit.

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Photo of bmeehan
4.53/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is everything I hoped it would be when I bought it. There's a dryness to it that you associate with hoppy IPAs, but it's tart and like a sour. The blood orange really makes it light and drinkable without taking away from the IPA part of its taste.

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Photo of 57md
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bright copper with two big fingers of head that linger for a long time. The nose has citrus upfront with some hops. The citrus flavor is really overdone and drowns out everything else including the hop bitterness.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a pub-style pint glass.

Appearance
Hazy golden orange with 1 finger of bone white head. Moderate carbonation.

Nose
Orange citrus all the way! Candy sugar, Creamsicle, caramel, and a touch of grapefruit.

Taste
Plenty of blood orange juice and orange Creamsicle. Very light hop flavor; maybe a snap of grapefruit zest and pine beneath the juice. Very balanced caramel maltiness.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth, and juicy with a light bitterness.

Overall
Great blood orange flavor. Not much in the way of an IPA but tasty nonetheless.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Orange/amber color with a bubbly thin head. Smell is of sweet oranges and citric hops. Tastes of tart blood oranges and sweet caramel undertones with a dose of herbal and citric hops. Finish is too heavy on the blood oranges but a refreshing take on a fruit IPA.

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Photo of linnymtu
2.66/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Drain pour. Was way too much blood orange or something. Mostly have liked funky Buddha beer to this point but not this one. Was pretty foul and wouldn't recommend seeking out this brew.

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Photo of ShanePB
4.24/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Orange body, slight haze (chill haze?). Aromas of blood orange, citrus, and citrusy hops. Taste is mildly bitter after the initial huge wash of blood orange and citrus fruits. Hoppy on the back-end but finished incredibly clean and crisp. This beer begs immediately for another sip.

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Photo of jhartley
4.14/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Cuvee style glass
Poured a golden orange body with a 1/2 finger of white head.
Smells of citrus: orange and grapefruit.
Taste follows suit with the aroma: Plenty of bitterness up front and a decent amount of orange and grapefruit that lingers on the tip of your tongue.
A little thin on the mouthfeel, but the lingering citrus is delicious and refreshing. Completely hides that this is a 7% abv beer, drinks like a "session ale".
Overall a really tasty beer! One I will pick up more often as long as it is available!

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Photo of Buck89
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Consumed on tap at the brewery. Nice orange color with bright white head. Aroma was strong orange, not surprisingly with some grapefruit. Taste was citrusy and bitter with a nice orange and just a touch of malt. Finish was dry and clean. Overall a very nice summer drink. The orange blended nicely with the hops and malt.

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Photo of tlpresn
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a glass mug.

Appearance: Slightly hazy, deep amber with a medium head that clings nicely to the glass for the whole ride.

Smell: Tart orange citrus and noticeable but moderate sweet malt.

Taste: Citrus jumps on your tongue, but fades out pretty quickly. The citrusy flavor of the hops follow, but doesn't seem as strong as I would expect from an IPA.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation and a little bit creamy.

Overall: Good beer, but it doesn't seem like there are enough hops to provide a seamless transition from the simple citrus flavor of the added orange to the complex citrus (and other) flavors of the hops.

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Photo of Sosopogi
2.24/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

A: Murky, orange color. Looks like a mess.

S: Has that citrus nose.

T: It is so far off from batch one. It does not remind me of an IPA, but more so the backbone of a wheat beer. The flavor is not crisp and refreshing.

F: Not what I am looking for feel, I was hoping for crisp and refreshing, but it was lacking.

O: This recent release of More Moro bottles is just compeltely off. Nowhere near what it was at its first bottle release.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Funky Buddha Brewery "More Moro Blood Orange IPA"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLED ON 05/28/15 050515"
$3 @ Trader Joe's #766, Tampa, FL

Appearance: Hazy deep amber-orange body beneath a full head of frothy antique-white foam. The head retention and lacing are both very good.

Aroma: Citrusy, with a bit of chalky pith, and a moderate golden malt base.

Flavor: Juicy and mildly tart orange upfront, followed by some malt as it warms across the tongue. Orange, pineapple, berries. The bitterness steps in at the swallow but it's not bold; nor is it particularly needed as the tartness of the juice balances it, and there's not that much malt to deal with either. It finishes dry, just slightly tart, and mildly mineralish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light in body and gently crisp with a fine-bubbled, moderate carbonation. I initially thought that perhaps a bit more carbonation would help, but given the fruitiness I think it's much nicer as it is. Quite smooth.

Overall: Quite refreshing! I've sampled other blood orange beers and found them to be two-sided, with the fruit showing up almost as an additive atop the beer, but this is very focused and appears seamless. Worth trying!

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Photo of Roguer
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Orange-copper brew, fairly clear. Modest pale head with poor retention.

Citrusy aroma, slightly tart; very little else presented.

Flavor follows: remarkable tartness for an IPA, reflecting the blood orange juice. Hops tend to meld into the background behind (with?) the juice. A touch of yeast esters come through early; slightly piney hop notes are barely noticeable starting mid-palate.

Lively yet smooth feel; medium to medium-light bodied; very drinkable past the initial tartness.

Not bad; reminiscent of Grapefruit Sculpin, but more fruit juice based vice hops.

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Photo of Travitten
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Yep it is a very fruity IPA, maybe more of a fruit beer. But it is a very enjoyable one. Fruit up front with a nice IPA bitterness at the end. I liked this a lot.

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Photo of TH28
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle. No code date. Appearance: Golden with a reddish orange hue, clear, and a thick, frothy khaki head that lingers. Aroma: Toasty malt, citrus rind, earthy, herbal. A hint of citrusy hop, but minimal. Taste: Wow, this is interesting. Starts with a bitter, acidic punch of grapefruit juice, a punch of bitterness, and then finishes with some toasty, breast malt. Kinda like drinking an IPA in reverse. Mouthfeel: Medium body and moderate carbonation. Finish: strong lingering grapefruit and orange rind tartness, and strong bitterness. Powerful finish. Overall: A very interesting IPA. The use of blood orange combined with the citrusy hops make for a powerful acidic citrus background flavor. Malt backbone is there, but the tartness and bitterness dominate the overall taste profile. Pretty tasty.

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Photo of tfsimpkins
2.34/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

WARNING: This is not an American IPA. You cannot be further from it. I dont care what the brewery says. This is a fruit beer 110%. A very good one I might add but just that. Amazing fruit beer, worst IPA ever.

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Photo of Mangbus
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not sure what changed but this is not the More Moro of old. I'm a fan of blood orange and citrus in general and this beer just didn't have the citrus I expected.

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Photo of Dottie
4.91/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Beer has a thin head that leaves rings, with a clear amber red type appearance. Heavy citrus smell. Heavy blood orange taste in the front with the hops hitting you on the back. For an ipa this beer is not over the top hoppy and is a good medium for someone who wants to dabble in trying ipa's. So happy they have started to offer in bottles.

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Photo of zac16125
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Funky buddha More Moro
12oz bottle into pint glass
Bottled on: 5/26/15


A: Pours a slightly hazy golden copper with less than 1 fingers width of off white colored head. Although the head is small it has great retention and leaves lots of lacing. 4.25

S: Tons of citrus notes, including orange and grapefruit, subtle tropical fruits, some sweet malts to balance. Very nice 4.25

T: Like the nose there's tons of citrus; orange, grapefruit and lemon zest. Decent amount of bitterness. Enough sweetness to balance. 4.25

M/D: Medium body, carbonation appropriate, good drinkability. 4.25

O: Very good beer, a little one dimensional, but quite enjoyable nonetheless. Would drink again any time. 4.25

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Photo of Kevinhcraig
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

There was no discernible orange flavor, whatsoever. Dank, flat, gross. I can't believe they would release this batch, especially as the "introductory Orlando" batch. I felt ripped off by FB on this one. I get the sense that their desire for rapid growth is a priority over quality control. I will proceed with caution on any new FB releases going forward.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Re-reviewed out of a fresh bottle. A beautiful looking beer with a great nose that's loaded with citrus and malt. The taste and mouthfeel fall short though with an cloying and acrid fruit pith finish.

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More Moro Blood Orange IPA from Funky Buddha Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.