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Fistful Of Hops (Winter 2014 Release) | Sun King Brewing Company

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3.78/5
Very Good
42 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
sunkingbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by fredmugs on 01-16-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
42
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
2
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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by Florida9:
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3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear copper in color. Forms a large, fluffy, off-white head. Decent retention and some moderate lacing.

S: Aroma is fairly light, though what is there is pleasant. Mildly sweet with notes of orange and orange blossom. Citrus zest, pine, and caramel malt to a lesser extent.

T: Taste starts off with a light sweetness. Mandarin orange and a strong floral character. Beer then turns thin and watery. Quick finish.

M: Body is on the lighter side of medium. Lower carbonation. Increasing mild-to-moderate bitterness. Thin finish.

O: For a beer named "Fistful of Hops" I've got to admit, I was expecting more hops. Instead I got a beer with the same amount of hops as a normal beer, but less malt, leaving a thinner, sweeter beer with some hoppy characteristics. The beer is drinkable, but a bit of let down and is certainly not worth it's $12/4-pack price tag.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Oops
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Chris585
2.58/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Grapefruit and onion. More so on the onion. Not much malt at all. Basically tastes like onion juice in a can. Very hard to drink as well. Would not drink again. Sorry Sun King, this one is not good.

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Photo of bkonk10
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of kbuzz
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dvmin98
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buschbeer
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 FL. OZ. can
Served in a tulip

It pours deep amber, almost copper, in color. It has burnt orange highlights. A couple inches of beige head recede to a thin film leaving no lacing.

I get some stinky hops varieties. You know that cat piss one. It's in there. I smell a little citrus, too.

It started out really bitter. Once I got through the bitterness I noticed a little citrus. Then that dank, cat urine taste that makes my mouth water.

Medium mouthfeel. Not over carbonated

This is a good beer. It is not necessarily in my wheelhouse as far as hops varietals. It has strong flavor and lets you know you were drinking an IPA. This is my second Sun King beer. I definitely want to try more.

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Photo of DyingBreed
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Enochase04
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gratefuld
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of aasher
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of lilsmizzul1225
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Bones10
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of dcall384
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of 1jstafan
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of rxthree
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Flight317
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Dreadnaughtzombie
4.74/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Just took the last of these bad boys out the fridge.. Still taste great in July :)

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Photo of MSandahl23
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of instinct2
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very earthy and woody. Could use a serious hop kick, in my opinion. Like Osiris, it's just too even keeled. And the carbonation seems to kick just the same. This seems a variation of Osiris, and a very uninteresting one at that.

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Photo of RCLOHR267
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of my_knew_craft
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Fistful Of Hops (Winter 2014 Release) from Sun King Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 42 ratings
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