Sun King / Rhinegeist - Hoppiness Jones | Sun King Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by StoutElk_92:
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4.57/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark red-amber rosy pour with good retention. Smells a bit malty and caramely, some hints of toffee, citrus, oak barrel, slight wine and tequila, with a beautiful aromatic floral note. Tastes toasty, malty, a little caramely and bready with citrus fruit notes, slight red berry, floral hibiscus, subtle pinot noir red wine and tequila oak barrel, with resinous earthy herbal pine notes. Quite refreshing, different and nice. Feels medium bodied, smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice and interesting IPA aged in pinot noir and tequila barrels with hibiscus.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of aasher
2.6/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of nwhittin
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lsudduth
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
3.13/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Teaming up with the neighboring state of Ohio, Sun King's 10-4 Good Buddy collaborative series ale swings for the fences with an IPA that employs the flavors of red wine, tequila and hibiscus for a challenging attempt that hopes for a home run.

Rosy gold and cast in a moderate hop haze, Hoppiness Jones build a luminous froth before a peppery twinge of dry woods, fruit peels and pine teases and taunts the nose. Malt sweetness of light honey, caramel and wine coolers grace the front of the tongue with a short-lived grain balance.

Then as soon as the ale hits the middle palate, its the hops that spring to life with an abundance of grapefruit skins, orange peels and lime. The wine influence outweighs the tequila flavors for a taste of raspberry, cherry and grape that blends into the more subtle tea-like tones from the hibiscus. But its the aggressive oak tannins that win out in the end, even out dueling the bitter pang of piney hops by a good margin.

Medium bodied and trending assertively dry from the powdery textures of oak, the unnecessary grip on the gullet that the barrels and booze provide is punishing to the tastebuds and renders this collaboration a strike out in the end.

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Sun King / Rhinegeist - Hoppiness Jones from Sun King Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 5 ratings