Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ) | Sun King Brewing Company

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Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ)Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ)
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4.18/5
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386 Ratings
Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ)Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by robwestcott on 05-23-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,523
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
386
pDev:
10.29%
 
 
Wants:
146
Gots:
70
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 386 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of barnzy78
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, "LET ME OUT BY 11/10/2018". Tall & frothy beige head leaves a ton of lacing on the glass as it slowly fades atop a deep copper colored IPA. Juicy hop aroma hinting at grapefruit & orange zest, pine, caramel, and some tropical fruit. Zesty and piney in flavor with a big grapefruity hop presence; bready caramel malt backbone helps with some residual sweetness. Resinous medium body sticks to the palate making bitterness build over time, moderate carbonation, assertive bitter finish with zest and pine lingering. Really good and definitely worth the try!

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Photo of ssimpson89
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of meanmutt
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigGold
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had poured from pint can, bottom stamped “LET ME OUT BY 10/30/18,” into nonic pint.

GFJ, short for “Grapefruit Jungle,” is reminiscent of some of the best lower bitterness West Coast IPAs.

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Photo of bigbutter
2.74/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stlcards90
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MeLoynes
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlanBottomley
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grace777
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

One of my very favorite beers. If I find GFJ on draft when out, I will start looking for a ride home. Admittedly, I really enjoy the citrusy, hoppy IPAs so this one never disappoints. The taste is sweet from beginning to end and does hang around a bit. With it's relatively barrel chested abv, I will usually try to mitigate my sleeplessness by limiting my GFJ by mixing in one of many delicious macro brews that rarely crest 4%. Makes me appreciate the GFJ more and keeps me in check so that the Saturday morning little leaguers won't complain of Coach G's "sour beer breath". Kids these days. They never would have questioned Coach Buttermaker.

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Photo of michaelbrian
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rossracing
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biggoon16
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Junichi
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VaporDome
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottspencer
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nickholland
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pulls off the tightrope act that makes an incredible IPA. Big hop flavors and complexity with just enough malt back to make you want more. The best beer made by an Indianapolis based brewery hands down, and that's a feat considering the amount of competition. Well done Sun King, wish this was available all year. Of course it probably helps that I'm drinking a beer that was canned 5 days ago.

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Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of axf4129
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ) from Sun King Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 386 ratings